59 days in Europe, South America, Caribbean & Asia Itinerary

59 days in Europe, South America, Caribbean & Asia Itinerary

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59 days in Europe, South America, Caribbean & Asia Itinerary

Start: Paris, France
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
5
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h
6
Havana, Cuba
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  29​h
7
Kyoto, Japan
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  5​h 45​min
8
Jeju, South Korea
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
9
Beijing, China
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
10
Tbilisi, Georgia
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 45​min
11
Chisinau, Moldova
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
12
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
13
Krakow, Poland
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
14
Warsaw, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
15
Riga, Latvia
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
16
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
17
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
18
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + train + Drive:  3​h 15​min
19
Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
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Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
End: Paris, France

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Piazza del Duomo and Abbazia di San Galgano. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Centro Storico and Duomo di Modena. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence trip itinerary site .

Paris, France to Florence is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Paris in March, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Florence: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Duomo di Modena, Abbazia di San Galgano
Highlights from your plan
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo
Abbazia di San Galgano ©
Abbazia di San Galgano
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Vatican Museums and Musei Capitolini. Get a sense of the local culture at Colosseum and Roman Forum. Change things up with these side-trips from Rome: Villa Adriana (in Tivoli) and Duomo di Orvieto (in Orvieto). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Rome trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In March, daytime highs in Rome are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Vatican City, Duomo di Orvieto, Villa Adriana
Highlights from your plan
Cupola di San Pietro ©
Cupola di San Pietro
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Barcelona Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Let the collections at Dali Theatre-Museum and Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional capture your imagination. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sant Pau del Camp, and examine the collection at Fundacio Joan Miro.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona trip planner .

You can fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Dali Theatre-Museum
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Dali Theatre-Museum ©
Dali Theatre-Museum
Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar ©
Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Alcazar de Segovia and The Walls of Avila will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Prado National Museum and Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. Step out of Madrid to go to Toledo and see Catedral Primada, which is approximately 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of Royal Palace of Madrid, make a trip to Plaza Mayor, stroll around Parque del Retiro, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Madrid trip planner .

Getting from Barcelona to Madrid by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in March, Madrid is slightly colder at night with lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Catedral Primada, Alcazar of Segovia, The Walls of Avila
Highlights from your plan
Alcazar of Segovia ©
Alcazar of Segovia
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
The Walls of Avila ©
The Walls of Avila

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro ©
Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Parque Lage and Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Bondinho Pao de Acucar and Corcovado Christ the Redeemer. There's still lots to do: stroll through Praia de Ipanema, enjoy the sand and surf at Barra da Tijuca Beach, take a stroll through Santa Teresa, and take in the awesome beauty at Pedra Bonita.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Madrid to Rio de Janeiro by flight takes about 13.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Brasilia Time (BRT), which is usually a -4 hour difference. Traveling from Madrid in March, expect Rio de Janeiro to be much warmer, temps between 36°C and 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Havana.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Bondinho  Pao de Acucar ©
Bondinho Pao de Acucar
Parque Lage ©
Parque Lage

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Havana, Cuba

Havana ©
Cuba's capital and major commercial center, Havana manages to be very old and very modern at the same time.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Havana and Old Square (Plaza Vieja). Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion) and Museu Nacional de Belas Artes de Cuba will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at El Morro, make a trip to Malecón of Havana, and wander the streets of Christopher Columbus Cemetery (Cemetario de Colon).

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Havana trip builder app .

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Havana in 14 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time to Cuba Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in March, things will get slightly colder in Havana: highs are around 32°C and lows about 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Old Square (Plaza Vieja) ©
Old Square (Plaza Vieja)
Old Havana ©
Old Havana
El Morro ©
El Morro

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Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto ©
The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
Explore hidden gems such as Nara Park and Daigo-ji Temple. Your inner history buff will appreciate Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nijo Castle. Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Nara (Nigatsu-do Temple & Kofuku-ji Temple). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kyoto Gyoen National Garden.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Havana to Kyoto. The time zone changes from Cuba Standard Time (CST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 14 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Havana in March: high temperatures in Kyoto hover around 16°C and lows are around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Nara
Highlights from your plan
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

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Jeju, South Korea

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
On the 27th (Fri), examine the collection at Haenyeo Museum, then explore the striking landscape at Geomunoreum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gwaneumsa Temple.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Jeju trip planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Kyoto to Jeju in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Jeju

Wildlife Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Geomunoreum ©
Geomunoreum
Haenyeo Museum ©
Haenyeo Museum
Gwaneumsa Temple ©
Gwaneumsa Temple

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Beijing, China

Beijing ©
As the political and cultural capital of China, Beijing stands at the heart of Chinese history, buzzing with the energy of its high population density and centuries of importance.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mutianyu Great Wall and Summer Palace (Yiheyuan). Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Temple of Heaven and Beijing Botanical Garden. There's more to do: take an in-depth tour of The Palace Museum and step into the grandiose world of Gong Wang Fu.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Beijing travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Jeju to Beijing takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. The time zone difference moving from Korea Standard Time to China Standard Time is minus 1 hour. March in Beijing sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 0°C at night. On the 30th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tbilisi.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Mutianyu Great Wall ©
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
Temple of Heaven ©
Temple of Heaven

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Tbilisi, Georgia

Tbilisi ©
On the bank of the Mtkvari River and at the foot of Trialeti mountain range, Tbilisi's location has given the city strategic significance since it was founded in the 5th century.
On the 31st (Tue), see the interesting displays at State Museum of Theatre, Music and Cinema, then examine the collection at Open Air Museum of Ethnography, then see the interesting displays at J.Stalin's Underground Printing House Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Tbilisi Auto Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Tbilisi online trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Beijing to Tbilisi in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Beijing to Tbilisi, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Beijing in March since evenings lows in Tbilisi dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Chisinau.

Things to do in Tbilisi

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Open Air Museum of Ethnography ©
Open Air Museum of Ethnography
Tbilisi Auto Museum ©
Tbilisi Auto Museum

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Chisinau, Moldova

Chisinau ©
Chișinău Etymology and namesThe origin of the city's name is unclear, but in one version, the name comes from the archaic Romanian word chișla (meaning "spring", "source of water") and nouă ("new"), because it was built around a small spring, at the corner of Pușkin and Albișoara streets.The other version, formulated by Ștefan Ciobanu, Romanian historian and academician, holds that the name was formed the same way as the name of Chișineu (alternative spelling: Chișinău) in Western Romania, near the border with Hungary. On the 1st (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dormition of the Theotokos, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of History of Moldova, get a taste of the local shopping with Andrei Mudrea - Modern Art, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Metropolitan Cathedral “Nativity of the Lord”, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Orthodox Cathedral of the Transfiguration of the Saviour.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Chisinau trip itinerary planning website .

Fly from Tbilisi to Chisinau in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, car, and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Tbilisi to Chisinau. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Chisinau

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan

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Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Belvedere Palace and The Third Man Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Schonbrunn Palace and Ringstrasse. Venture out of the city with trips to Erlaufschlucht (in Purgstall), Melk Abbey (in Melk) and Naturpark Mannersdof-Wuste (in Mannersdorf am Leithagebirge). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Malteserkirche, explore the historical opulence of Burgruine Duernstein, and browse the exhibits of Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof).

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Vienna itinerary planner .

Fly from Chisinau to Vienna in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Central European Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in April, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Melk Abbey, Naturpark Mannersdof-Wuste, Burgruine Duernstein, Erlaufschlucht, Ysperklamm
Highlights from your plan
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Melk Abbey ©
Melk Abbey

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Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and Krakow Pinball Museum. Get some historical perspective at Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square and Wawel Cathedral. Go for a jaunt from Krakow to Ogrodzieniec to see Ogrodzieniec Castle about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Wieliczka Salt Mine, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica, and explore the engaging exhibits at HistoryLand.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Krakow trip maker website .

Fly from Vienna to Krakow in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In April, daytime highs in Krakow are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Ogrodzieniec Castle, Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, Wieliczka Salt Mine
Highlights from your plan
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral

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Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
On the 10th (Fri), take in nature's colorful creations at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, learn about all things military at Muzeum Wojska Polskiego, brush up on your military savvy at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, see the interesting displays at Pinball Station - Pinball & Arcade Museum, then steep yourself in history at Warsaw Barbican (Barbakan Warszawski), and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Birthplace of Frederic Chopin, stroll the grounds of Cmentarz Wojskowy na Powazkach, then contemplate the long history of Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, then make a trip to Krakowskie Przedmiescie, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Horror House - Interactive Fear Museum.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Warsaw trip planner .

You can take a train from Krakow to Warsaw in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In April in Warsaw, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Riga.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Birthplace of Frederic Chopin
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego ©
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego

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Riga, Latvia

Riga ©
Often referred to as "The Paris of the North," Riga offers thriving nightlife and some of the best collections of Art Nouveau architecture in Europe.
On the 12th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Art Museum RIGA BOURSE, take an in-depth tour of Riga Ghetto and Latvian Holocaust Museum, see the interesting displays at Museum of Riga's History and Navigation, admire the masterpieces at Latvian National Museum Of Art, then see the interesting displays at The World of Hat Museum, and finally walk around Ragakapa Nature Park.

Before you visit Riga, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Warsaw to Riga by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Warsaw to Riga due to the time zone difference. In April, daily temperatures in Riga can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Riga

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Ragakapa Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
Art Museum RIGA BOURSE ©
Art Museum RIGA BOURSE
Latvian National Museum Of Art ©
Latvian National Museum Of Art

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Berlin, Germany

Berlin
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and Pergamonmuseum. East Side Gallery and Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Rhinluch in Linum (about 56 minutes away). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Topography of Terror, admire the masterpieces at Gemaldegalerie, pause for some photo ops at Victory Column (Siegessaule), and steep yourself in history at Bebelplatz.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Berlin trip builder tool .

Getting from Riga to Berlin by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Riga to Berlin due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen, Rhinluch
Highlights from your plan
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
You'll explore and learn at National Museum of Scotland and Royal Yacht Britannia. Get a sense of the local culture at Scottish National Portrait Gallery and The Real Mary King's Close. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, see the interesting displays at Museum on the Mound, admire the striking features of Craigmillar Castle, and contemplate the long history of South Leith Parish Church.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Edinburgh online road trip planner .

You can fly from Berlin to Edinburgh in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

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London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Hampton Court Palace and Natural History Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Wallace Collection and Westminster Abbey are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, take a stroll through Westminster, don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace, and brush up on your military savvy at Churchill War Rooms.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our London trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to London takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Bruges.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Hampton Court Palace
Highlights from your plan
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
Hampton Court Palace ©
Hampton Court Palace
Wallace Collection ©
Wallace Collection

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Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Historic Centre of Brugge and Gravensteen. Get some cultural insight at The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde and Holy Savior Cathedral (Sint-Salvatorskathedraal). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bruges: Zonnebeke (Battle of Polygon Wood & Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917) and Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve (in Ghent). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Groeningemuseum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sint-Walburgakerk, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Elisabeth Church, and admire the striking features of Basilica of the Holy Blood.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Bruges trip planner .

You can drive from London to Bruges in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Ghent, Zonnebeke
Highlights from your plan
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde ©

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Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Grand Place and Serres Royales De Laeken. You'll explore and learn at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique and René Magritte Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Brussels: Fort Breendonk (in Willebroek) and Antwerp (Saint Paul's Church & Rubens House (Rubenshuis)). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), admire the landmark architecture of Parc du Cinquantenaire, get a new perspective on nature at Museum of Natural Sciences, and don't miss a visit to Atomium.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Brussels day trip tool .

Getting from Bruges to Brussels by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Brussels are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can catch the train back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Antwerp, Fort Breendonk, Dijlepad
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