8 days in Western Europe Itinerary

8 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe travel route planner

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Train
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Hamburg, Germany
— 1 night
Fly
4
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
Fly

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Brussels, Belgium

— 2 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Atomium and BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert and BE O Markt. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Brussels online tour itinerary builder.

London, UK to Brussels is an approximately 3-hour train ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Brussels. Traveling from London in January, you will find days in Brussels are little chillier (5°C), and nights are about the same (0°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 2 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum. On your second day here, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam online route maker.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Amsterdam takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In January, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to fly to Hamburg.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Hamburg, Germany

— 1 night

Gateway to the World

As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Kunsthalle Hamburg, then see the interesting displays at Miniatur Wunderland, and then take in the exciting artwork at Red Gallery.

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Getting from Amsterdam to Hamburg by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and train. When traveling from Amsterdam in January, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Hamburg: temperatures range from 3°C by day to 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can fly to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums · Shopping

Copenhagen, Denmark

— 2 nights

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Nyhavn, pause for some serene contemplation at Frederiks Kirke (Marmorkirken), and then contemplate the geological forces at Van Dijks Adventure. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Denmark, then contemplate the long history of Rosenborg Castle, and then look for gifts at National Gallery of Denmark.

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Fly from Hamburg to Copenhagen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Copenhagen can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums · Nature · Wildlife · Parks