8 days in Europe Itinerary

8 days in Europe Itinerary

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8 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Train:  2 h 15 min
1
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
2
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Tram + Train:  4 h
3
Hamburg, Germany
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h
4
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: London, United Kingdom

2
nights
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.
Popular historic sites such as Grand Place and Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert are in your itinerary. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts and BE O Markt. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brussels: Ghent (Scheldt Valley Bicycle Trails, Lieve Canal Bicycle Trail, & more). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Atomium and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Brussels route planning website .

London, UK to Brussels is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from London in January: highs in Brussels hover around 5°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Ghent
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

2
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 6th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, and then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam driving holiday planner.

Take a train from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hamburg.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Outdoors Tours
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

1
night
Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg ©
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): admire the masterpieces at Kunsthalle Hamburg, then see the interesting displays at Miniatur Wunderland, and then take in the exciting artwork at Red Gallery.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Hamburg route planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Amsterdam to Hamburg in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Amsterdam in January, plan for little chillier days in Hamburg, with highs around 3°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums Shopping
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Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Kunsthalle Hamburg ©
Kunsthalle Hamburg
Red Gallery ©
Red Gallery

2
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Start 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 identify plant and animal life at Van Dijks Adventure. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Denmark, contemplate the long history of Rosenborg Castle, and then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Denmark.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen route builder tool .

You can fly from Hamburg to Copenhagen in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. January in Copenhagen sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Parks Nature Museums
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National Museum of Denmark ©
National Museum of Denmark
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle

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