20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Cologne, Germany
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 2 nights
Train:  4 h
4
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
5
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Train:  4 h 15 min
6
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
End: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

4
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Dam Square, Westerkerk, NEMO Science Museum, and other attractions. Do some cultural sightseeing at Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) and get a new perspective on things with Amsterdam Canal Cruises.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip maker.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Eindhoven Airport and Eelde Airport. In October, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. On the 14th (Mon), you'll travel to Cologne.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

4
nights
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Rhine River Day Cruises as well as Jagdschloss Falkenlust. You'll explore and learn at Museum Ludwig and Chocolate Museum. Get some cultural insight at Cologne Cathedral and Praetorium. There's more to do: explore the world behind art at Wallraf-Richartz Museum and don't miss a visit to Hohenzollern Bridge.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cologne trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Cologne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In October in Cologne, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Jagdschloss Falkenlust, Rhine River Day Cruises
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Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Wallraf-Richartz Museum ©
Wallraf-Richartz Museum

2
nights
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Luxembourg City ©
While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
On the 18th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame), then get to know the fascinating history of Le Chemin de la Corniche, and then explore the striking landscape at Casemates du Bock. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Vianden Castle.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Luxembourg City route tool.

Getting from Cologne to Luxembourg City by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In October, daytime highs in Luxembourg City are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Brussels.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Vianden Castle
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Le Chemin de la Corniche ©
Le Chemin de la Corniche
Vianden Castle ©
Vianden Castle
Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame) ©

3
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.
Atomium and Belgian Comic Strip Center will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Grand Place and Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique. Step out of Brussels with an excursion to Minnewater Lake in Bruges--about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), admire the landmark architecture of Parc du Cinquantenaire, and examine the collection at Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate (Musee du Cacao et du Chocolat).

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Brussels road trip planning site.

Drive from Luxembourg City to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October in Brussels, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Minnewater Lake
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique ©
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique

4
nights
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.
You've added Big Bus Tours, The View from The Shard, Harrods, and other attractions to your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore The British Museum and National Gallery. Get a sense of the local culture at Westminster Abbey and Tower of London. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, make a trip to Buckingham Palace, and take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the London road trip tool.

You can take a train from Brussels to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Brussels to London. In October in London, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

2
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mike's Bike Tours & Rentals. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): walk around Vondelpark and then gear up at Mike's Bike Tours & Rentals. On your second day here, stroll around Amsterdamse Bos and then relax in the rural setting at Geitenboerderij Ridammerhoeve.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam journey planner.

Getting from London to Amsterdam by combination of train and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. You'll set off for home on the 29th (Tue).

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Geitenboerderij Ridammerhoeve
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Vondelpark ©
Vondelpark
Mike's Bike Tours & Rentals ©
Mike's Bike Tours & Rentals
Geitenboerderij Ridammerhoeve ©
Geitenboerderij Ridammerhoeve

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