23 days in Europe Itinerary

23 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe holiday planner

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London, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Berlin, Germany
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Hannover, Germany
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Cologne, Germany
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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Brussels, Belgium
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Bruges, Belgium
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Brussels, Belgium
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Ghent, Belgium
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Brussels, Belgium
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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London, United Kingdom
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our London day trip planning website.

Seattle, USA to London is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Seattle to London. In December, plan for daily highs up to 50°F, and evening lows to 39°F. You will leave for Edinburgh on the 15th (Sun).

Things to do in London

Nightlife · Fun & Games · Parks · Tours
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Palace of Holyroodhouse, The Royal Mile, Greyfriars Bobby's Bar, Edinburgh, and other attractions you added. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, browse the exhibits of Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, then get to know the fascinating history of Edinburgh Old Town, and finally explore the historical opulence of Palace of Holyroodhouse.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh route planner.

Fly from London to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. December in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 47°F and lows of 36°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Berlin.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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Berlin, Germany

— 1 night

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Berliner Dom, Alexanderplatz, Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, and other attractions. On the 18th (Wed), make a trip to Alexanderplatz, admire the landmark architecture of Berliner Dom, take an in-depth tour of Neue Wache, then don't miss a visit to Gendarmenmarkt, and finally appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate. On the next day, get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery, then steep yourself in history at Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, and finally examine the collection at Topography of Terror.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Berlin holiday maker website.

You can fly from Edinburgh to Berlin in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Edinburgh to Berlin, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Hannover.

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Hannover, Germany

— 2 nights

City of Fairs

Hannover, northern Germany's major urban center, may be best known for hosting annual commercial trade fairs.
You've added Staatsoper Hannover, Altstadt, Markthalle, and other attractions to your itinerary.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Hannover trip planner.

You can travel from Berlin to Hannover in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Hannover can reach 45°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Sat) before leaving for Cologne.

Things to do in Hannover

Nightlife · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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Cologne, Germany

— 1 night

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Hohenzollern Bridge, Heumarkt, Alter Markt, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): stop by Fish Market, savor the flavors at 4711 Eau de Cologne / Kolnisch Wasser/ 4711-Traditionshaus, see the interesting displays at Duftmuseum im Farina-Haus, then make a trip to Historic Town Hall, then make a trip to Heumarkt, and finally snap pictures at Hohenzollern Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Cologne Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Roman-German Museum (Romisch-Germanisches Museum), then don't miss a visit to Alter Markt, then pause for some serene contemplation at Alt St. Alban, and finally examine the collection at Chocolate Museum.

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Getting from Hannover to Cologne by journey takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 46°F in December, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Breweries & Distilleries
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

— 1 night

Gibraltar of the North

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Place d'Armes, Place de la Constitution, Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal), and other attractions.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, use the Luxembourg City day trip site.

You can drive from Cologne to Luxembourg City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. December in Luxembourg City sees daily highs of 42°F and lows of 34°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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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.
You've added Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), Jeanneke Pis, Delirium, and other attractions to your itinerary.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Brussels online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Luxembourg City to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 43°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Bruges.

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Bruges, Belgium

— 1 day

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Stadhuis, The Old Chocolate House, Church of Our Lady Bruges, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady Bruges, look for gifts at The Old Chocolate House, then make a trip to The Markt, and finally admire the striking features of Stadhuis.

To find reviews and other tourist information, refer to the Bruges trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 47°F in December, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

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Brussels, Belgium

— 1 night

Capital of Europe

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Brussels trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. On the 26th (Thu), you're off to Ghent.

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Ghent, Belgium

— 1 day
Ghent melds the fairy tale-like beauty of Bruges with its stunning Flemish architecture, while at the same time supporting a vibrant cafe and bar scene.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle) as well as Dulle Griet. On the 26th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Gravensteen, wander the streets of Patershol, get to know the fascinating history of Kraanlei, then join in the after-dark buzz at Dulle Griet, then steep yourself in history at Saint Bavo's Cathedral, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas' Cathedral.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ghent online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Brussels to Ghent in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Ghent sees daily highs of 47°F and lows of 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites · Nightlife · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Brussels, Belgium

— 1 night

Capital of Europe

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ghent to Brussels takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. You'll set off for Amsterdam on the 27th (Fri).

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Zaanse Schans, Magere Brug, De 9 Straatjes, and other attractions. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. Anne Frank House and Moco Museum Amsterdam will appeal to museum buffs.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip maker.

You can drive from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 47°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to London.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Side Trip

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London, United Kingdom

— 4 nights

The Square Mile

Your day by day itinerary now includes Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, St. James's Park, and other attractions you added. Let the collections at National Gallery and The British Museum capture your imagination. Get some historical perspective at Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. See some other sides of London: contemplate the long history of Tower of London and make a trip to Big Ben.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the London attractions website.

Travel from Amsterdam to London in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to London is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to fly to Liverpool.

Things to do in London

Side Trips

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Liverpool, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
You've added South Stack Lighthouse, Beatles Statue, British Music Experience, and other attractions to your itinerary. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the different monuments and memorials at Liverpool Cathedral, take in the waterfront at Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, see the interesting displays at The Beatles Story, then examine the collection at British Music Experience, and finally pause for some photo ops at Beatles Statue.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Liverpool online travel planner.

You can fly from London to Liverpool in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 46°F in January, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Manchester.

Things to do in Liverpool

Side Trips

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Manchester, United Kingdom

Capital of the North

Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Manchester travel website.

Getting from Liverpool to Manchester by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January in Manchester, expect temperatures between 45°F during the day and 36°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to fly to London.

Things to do in Manchester

Nightlife · Fun & Games · Parks · Shopping
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London, United Kingdom

— 1 night

The Square Mile

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our London visit planner.

You can travel from Manchester to London in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. You'll set off for home on the 5th (Sun).

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Luxembourg travel guide

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Landmarks · Castles · Churches
Green Heart of Europe
One of the three richest countries in the world, Luxembourg celebrates its wealth of natural and historical sites as well. Landlocked by Belgium, France, and Germany, this nation represents a blend of cultures, which are evident as you explore the nation's villages, outdoor attractions, and capital. If you prefer city living, discover Luxembourg City's old town, with World Heritage status. This small nation's rolling countryside is equally charming, offering castles and plenty of opportunity for recreation and leisure. Go for a bike ride, hike the country's mountainous region, or spend time at renowned vineyards.