24 days in Europe Itinerary

24 days in Europe Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
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Strasbourg, France
— 2 nights
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Basel, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 1 night
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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
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London, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Tate Britain as well as Brick Lane Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hunt for treasures at Brick Lane Market and then admire the masterpieces at Tate Britain.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the London vacation maker tool.

Spokane, USA to London is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Spokane to London is 8 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Spokane in December, with highs in London at 50°F and lows at 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can take a train to Brussels.

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Brussels, Belgium

— 1 night

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.
On the 19th (Sun), admire the landmark architecture of Guild Houses, don't miss a visit to Grand Place, and then pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to St. Anna's Tunnel / Pedestrians' Tunnel, look for gifts at GERETTI Jewellery & Diamonds, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cogels Osylei.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Brussels day trip planning website.

Traveling by train from London to Brussels takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from London in December, expect nights in Brussels to be about the same, around 35°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Strasbourg.

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Strasbourg, France

— 2 nights

Crossroads of Europe

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
On the 21st (Tue), wander the streets of La Petite France, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centre-ville de Strasbourg, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, and finally stop by La Petite Manufacture des Reves.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Strasbourg road trip planner.

You can drive from Brussels to Strasbourg in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train. In December, daily temperatures in Strasbourg can reach 44°F, while at night they dip to 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Basel.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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Basel, Switzerland

— 2 nights
Situated where the Swiss, German, and French borders meet, Basel is considered the hub of Dreilandereck, this "three countries corner." Its location makes Basel a center of culture and history, brimming with important theaters and museums.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): don't miss a visit to Town Hall and then take a stroll through Basel's Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: get curious at Naturhistorisches Museum Basel, then steep yourself in history at Basel Minster, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Offene Kirche Elisabethen, and finally take some stellar pictures from Pfalz.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Basel tour itinerary planning app.

Drive from Strasbourg to Basel in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 44°F, and evening lows to 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Florence.

Things to do in Basel

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods
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Florence, Italy

— 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): examine the collection at Cappella Brancacci and then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio. On the next day, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, then take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, and finally admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Florence road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Basel to Florence takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Basel in December, things will get a bit warmer in Florence: highs are around 55°F and lows about 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums
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Milan, Italy

— 1 night

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro, then contemplate the long history of Palazzo Marino, and finally admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Milan trip planner.

Getting from Florence to Milan by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, Milan is little chillier than Florence - with highs of 46°F and lows of 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to London.

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London, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

The Square Mile

You've now added Borough Market to your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sir John Soane's Museum and Trafalgar Square. See some other sides of London: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, visit Greenwich, savor a delicious cup with a coffee and tea tour, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our London vacation maker website.

Fly from Milan to London in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Fri) before leaving for Edinburgh.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 4 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Edinburgh Gin Distillery and Pickering's Gin Distillery. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, explore the world behind art at Scottish National Portrait Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, and see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Edinburgh trip planner.

Traveling by flight from London to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 47°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to fly to Dublin.

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Dublin, Ireland

— 4 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum and Teeling Whiskey Distillery. Venture out of the city with trips to Dun Laoghaire Harbour (in Dun Laoghaire) and Bray Head (in Bray). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, wander the streets of Temple Bar, stroll around St Stephens Green, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Pearse Lyons Whiskey Distillery.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Dublin day trip website.

You can fly from Edinburgh to Dublin in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. January in Dublin sees daily highs of 46°F and lows of 36°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

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