25 days in Western Europe Itinerary

25 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Drive
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train
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London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Train
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Dover, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly
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Porto, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 3 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.
Bring the kids along to Van Gogh Museum and Vondelpark. Change things up with a short trip to Grote Markt in Haarlem (about 38 minutes away). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif, and have fun and explore at NEMO Science Museum.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Amsterdam holiday planning website.

If you are flying in from South Africa, the closest major aiports are Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Eindhoven Airport and Eelde Airport. In June, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

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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.
On the 28th (Tue), steep yourself in history at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), and finally contemplate the long history of Grand Place. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe, then see the interesting displays at Atomium, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Brussels online travel planner.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in June, and nighttime lows around 12°C. On the 30th (Thu), you're off to London.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping
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London, United Kingdom

— 5 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Coca-Cola London Eye and Tower Bridge. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and take an in-depth tour of The British Museum.

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You can take a train from Brussels to London in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In June in London, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Dover.

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Dover, United Kingdom

— 2 nights
Dover is a town and major ferry port in the home county of Kent, in South East England. Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Roman Painted House, then surround yourself with nature on Dover Sea Safari, and then step into the grandiose world of Dover Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wingham Wildlife Park, then experience the excitement of Dreamland Margate, and then enjoy the sea views from Folkestone Harbour Arm.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Dover trip itinerary site.

Traveling by train from London to Dover takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Eastbourne.

Things to do in Dover

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Adventure · Zoos & Aquariums

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom

— 2 nights
Eastbourne is a town, seaside resort and borough in the non-metropolitan county of East Sussex on the south coast of England, 19mi east of Brighton. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Cupani Garden, find something for the whole family at Drusillas Park, and then stroll around Seven Sisters Country Park. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a leisurely stroll along Eastbourne Pier and then take in the dramatic natural features at Beachy Head.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Eastbourne trip planning app.

You can drive from Dover to Eastbourne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Eastbourne when traveling from Dover in July, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to fly to Lisbon.

Things to do in Eastbourne

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

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Lisbon, Portugal

— 2 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 10th (Sun), take in the views from Ponte 25 de Abril, admire the striking features of Quinta da Regaleira, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, and finally don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco). Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Alfama, then step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Lisbon tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Eastbourne to Lisbon takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Eastbourne in July, expect Lisbon to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums

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Porto, Portugal

— 3 nights

Unvanquished City

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
On the 12th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja do Carmo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), steep yourself in history at Palacio da Bolsa, then snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, and finally take in the waterfront at Cais da Ribeira. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Wed): stop by Livraria Lello, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then don't miss a visit to Liberdade Square.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Porto trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Lisbon to Porto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Lisbon in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Porto: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 17°C at night. On the 14th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Paris.

Things to do in Porto

Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites · Tours
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Paris, France

— 4 nights

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Attractions like Louvre Museum and Arc de Triomphe make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Disneyland Paris (in Marne-la-Vallee) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Paris online route planner.

Getting from Porto to Paris by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Porto to Paris due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Parks

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Portugal travel guide

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Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.