18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  24​h
1
London, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
4
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Melbourne, Australia

7
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Tower of London and Stonehenge. Get outdoors at Walk to Broadway Tower and Camber Sands. Change things up with these side-trips from London: Bourton-on-the-Water (The Model Village & The Cotswold Brewing Company). Spend the 12th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, don't miss a visit to Big Ben, and snap pictures at Tower Bridge.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the London travel route planning site .

Melbourne, Australia to London is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 10 hours. In June, London is a bit warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bourton-on-the-Water, Stonehenge, Camber Sands, Walk to Broadway Tower
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Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Tower of London ©
Tower of London
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge

3
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Get in touch with nature at Île de la Cité and Scuba & Snorkeling. Get some cultural insight at Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, explore the activities along Seine River, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. Traveling from London in June, you will find days in Paris are somewhat warmer (27°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Grand Place and Atomium. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brussels: Bruges (Minnewater Lake & Historic Centre of Brugge). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), make a trip to Belgian Comic Strip Center, pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, and steep yourself in history at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Brussels trip planning site .

You can take a train from Paris to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. While traveling from Paris, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Brussels, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 12°C. On the 18th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Bruges
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)

3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. Get outdoors at Zandvoort aan Zee and Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, admire the masterpieces at De Nieuwe Kerk, browse the exhibits of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip builder website .

Getting from Brussels to Amsterdam by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. June in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Zandvoort aan Zee
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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