11 days in Europe Itinerary

11 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Athens, Greece
1
Athens, Greece
— 1 night
Fly + Train:  7 h
2
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
4
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
5
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Athens, Greece

1
night
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, and then stop by Plaka. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, then make a trip to Plateia Syntagmatos, and finally explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Athens trip builder.

If you are flying in from Greece, the closest major aiport is Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport. In January in Athens, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

3
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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, and don't miss a visit to Tower of London.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our London online travel planner.

Do a combination of flight and train from Athens to London in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 2 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Athens in January; daily highs in London reach 9°C and lows reach 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums
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Houses of Parliament ©
Houses of Parliament
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): browse the exhibits of Atomium, take an in-depth tour of Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), contemplate the long history of Grand Place, admire the landmark architecture of Hôtel de Ville de Bruxelles, then appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), get a sense of history and politics at Justice Palace (Palais de Justice), then examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and finally browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Brussels trip planner.

Getting from London to Brussels by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from London to Brussels, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from London in January, plan for a bit cooler days in Brussels, with highs around 5°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Atomium ©
Atomium
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then walk around Vondelpark, and then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum. Keep things going the next day: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, then make a trip to Royal Palace Amsterdam, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam online travel planner.

Traveling by train from Brussels to Amsterdam takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. January in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and then explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip maker website.

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

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

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