18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles, United States
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
2
Marne-la-Vallee, France
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Bruges, Belgium
— Few hours
train:  3​h 30​min
5
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
6
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h
7
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
8
Paris, France
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles, United States

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.
Palace of Versailles has been added to your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Arc de Triomphe and Ile Saint-Louis. Eiffel Tower and Champs-Elysees will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum and step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary planner .

Los Angeles, USA to Paris is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Paris is 9 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, things will get slightly colder in Paris: highs are around 70°F and lows about 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Marne-la-Vallee.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

2
nights
Marne-la-Vallee, France

Marne-la-Vallee ©
As a "new town" best known for its Euro Disney Park and resorts, Marne-la-Vallée is a modern family resort town.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Disney Village as well as Disneyland Paris. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): look for gifts at Disney Village. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: discover the magic at Disneyland Paris.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Marne-la-Vallee trip itinerary planning website .

Marne-la-Vallee is very close to Paris. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in September, and nighttime lows around 53°F. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Brussels.

Things to do in Marne-la-Vallee

Theme Parks Shopping
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Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris
Disney Village ©
Disney Village

1
night
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 11th (Wed): admire the striking features of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) and then steep yourself in history at Grand Place.

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

Traveling by train from Marne-la-Vallee to Brussels takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Marne-la-Vallee in September: highs in Brussels hover around 65°F, while lows dip to 50°F. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Thu) before leaving for Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites
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few
hours
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bruges road trip planner .

You can take a train from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Nightlife Historic Sites Museums
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2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Heineken Experience.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Bruges to Amsterdam takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In September, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Breweries & Distilleries Museums Historic Sites
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Heineken Experience ©
Heineken Experience

3
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Royal Yacht Britannia as well as Craigmillar Castle. Do some cultural sightseeing at Edinburgh Castle and Edinburgh Old Town. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Holyrood Abbey and Holyrood Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Edinburgh takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in September, things will get slightly colder in Edinburgh: highs are around 62°F and lows about 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to London.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
Holyrood Abbey ©
Holyrood Abbey

4
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter, Borough Market, Waddesdon Manor, and other attractions. It doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the London trip planner .

You can fly from Edinburgh to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in London can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trips

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter, Waddesdon Manor
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Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Waddesdon Manor ©
Waddesdon Manor

1
night
Paris, France

Paris
To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Paris trip planning site .

Getting from London to Paris by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from London to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Nightlife Tours Shopping
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