21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

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21 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fly:  14​h
1
Dusseldorf, Germany
— 4 nights
train:  3​h
2
Amsterdam, Holland
— 4 nights
train:  2​h
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
4
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

4
nights
Dusseldorf, Germany

Dusseldorf ©
Renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, Dusseldorf offers visitors vibrant nightlife and a wide range of shopping options.
Let the collections at Bundesbank-Bunker Cochem and Wallraf-Richartz Museum capture your imagination. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cologne Cathedral and Museum Ludwig. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dusseldorf: Arp Museum (in Remagen), Dokumentationsstaette Regierungsbunker (in Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler) and Chocolate Museum (in Cologne). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Aachen Cathedral (Dom), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Lambertus Church, contemplate the long history of Aachener Rathaus, and get to know the fascinating history of Rheinuferpromenade.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Dusseldorf online trip itinerary planner .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Dusseldorf is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Dusseldorf due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in March: high temperatures in Dusseldorf hover around 12°C and lows are around 1°C. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Dusseldorf

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cologne, Aachen, Arp Museum, Dokumentationsstaette Regierungsbunker, Bundesbank-Bunker Cochem
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Aachen Cathedral (Dom) ©
Aachen Cathedral (Dom)
Rheinuferpromenade ©
Rheinuferpromenade
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral

4
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) and Begijnhof will appeal to history buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Zaanse Schans and het Hof van Sonoy van Alkmaar uit 1574. Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: Strand Camperduin (in Schoorl), Zaadmarkt Zutphen-Rijksmonument woonhuis Het Bolwerck uit 1549 (in Zutphen) and Golf & Businessclub de Scherpenbergh (in Lieren). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, and get engrossed in the history at Van Gogh Museum.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Dusseldorf to Amsterdam in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Outdoors Golf

Side Trips

Strand Camperduin, Golf & Businessclub de Scherpenbergh, Zaadmarkt Zutphen-Rijksmonument woonhuis Het Bolwerck uit 1549, Hof Van Sonoy, Zaanse Schans
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Zaanse Schans ©
Zaanse Schans

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.
On the 9th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), see the interesting displays at MIM - Musical Instruments Museum, then contemplate the long history of Grand Place, then take a stroll through Lower Town, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Guildhouses.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Brussels travel route tool .

Getting from Amsterdam to Brussels by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to London.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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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.
Westminster Abbey and The British Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Tower of London and Buckingham Palace. You'll find plenty of places to visit near London: Bodiam Castle (in Bodiam) and North Laine (in Brighton). There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, explore the world behind art at Victoria and Albert Museum, examine the collection at Madame Tussauds London, and take a stroll through Old Town Hastings.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the London travel route builder app .

Traveling by train from Brussels to London takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Brussels to London is minus 1 hour. In March in London, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Bodiam Castle, North Laine, Old Town Hastings
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

5
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Kilmainham Gaol and Chester Beatty Library. Your inner history buff will appreciate Dublin Castle and Glendalough Monastic Settlement. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dublin: Bru na Boinne (in Donore) and Malahide Castle (in Malahide). Next up on the itinerary: sample the tasty concoctions at Guinness Storehouse, examine the collection at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin, and explore the galleries of Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin itinerary builder tool .

Fly from London to Dublin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. In March, daytime highs in Dublin are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Bru na Boinne, Glendalough Monastic Settlement, Malahide Castle
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Glendalough Monastic Settlement ©
Glendalough Monastic Settlement

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