26 days in Europe Itinerary

26 days in Europe Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, contemplate the long history of Tower of London, and ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the London visit planner.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to London is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to London due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in April: high temperatures in London hover around 15°C and lows are around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Edinburgh.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 14:

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, take some stellar pictures from Calton Hill, see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from London to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow time for the flight to Paris.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 17:

Paris, France

— 3 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.
Paris is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, get a taste of the local shopping with Le Marais, appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Paris tour itinerary tool.

Fly from Edinburgh to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Edinburgh to Paris. Traveling from Edinburgh in April, you will find days in Paris are a bit warmer (18°C), and nights are about the same (6°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 20:

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.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ARTIS, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, and walk around Vondelpark.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam driving holiday planning website.

You can take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 23:

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): steep yourself in history at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), take an in-depth tour of Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), steep yourself in history at Grand Place, examine the collection at Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate (Musee du Cacao et du Chocolat), then examine the collection at Atomium, and finally steep yourself in history at Parc du Cinquantenaire. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Belgian Comic Strip Center, examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), then pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Brussels day trip website.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 25:

Bruges, Belgium

— 3 nights

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Get out of town with these interesting Bruges side-trips: Ghent (Ghent City Center & Gravensteen). There's much more to do: make a trip to The Markt, contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Groeningemuseum.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Bruges road trip app.

Getting from Brussels to Bruges by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Rome.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 25 — 28:

Rome, Italy

— 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, visit Trastevere, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Bruges to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bruges in April, with highs in Rome at 24°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 2: