26 days in Europe Itinerary

26 days in Europe Itinerary

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26 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, Holland
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Amsterdam, Holland
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
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Amsterdam, Holland
— Few hours
train:  1​h
4
Den Bosch, Holland
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
5
Chambord, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Chenonceaux, France
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Fontainebleau, France
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
8
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
9
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
10
Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
11
Antwerp, Belgium
— 3 nights
train:  5​h 15​min
12
Amboise, France
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h
13
Den Bosch, Holland
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
End: Amsterdam, Holland

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Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam day trip planning website .

If you are flying in from Mexico, the closest major airports are Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Eindhoven Airport and Eelde Airport. In October, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow time for travel to London.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 5:
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Begijnhof ©
Begijnhof

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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.
Head to Harrods and Walton Fine Artsfor some retail therapy. Appreciate the collections at Westminster Abbey and Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Buckingham Palace, stop by Ovadia Jewellery, learn about all things military at Churchill War Rooms, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the London trip builder app .

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to London takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In October, daily temperatures in London can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Tue) before leaving for Amsterdam.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

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Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam journey planning site .

Fly from London to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from London to Amsterdam, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Den Bosch.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 9:
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Heineken Experience ©
Heineken Experience

1
night
Den Bosch, Holland

Den Bosch
The fortified city of Den Bosch impresses with its well-preserved 16th- and 17th-century architecture.
To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Den Bosch online road trip planner .

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Den Bosch in an hour. Another option is to drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 8°C. You'll set off for Chambord on the 9th (Wed).

Things to do in Den Bosch

Parks Outdoors Fun & Games
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Chambord, France

Chambord ©
On the 9th (Wed), stop by L'epicerie d'Arlette. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): experience rural life at Domaine du Croc du Merle, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chambord, then examine the collection at Maison de La Loire, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint-Louis de Chambord.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Chambord trip itinerary builder site .

Explore your travel options from Den Bosch to Chambord with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Chenonceaux.

Things to do in Chambord

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Domaine du Croc du Merle, Chateau de Beaugency, Maison de La Loire, L'epicerie d'Arlette, Chateau of Chateaudun
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Chateau de Chambord ©
Chateau de Chambord
Domaine du Croc du Merle ©
Domaine du Croc du Merle
Chateau de Villesavin ©
Chateau de Villesavin

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Chenonceaux, France

Chenonceaux ©
Situated in the valley of the river Cher within the tributary of the Loire, Chenonceaux has a unique location in the Touraine-Chenonceaux wine-growing area.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Chateau de Chenonceau, make a trip to Chateau de Loches, and then stop by La Balade des Fromages. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Montpoupon, then learn about winemaking at Troglo Degusto, and then steep yourself in history at Chateau de Fougeres-sur-Bievre.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Chenonceaux trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Chambord to Chenonceaux in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. October in Chenonceaux sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Fontainebleau.

Things to do in Chenonceaux

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Chateau de Montpoupon, Chateau de Fougeres-sur-Bievre, Chateau de Loches, La Balade des Fromages, Troglo Degusto
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Troglo Degusto ©
Troglo Degusto
Chateau de Chenonceau ©
Chateau de Chenonceau
Chateau de Loches ©
Chateau de Loches

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Fontainebleau, France

Fontainebleau
Fontainebleau is a commune in the metropolitan area of Paris, France. On the 14th (Mon), explore the galleries of Chateau de Fontainebleau, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, then look for gifts at Pimentine, and finally take a stroll through Moret-sur-Loing. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Louis de Fontainebleau, steep yourself in history at Chateau de Rosa Bonheur, then get into the urban bustle at L'Empreinte, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Musee intercommunal d'Etampes.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Fontainebleau vacation planning website .

Getting from Chenonceaux to Fontainebleau by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Fontainebleau can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Fontainebleau

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Moret-sur-Loing, L'Empreinte, Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, Pimentine, Musee intercommunal d'Etampes
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 15:
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Chateau de Fontainebleau
Chateau de Fontainebleau
Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte ©
Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte
Moret-sur-Loing ©
Moret-sur-Loing

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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 16th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, then get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Fontainebleau to Paris takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. On the 17th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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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 17th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), then make a trip to Grand Place, and then examine the collection at Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate (Musee du Cacao et du Chocolat). Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, then wander the streets of Place St. Gery, and finally see the interesting displays at Atomium.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Brussels trip builder website .

You can take a train from Paris to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. When traveling from Paris in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Brussels: temperatures range from 16°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Gravensteen, take in the pleasant sights at Walplein, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and finally steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, and then look for gifts at The Chocolate Line Bruges.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Bruges route maker .

Traveling by train from Brussels to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can take a bus to Antwerp.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Gravensteen
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 21:
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Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood

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Antwerp, Belgium

Antwerp ©
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
On the 21st (Mon), admire the striking features of Antwerpen-Centraal. On the next day, appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt, examine the collection at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, then take in the exciting artwork at Museum De Reede, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady, and finally look for gifts at Pierre Marcolini.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Antwerp trip app .

You can take a bus from Bruges to Antwerp in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. October in Antwerp sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Amboise.

Things to do in Antwerp

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
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Museum De Reede ©
Museum De Reede
MAS - Museum aan de Stroom ©
MAS - Museum aan de Stroom
Rubens House (Rubenshuis) ©
Rubens House (Rubenshuis)

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Amboise, France

Amboise
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. On the 24th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, then admire the natural beauty at Chateau Royal d'Amboise, and then take an in-depth tour of Eglise Saint-Florentin. Keep things going the next day: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, then contemplate the long history of Domain of Chaumont-sur-Loire, and then learn about winemaking at Plou Et Fils.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Amboise travel route planner.

Getting from Antwerp to Amboise by train takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In October, daily temperatures in Amboise can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Den Bosch.

Things to do in Amboise

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Domaine de La Croix Melier, Domaine Thierry Cosme, Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Chateau Royal d'Amboise ©
Chateau Royal d'Amboise
Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire ©
Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire

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Den Bosch, Holland

Den Bosch ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grote Kerk Den Bosch, get engrossed in the history at Noordbrabants Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dom Tower, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Cathedral, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Sint-Janstoren. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Nederlands Openluchtmuseum and then contemplate the long history of De Wonderlijke Klim.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Den Bosch trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Amboise to Den Bosch with the Route module. On the 29th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Den Bosch

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Airborne Cemetery, Nederlands Openluchtmuseum, Dom Tower
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
St. John's Cathedral ©
St. John's Cathedral
Airborne Cemetery ©
Airborne Cemetery
Nederlands Openluchtmuseum ©
Nederlands Openluchtmuseum

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