21 days in Western Europe Itinerary

21 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Fly
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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Train to Paris Nord, Train to Marne-la-Vallee
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Marne-la-Vallee, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Paris, France
— 6 nights
Train
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train
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Ghent, Belgium
— 1 night
Train
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Bruges, Belgium
— 1 day
Train
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Drive
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Frankfurt, Germany
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom — 4 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Queen's Gallery, Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus, and other attractions you added. Your inner history buff will appreciate Westminster Abbey and Houses of Parliament. Appreciate the collections at National Gallery and The British Museum. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, stroll around Hyde Park, contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, and admire the landmark architecture of Tower of London.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read London trip itinerary planner.

Monterrey, Mexico to London is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 6 hours. In December, daytime highs in London are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Marne-la-Vallee.
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Marne-la-Vallee, France — 2 nights

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 Disneyland Paris as well as Walt Disney Studios Park. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): stop by Disney Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Paris.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Marne-la-Vallee trip builder.

Traveling by train from London to Marne-la-Vallee takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Marne-la-Vallee. Traveling from London in December, expect nights in Marne-la-Vallee to be about the same, around 2°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Paris.
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Paris, France — 6 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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, Hotel de Ville, Place du Trocadero-et-du-11-Novembre, and other attractions. Eiffel Tower and Champs-Elysees will appeal to history buffs. Louvre Museum and Musee de l’Orangerie will appeal to museum buffs. Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, don't miss a visit to Place de la Concorde, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Tuileries, and explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris day trip planner.

Paris is just a short distance from Marne-la-Vallee. December in Paris sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Fri) before leaving for Brussels.
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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.
On the 30th (Fri), explore the world behind art at René Magritte Museum, steep yourself in history at Parc du Cinquantenaire, and then admire the masterpieces at Musée d'Ixelles. On the 31st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), get engrossed in the history at Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), browse the exhibits of Belgian Comic Strip Center, then make a trip to Tintin Mural Painting, and finally appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Brussels trip builder website.

You can take a train from Paris to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. December in Brussels sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Sun) before leaving for Ghent.
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Ghent, Belgium — 1 night

Ghent melds the fairy tale-like beauty of Bruges with its stunning Flemish architecture, while at the same time supporting a vibrant cafe and bar scene.
On the 1st (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Gravensteen, take a leisurely stroll along Graslei and Korenlei, take in the views from St Michael's Bridge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Bavo's Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to Ghent City Center.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Ghent itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Ghent takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bruges.
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Bruges, Belgium — 1 day

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.
On the 2nd (Mon), contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, get to know the fascinating history of The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde, see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, then examine the collection at Historium Brugge, and finally don't miss a visit to Belfry of Bruges.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Bruges trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Ghent to Bruges in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. January in Bruges sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 2 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.
You've added St. Nicholas Basilica, The Oude Church, Royal Palace Amsterdam, and other attractions to your itinerary.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam holiday planner.

You can drive from Bruges to Amsterdam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. On the 4th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Frankfurt.
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Frankfurt, Germany — 2 nights

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
On the 4th (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of The Hauptwache. Here are some ideas for day two: ponder the design of Fountain of Justice, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kleinmarkthalle, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dreikonigskirche, then get a new perspective on nature at Senckenberg Natural History Museum (Naturmuseum Senckenberg), and finally explore the world behind art at Stadel Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Frankfurt online trip maker.

Drive from Amsterdam to Frankfurt in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and train. In January in Frankfurt, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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