20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

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20 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Florianopolis, Brazil
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Ostend, Belgium
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + train + Drive:  3​h
4
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Florianopolis, Brazil


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2
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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, make a trip to Place de la Concorde, admire the striking features of Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and contemplate the long history of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary builder site .

Florianopolis, Brazil to Paris is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Florianopolis to Paris is 4 hours. In January, Paris is much colder than Florianopolis - with highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

2
nights
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 5th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), then examine the collection at MIM - Musical Instruments Museum, then admire the striking features of Parc du Cinquantenaire, and finally don't miss a visit to Atomium. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, then examine the collection at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, then examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and finally pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Brussels vacation builder website .

Getting from Paris to Brussels by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in January, expect nights in Brussels to be about the same, around 0°C, while days are slightly colder, around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Ostend.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites
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Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

3
nights
Ostend, Belgium

Ostend ©
Known as the City by the Sea, Ostend represents not only a seaside resort, but also a destination for history lovers.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bruges (Nepomucenusbrug, Carpentier-Goegebeuer, & more). There's lots more to do: make a trip to The Markt, contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady Bruges, and sample the tasty concoctions at De Halve Maan Brewery.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Ostend itinerary planner.

Drive from Brussels to Ostend in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to London.

Things to do in Ostend

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Bruges
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
The Markt ©
The Markt
Belfry of Bruges
Belfry of Bruges

3
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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Buckingham Palace, and contemplate the long history of Tower of London.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our London sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of car and train from Ostend to London takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ostend to London. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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Highlights from your plan
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

3
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.
Dublin is known for museums, breweries, historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Guinness Storehouse, wander the streets of Grafton Street, examine the collection at Dublin Writers Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Dublin trip planner .

Traveling by flight from London to Dublin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. In January, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
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, parks, breweries, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, take a stroll through Red Light District, admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dublin to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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