21 days in Amsterdam, Brussels & United Kingdom Itinerary

21 days in Amsterdam, Brussels & United Kingdom Itinerary

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21 days in Amsterdam, Brussels & United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Columbus, United States
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Alnwick, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Llandudno, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Stromness, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Durness, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Columbus, United States

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Popular historic sites such as Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) are in your itinerary. The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and The Resistance Museum (Amsterdams Verzetsmuseum) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, take a stroll through The Jordaan, tour the water at your own pace with Flagship Amsterdam, and steep yourself in history at Begijnhof.

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Columbus, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Columbus to Amsterdam is 6 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Columbus in July: high temperatures in Amsterdam hover around 73°F and lows are around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

3
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Grand Place and Royal Palace of Brussels. Museum-lovers will get to explore MIM - Musical Instruments Museum and Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), admire the masterpieces at René Magritte Museum, see the interesting displays at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, and steep yourself in history at Parc du Cinquantenaire.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Brussels road trip planning app .

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Brussels takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. July in Brussels sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Alnwick.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

2
nights
Alnwick, United Kingdom

Alnwick ©
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at The Alnwick Garden, then stop by Barter Books, then step into the grandiose world of Alnwick Castle, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Cragside House and Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Bamburgh Castle and then delve into the distant past at Lindisfarne Priory.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Alnwick trip tool .

Do a combination of flight and train from Brussels to Alnwick in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Brussels to Alnwick is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Brussels in July, expect nights in Alnwick to be about the same, around 52°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Llandudno.

Things to do in Alnwick

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Cragside House and Gardens, Lindisfarne Priory, Bamburgh Castle
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The Alnwick Garden ©
The Alnwick Garden
Lindisfarne Priory ©
Lindisfarne Priory
Cragside House and Gardens ©
Cragside House and Gardens

2
nights
Llandudno, United Kingdom

Llandudno
Llandudno is a seaside resort, town and community in Conwy County Borough, Wales, located on the Creuddyn peninsula, which protrudes into the Irish Sea. Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Caernarfon Castle, then step into the grandiose world of Beaumaris Castle, then explore the historical opulence of Conwy Castle, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Great Orme. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Llangelynin Old Church, kick back and relax at Llanfairfechan Beach, and then trek along Promenade.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Llandudno trip planner .

You can drive from Alnwick to Llandudno in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Llandudno can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Stromness.

Things to do in Llandudno

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Conwy, Beaumaris Castle, Caernarfon Castle, Llanfairfechan Beach
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Caernarfon Castle
Caernarfon Castle
Conwy Castle ©
Conwy Castle
Great Orme ©
Great Orme

2
nights
Stromness, United Kingdom

Stromness ©
Stromness is the second-most populated town in Orkney, Scotland. Take a break from the city and head to Brough Of Birsay and Marwick Head RSPB Nature Reserve. Skara Brae and Ring of Brodgar will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm (in St. Mary's), Orkney Fossil and Heritage Centre (in Burray Village) and Tomb of the Eagles (in South Ronaldsay). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Saint Magnus Cathedral, delve into the mystery of Standing Stones of Stenness, explore the ancient world of Barnhouse Neolithic Settlement, and take an in-depth tour of Broch of Gurness.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Stromness trip builder website .

Traveling by combination of train, bus, and flight from Llandudno to Stromness takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, flight, and ferry. Traveling from Llandudno in July, expect Stromness to be slightly colder, temps between 61°F and 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Durness.

Things to do in Stromness

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Kirkwall, Stenness, Birsay, Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm, Orkney Fossil and Heritage Centre
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Saint Magnus Cathedral ©
Saint Magnus Cathedral
Skara Brae ©
Skara Brae
Ring of Brodgar ©
Ring of Brodgar

3
nights
Durness, United Kingdom

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Take a break from the city and head to Oldshoremore Beach and Polin Beach. Visit Sandwood Bay Beach and Achmelvich Beach for some beach relaxation. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Durness Beach, kick back and relax at Balnakeil Beach, and take in the exciting artwork at Lotte Glob.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Durness holiday app .

Getting from Stromness to Durness by car takes about 5 hours. In July in Durness, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Durness

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kinlochbervie, Achmelvich Beach
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Sandwood Bay Beach ©
Sandwood Bay Beach
Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach
Achmelvich Beach ©
Achmelvich Beach

1
night
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield, kick back and relax at Nairn Beach, then step into the grandiose world of Fort George, and finally steep yourself in history at Urquhart Castle.

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Traveling by car from Durness to Inverness takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Inverness, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Inverness

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Culloden Battlefield, Nairn Beach, Urquhart Castle
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Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Nairn Beach ©
Nairn Beach
Fort George
Fort George

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Gallery and Westminster Abbey. Appreciate the collections at British Museum and Natural History Museum. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Tower of London, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Buckingham Palace, and enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our London online journey planner .

Fly from Inverness to London in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Traveling from Inverness in July, expect London to be somewhat warmer, temps between 73°F and 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

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