23 days in Europe Itinerary

23 days in Europe Itinerary

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23 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Moscow, Russia
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 6 nights
train:  2​h
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Milan, Italy
— 6 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Moscow, Russia

6
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Jordaan and World Heritage Kinderdijk. Venture out of the city with trips to Canals area (in Utrecht), Spiegelplas en Blijkpolderplas (in Nederhorst den Berg) and Kroller-Muller Museum (in Otterlo). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, hike along Duinreservaat Castricum, get engrossed in the history at Nederlands Openluchtmuseum, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam route planner .

Moscow, Russia to Amsterdam is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Moscow to Amsterdam, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. August in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Zaanse Schans, Duinreservaat Castricum, Nederlands Openluchtmuseum, Kroller-Muller Museum, Spiegelplas en Blijkpolderplas
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

5
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.
Get in touch with nature at La plage de Renipont and Rietveld Kallo & Groot Rietveld. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tyne Cot Cemetery and Menin Gate Memorial. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brussels: Ghent (St Michael's Bridge, Ghent City Center, & more), In Flanders Fields Museum (in Ieper (Ypres)) and Zandvoorde British Cemetery (in Zandvoorde). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Grand Place, examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), explore the galleries of Atomium, and contemplate the long history of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Brussels trip planner .

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Brussels takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Ghent, Antwerp, Ieper (Ypres), Rietveld Kallo & Groot Rietveld, Zandvoorde British Cemetery
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Tyne Cot Cemetery ©
Tyne Cot Cemetery
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Beguinage (Begijnhof) ©
Beguinage (Begijnhof)

5
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Trocadero and Latin Quarter. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Chateau of Coucy (in Coucy-le-Chateau-Auffrique), Versailles (The Hall of Mirrors & Palace of Versailles) and Axo Plage (in Monampteuil). The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Fontainebleau, and admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Paris journey planning tool .

You can take a train from Brussels to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Brussels in August, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Milan.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Versailles, Axo Plage, Chateau de Fontainebleau, Chateau of Coucy
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

6
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Take a break from the city and head to Isola Bella and Guree Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at La Citta Alta and Borgo Castell'Arquato. Change things up with these side-trips from Milan: Spiaggia Tranquilla (in Dorio), Spiaggia di Cerro (in Laveno-Mombello) and Bergamo (Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore & Piazza Vecchia). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, get engrossed in the history at Villa Necchi Campiglio, and step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco.

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You can fly from Paris to Milan in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Paris in August: high temperatures in Milan hover around 34°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Bergamo, Lake Maggiore, Tremezzina, Spiaggia Tranquilla, Cathedral of Cremona
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Borgo Castell'Arquato ©
Borgo Castell'Arquato
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore ©
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

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