16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Lisbon, Portugal
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
4
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
5
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
End: London, United Kingdom

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Step out of Lisbon with an excursion to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra--about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, wander the streets of Belém Tower, take a memorable tour with Nosso Tejo, and don't miss a visit to Santa Justa Lift.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Lisbon road trip planning site .

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major airport is Humberto Delgado Airport (Lisbon Portela Airport). In October, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Lisbon by Boat ©
Lisbon by Boat

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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.
Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Disneyland Paris in Marne-la-Vallee, about 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower, examine the collection at Musee d'Orsay, and admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris road trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Lisbon to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Paris. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Lisbon in October: high temperatures in Paris hover around 19°C and lows are around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Disneyland Paris
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris
Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité

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.
When in Brussels, make a side trip to see Pairi Daiza in Brugelette, approximately 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, ponder the world of politics at Justice Palace (Palais de Justice), don't miss a visit to Atomium, and examine the collection at MIM - Musical Instruments Museum.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Brussels trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Paris in October, plan for a bit cooler 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 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Theme Parks Parks

Side Trip

Pairi Daiza
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Atomium ©
Atomium
Mini-Europe ©
Mini-Europe
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then stroll through Vondelpark, then tour the water at your own pace with Flying Dutch Boats, and finally steep yourself in history at Anne Frank House. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire nature's wide array of creatures at ARTIS and then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Brussels to Amsterdam by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to London.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Flying Dutch Boats ©
Flying Dutch Boats
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

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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.
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, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our London attractions planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Amsterdam to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. In October, daytime highs in London are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

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