9 days in Europe Itinerary

9 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Paris, France
Fly:  5 h
1
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  5 h
2
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 45 min
4
Strasbourg, France
— 1 night
Train:  2 h
End: Paris, France


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2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Step out of Madrid with an excursion to Catedral Primada in Toledo--about 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, make a trip to Puerta del Sol, walk around Parque del Retiro, and see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Madrid trip builder site.

Paris, France to Madrid is an approximately 5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight; or drive. When traveling from Paris in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Madrid: temperatures range from 14°C by day to 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Catedral Primada
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

2
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, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, and contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the London trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Madrid to London in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Madrid to London is minus 1 hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower of London ©
Tower of London

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 27th (Fri): explore the galleries of Atomium, examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), then pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), and finally contemplate the long history of Grand Place. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and then explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace of Brussels.

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Take a train from London to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Brussels. Traveling from London in December, expect nights in Brussels to be about the same, around 1°C, while days are slightly colder, around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Brussels

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

1
night
Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg ©
Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Barrage Vauban, take a stroll through La Petite France, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, and finally stroll around Parc de l'Orangerie.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Strasbourg tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Brussels to Strasbourg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In December, daily temperatures in Strasbourg can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to catch the train back home.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg ©
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg
La Petite France ©
La Petite France
Barrage Vauban ©
Barrage Vauban

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