11 days in Europe Itinerary

11 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Chicago, United States
Fly:  7 h 30 min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Paris, France
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
4
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
5
London, United Kingdom
— 1 day
Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: Chicago, United States

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Hyde Park, Tower Bridge, Buckingham Palace, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Tower of London, take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at Garden at 120, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, then appreciate the history behind July 7 Memorial (London Bombing Memorial), and finally walk around Hyde Park. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Big Ben, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Museum of London, enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, then stroll around St. James's Park, and finally contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace.

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Chicago, USA to London is an approximately 12- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Chicago to London. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Chicago in May; daily highs in London reach 62°F and lows reach 46°F. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

1
night
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Elysees, and other attractions you added. On the 15th (Fri), make a trip to Place de la Concorde, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, then wander the streets of Île de la Cité, and finally take a stroll through Le Marais.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris online tour itinerary planner.

You can take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in May, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Montmartre ©
Montmartre

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Atomium, St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), Mont des Arts, and other attractions you added. On the 17th (Sun), appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, make a trip to Grand Place, step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace of Brussels, then see the interesting displays at Atomium, then contemplate the long history of Serres Royales De Laeken, and finally contemplate the long history of Justice Palace (Palais de Justice).

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Brussels road trip app.

You can take a train from Paris to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In May in Brussels, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 45°F at night. On the 18th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Serres Royales De Laeken ©
Serres Royales De Laeken

4
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to Haarlem (Grote Markt & Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo)) and The Hague (The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery & Madurodam). There's much more to do: engage your brain at NEMO Science Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht), browse the eclectic array of goods at Albert Cuyp Market, and see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam.

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You can take a train from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Haarlem, The Hague
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Madame Tussauds Amsterdam ©
Madame Tussauds Amsterdam
NEMO Science Museum ©
NEMO Science Museum
ARTIS ©
ARTIS

1
day
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Your list of things to see and do now includes Hyde Park, Tower Bridge, Buckingham Palace, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): stroll around Hyde Park, make a trip to Buckingham Palace, then take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our London trip builder tool.

Getting from Amsterdam to London by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to London is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Parks
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Highlights from your plan
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
Hyde Park ©
Hyde Park

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