26 days in Western Europe Itinerary

26 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 6 nights
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Reims, France
— 5 nights
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Lille, France
— 3 nights
Drive
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Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
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Paris, France

— 6 nights

City of Light

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny), Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen (in Rouen) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and wander the streets of Le Marais.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Paris tour site.

Boston, USA to Paris is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Boston in August since evenings lows in Paris dip to 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Reims.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

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Reims, France

— 5 nights

City of Kings

Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
Venture out of the city with trips to Œuvre de la cathédrale (in Metz), Moet et Chandon (in Epernay) and Zoo d'Amnéville (in Amneville). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims, learn about winemaking at Nomad Wine, steep yourself in history at Basilique Saint-Remi, and explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts.

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Getting from Paris to Reims by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Paris in August, Reims is slightly colder at night with lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Lille.

Things to do in Reims

Wineries · Historic Sites · Tours · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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Lille, France

— 3 nights

Cultural Heart of Northern France

On the Deûle River near the Belgium border, Lille has a very active cultural life as France's fifth-largest metropolitan area and the fourth-largest urban area with a large college student population.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lille: Monument et Parc commémoratifs du Canada à Vimy (in Givenchy-en-Gohelle), Musée du Louvre-Lens (in Lens) and La Coupole (in Saint-Omer). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at LaM, Lille Métropole Musée d'art moderne d'art contemporain et d'art brut, wander the streets of Vieux-Lille, get to know the resident critters at Lille Zoo, and admire the masterpieces at Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Lille trip planner.

You can drive from Reims to Lille in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in August, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Lille

Museums · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Brussels, Belgium

— 4 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Change things up with these side-trips from Brussels: Bruges (Minnewater Lake, Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, &more). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Brussels road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Lille to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 3 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, browse the eclectic array of goods at Bloemenmarkt, and stroll around Vondelpark.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Amsterdam takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in August, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to fly to Dublin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
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Dublin, Ireland

— 4 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St., and walk around Phoenix Park.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Dublin vacation planning website.

Getting from Amsterdam to Dublin by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in August, with highs in Dublin at 66°F and lows at 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours
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