18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
— 1 night
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
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Strasbourg, France
— 1 night
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Brussels, Belgium

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Jardin du Petit Sablon, examine the collection at Atomium, explore the world behind art at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, don't miss a visit to Grand Place, then examine the collection at Autoworld, and finally steep yourself in history at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady, see the interesting displays at Red Star Line Museum, then examine the collection at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Grote Markt.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Brussels attractions planning app.

Silao, Mexico to Brussels is an approximately 23-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Silao to Brussels due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Silao in January, you will find days in Brussels are colder (5°C), and nights are little chillier (0°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 3 — 5:

Bruges, Belgium

— 2 nights

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Prinsenhof, take an in-depth tour of Gravensteen, appreciate the extensive heritage of Ghent City Center, then take in the views from St Michael's Bridge, then steep yourself in history at Saint Bavo's Cathedral, and finally see the interesting displays at Historium Brugge. Keep things going the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, get to know the fascinating history of The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, then take an in-depth tour of Torture Museum Oude Steen, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bourgogne des Flandres Brewery, and finally steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Bruges trip planner.

You can drive from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Eindhoven.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 5 — 7:

Eindhoven, The Netherlands

— 1 night

City of Lights

The capital of Dutch industrial design, Eindhoven is known as the "City of Light." This is thanks to the technology company, Phillips, which has its base here and hosts many light projects in buildings around the city.
On the 8th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Eindhoven, take in the exciting artwork at Piet Hein Eek, examine the collection at Designhuis, then explore the world behind art at Van Abbemuseum, then sample the fine beverages at Bottle Distillery, and finally try to win big at Holland Casino Eindhoven.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Eindhoven holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Eindhoven takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Eindhoven are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Eindhoven

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 8:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): wander the streets of The Jordaan, admire all the interesting features of Anne Frank House, see the interesting displays at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Brouwerij 't IJ, and finally see the interesting displays at Micropia. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, admire the masterpieces at Moco Museum, then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and finally engage your brain at Body Worlds.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam journey planner.

You can drive from Eindhoven to Amsterdam in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can fly to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 10:

Berlin, Germany

— 2 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
On the 11th (Mon), take a stroll through Potsdamer Platz, visit Mitte, explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, then examine the collection at Neues Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Berliner Dom. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial, make a trip to East Side Gallery, explore the world behind art at Gemaldegalerie, then get a new perspective on nature at Museum fuer Naturkunde Berlin, and finally take an in-depth tour of Palace of Tears.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Berlin online journey builder.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can fly to Munich.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 12:

Munich, Germany

— 2 nights

Village of a Million People

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): ponder the world of politics at New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus), see the interesting displays at BMW Museum, then examine the collection at BMW Welt, then contemplate the long history of Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, and finally step into the grandiose world of Dachau Palace. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, then take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Munich route planning app.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Munich takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 12 — 14:

Strasbourg, France

— 1 night

Crossroads of Europe

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. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
On the 15th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Madeleine Church, get to know the fascinating history of Centre-ville de Strasbourg, get engrossed in the history at Alsatian Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saints-Pierre-et-Paul de Rosheim, then do a tasting at Domaine Ansen, and finally learn about winemaking at Vins d'Alsace Mosbach.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Strasbourg road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Munich to Strasbourg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Munich in January, Strasbourg is a bit warmer at night with lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 14 — 15:

Paris, France

— 3 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse and Fondation Louis Vuitton. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, see the interesting displays at Musee Nissim de Camondo, visit Montmartre, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter.

For more things to do and tourist information, use the Paris travel planning site.

You can take a train from Strasbourg to Paris in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 18: