22 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Nice, France
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Haarlem (Teylers Museum & Frans Hals Museum). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House, explore the galleries of Museum Het Rembrandthuis, sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, and walk around Vondelpark.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Amsterdam is an approximately 25-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Amsterdam. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Melbourne in January, with highs in Amsterdam at 7°C and lows at 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can fly to Edinburgh.
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Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 4 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Edinburgh road trip planning website.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Edinburgh in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Edinburgh due to the time zone difference. In January, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to fly to London.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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London, United Kingdom — 4 nights

The Square Mile

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, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, and don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your London trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to London takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, daytime highs in London are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Paris, France — 4 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.
Paris is known for museums, sightseeing, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris journey planner.

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. In February, daytime highs in Paris are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can fly to Nice.
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Nice, France — 4 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Nice is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, see the interesting displays at Musee Matisse, and browse the exhibits of Palais Lascaris.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Nice trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Nice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in February, expect Nice to be a bit warmer, temps between 15°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Scotland travel guide

4.4
Castles · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
A land packed with thousands of years of history, Scotland is home to numerous thriving cities and a vibrant population proud of its distinct culture, heritage, and art. The Scottish people are fond of saying "Good things come in small packages," and nowhere is that more true than in their compact homeland. Despite its relatively small size, the country is crammed full of attractions, not the least of which are numerous world-famous golf courses and whiskey distilleries. Though the sun may not always shine here, Scotland is a stunning country renowned for its dramatic scenery of mountains, valleys, hills, green fields, and rugged coastlines, guaranteeing a diverse holiday. While most tourists restrict their itinerary to the historic Highlands, where they search for the mysterious Loch Ness monster, you can also explore the Lowlands’ outstanding natural wonders and flourishing cultural scene.
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France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.
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