16 days in Western Europe Itinerary

16 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Start: Columbus, United States
Fly:  13​h
1
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
5
London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h
End: Columbus, United States

4
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Harrods and Camden Tea Shop. Get in touch with nature at Speed Boats Tours and Shadwell Basin outdoor Activity Centre. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Westminster Abbey, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Tower of London, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our London attractions planner.

Columbus, USA to London is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 5 hours. Traveling from Columbus in May, expect London to be little chillier, temps between 62°F and 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Rijksmuseum and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). For shopping fun, head to The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery or Leidseplein. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Albert Cuyp Market, meet the residents at ARTIS, and take in the exciting artwork at Mark Raven Amsterdam Art.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam day trip planning website .

Fly from London to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in May, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

3
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Popular historic sites such as Casa Batllo and Basilica of the Sagrada Familia are in your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Barceloneta Beach. And it doesn't end there: walk around Parc Guell, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and make a trip to Las Ramblas.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip builder .

You can fly from Amsterdam to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Amsterdam in May, things will get a bit warmer in Barcelona: highs are around 71°F and lows about 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

3
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Île de la Cité and Seine River. Do some cultural sightseeing at Champs-Elysees and Musee d'Orsay. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

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You can fly from Barcelona to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Barcelona in May, with highs in Paris at 64°F and lows at 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

1
night
London, United Kingdom

London ©
For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our London trip planner .

You can take a train from Paris to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites
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Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Big Ben ©
Big Ben

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