21 days in Europe Itinerary

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
London, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
Lyon, France
— 3 nights
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights


Marlborough, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Marlborough is a market town and civil parish in the English county of Wiltshire on the Old Bath Road, the old main road from London to Bath. Explore Marlborough's surroundings by going to Salisbury (The Salisbury Museum, Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, &more) and Bombay Sapphire Distillery (in Whitchurch).

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Marlborough trip itinerary planning website.

If you are flying in from New Zealand, the closest major aiports are London Heathrow Airport, RAF Brize Norton, Southampton Airport, Bristol Airport and Bournemouth Airport. On the 10th (Sat), you're off to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 7 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.
Victoria and Albert Museum has been added to your itinerary. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum, walk around Hyde Park, and brush up on your military savvy at Churchill War Rooms.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the London attractions planning site.

Getting from Marlborough to London by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow time for the flight to Lyon.
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Lyon, France — 3 nights

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Lyon is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Lyon, stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Colline de Fourviere.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Lyon planning site.

Getting from London to Lyon by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Lyon due to the time zone difference. While traveling from London, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Lyon, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 15°C. On the 20th (Tue), you'll travel to Paris.
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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.
When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and wander the streets of Île de la Cité.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris day trip planner.

Getting from Lyon to Paris by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In September in Paris, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Brussels.
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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.
On the 24th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, contemplate the long history of Grand Place, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), and finally explore the world behind art at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium. Keep things going the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, then browse the exhibits of Atomium, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip itinerary website.

You can take a train from Paris to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in September, you will find days in Brussels are a bit cooler (21°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Amsterdam.
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Amsterdam side-trips: Haarlem (Grote Markt & Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo)). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, examine the collection at Anne Frank House, contemplate the long history of Begijnhof, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam driving holiday app.

Drive from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night.
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