15 days in Western Europe Itinerary

15 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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15 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Start: San Diego, United States
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
3
Cologne, Germany
— Few hours
train:  2​h
4
Heidelberg, Germany
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
5
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
6
Versailles, France
— Few hours
train:  1​h
7
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: San Diego, United States

4
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Rijksmuseum, The Jordaan, Leidseplein, and other attractions you added.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip planner .

San Diego, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Time is 9 hours. Traveling from San Diego in October, expect Amsterdam to be a bit cooler, temps between 59°F and 47°F. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Neighborhoods Museums Shopping
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan

1
night
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
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Getting from Amsterdam to Bruges by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. October in Bruges sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 48°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Thu) before leaving for Cologne.

Things to do in Bruges

Nightlife Historic Sites Museums
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hours
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
You've now added Historic Old Town to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): wander the streets of Historic Old Town.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cologne road trip planning site .

You can drive from Bruges to Cologne in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Cologne are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can take a train to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Cologne

Neighborhoods
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Historic Old Town ©
Historic Old Town

3
nights
Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg ©
A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Market Square (Marktplatz) as well as Philosophers' Way (Philosophenweg). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Market Square (Marktplatz).

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Heidelberg trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Cologne to Heidelberg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. In October, daytime highs in Heidelberg are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Paris.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Philosophers' Way (Philosophenweg) ©
Schloss Heidelberg ©
Schloss Heidelberg
Market Square (Marktplatz) ©
Market Square (Marktplatz)

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.
You've added Place des Vosges, Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, Trocadero, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): make a trip to Place des Vosges. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle, then get to know the fascinating history of Île de la Cité, then admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and finally stroll through Ile Saint-Louis.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Paris sightseeing planner.

You can take a train from Heidelberg to Paris in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October in Paris, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 48°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Versailles.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

few
hours
Versailles, France

Versailles ©
Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
Le Jardin de Versailles has been added to your itinerary. On the 16th (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin de Versailles and then explore the historical opulence of Palace of Versailles.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Versailles trip planning website .

Versailles is very close to Paris. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in October, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Versailles

Historic Sites Parks
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Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Le Jardin de Versailles ©
Le Jardin de Versailles

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nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
You've added Seine River, Le Marais, Moulin Rouge, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): take a stroll through Le Marais. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, wander the streets of Montmartre, then catch an entertaining show at Moulin Rouge, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Seine River.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris day trip site .

Paris is very close to Versailles. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Paris

Parks Neighborhoods Nature
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Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Montmartre ©
Montmartre
Le Marais ©
Le Marais

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