15 days in Western Europe Itinerary

15 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Start: San Diego, United States
Fly:  18 h 30 min
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
Train:  3 h 30 min
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, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
You've added Rijksmuseum, The Jordaan, Leidseplein, and other attractions to your itinerary.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use 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. Traveling from San Diego to Amsterdam, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, Amsterdam is a bit cooler than San Diego - with highs of 59°F and lows of 47°F. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums
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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.
To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Bruges day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Bruges takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In October, daytime highs in Bruges are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Cologne.

Things to do in Bruges

Nightlife Historic Sites Museums
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few
hours
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Historic Old Town. On the 10th (Thu), visit Historic Old Town.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cologne trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Bruges to Cologne by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In October, daily temperatures in Cologne can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to catch the 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 Philosopher’s Walk. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Market Square (Marktplatz).

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Heidelberg online travel 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 in Heidelberg, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 46°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Sun) before leaving for Paris.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Trails Historic Sites Parks
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Philosopher’s Walk ©
Philosopher’s Walk
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Place des Vosges, Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, Pont Alexandre III, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Place des Vosges. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, then take a stroll through Île de la Cité, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and finally step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Heidelberg to Paris by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In October, daytime highs in Paris are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. 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 Museums Nature
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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. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin de Versailles and then admire the striking features of Palace of Versailles.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Versailles online tour itinerary planner.

Versailles is very close to Paris. October in Versailles sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 47°F at night. 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

2
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
Your list of things to see and do now includes Seine River, Le Marais, Moulin Rouge, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): wander the streets of Le Marais. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then stop by Montmartre, then enjoy some classic entertainment at Moulin Rouge, and finally explore the activities along Seine River.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Paris day trip planner.

Paris is very close to Versailles. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Paris

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

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