20 days in United States & Europe Itinerary

20 days in United States & Europe Itinerary

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Washington DC, United States
— 1 night
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Grindavik, Iceland
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly
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Washington DC, United States
— 2 nights

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Washington DC, United States

— 1 night
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): admire the striking features of DAR Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Smithsonian Institution Building, then admire the masterpieces at Smithsonian American Art Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at National Museum of Crime & Punishment. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Museum of the Bible, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Women's Memorial, and then pause for some photo ops at Albert Einstein Memorial.

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The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Washington DC. In June, daytime highs in Washington DC are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Grindavik.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites
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Grindavik, Iceland

— 3 nights
A historical fishing town on the scenic south coast of the Southern Peninsula, Grindavik boasts one main attraction, the Blue Lagoon, a geothermal spa.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Grindavik: Hafnarfjordur (Dive Iceland - Diving and Snorkeling in Iceland - Day Tours & Port of Hafnarfjordur). The adventure continues: test the waters at a local thermal spa, delve into the distant past at Selatangar, enjoy the sea views from Hopsnes Lighthouse, and take in the views from Bridge Between Continents.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Grindavik online road trip planner.

Fly from Washington DC to Grindavik in 11.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Grindavik is 5 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Washington DC in June: high temperatures in Grindavik hover around 54°F and lows are around 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Grindavik

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trips

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: Haarlem (Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo) & Grote Markt). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ARTIS, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam trip planner.

You can fly from Grindavik to Amsterdam in 7.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grindavik in June: high temperatures in Amsterdam hover around 68°F and lows are around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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Brussels, Belgium

— 3 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.
Explore Brussels' surroundings by going to Bruges (Adornesdomein & Jeruzalemkerk, Church of Our Lady Bruges, &more). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, take an in-depth tour of Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), and get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Brussels road trip site.

Drive from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Brussels are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Tours

Side Trip

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet, Palace of Versailles, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Champs-Elysees.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Paris online trip planner.

You can take a train from Brussels to Paris in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. When traveling from Brussels in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Paris, with highs around 74°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

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London, United Kingdom

— 3 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, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and make a trip to Big Ben.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our London travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Paris to London by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London. When traveling from Paris in June, plan for little chillier days in London, with highs around 68°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Washington DC, United States

— 2 nights
On the 19th (Sat), learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then ponder the world of politics at Library of Congress, and finally pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): examine the collection at The National Archives Museum, appreciate the history behind National World War II Memorial, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally ponder the world of politics at White House.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Washington DC trip website.

Traveling by flight from London to Washington DC takes 12 hours. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to Washington DC due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in June, expect Washington DC to be somewhat warmer, temps between 86°F and 69°F.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 20:

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.