39 days in Europe Itinerary

39 days in Europe Itinerary

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39 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Chicago, United States
Fly + Shuttle:  6 h 30 min
1
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 4 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
2
Akureyri, Iceland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Reykjahlid, Iceland
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
4
Hofn, Iceland
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Vik, Iceland
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 30 min
7
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
8
Stirling, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
9
Dublin, Ireland
— Few hours
Train:  3 h 15 min
10
Killarney, Ireland
— 5 nights
Train:  3 h 15 min
11
Dublin, Ireland
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h
12
Paris, France
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  4 h 30 min
13
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
14
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 45 min
15
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 1 night
Train:  12 h 45 min
16
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 45 min
17
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  5 h 45 min
18
Lagos, Portugal
— 2 nights
Bus:  3 h 45 min
19
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  9 h 30 min
End: Chicago, United States

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Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Bruarfoss Waterfall and Grábrók Volcano. Change things up with these side-trips from Reykjavik: Haukadalur (in Blaskogabyggd) and The Cave People (in Laugarvatn). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Reykjavik trip planner.

Chicago, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 10.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Chicago to Reykjavik due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Chicago, expect cooler days and little chillier nights in Reykjavik, ranging from highs of 49°F to lows of 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bruarfoss Waterfall, Grábrók Volcano, Haukadalur, The Cave People
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Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall
Grábrók Volcano ©
Grábrók Volcano
Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach ©
Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach

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night
Akureyri, Iceland

Akureyri
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Akureyri day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to Akureyri takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Akureyri sees daily highs of 49°F and lows of 37°F at night. On the 30th (Sat), you're off to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Reykjahlid, Iceland

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Lofthellir Lava Cave, head outdoors with Hofdi, and then go for a walk through Viti Crater.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Reykjahlid trip planner.

Drive from Akureyri to Reykjahlid in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Reykjahlid sees daily highs of 49°F and lows of 37°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hofn.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
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Hofdi ©
Hofdi
Lofthellir Lava Cave ©
Lofthellir Lava Cave
Viti Crater ©
Viti Crater

1
night
Hofn, Iceland

Hofn
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. On the 31st (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Hoffellsjokull Glacier.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hofn tour planning website.

You can drive from Reykjahlid to Hofn in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Hofn, expect temperatures between 47°F during the day and 40°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks Nature
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Vik, Iceland

Vik
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Vik travel route planner.

You can drive from Hofn to Vik in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Vik sees daily highs of 51°F and lows of 47°F at night. You'll set off for Reykjavik on the 1st (Mon).

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Reykjavik, Iceland

On the 1st (Mon), see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then enjoy the sea views from Grotta Lighthouse.

To see photos and tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik day trip site.

Traveling by car from Vik to Reykjavik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Grotta Lighthouse ©
Grotta Lighthouse

4
nights
Dublin, Ireland

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get the lay of the land with Walking tours and get lost in a book at Marsh's Library.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Dublin travel route planner.

You can fly from Reykjavik to Dublin in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Reykjavik in June, you will find days in Dublin are somewhat warmer (64°F), and nights are about the same (48°F). On the 6th (Sat), you'll travel to Stirling.

Things to do in Dublin

Tours

Side Trip

Walking tours
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Walking tours
Marsh's Library ©
Marsh's Library

2
nights
Stirling, United Kingdom

Stirling ©
Stirling is a city in central Scotland. On the 6th (Sat), pause for some photo ops at Robert The Bruce Monument, explore the different monuments and memorials at Royal Cemetery, look for gifts at Contempo, then take in nature's colorful creations at The Queen Anne Gardens, and finally get your game on at Cats Meow Kittea Cafe.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Stirling trip planning site.

You can fly from Dublin to Stirling in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In June, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 49°F. On the 8th (Mon), you're off to Dublin.

Things to do in Stirling

Fun & Games Parks Historic Sites
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Cats Meow Kittea Cafe ©
Cats Meow Kittea Cafe
Robert The Bruce Monument ©
Robert The Bruce Monument
Contempo ©
Contempo

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Dublin, Ireland

Dublin
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You can fly from Stirling to Dublin in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll set off for Killarney on the 8th (Mon).

Things to do in Dublin

Nightlife Tours Outdoors
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5
nights
Killarney, Ireland

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fishing Charters & Tours and St. Mary's Cathedral. There's still lots to do: hike along Torc Mountain Walk, get great views at Moll's Gap, look for all kinds of wild species at Kerry Cliffs, and take in nature's colorful creations at Killarney House Gardens.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Killarney trip maker tool.

You can take a train from Dublin to Killarney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in June, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Dublin.

Things to do in Killarney

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Kerry Cliffs
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Torc Mountain Walk ©
Torc Mountain Walk
Killarney House Gardens ©
Killarney House Gardens

1
night
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin
For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip itinerary builder website.

You can take a train from Killarney to Dublin in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Dublin when traveling from Killarney in June, with lows around 48°F. You will leave for Paris on the 14th (Sun).

Things to do in Dublin

Nightlife Tours Outdoors
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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.
To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Paris online trip planner.

You can fly from Dublin to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dublin to Paris is 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Dublin in June, with highs in Paris at 74°F and lows at 55°F. On the 15th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lucerne.
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Luxembourg Palace ©
Luxembourg Palace

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Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 16th (Tue), appreciate the history behind Lion Monument. On the next day, make a trip to Kornmarkt.

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Do a combination of flight and train from Paris to Lucerne in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in June, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Interlaken.
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Kornmarkt ©
Kornmarkt
Lion Monument ©
Lion Monument

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night
Interlaken, Switzerland

Interlaken
Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Interlaken trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Interlaken takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June in Interlaken, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 53°F at night. You'll set off for Zermatt on the 18th (Thu).

Things to do in Interlaken

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): go for a walk through Hinterdorfstrasse.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Zermatt travel website.

You can take a train from Interlaken to Zermatt in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Barcelona.
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Hinterdorfstrasse ©
Hinterdorfstrasse

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
You've now added Plaça de la Vila de Gràcia to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): make a trip to Plaça de la Vila de Gràcia and then take a stroll through Barri de Gracia.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Barcelona day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Zermatt to Barcelona takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. On the 21st (Sun), you're off to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Barri de Gracia ©
Barri de Gracia

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Madrid by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in June, you will find days in Madrid are somewhat warmer (87°F), and nights are little chillier (61°F). You'll set off for Lagos on the 25th (Thu).

Things to do in Madrid

Nightlife Tours Historic Sites
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Lagos, Portugal

Lagos ©
The allure of the beaches and the town's historical center draw visitors to Lagos, a coastal destination in the Barlavento region of the Algarve.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta da Piedade and then head outdoors with Praia da Batata.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Lagos travel route builder site.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Madrid to Lagos in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Madrid to Lagos is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Madrid in June, you will find days in Lagos are slightly colder (81°F), and nights are about the same (65°F). On the 27th (Sat), you're off to Lisbon.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Praia da Batata ©
Praia da Batata
Ponta da Piedade ©
Ponta da Piedade

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Lisbon, Portugal

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Speed Boats Tours and Palácio Nacional da Ajuda. The adventure continues: stop by Mercado de Campo de Ourique and admire the landmark architecture of Panteao Nacional.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Lisbon trip planner.

You can drive from Lagos to Lisbon in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Lagos in June, expect little chillier with lows of 60°F in Lisbon. You will leave for home on the 1st (Wed).

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Shopping Outdoors
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Speed Boats Tours
Palácio Nacional da Ajuda ©
Palácio Nacional da Ajuda
Mercado de Campo de Ourique ©
Mercado de Campo de Ourique

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