56 days in Europe Itinerary

56 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly + Train:  9 h 45 min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
Train:  1 h
3
Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
Fly:  4 h
4
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
5
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Cork, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Killarney, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
8
Dingle, Ireland
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
9
Limerick, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
10
Liscannor, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
11
Galway, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
12
Westport, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8 h 45 min
13
Paris, France
— 7 nights
Fly:  5 h
14
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 6 nights
Fly:  10 h 15 min
End: Toronto, Canada


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3
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Buckingham Palace and St. Paul's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Natural History Museum and National Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at HMS Belfast, admire the landmark architecture of Old Royal Naval College, steep yourself in history at Tower of London, and stroll through Primrose Hill.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read London trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to London is an approximately 10- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of ferry, flight, and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Toronto in June, with highs in London at 23°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

7
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
You'll explore and learn at Surgeons' Hall Museums and Camera Obscura and World of Illusions. St Andrews Cathedral and Dean Village are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Perth (St. Ninian's Cathedral, The Black Watch Castle & Museum, &more), The Birks of Aberfeldy (in Aberfeldy) and Cairn O'Mohr Fruit Wines (in Errol). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, explore the ancient world of Melrose Abbey, steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Greyfriars Kirk.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh trip planner.

Do a combination of train and flight from London to Edinburgh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from London in June, you will find days in Edinburgh are little chillier (20°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Glasgow.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

St. Andrews, Perth, Jedburgh, Bamburgh, Dunbar Castle
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 26:
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St Andrews Cathedral ©
St Andrews Cathedral
Melrose Abbey ©
Melrose Abbey
Surgeons' Hall Museums ©
Surgeons' Hall Museums

6
nights
Glasgow, United Kingdom

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Falls of Dochart and The Scottish Crannog Centre. Head to The Glasgow School of Art and Hunterian Art Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Venture out of the city with trips to Denny Tank Museum (in Dumbarton), Rothesay (Rothesay's Victorian Toilets, Rothesay Castle, &more) and Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Museum and Heritage Centre (in Greenock). The adventure continues: stroll through Glasgow West End, see the interesting displays at Provand's Lordship, admire the masterpieces at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, and admire the striking features of Sweetheart Abbey.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Glasgow journey tool.

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Glasgow in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Glasgow can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Rothesay, Dumfries, Sweetheart Abbey, Rob Roy's Grave, The Scottish Crannog Centre
Find places to stay Jun 26 — Jul 2:
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Glasgow West End ©
Glasgow West End
Falls of Dochart ©
Falls of Dochart
The Glasgow School of Art ©
The Glasgow School of Art

4
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Guinness Storehouse and Kilmainham Gaol Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum and Malahide Castle. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dublin: Donore (Newgrange & Bru na Boinne), St. Munna's Church (in Mullingar) and Trim Castle (in Trim). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Chester Beatty, see the interesting displays at The Irish Rock 'N' Roll Museum Experience, take an in-depth tour of The Jeanie Johnston: An Irish Famine Story, and view the masterpieces at James Joyce Cultural Centre.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Dublin online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Glasgow to Dublin in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to catch the bus to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Donore, St Columba's Church, St. Munna's Church, Malahide Castle, Fore Abbey
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne

4
nights
Kilkenny, Ireland

Kilkenny ©
The country's smallest city in terms of population, Kilkenny boasts a rich cultural heritage and diverse tourist attractions that include well-preserved medieval architecture, exciting nightlife, a vibrant culinary scene, and abundant shopping opportunities.
Shop till you drop at Reginald's Tower and Nicholas Mosse Pottery. Kilkenny Castle and St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower will appeal to history buffs. Explore Kilkenny's surroundings by going to Waterford (Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, King of the Vikings, &more), Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center (in New Ross) and Mayfield Birds of Prey (in Kilmacthomas). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Rock of Cashel, take in nature's colorful creations at Rothe House and Garden, sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience, and get to know the fascinating history of Butter Slip.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Kilkenny vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can take a bus from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Dublin in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 16°C in Kilkenny. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cork.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Waterford, Cashel, Fethard Horse Country Experience, St. Patrick's Well, Cahir Castle
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower

1
night
Cork, Ireland

Cork ©
One of the country's major artistic and cultural centers, famed for its many annual festivals, Cork straddles the Lee River and boasts over 30 bridges.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Blarney Castle & Gardens, browse the exhibits of Cork City Gaol, get engrossed in the history at Nano Nagle Place, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter and Paul's Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral of St Mary & St Anne & Visitor Centre, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Cork vacation planner.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Cork in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Cork sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 12:
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Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Cork City Gaol ©
Cork City Gaol
Nano Nagle Place ©
Nano Nagle Place

3
nights
Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Step off the beaten path and head to Ross Castle and Torc Waterfall. Popular historic sites such as Ardfert Cathedral and St. Mary's Cathedral are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Killarney: Tralee (Kerry County Museum, Blennerville Windmill, &more). There's lots more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Irish Whiskey Experience, bet on a winner at Killarney Races, stop by John Ross Jewellers, and view the masterpieces at Peter Cox Photography Gallery.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Killarney vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Cork to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and train. In July, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tralee, Ardfert Cathedral, Kerry Cliffs
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Irish Whiskey Experience ©
Irish Whiskey Experience
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle
Torc Waterfall ©
Torc Waterfall

5
nights
Dingle, Ireland

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Appreciate the collections at The Great Blasket Centre and Island and Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows. Get some cultural insight at Gallarus Oratory and Minard Castle. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dingle: Glanteenassig Wood (in Castlegregory), Kells Sheep Centre (in Kells) and Skellig Ring Scenic Drive (in Portmagee). There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along Dingle Peninsula, take in the dramatic natural features at Conor Pass, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church, and get engrossed in the history at Músaem Chorca Dhuibhne.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Dingle trip app.

You can drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Dingle, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Limerick.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Castlegregory, Dunquin, Ventry, Kingdom Falconry, Conor Pass
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Skellig Ring Scenic Drive ©
Skellig Ring Scenic Drive
Gallarus Oratory ©
Gallarus Oratory
The Great Blasket Centre and Island ©
The Great Blasket Centre and Island

1
night
Limerick, Ireland

Limerick ©
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Church, don't miss a visit to The Treaty Stone, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Munchin's Catholic Church, explore the historical opulence of King John's Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mary's Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at Hunt Museum.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Limerick route maker app.

You can drive from Dingle to Limerick in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Liscannor.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
King John's Castle ©
King John's Castle
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church
Hunt Museum ©
Hunt Museum

1
night
Liscannor, Ireland

Liscannor ©
Liscannor is a coastal village in County Clare, Ireland.GeographyLying on the west coast of Ireland, on Liscannor Bay, the village is located on the R478 road between Lahinch, to the east, and Doolin, to the north. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Spanish Point Beach, trek along Hag's Head, get great views at Cliffs of Moher, then head outdoors with Wild Kitchen, then steep yourself in history at Poulnabrone Dolmen, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kilfenora Cathedral & Crosses.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Liscannor trip planner.

Getting from Limerick to Liscannor by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Liscannor

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Poulnabrone Dolmen, Spanish Point Beach, Wild Kitchen, Kilfenora Cathedral & Crosses
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Hag's Head ©
Hag's Head
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Poulnabrone Dolmen ©
Poulnabrone Dolmen

3
nights
Galway, Ireland

Galway ©
A major hub for visitors exploring Ireland's western regions, Galway serves as a city of art and culture, renowned for its vibrant lifestyle and numerous festivals.
Get some cultural insight at Salthill Promenade and Riverside Walk. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Wormhole and National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock. Change things up with these side-trips from Galway: Gort (Kilmacduagh Tower, Coole Park Nature Reserve, &more), Standun (in Spiddal) and Burren Nature Sanctuary & Cafe (in Kinvara). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Galway Fisheries Watchtower Museum, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Salthill Beaches, and take in nature's colorful creations at Circle of Life National Organ Donor Commemorative Garden.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Galway vacation planner.

Getting from Liscannor to Galway by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July in Galway, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Westport.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Gort, Standun, National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock, The Wormhole, Burren Nature Sanctuary & Cafe
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Kilmacduagh Tower ©
Kilmacduagh Tower
Thoor Ballylee - Yeats Museum ©
Thoor Ballylee - Yeats Museum
National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock ©
National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock

2
nights
Westport, Ireland

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): appreciate the history behind St. Patrick Statue, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, view the masterpieces at The Quay Gallery, steep yourself in history at Clew Bay Heritage Centre, then tee off at Westport Golf Club, and finally explore by horseback at Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church, then look for gifts at Marlene's Chocolate Haven, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ballintubber Abbey.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Westport road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Galway to Westport in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Westport are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. On the 27th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Westport

Outdoors Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Murrisk Abbey, Ballintubber Abbey
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre ©
Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre
Murrisk Abbey ©
Murrisk Abbey
Ballintubber Abbey
Ballintubber Abbey

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Île de la Cité and Loire a Velo Cycle Path. Explore hidden gems such as Musee Rodin and Musee Nissim de Camondo. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Reims (La Maison Mumm & Basilique Saint-Remi), Epernay (Moet et Chandon Champagne Cellars, Avenue de Champagne, &more) and Orleans (Hotel Groslot, Orléans Cathedral, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, explore the world behind art at Musee Marmottan Monet, visit Rue du Gros-Horloge, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Paris travel route planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Westport to Paris. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Westport in July, with highs in Paris at 30°C and lows at 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Rouen, Orleans, Epernay, Reims, Amiens
Find places to stay Jul 27 — Aug 3:
Highlights from your plan
Orléans Cathedral ©
Orléans Cathedral
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

6
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Museum-lovers will get to explore National Museum of Denmark and Amalienborg. Get a sense of the local culture at Nyhavn and Frederiksborg Castle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Copenhagen: Hillerod (Frederiksborg slotshave & Frederiksborg Slotskirke), Fredensborg (Nordmandsdalen & Fredensborg Palace) and Mons Klint (in Moen). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Rosenborg Castle, take a stroll through Stroeget, explore the world behind art at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Our Lady - Copenhagen Cathedral.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen itinerary planner.

Getting from Paris to Copenhagen by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Paris in August: highs in Copenhagen hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Moen, Hillerod, Fredensborg, Hoejerup Gamle Kirke, Cold War Museum Stevnsfort
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Frederiksborg Castle ©
Frederiksborg Castle
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn

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