12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

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12 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Boston, United States
Fly:  9​h
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 1 night
train:  1​h
3
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
6
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Boston, United States

1
night
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.
On the 19th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum, then contemplate the long history of Guinness Storehouse, then explore the world behind art at Chester Beatty, and finally don't miss a visit to Temple Bar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, steep yourself in history at Trim Castle, and then browse the exhibits of Kilmainham Gaol.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Dublin trip itinerary builder tool .

Boston, USA to Dublin is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Boston in May, with highs in Dublin at 59°F and lows at 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Glasgow.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Trim Castle
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum ©
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

1
night
Glasgow, United Kingdom

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): examine the collection at Glasgow Police Museum, browse the exhibits of Provand's Lordship, then get engrossed in the history at The Tenement House, then contemplate the long history of The Mackintosh House, and finally take an in-depth tour of Hunterian Museum.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Glasgow route planner.

You can fly from Dublin to Glasgow in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In May, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Glasgow Police Museum ©
Glasgow Police Museum
Provand's Lordship ©
Provand's Lordship
The Tenement House ©
The Tenement House

2
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): steep yourself in history at Inchcolm Abbey and Island, step into the grandiose world of Craigmillar Castle, contemplate the long history of Gilmerton Cove, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Greyfriars Kirkyard, and finally take an in-depth tour of Surgeons' Hall Museums.

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Traveling by train from Glasgow to Edinburgh takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in May, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Inchcolm Abbey and Island ©
Inchcolm Abbey and Island
Surgeons' Hall Museums ©
Surgeons' Hall Museums
Craigmillar Castle ©
Craigmillar Castle

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at The London Film Museum - Covent Garden, then contemplate the long history of Wallace Collection, and finally contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rochester Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Ightham Mote, then explore the world behind art at Kenwood House, and finally explore the world behind art at The Courtauld Gallery.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the London trip app .

You can fly from Edinburgh to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May, daytime highs in London are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Ightham Mote, Rochester Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Wallace Collection ©
Wallace Collection
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

2
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): examine the collection at Atomium, steep yourself in history at Grand Place, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, and finally admire the striking features of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Graslei and Korenlei, get engrossed in the history at Museum Plantin-Moretus, then see the interesting displays at Rubens House (Rubenshuis), and finally get to know the fascinating history of Cogels Osylei.

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You can take a train from London to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Brussels. In May, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Antwerp, Graslei and Korenlei
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Museum Plantin-Moretus
Museum Plantin-Moretus

2
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.
Appreciate the collections at Musee d'Orsay and Musee Marmottan Monet. Popular historic sites such as Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe are in your itinerary. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Orléans Cathedral (in Orleans) and Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte (in Maincy). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, wander the streets of Ile Saint-Louis, and step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Paris planner .

Traveling by train from Brussels to Paris takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, Orléans Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte ©
Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte

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