16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Des Moines, United States
Fly:  13​h
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 1 day
bus:  2​h
2
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Cork, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Killarney, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Dingle, Ireland
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Liscannor, Ireland
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  6​h 30​min
7
London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
8
Nice, France
— 1 day
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Bayeux, France
— 1 day
train:  2​h 30​min
10
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
11
Amsterdam, Holland
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
12
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
13
Siena, Italy
— Few hours
bus:  1​h 30​min
14
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Des Moines, United States

1
day
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 13th (Thu), browse the exhibits of Dublin Castle, take a stroll through Temple Bar, then kick back and relax at Sandycove Beach, and finally trek along Cliff Walk Car Park Bray.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Dublin trip itinerary app .

Des Moines, USA to Dublin is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 6 hours. Traveling from Des Moines in August, expect Dublin to be a bit cooler, temps between 66°F and 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Cliff Walk Car Park Bray
Highlights from your plan
Cliff Walk Car Park Bray ©
Cliff Walk Car Park Bray
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar
Dublin Castle ©
Dublin Castle

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Jerpoint Park as well as Jerpoint Abbey. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, then contemplate the long history of Kilkenny Castle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

To find out how to plan a trip to Kilkenny, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Dublin to Kilkenny by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in August, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Fitzgerald Park, Ballycotton Cliff Walk and St. Peter and Paul's Church. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter and Paul's Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cobh Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Cork City Gaol, appreciate the extensive heritage of Ballycotton Cliff Walk, then walk around Fitzgerald Park, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Colman’s Cathedral.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cork visit planner .

Getting from Kilkenny to Cork by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Cork can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Cobh
Highlights from your plan
Cork City Gaol ©
Cork City Gaol
Cobh Cathedral ©
Cobh Cathedral
Ballycotton Cliff Walk ©
Ballycotton Cliff Walk

2
nights
Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Carrantoohil. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Carrantoohil, explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall, then explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, then appreciate the views at Gap of Dunloe, and finally identify plant and animal life at Kerry Cliffs.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Killarney travel route planner .

You can drive from Cork to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. August in Killarney sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 54°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Mon) before leaving for Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kerry Cliffs
Highlights from your plan
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Gap of Dunloe ©
Gap of Dunloe
Torc Waterfall ©
Torc Waterfall

1
day
Dingle, Ireland

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 17th (Mon), kick back and relax at Inch Beach and then stroll through Coumeenoole Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Dingle day trip site .

You can drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Dingle are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Liscannor.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Inch Beach
Highlights from your plan
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Coumeenoole Beach ©
Coumeenoole Beach

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. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): kick back and relax at Fanore Beach, then explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Moher, then hike along Hag's Head, and finally explore the striking landscape of Burren National Park.

Plan my day in Liscannor using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Liscannor takes 3.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Liscannor can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Fanore Beach, Burren National Park
Highlights from your plan
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Fanore Beach ©
Fanore Beach
Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Holland Park. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): wander the streets of Westminster, then admire the striking features of Westminster Abbey, then step into the grandiose world of Buckingham Palace, and finally wander the streets of Holland Park.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the London route planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Liscannor to London takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. Traveling from Liscannor in August, you will find days in London are somewhat warmer (72°F), and nights are about the same (56°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Westminster ©
Westminster
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

1
day
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
On the 20th (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Haut de Cagnes, take a stroll through Place Rossetti, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de Nice, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastère de Cimiez, and finally see the interesting displays at Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Nice vacation planning site .

Fly from London to Nice in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Nice is 1 hour. Traveling from London in August, things will get a bit warmer in Nice: highs are around 81°F and lows about 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews, Haut de Cagnes
Highlights from your plan
Haut de Cagnes ©
Haut de Cagnes
Place Rossetti ©
Place Rossetti

1
day
Bayeux, France

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Normandy Sightseeing Tours. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Musée de Normandie, gain interesting insight with Normandy Sightseeing Tours, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Bayeux road trip planning website .

You can fly from Nice to Bayeux in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Nice in August, things will get slightly colder in Bayeux: highs are around 73°F and lows about 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Musée de Normandie
Highlights from your plan
Normandy Sightseeing Tours ©
Normandy Sightseeing Tours
Cathedrale Notre-Dame ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame
Musée de Normandie ©
Musée de Normandie

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.
On the 22nd (Sat), head off the coast to Île de la Cité, wander the streets of Trocadero, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, then kick back and relax at Paris Plage, then explore the world behind art at Petit Palais, and finally contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower.

To plan Paris vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by train from Bayeux to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Trocadero ©
Trocadero
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

1
night
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): explore the activities along The Amstel, then take a stroll through The Jordaan, then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and finally explore the activities along Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht).

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam online day trip planner .

Getting from Paris to Amsterdam by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Paris in August: highs in Amsterdam hover around 72°F, while lows dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Nature Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan
Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht) ©
Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht)

1
night
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Foro di Cesare, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cupola di San Pietro, make a trip to Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Pietro in Vincoli, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Rome online trip maker .

Getting from Amsterdam to Rome by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in August; daily highs in Rome reach 90°F and lows reach 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Siena.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cupola di San Pietro
Highlights from your plan
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Cupola di San Pietro ©
Cupola di San Pietro
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

few
hours
Siena, Italy

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di S.Agostino, learn more about the world around you at Museo di Storia Naturale dell'Accademia dei Fisiocritici, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cappella di Piazza.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Siena trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rome to Siena takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Siena can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Florence.

Things to do in Siena

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cappella di Piazza ©
Cappella di Piazza
Chiesa di S.Agostino ©
Chiesa di S.Agostino

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 26th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Di Camaiore, and finally stroll through Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Florence fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by bus from Siena to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August in Florence, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Florence

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno ©
Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

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