17 days in Europe & Beirut Itinerary

17 days in Europe & Beirut Itinerary

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17 days in Europe & Beirut Itinerary

Start: Chicago, United States
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
2
Beirut, Lebanon
— 6 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
3
Marseille, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
5
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Chicago, United States

2
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes St. Stephen's Green, Guinness Storehouse, Irish Whiskey Museum, and other attractions. On the 17th (Mon), see Irish Music Bar Tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable tour with Tours, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, then see the interesting displays at Irish Whiskey Museum, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Guinness Storehouse, and finally stroll through St. Stephen's Green.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Dublin trip planner .

Chicago, USA to Dublin is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Chicago in June: high temperatures in Dublin hover around 64°F and lows are around 48°F. You'll set off for Beirut on the 19th (Wed).

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Tours Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse

6
nights
Beirut, Lebanon

Beirut ©
Sitting on the Mediterranean coast, Beirut, the country's capital and largest city, has plenty of appeal itself, as well as offering a convenient base for exploring the country's other sights and cities.
Visit Temples of Baalbek and Baalbek Roman Ruins for their historical value. You'll get in some beach time at Tyre Beach and LAZY B BEACH CLUB. Get out of town with these interesting Beirut side-trips: Chateau Ksara (in Zahle), Byblos (Memoire Du Temps, Saint Charbel Tomb, & more) and Saydet el Hosn Lady of the Fortress (in Ehden). And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Jeita Grotto, explore the ancient world of Tyre, make a trip to Crusaders Sea Castle, and see the interesting displays at Mim Museum - Mineral Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Beirut trip planner .

Getting from Dublin to Beirut by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Dublin to Beirut is 2 hours. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Dublin in June; daily highs in Beirut reach 86°F and lows reach 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Beirut

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Sidon, Bcharre, Byblos, Sur, Baalbeck
Highlights from your plan
Temples of Baalbek ©
Temples of Baalbek
Jeita Grotto ©
Jeita Grotto
National Museum of Beirut ©
National Museum of Beirut

3
nights
Marseille, France

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Get some cultural insight at Carrieres des Lumieres and Cours Mirabeau. Step off the beaten path and head to Calanques and Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marseille: Chateau La Coste en Provence (in Le Puy-Sainte-Reparade), Arles (Abbaye de Montmajour, Eglise St-Trophime, & more) and Old Town (in Hyeres). There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Marseille trip planner.

You can fly from Beirut to Marseille in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Beirut to Marseille, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Beirut in June, Marseille is slightly colder at night with lows of 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Arles, Aix-en-Provence, Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole, Carrieres des Lumieres, Vieille Ville
Highlights from your plan
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres
Calanques ©
Calanques
Eglise St-Trophime ©
Eglise St-Trophime

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.
You've now added Musee d'Orsay to your itinerary. On the 29th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, then pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and finally wander the streets of Montmartre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

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You can fly from Marseille to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Marseille in June; daily highs in Paris reach 74°F and lows reach 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can catch the train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

2
nights
London, United Kingdom

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Drusillas Park, take a stroll through North Laine, then ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, and finally take a stroll through Westminster.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the London driving holiday site .

You can take a train from Paris to London in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Paris in June, expect nights in London to be about the same, around 52°F, while days are little chillier, around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

North Laine, Drusillas Park, The River Cam
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Westminster ©
Westminster

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