17 days in Europe & Beirut Itinerary

17 days in Europe & Beirut Itinerary

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Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Beirut, Lebanon
— 6 nights
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Marseille, France
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Dublin, Ireland

— 2 nights

Fair City

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 Stephens Green, Guinness Storehouse, Irish Whiskey Museum, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): shop like a local with Grafton Street, walk around St Stephens Green, get engrossed in the history at Irish Famine Exhibition, see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, then see the interesting displays at Irish Whiskey Museum, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at Irish Music Bar Tour.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip builder website.

Chicago, USA to Dublin is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Chicago to Dublin. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Chicago in July: high temperatures in Dublin hover around 68°F and lows are around 51°F. On the 6th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Beirut.

Things to do in Dublin

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Beirut, Lebanon

— 6 nights

Paris of the East

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.
Escape the urban bustle at The Cedars of God and Tyre Beach. Temples of Baalbek and Byblos Citadel will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Beirut side-trips: Bcharre (Qadisha Valley, Gibran Museum, &more), Saydet el Hosn Lady of the Fortress (in Ehden) and Beit Eddine (in Beiteddine). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Beirut, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint John-Marc Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Memoire Du Temps, and explore the ancient world of Tyre Hippodrome.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Beirut trip planning app.

You can fly from Dublin to Beirut in 11 hours. Traveling from Dublin to Beirut, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Dublin, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Beirut, ranging from highs of 88°F to lows of 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Marseille.

Things to do in Beirut

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Marseille, France

— 3 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole and Palais Longchamp. You'll get in some beach time at Plage de Jean Blanc and Plage de L'Argentiere. Change things up with these side-trips from Marseille: Arles (St-Trophime Cloister (Cloitre St-Trophime), Eglise St-Trophime, &more), Les Antiques (in Saint-Remy-de-Provence) and Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Rade de Toulon, trek along Sentier du littoral - Le Lavandou - Plage de la Fossette, contemplate the long history of Palais du Pharo, and take an in-depth tour of Musee d'Archeologie Mediterraneenne.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Marseille road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Beirut to Marseille takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Beirut to Marseille is minus 1 hour. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Beirut in July since evenings lows in Marseille dip to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Paris.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Paris, France

— 2 nights

City of Light

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Musee d'Orsay. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): get a sense of history and politics at Hotel de Ville, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, make a trip to La Madeleine, examine the collection at Musee Nissim de Camondo, then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and finally stop by Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse, admire the masterpieces at Petit Palais, see the interesting displays at Musee du Parfum - Fragonard, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Pere-Lachaise Cemetery, and finally explore the world behind art at Atelier des Lumieres.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Paris holiday tool.

You can fly from Marseille to Paris in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In July, Paris is little chillier than Marseille - with highs of 79°F and lows of 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can catch the train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

London, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

The Square Mile

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 17th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Big Ben, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, take a stroll through Westminster, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, and finally take a stroll through South Bank.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the London trip planner.

Getting from Paris to London by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Paris to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Paris in July, expect nights in London to be about the same, around 56°F, while days are slightly colder, around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks