17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  13​h 45​min
1
Sligo, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
4
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
5
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
6
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
Lens, France
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Bangkok, Thailand

1
night
Sligo, Ireland

Sligo ©
Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
On the 4th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Sligo Abbey, then stroll the grounds of Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Knocknarea, and finally stroll the grounds of Yeats's Grave. Keep things going the next day: snap pictures at Fairy Bridges, admire the landmark architecture of Lissadell House, and then kick back and relax at Strandhill Beach.

To find maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sligo road trip planning site .

Toronto, Canada to Sligo is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry, flight, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Sligo is 5 hours. While traveling from Toronto, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Sligo, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Sligo

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Yeats's Grave, Fairy Bridges
Highlights from your plan
Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery ©
Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery
Fairy Bridges ©
Fairy Bridges
Knocknarea ©
Knocknarea

3
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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, browse the collection at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, and stop by Temple Bar.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Dublin online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Sligo to Dublin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Sligo in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 7°C in Dublin. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Liverpool.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

2
nights
Liverpool, United Kingdom

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool, then stroll the grounds of Liverpool Cathedral, then take a leisurely stroll along Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, and finally examine the collection at The Beatles Story. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Merseyside Maritime Museum and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Liverpool travel itinerary planner .

Fly from Dublin to Liverpool in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to London.

Things to do in Liverpool

Tours Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool ©
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool
Merseyside Maritime Museum ©
Merseyside Maritime Museum

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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our London online trip planner .

Getting from Liverpool to London by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, then steep yourself in history at Grand Place, and finally don't miss a visit to Hôtel de Ville de Bruxelles. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe, see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and then see the interesting displays at Atomium.

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Take a train from London to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from London to Brussels, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Brussels are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Atomium ©
Atomium
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)

2
nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
On the 16th (Sat), examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, make a trip to The Markt, make a trip to Oude Griffie, then take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum, then stroll around Minnewaterpark, then contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, and finally steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Bruges trip app .

You can take a train from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Lens.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
The Markt ©
The Markt
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge

1
night
Lens, France

Lens ©
Lens is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in northern France. Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Les Terrils Jumeaux du 11/19, see the interesting displays at Musée du Louvre-Lens, then pause for some photo ops at Monument et Parc commémoratifs du Canada à Vimy, and finally make a trip to Grand Place.

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Traveling by car from Bruges to Lens takes 1.5 hours. In May in Lens, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lens

Museums

Side Trips

Grand Place, Monument et Parc commémoratifs du Canada à Vimy
Highlights from your plan
Musée du Louvre-Lens ©
Musée du Louvre-Lens
Les Terrils Jumeaux du 11/19 ©
Les Terrils Jumeaux du 11/19

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