17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly + Drive:  16​h
1
Liscannor, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Killarney, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h
4
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 15​min
5
Blaskogabyggd, Iceland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Vik, Iceland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
8
Helsinki, Finland
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Mumbai, India

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 7th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Cliffs of Moher.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Liscannor attractions planner .

Mumbai, India to Liscannor is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 5 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Mumbai in September, with highs in Liscannor at 20°C and lows at 12°C. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Sat) before leaving for Killarney.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher

2
nights
Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Muckross House, then explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, and then appreciate the views at Gap of Dunloe.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Killarney day trip website .

Drive from Liscannor to Killarney in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Gap of Dunloe ©
Gap of Dunloe
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park

2
nights
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.
On the 10th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Lar na Pairce Museum, explore the historical opulence of Rock of Cashel, and then contemplate the long history of Kilkenny Castle. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Carlow Castle, explore the historical opulence of Castledermot Round Tower, then get engrossed in the history at Tullow Museum, and finally step into the grandiose world of Ballymoon Castle.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kilkenny trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Killarney to Kilkenny in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

County Carlow, Lar na Pairce Museum, Tullow Museum, Castledermot Round Tower, Rock of Cashel
Highlights from your plan
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Ballymoon Castle ©
Ballymoon Castle
Lar na Pairce Museum ©
Lar na Pairce Museum

4
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and National Museum of Scotland. Get some cultural insight at Cragside House and Gardens and Royal Yacht Britannia. Change things up with these side-trips from Edinburgh: Bamburgh Castle (in Bamburgh) and Stirling Castle (in Stirling). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, and take in panoramic vistas at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Edinburgh trip planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Kilkenny to Edinburgh in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Stirling Castle, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Cragside House and Gardens, Bamburgh Castle
Highlights from your plan
Cragside House and Gardens ©
Cragside House and Gardens
Bamburgh Castle ©
Bamburgh Castle
Stirling Castle
Stirling Castle

1
night
Blaskogabyggd, Iceland

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, and then get to know the resident critters at Slakki Petting Zoo.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Blaskogabyggd online trip maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Edinburgh to Blaskogabyggd takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Edinburgh in September: highs in Blaskogabyggd hover around 13°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Strokkur
Highlights from your plan
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls

1
night
Vik, Iceland

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 17th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Rutshellir Cave, take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vik Church, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Sand Beach.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Vik trip planner .

Getting from Blaskogabyggd to Vik by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Vik are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Skogar
Highlights from your plan
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Vik Church ©
Vik Church
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach

2
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
On the 18th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Thingvellir National Park, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja. Here are some ideas for day two: see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Reykjavik trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Vik to Reykjavik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Reykjavik, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Thingvellir National Park
Highlights from your plan
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Fishing Charters & Tours
National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland

2
nights
Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
On the 20th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Senate Square, explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally hunt for treasures at Old Market Hall. On your second day here, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Burgher's House (Ruiskumestarin Talo), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukion Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner .

Getting from Reykjavik to Helsinki by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 2 hours. While traveling from Reykjavik, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Esplanadi Park ©
The Esplanadi Park
Kamppi Chapel of Silence ©
Kamppi Chapel of Silence

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