26 days in Europe Itinerary

26 days in Europe Itinerary

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26 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Savannah, United States
Fly + bus:  17​h 45​min
1
Dingle, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
4
Strasbourg, France
— 2 nights
train:  6​h
5
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 3 nights
train:  6​h
6
Parma, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Cortona, Italy
— 8 nights
+3
train + bus + foot + Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Savannah, United States

3
nights
Dingle, Ireland

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Greenlane Gallery, get a taste of the local shopping with The Carol Cronin Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church, then examine the collection at Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows, then take in the waterfront activity at Dingle Marina, and finally delve into the distant past at Gallarus Oratory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, identify plant and animal life at Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials, then stop by Sweet Pea Gift Shop, then steep yourself in history at Leacanabuaile Fort, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Daniel O'Connell Memorial Church.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Dingle trip builder .

Savannah, USA to Dingle is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and bus. Traveling from Savannah to Dingle, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Savannah in July, you will find days in Dingle are colder (65°F), and nights are little chillier (56°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Dingle

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Cahersiveen, Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials
Highlights from your plan
Gallarus Oratory ©
Gallarus Oratory
Daniel O'Connell Memorial Church ©
Daniel O'Connell Memorial Church
Greenlane Gallery ©
Greenlane Gallery

2
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.
On the 22nd (Mon), see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol, then contemplate the long history of Guinness Storehouse, and then wander the streets of Temple Bar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): wander the streets of Grafton Street, take an in-depth tour of EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, then examine the collection at Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dublin Mountains.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Dublin trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Dingle to Dublin in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Dublin when traveling from Dingle in July, with lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum ©
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Champs-Elysees and Arc de Triomphe. Get a sense of the local culture at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Louvre Museum. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, take a stroll through Montmartre, get to know the fascinating history of Île de la Cité, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris travel planner .

You can fly from Dublin to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dublin to Paris. Traveling from Dublin in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Paris: highs are around 79°F and lows about 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©

2
nights
Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg ©
Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Le Fort de Schoenenbourg, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Protestant Church of St. Peter the Younger, and then explore the historical opulence of Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: meet the residents at La Montagne des Singes, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Thomas, then wander the streets of La Petite France, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Strasbourg visit site .

You can take a train from Paris to Strasbourg in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Strasbourg can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

Le Fort de Schoenenbourg, Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, La montagne des singes
Highlights from your plan
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg ©
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
Le Fort de Schoenenbourg ©
Le Fort de Schoenenbourg
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg ©

3
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mountaineers' Cemetery and St. Mauritius Church Zermatt. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Matterhorn and Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie". You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zermatt: The Bex Salt Mines (in Bex) and Glacier 3000 (in Les Diablerets). There's still lots to do: hit the slopes at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School, stop by Metzgerei Bayard, and take some stellar pictures from Photopoint Kirchbrucke bridge.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Zermatt road trip planner .

You can take a train from Beaune to Zermatt in 7 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can catch the train to Parma.

Things to do in Zermatt

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

The Bex Salt Mines, Glacier 3000
Highlights from your plan
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Glacier 3000 ©
Glacier 3000
Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School ©
Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School

2
nights
Parma, Italy

Parma ©
Parma is famous for its prosciutto, cheese, and architecture.
On the 1st (Thu), wander the streets of Borgo Castell'Arquato, explore the historical opulence of Rocca di Soragna, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Camera di San Paolo. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Steccata(Madonna della Steccata), then look for gifts at Consorzio Vacche Rosse, then wander the streets of Bergogno Borgo Medioevale, and finally learn about winemaking at Cantina del Borgo.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Parma trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Zermatt to Parma by train takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and shuttle. In August, daytime highs in Parma are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. On the 3rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Cortona.

Things to do in Parma

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Bergogno Borgo Medioevale, Consorzio Vacche Rosse, Cantina del Borgo, Rocca Meli Lupi di Soragna, Borgo Castell'Arquato
Highlights from your plan
Rocca Meli Lupi di Soragna ©
Rocca Meli Lupi di Soragna
Borgo Castell'Arquato ©
Borgo Castell'Arquato
Cattedrale di Parma ©
Cattedrale di Parma

8
nights
Cortona, Italy

Cortona ©
The hilltop town of Cortona gained international attention as the subject of the 2003 film "Under the Tuscan Sun." With the Chiana Valley and Lake Trasimeno as its backdrop, Cortona is one of Tuscany's hotspots for art and culture.
Step off the beaten path and head to Eremo Le Celle and Val d'Orcia. Abbazia di San Galgano and Chiesa di San Giorgio will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cortona: Cappella della Madonna di Vitaleta (in San Quirico d'Orcia), Abazzia di Torri (in Torri) and Castiglione del Lago (Palazzo della Corgna - Palazzo Ducale & Rocca del Leone). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Famiglia Buccelletti Winery, pause for some serene contemplation at Abbazia San Salvatore, contemplate the long history of Centro Storico di Chiusdino, and get to know the fascinating history of Sorano Centro Storico.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cortona trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Parma to Cortona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Cortona

Historic Sites Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Chiusdino, Grosseto, Sarteano, Montemerano, Castiglione del Lago
Highlights from your plan
Abbazia di San Galgano ©
Abbazia di San Galgano
Eremo Le Celle ©
Eremo Le Celle
Val d'Orcia ©
Val d'Orcia

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