29 days in Western Europe Itinerary

29 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
Drive
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Belfast, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Drive to Larne, Ferry to Cairnryan, Drive to Glasgow
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive
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Fort William, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive
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Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive
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Inverness, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive
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Pitlochry, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Paris, France
— 6 nights
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Dublin, Ireland

— 4 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.
Get some historical perspective at St Peter's Church and Bective Abbey. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Vagabond Tours and Richmond Barracks. Explore Dublin's surroundings by going to Sally Gap (in Wicklow), Military Road (in Enniskerry) and Newbridge House & Farm (in Donabate). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Portmarnock Beach, take in the awesome beauty at Dublin Mountains, take an in-depth tour of Drogheda Museum Millmount, and stop by Jam Art Factory.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip itinerary maker site.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Dublin is an approximately 9-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Dublin due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tel Aviv in May: highs in Dublin hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Belfast.

Things to do in Dublin

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Belfast, United Kingdom

— 4 nights
A city with character, Belfast remains a great place for a leisurely exploration, as it is still relatively undiscovered by foreign tourists, who usually opt to visit Dublin instead.
Explore hidden gems such as Flame! The Gasworks Museum of Ireland and Irish Republican History Museum. Appreciate the collections at Cultra Manor and Culturlann MacAdam O Fiaich. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Andrew Jackson Centre, take in the exciting artwork at Coppermoon, take an in-depth tour of North Down Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of Marine Gardens Coastal Walk.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Belfast online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Belfast takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Belfast are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Glasgow.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Glasgow, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): learn about all things military at The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Museum, stroll the grounds of Old Town Cemetery, then witness the site of a historic battle at Stirling Bridge, then steep yourself in history at Argyll's Lodging, and finally explore the ancient world of Mar's Wark. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Museum of Piping, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mackintosh Queen's Cross, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Govan Old Parish Church, and finally see the interesting displays at Fairfield Heritage.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Glasgow road trip site.

You can fly from Belfast to Glasgow in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fort William, United Kingdom

— 1 night
Fort William is the second largest settlement in the Highlands of Scotland with around 10,000 inhabitants – and the largest town: only the city of Inverness is larger.Fort William is a major tourist centre, with Glen Coe just to the south, Aonach Mòr to the east and Glenfinnan to the west, on the Road to the Isles. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take a memorable drive along Road to the Isles, look for gifts at The Granite House, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Andrew's Church, and finally hike along Great Glen Way.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Fort William online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Glasgow to Fort William takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Fort William

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Isle of Skye, United Kingdom

— 2 nights
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): see majestic marine mammals with SkyeXplorer Boat Trips, explore the historical opulence of Duntulm Castle, then explore the striking landscape at Trotternish Ridge, then take in the dramatic scenery at Lealt Falls, and finally learn more about the world around you at Staffin Fossil Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Sligachan Old Bridge, then take in the awesome beauty at Black Cuillin, then stop by Skye Batiks, and finally gain interesting insight with Tour Skye.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Isle of Skye road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fort William to Isle of Skye takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Isle of Skye, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Inverness, United Kingdom

— 1 night

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): view the masterpieces at Castle Gallery, stroll around Ness Islands, then take an in-depth tour of Highland Archive Centre, then don't miss a visit to Wardlaw Mausoleum, and finally head outdoors with Highland Tour Guide.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Inverness travel app.

Traveling by car from Isle of Skye to Inverness takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Pitlochry.

Things to do in Inverness

Museums · Tours · Shopping · Outdoors

Pitlochry, United Kingdom

— 1 night
Pitlochry is a burgh in the county of Perthshire in Scotland, lying on the River Tummel. On the 2nd (Wed), make a trip to Blair Atholl Watermill, then take an in-depth tour of Atholl Country Life Museum, then take in the awesome beauty at Ben Vrackie, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Black Spout Wood.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Pitlochry trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Inverness to Pitlochry takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Pitlochry

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Modern Two, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Cathedral, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Canongate Kirk. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Old Temple Kirk, then step into the grandiose world of Rosslyn Castle, then look for all kinds of wild species at Dalhousie Castle Falconry, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St John the Evangelist.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Edinburgh trip maker website.

You can drive from Pitlochry to Edinburgh in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to fly to London.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

London, United Kingdom

— 5 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.
You'll explore and learn at The Musical Museum and Lord's Cricket Ground. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Highgate Cemetery and South Bank. Get out of town with these interesting London side-trips: Ightham Mote (in Ightham), Home of Charles Darwin Down House (in Downe) and Fly a Spitfire - Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar (in Biggin Hill). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Westminster Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Kenwood House, wander the streets of Holland Park, and get engrossed in the history at Royal Hospital Chelsea.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our London trip planner.

You can fly from Edinburgh to London in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Paris, France

— 6 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.
Philippe-Chatrier Court and Église Saint-Étienne-du-Mont are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups and Parc de L'ile Saint Germain. Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Chateau de Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas' House (in Le Port-Marly), Chateau de St-Germain (in Saint-Germain-en-Laye) and Académie Équestre de Versailles (in Versailles). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Chateau of Vincennes, stop by Quartier Montparnasse, get a sense of history and politics at Hotel de Ville, and get to know the fascinating history of Avenue de Champagne.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Paris road trip planning app.

Take a train from London to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from London in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 15°C at night. On the 15th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Scotland travel guide

4.4
Castles · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
A land packed with thousands of years of history, Scotland is home to numerous thriving cities and a vibrant population proud of its distinct culture, heritage, and art. The Scottish people are fond of saying "Good things come in small packages," and nowhere is that more true than in their compact homeland. Despite its relatively small size, the country is crammed full of attractions, not the least of which are numerous world-famous golf courses and whiskey distilleries. Though the sun may not always shine here, Scotland is a stunning country renowned for its dramatic scenery of mountains, valleys, hills, green fields, and rugged coastlines, guaranteeing a diverse holiday. While most tourists restrict their itinerary to the historic Highlands, where they search for the mysterious Loch Ness monster, you can also explore the Lowlands’ outstanding natural wonders and flourishing cultural scene.