34 days in Europe Itinerary

34 days in Europe Itinerary

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Kilkenny, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 3 nights
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Vik, Iceland
— 3 nights
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Bus to Reykjavík, Shuttle to Reykjavik Keflavik Nas, Fly to Copenhagen
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 8 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
— 2 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
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Kilkenny, Ireland

Marble City

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.
Do your shopping at Reginald's Tower and Nicholas Mosse Pottery. Explore hidden gems such as Cahir Castle and Bishop's Palace. Venture out of the city with trips to Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty), Mayfield Birds of Prey (in Kilmacthomas) and Blarney Castle & Gardens (in Blarney). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, admire the masterpieces at The Kilkenny Art Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, and learn more about the world around you at Medieval Mile Museum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny day trip tool.

Brisbane, Australia to Kilkenny is an approximately 30-hour flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Brisbane to Kilkenny due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brisbane in December, expect Kilkenny to be colder, temps between 11°C and 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

4
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Dublin, Ireland

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Guinness Storehouse and Dublin Castle. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum and National Gallery of Ireland. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin tour planner.

Getting from Kilkenny to Dublin by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Dublin are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

3
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Visit Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition and Hallgrimskirkja for their historical value. Visiting Thingvellir National Park and Horseback Riding Tours will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Laugavegur, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and stop by Myconceptstore.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik visit planner.

You can fly from Dublin to Reykjavik in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Dublin in January, things will get little chillier in Reykjavik: highs are around 3°C and lows about -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Spas

Side Trip

3
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Vik, Iceland

Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Get in touch with nature at Reynisfjara Beach and Skogafoss. Step off the beaten path and head to Black Sand Beach and Dyrhólaey. Get out of town with these interesting Vik side-trips: Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall (in Hella) and UNA Local Product (in Hvolsvollur). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Vik trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Vik when traveling from Reykjavik in January, with lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

8
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Copenhagen, Denmark

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Get a sense of the local culture at Nyhavn and Davids Samling (The David Collection). You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Our Saviour's Church and Torvehallerne. Change things up with these side-trips from Copenhagen: Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (in Humlebaek), Roskilde (Viking Ship Museum & Roskilde Domkirke) and The Danish Railway Museum (in Odense). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Tivoli Gardens, step into the grandiose world of Rosenborg Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frederiks Kirke (Marmorkirken), and take in panoramic vistas at Rundetarn.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Copenhagen planner.

You can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight from Vik to Copenhagen in 12 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, shuttle, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, flight, and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Berlin, Germany

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and Camera Work. You'll discover tucked-away gems like THE ROOM - Live Escape Game Berlin and Mall of Berlin. When in Berlin, make a side trip to see Spreewaldfahrt, Familie Goertz in Lubben, approximately Lubben away. There's much more to do: visit Mitte, admire the landmark architecture of Die Hackeschen Hoefe, explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, and explore the wide array of goods at Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe).

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Berlin trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Fly from Copenhagen to Berlin in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): go for a walk through Ludwigstrasse, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Sebastian Chapel, then fly down the slopes at Partenkiirchner Bergbahen, then head outdoors with Zugspitze, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mariae Heimsuchung Kirche. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Partnachklamm, then examine the collection at Munter-Haus, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter und Paul.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Garmisch-Partenkirchen trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Garmisch-Partenkirchen takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. January in Garmisch-Partenkirchen sees daily highs of 4°C and lows of -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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Munich, Germany

Village of a Million People

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Get some cultural insight at Munich Residenz and Kunsthalle Munich. Let the collections at Alte Pinakothek and Galerie Hegemann capture your imagination. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, make a trip to Marienplatz, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Burgersaalkirche, and explore the world behind art at Staatliche Museum Agyptischer Kunst.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Munich road trip website.

Drive from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Munich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -3°C. On the 27th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Ireland travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.

Iceland travel guide

4.5
Waterfalls · Churches · Thermal Spas
Land of Fire and Ice
Experience the drama of this mountainous island in the North Atlantic, from glacial rivers to rushing waterfalls and geothermal hot spots. Iceland's cities, like its capital Reykjavik, are home to passionate natives who honor their Icelandic culture and history. Venture from the cities to experience the country's most powerful attraction: its breathtaking landscapes. Take a trip to one of the island's renowned national parks, see the effects of volcanic activity, and go for a dip in one of its many lakes. A haven for outdoor recreation, you can glacier hike, whitewater raft, and swim in natural pools.

Denmark travel guide

4.1
Theme Parks · Historic Walking Areas · Castles
Known for its old-fashioned charm, Denmark often is referenced as a fairy-tale setting by visitors and locals alike. With quaint cobblestone streets leading the way to art galleries, museums, and historical sights, plus a modern and easily accessible public transportation system, Denmark seamlessly blends its rich history with modern advancements. Be inspired by the works of local legends, including the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen, the symphonies of Carli Nielsen, and the astronomy work of Tycho Brahe, then play a bit at amusement parks like Legoland. Visitors often find themselves developing "hygge," the untranslatable Danish trait that encapsulates a sense of coziness and contentment, which is thought to have a great deal of influence on Denmark's standing as one of the happiest nations on the planet.

Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.