34 days in Western Europe Itinerary

34 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Fly to Dublin Airport, Drive to Slane
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Slane, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive
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Galway, Ireland
— 8 nights
Drive
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Westport, Ireland
Drive
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Sligo, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Enniskillen, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive
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Belfast, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly
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Holy Island, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive
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Alnwick, United Kingdom
Train
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York, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive
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Carisbrooke, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Slane, Ireland

— 1 night
Slane is a village in County Meath, in Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Bru na Boinne, then relax in the rural setting at Newgrange Farm, then step into the grandiose world of Trim Castle, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Church. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Hill of Tara (Temair), explore the ancient world of Hill of Slane, then pause for some photo ops at Newgrange, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Slane Whiskey Distillery, and finally explore the historical opulence of Slane Castle.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Slane trip planner.

Denver, USA to Slane is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Denver to Slane due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Denver, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Slane, ranging from highs of 58°F to lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Galway.

Things to do in Slane

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Galway, Ireland

— 8 nights

City of the Tribes

A major hub for visitors exploring Ireland's western regions, Galway serves as a city of art and culture, renowned for its vibrant lifestyle and numerous festivals.
Explore Galway's surroundings by going to Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty), King John's Castle (in Limerick) and Cong (Royal Abbey of Cong, Ireland's School of Falconry, &more). There's still lots to do: get great views at Cliffs of Moher, don't miss a visit to Quay Street, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burren National Park, and experience the excitement of Castlefergus Equestrian.

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Traveling by car from Slane to Galway takes 2.5 hours. May in Galway sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Westport.

Things to do in Galway

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Westport, Ireland

Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
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Getting from Galway to Westport by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Westport are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. You'll set off for Sligo on the 28th (Sat).

Things to do in Westport

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nightlife

Sligo, Ireland

— 3 nights
Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sligo: Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre (in Tulsk), Costello Memorial Chapel (in Carrick-on-Shannon) and Boyle (Drumanone Portal Tomb & Lough Key Forest and Activity Park). There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery, take in the dramatic scenery at Glencar Waterfall, don't miss a visit to Yeats's Grave, and steep yourself in history at Sligo Abbey.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Sligo trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Westport to Sligo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Westport in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sligo, with lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Enniskillen.

Things to do in Sligo

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Enniskillen, United Kingdom

— 2 nights
Enniskillen is a town and civil parish in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Enniskillen Castle, steep yourself in history at National Trust - Florence Court, then Head underground at Marble Arch Caves, and finally stop by Nor Lisa Fashion Boutique. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Abingdon Collection, then get engrossed in the history at Ulster American Folk Park, and then sample the fine beverages at The Boatyard Distillery.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Enniskillen trip planner.

You can drive from Sligo to Enniskillen in 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Belfast.

Things to do in Enniskillen

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Belfast, United Kingdom

— 3 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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Belfast: Causeway Coastal Route (in Ballintoy), Giant's Causeway (in Bushmills) and East Strand (in Portrush). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Titanic Belfast, admire the natural beauty at Belfast Botanical Gardens, get a new perspective on nature at Ulster Museum, and steep yourself in history at Crumlin Road Gaol.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Belfast sightseeing planning app.

Getting from Enniskillen to Belfast by car takes about 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Belfast are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can fly to Holy Island.

Things to do in Belfast

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Holy Island, United Kingdom

— 3 nights
Holy Island is known for historic sites, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Lindisfarne Priory, stroll through Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve, step into the grandiose world of Bamburgh Castle, and see the interesting displays at Belford Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Holy Island journey maker website.

You can fly from Belfast to Holy Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. In June in Holy Island, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Alnwick.

Things to do in Holy Island

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Alnwick, United Kingdom

Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Alnwick travel planner.

Traveling by car from Holy Island to Alnwick takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daytime highs in Alnwick are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. You'll set off for York on the 8th (Wed).

Things to do in Alnwick

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping

York, United Kingdom

— 4 nights

City of Festivals

Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near York: Chatsworth House (in Bakewell) and Peak Mountaineering (in Castleton). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at National Railway Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Breezy Knees Gardens, appreciate the history behind Yorkshire Regiment Boer War Memorial York, and take in the pleasant sights at York City Walls.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the York day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Alnwick to York takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. June in York sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Carisbrooke.

Things to do in York

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Carisbrooke, United Kingdom

— 3 nights
Carisbrooke is known for . Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sea views from St Catherine's Lighthouse, don't miss a visit to Carisbrooke Priory, contemplate the long history of Appuldurcombe House, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Andrews Church.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Carisbrooke trip planner.

Drive from York to Carisbrooke in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daytime highs in Carisbrooke are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bournemouth.

Things to do in Carisbrooke

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Bournemouth, United Kingdom

— 3 nights
Bournemouth is a large coastal resort town on the south coast of England directly to the east of the Jurassic Coast, a 155km World Heritage Site. Get out of town with these interesting Bournemouth side-trips: Stonehenge (in Amesbury), Langford Lakes Nature Reserve (in Steeple Langford) and Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta (in Salisbury). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Bournemouth Beach, explore the world behind art at Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum, contemplate the long history of Wilton House, and get outside with RockReef Adventure Activity Attraction.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bournemouth trip itinerary website.

Getting from Carisbrooke to Bournemouth by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in June, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bournemouth

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

County Meath travel guide

4.2
Theme Parks · Ruins · Castles
Royal County
The birthplace of Irish civilization, County Meath served as a political center of Ireland for many centuries. The region's rich soil, the result of the last ice age, attracted the first settlers nearly 10,000 years ago. Thanks to an abundance of good land, plentiful water, and a strong farming tradition, the county remains one of Ireland's major agricultural regions, known for its production of potatoes, barley, milk, and grain. Much more than just fertile farmland, this area also boasts the country's largest Norman castle and one of the biggest megalithic complexes in the world, a sprawling archaeological site containing a network of 5,000-year-old burial mounds.

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.

Northumberland travel guide

4.3
Castles · History Museums · Architectural Buildings
Famous for its unspoiled natural beauty, Northumberland is considered one of the most picturesque areas of countryside in the entire UK. The region is best explored by car, on the county's well-maintained and very quiet roads. Visitors to the area often report driving distances of over 100 km (70 mi) and meeting only a dozen other cars. In a country so modernized and populous, it's hard to imagine such an undiscovered area of wilderness and tranquility. As you drive over the rugged landscape, only a few houses and some secluded villages dot the horizon. With a mere hour separating it from the Scottish capital, it has a distinctly Scottish feel.

Yorkshire travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · History Museums · Nightlife
The largest of the 39 historic counties of England, Yorkshire's whimsical residents often call their home "God's Own Country." The sprawling county is divided up into four separate regions, each with its own cultural identity, thriving urban centers, and historic market towns that can fill a variety of holiday itineraries. The region’s countryside, featuring green valleys and gently rolling hills, has long attracted tourism from around the globe. Well connected to all other parts of the country by an extensive railway network, Yorkshire is a prime region for outdoor activities, with stunning scenery that includes three national parks. As part of your itinerary, explore the region’s numerous historical sites, but don’t miss meeting the colorful locals, known for being proud, industrious, and extremely opinionated about almost every subject under the sun.

Isle of Wight travel guide

3.8
Nature & Parks · Historic Sites · Gardens
Just a short ferry ride from the mainland, the Isle of Wight has been a magnet for family vacationers for many decades. Today, the largest English island draws a young party crowd with its multitude of music festivals, rustic fishermen’s cafes, and eco-friendly campsites. The island’s main appeal remains its mild climate, allowing for a wide range of outdoor activities and watersports. Its coastline attracts families, who come here to enjoy warm beaches, dramatic cliffs, and ever-changing sand dunes. Despite being only 10 km (6 mi) from the mainland city of Portsmouth, the island is a world apart in terms of scenery, culture, and pace of life.