36 days in Europe Itinerary

36 days in Europe Itinerary

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36 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Atlanta, United States
Fly + bus:  12​h 45​min
1
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Gloucester, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Paris, France
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
6
Amsterdam, Holland
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
8
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
9
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
10
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Atlanta, United States

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, examine the collection at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, get into the urban bustle at Reginald's Tower, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, then take in nature's colorful creations at Rothe House and Garden, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, then make a trip to Rock of Cashel, then take an in-depth tour of Edmund Rice Heritage Centre, and finally step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny trip itinerary planning app .

Atlanta, USA to Kilkenny is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 5 hours. Traveling from Atlanta in June, you will find days in Kilkenny are colder (63°F), and nights are a bit cooler (54°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Waterford, Rock of Cashel
Highlights from your plan
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©

4
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.
Head to National Gallery of Ireland and Science Gallery Dublinfor some retail therapy. Your inner history buff will appreciate Kilmainham Gaol and Trinity College Dublin. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Temple Bar, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, explore the world behind art at Chester Beatty Library, and see the interesting displays at Dublin Writers Museum.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Dublin trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Dublin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kilkenny in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Dublin, with lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Gloucester.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

4
nights
Gloucester, United Kingdom

Gloucester ©
Gloucester is a city and district in southwest England, the county city of Gloucestershire. Your inner history buff will appreciate Sudeley Castle and Snowshill Manor. Do some cultural sightseeing at Mechanical Music Museum and Corinium Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Castle Combe Village (in Castle Combe), Berkeley Castle (in Berkeley) and Hailes Abbey (in Hailes). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Nature in Art, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hailes Church, admire the striking features of Chavenage House, and see the interesting displays at Bugatti Trust Visitor Center.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Gloucester trip builder website .

Do a combination of flight and train from Dublin to Gloucester in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Dublin in June, Gloucester is a bit warmer at night with lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to London.

Things to do in Gloucester

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Winchcombe, Tewkesbury, Snowshill Manor, Berkeley Castle, Corinium Museum
Highlights from your plan
Chavenage House ©
Chavenage House
Hailes Church ©
Hailes Church
Bugatti Trust Visitor Center ©
Bugatti Trust Visitor Center

3
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Westminster Abbey and Houses of Parliament. Do some cultural sightseeing at National Gallery and Natural History Museum. The adventure continues: make a trip to Buckingham Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, explore the world behind art at The British Museum, and view the masterpieces at The Queen's Gallery.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our London trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gloucester to London takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in London, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

4
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.
Do your shopping at Champs-Elysees and Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. Let the collections at Palace of Versailles and Louvre Museum capture your imagination. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, don't miss a visit to Arc de Triomphe, and explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Paris tour itinerary planner.

You can take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Other options are to 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 in Paris, with highs around 74°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

4
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum. Popular historic sites such as Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) are in your itinerary. Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery (in The Hague), Old Church (in Delft) and Grote Markt (in Haarlem). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of The Jordaan, admire the masterpieces at Willet-Holthuysen Museum, see the interesting displays at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, and shop like a local with Leidseplein.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam vacation maker site .

Take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Paris in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Amsterdam: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, Old Church, Grote Markt
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

4
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Doge's Palace and Peggy Guggenheim Collection will appeal to history buffs. Gallerie dell'Accademia and Museo Ebraico di Venezia will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Basilica di Sant’Antonio). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to St. Mark's Square, pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, explore the world behind art at Ca' d'Oro, and snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Venice day trip site .

You can fly from Amsterdam to Venice in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Amsterdam in July, expect Venice to be a bit warmer, temps between 87°F and 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Padua
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Visit Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and The Baptistery of St. John for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Uffizi Galleries and Galleria dell'Accademia. When in Florence, make a side trip to see Poggio al Bosco in Tavarnelle Val di Pesa, approximately 52 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, view the masterpieces at M.G. Design, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and get a taste of the local shopping with Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Florence online trip itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Florence are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Poggio al Bosco
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

4
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Vatican Museums and Pantheon. You'll explore and learn at Galleria Borghese and Musei Capitolini. Venture out of the city with trips to Tivoli (Villa d'Este & Villa Adriana). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Rome trip builder app .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Tivoli, Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

2
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Casa Batllo and MACBA- Museo de Arte Moderno de Barcelona. Do some cultural sightseeing at El Barri Gòtic and Barcelona Cathedral. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, stroll through Parc Guell, appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and see the interesting displays at Museo Picasso.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Rome to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Rome in July, plan for little chillier days in Barcelona, with highs around 84°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

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