37 days in Western Europe Itinerary

37 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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37 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Canada
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
3
Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
4
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
6
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
9
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
10
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
11
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Montreal, Canada

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Trim Castle and Kilmainham Gaol. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bru na Boinne and EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dublin: Donaghmore Round Tower (in Navan), Malahide Castle (in Malahide) and Newgrange (in Donore). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Guinness Storehouse, wander the streets of Temple Bar, get lost in a book at Marsh's Library, and don't miss a visit to Smithfield Square.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Dublin trip itinerary app .

Montreal, Canada to Dublin is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Montreal in August; daily highs in Dublin reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Donore, Donaghmore Round Tower, Trim Castle, Malahide Castle, Glendalough Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Glendalough Cathedral ©
Glendalough Cathedral
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol

3
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Melrose Abbey and The Real Mary King's Close are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Dean Village and Ghost & Vampire Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Edinburgh: Traquair House & Brewery (in Innerleithen), Abbotsford House (in Melrose) and Stirling (National Wallace Monument & The Old Town Jail). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Holyrood Park, steep yourself in history at Georgian House, admire the landmark architecture of Craigmillar Castle, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holyrood Abbey.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Edinburgh road trip planning website .

You can fly from Dublin to Edinburgh in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Liverpool.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Stirling, Melrose, Blackness Castle, Traquair House & Brewery
Highlights from your plan
National Wallace Monument ©
National Wallace Monument
Melrose Abbey ©
Melrose Abbey
Holyrood Abbey ©
Holyrood Abbey

3
nights
Liverpool, United Kingdom

Liverpool
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Liverpool Cathedral and Merseyside Maritime Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool and Williamson Tunnels Heritage Centre. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of St. George's Hall, steep yourself in history at Speke Hall, take in the pleasant sights at Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, and take an in-depth tour of International Slavery Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Liverpool trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Edinburgh to Liverpool by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Edinburgh in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Liverpool, with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can take a train to London.

Things to do in Liverpool

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Liverpool Cathedral
Liverpool Cathedral
Speke Hall ©
Speke Hall
Merseyside Maritime Museum ©
Merseyside Maritime Museum

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.
IWM Duxford and Westminster Abbey are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Old Royal Naval College and HMS Belfast. Step out of London to go to St. Albans and see St Albans Cathedral, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Buckingham Palace, ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, walk around Regent's Park, and snap pictures at Tower Bridge.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our London visit planning site .

You can take a train from Liverpool to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

IWM Duxford, St Albans Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
St Albans Cathedral ©
St Albans Cathedral

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Chateau de Pierrefonds and Chateau de Fontainebleau. Chartres Cathedral and Eiffel Tower will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Chateau de Maintenon (in Maintenon) and Chateau de Chantilly (in Chantilly). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, step into the grandiose world of Chateau of Vincennes, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. In August in Paris, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Chateau de Pierrefonds, Chateau de Fontainebleau, Chateau of Vincennes, Chateau de Maintenon, Chartres Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Chartres Cathedral ©
Chartres Cathedral

3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): wander the streets of Thorbeckeplein and then pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then take an in-depth tour of Van Gogh Museum, then see the interesting displays at Zaanse Schans, and finally admire the striking features of Portuguese Synagogue.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam online travel planner .

Take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in August, you will find days in Amsterdam are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Zaanse Schans, Canals area
Highlights from your plan
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

3
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Get some cultural insight at Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and Potsdam's Gardens. Discover out-of-the-way places like Gedenkstaette Berlin-Hohenschoenhausen and Mitte. When in Berlin, make a side trip to see Neues Palais in Potsdam, approximately 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, take in the history at THE ROOM - Live Escape Game Berlin, pause for some photo ops at Victory Column (Siegessaule), and don't miss a visit to East Side Gallery.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Berlin visit planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Berlin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Potsdam, Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Highlights from your plan
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Gedenkstaette Berlin-Hohenschoenhausen ©
Potsdam's Gardens ©
Potsdam's Gardens

3
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ringstrasse and St. Stephen's Cathedral. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Melk Abbey and Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vienna: Burgruine Duernstein (in Durnstein) and Wachau Valley (in Joching). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Karlskirche, take a stroll through Historic Center of Vienna, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Votivkirche.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Vienna trip tool .

Fly from Berlin to Vienna in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September in Vienna, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Burgruine Duernstein, Wachau Valley, Melk Abbey
Highlights from your plan
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Melk Abbey ©
Melk Abbey

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Templo del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus and Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Vila Vella (Old Town) and Ciutat Vella. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Barcelona: Parish Church of Sant Roma (in Lloret de Mar) and Beach Castelldelfels Barcelona (in Castelldefels). The adventure continues: take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, get engrossed in the history at Museu d'Història de Barcelona MUHBA, and stroll around Parc Guell.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona online vacation planner .

You can fly from Vienna to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Vienna in September; daily highs in Barcelona reach 30°C and lows reach 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Parish Church of Sant Roma, Vila Vella (Old Town), Beach Castelldelfels Barcelona
Highlights from your plan
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Four Posts and Catedral de Segovia. Do some cultural sightseeing at Casco Historico de Toledo and Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes. Venture out of the city with trips to Playa del Alberche (in Aldea del Fresno), Avila (The Walls of Avila, Basilica de San Vicente, & more) and Alcazar de Segovia (in Segovia). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid, take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Chapel of St. Anthony of La Florida, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and admire the striking features of Plaza Mayor.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Madrid road trip planning website .

Take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 17°C in Madrid. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Avila, Segovia, Toledo, Playa del Alberche
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
The Walls of Avila ©
The Walls of Avila
Catedral de Segovia ©
Catedral de Segovia

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Basilica da Santissima Trindade and Castelo de S. Jorge. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Monastery of Alcobaca and Palácio Nacional da Ajuda. Venture out of the city with trips to Castelo de Leiria (in Leiria), Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena) and Cabo da Roca (in Colares). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Batalha Monastery, take a stroll through Belém Tower, don't miss a visit to Parque das Nacoes, and appreciate the history behind Capela Das Aparicoes.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Lisbon trip planner.

You can fly from Madrid to Lisbon in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Madrid to Lisbon is minus 1 hour. In September in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Sintra, Fatima, Castelo de Leiria, Cabo da Roca, Monastery of Alcobaca
Highlights from your plan
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Cabo da Roca ©
Cabo da Roca
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

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