39 days in Europe Itinerary

39 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Chicago, United States
Fly:  6 h 30 min
1
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 4 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
2
Akureyri, Iceland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Reykjahlid, Iceland
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
4
Hofn, Iceland
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Vik, Iceland
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 30 min
7
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
8
Stirling, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
9
Dublin, Ireland
— Few hours
Drive:  3 h 15 min
10
Killarney, Ireland
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
11
Dublin, Ireland
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h
12
Paris, France
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  4 h 30 min
13
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
14
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 45 min
15
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 1 night
Train:  12 h 45 min
16
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 45 min
17
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
18
Lagos, Portugal
— 2 nights
Bus:  3 h 45 min
19
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  9 h 30 min
End: Chicago, United States

4
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Explore hidden gems such as Bruarfoss Waterfall and The Cave People. Change things up with these side-trips from Reykjavik: Grábrók Volcano (in Bifrost) and Haukadalur (in Blaskogabyggd). There's more to do: kick back and relax at Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Reykjavik trip maker.

Chicago, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 6 hours. When traveling from Chicago in May, plan for much colder days in Reykjavik, with highs around 49°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bruarfoss Waterfall, Grábrók Volcano, Haukadalur, The Cave People
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Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall
Grábrók Volcano ©
Grábrók Volcano
Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach ©
Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach

1
night
Akureyri, Iceland

Akureyri
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Akureyri travel app.

You can fly from Reykjavik to Akureyri in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Akureyri can reach 49°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. On the 30th (Sat), you're off to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

1
night
Reykjahlid, Iceland

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): Head underground at Lofthellir Lava Cave, head outdoors with Hofdi, and then make a trip to Viti Crater.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Reykjahlid online travel planner.

Getting from Akureyri to Reykjahlid by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 49°F in May, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hofn.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
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Lofthellir Lava Cave ©
Lofthellir Lava Cave
Viti Crater ©
Viti Crater
Hofdi ©
Hofdi

1
night
Hofn, Iceland

Hofn
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Hoffellsjokull Glacier.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Hofn journey planner.

Traveling by car from Reykjahlid to Hofn takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Hofn sees daily highs of 47°F and lows of 40°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks Nature

few
hours
Vik, Iceland

Vik
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Vik holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Hofn to Vik takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 51°F, and evening lows to 47°F. You will leave for Reykjavik on the 1st (Mon).

Things to do in Vik

Parks Outdoors Nature

1
night
Reykjavik, Iceland

Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then visit a coastal fixture at Grotta Lighthouse.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Reykjavik trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vik to Reykjavik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Grotta Lighthouse ©
Grotta Lighthouse

4
nights
Dublin, Ireland

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Walking tours and Marsh's Library.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Dublin travel route builder site.

Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to Dublin takes 5.5 hours. While traveling from Reykjavik, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Dublin, ranging from highs of 64°F to lows of 48°F. On the 6th (Sat), you're off to Stirling.

Things to do in Dublin

Tours

Side Trip

Walking tours
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Walking tours
Marsh's Library ©
Marsh's Library

2
nights
Stirling, United Kingdom

Stirling ©
Stirling is a city in central Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Robert The Bruce Monument, stroll the grounds of Royal Cemetery, look for gifts at Contempo, thentake in nature's colorful creations at The Queen Anne Gardens, and finally get your game on at Cats Meow Kittea Cafe.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Stirling day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Stirling takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. June in Stirling sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 49°F at night. You will leave for Dublin on the 8th (Mon).

Things to do in Stirling

Fun & Games Parks Shopping
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Cats Meow Kittea Cafe ©
Cats Meow Kittea Cafe
Robert The Bruce Monument ©
Robert The Bruce Monument
Contempo ©
Contempo

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hours
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin
To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Dublin online visit planner.

You can fly from Stirling to Dublin in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. On the 8th (Mon), you're off to Killarney.

Things to do in Dublin

Nightlife Tours Outdoors

5
nights
Killarney, Ireland

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and St. Mary's Cathedral. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Torc Mountain Walk, trek along The Kerry Way, sample the tasty concoctions at Killarney Brewing Company, and admire the natural beauty at Killarney House Gardens.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Killarney road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Dublin to Killarney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Killarney are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Killarney

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Kerry Cliffs
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Torc Mountain Walk ©
Torc Mountain Walk
St. Mary's Cathedral ©
St. Mary's Cathedral

1
night
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin
To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip planner.

You can drive from Killarney to Dublin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from Killarney in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Dublin, with lows of 48°F. On the 14th (Sun), you'll travel to Paris.

Things to do in Dublin

Nightlife Tours Outdoors

1
night
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.
To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Dublin to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Dublin in June; daily highs in Paris reach 74°F and lows reach 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Lucerne.
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Luxembourg Palace ©
Luxembourg Palace

2
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Lion Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Kornmarkt.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Lucerne trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Paris to Lucerne in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Interlaken.
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Kornmarkt ©
Kornmarkt
Lion Monument ©
Lion Monument

1
night
Interlaken, Switzerland

Interlaken
Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Interlaken online vacation planner.

You can drive from Lucerne to Interlaken in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in June, and nighttime lows around 53°F. You will leave for Zermatt on the 18th (Thu).

Things to do in Interlaken

Outdoors Parks Tours

1
night
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take in the pleasant sights at Hinterdorfstrasse.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Zermatt online route planner.

Take a train from Interlaken to Zermatt in 3 hours. On the 19th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Barcelona.
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Hinterdorfstrasse ©
Hinterdorfstrasse

1
night
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
You've now added Plaça de la Vila de Gràcia to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): make a trip to Plaça de la Vila de Gràcia and then stop by Barri de Gracia.

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

Traveling by flight from Zermatt to Barcelona takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. June in Barcelona sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 66°F at night. On the 21st (Sun), you'll travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Barri de Gracia ©
Barri de Gracia

4
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Madrid driving holiday planner.

Take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Barcelona in June: highs in Madrid hover around 87°F, while lows dip to 61°F. On the 25th (Thu), you'll travel to Lagos.

Things to do in Madrid

Nightlife Tours Historic Sites

2
nights
Lagos, Portugal

Lagos ©
The allure of the beaches and the town's historical center draw visitors to Lagos, a coastal destination in the Barlavento region of the Algarve.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta da Piedade and then head outdoors with Praia da Batata.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Lagos online itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Lagos takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Madrid to Lagos is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Madrid in June: highs in Lagos hover around 81°F, while lows dip to 65°F. You will leave for Lisbon on the 27th (Sat).

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Praia da Batata ©
Praia da Batata
Ponta da Piedade ©
Ponta da Piedade

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Speed Boats Tours and Mercado de Campo de Ourique. It doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Palácio Nacional da Ajuda and admire the landmark architecture of Panteao Nacional.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Lisbon trip planner.

Drive from Lagos to Lisbon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Lagos in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 60°F in Lisbon. You'll set off for home on the 1st (Wed).

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Shopping Tours
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Palácio Nacional da Ajuda ©
Palácio Nacional da Ajuda
Mercado de Campo de Ourique ©
Mercado de Campo de Ourique

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