56 days in Europe Itinerary

56 days in Europe Itinerary

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56 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Salt Lake City, United States
Fly:  12​h 30​min
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Amsterdam, Holland
— Few hours
bus:  30​min
2
Haarlem, Holland
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
3
Delft, Holland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
5
Ghent, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
6
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Trier, Germany
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
8
Koblenz, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Frankfurt, Germany
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
10
Karlsruhe, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
11
Oberammergau, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
12
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
13
Rothenburg, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
14
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
15
Hamburg, Germany
— 2 nights
+2
train + tram + Fly:  4​h
16
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
17
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 10 nights
train:  1​h
18
Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
bus:  45​min
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Stirling, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
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Inverness, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
21
Ballachulish, United Kingdom
— Few hours
Drive:  15​min
22
Glencoe Village, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
23
Oban, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
24
Callander, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
25
Dublin, Ireland
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Salt Lake City, United States

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Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Amsterdam trip maker site .

Salt Lake City, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central European Time is 8 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Salt Lake City in September, with highs in Amsterdam at 67°F and lows at 52°F. You will leave for Haarlem on the 9th (Wed).

Things to do in Amsterdam

Tours Outdoors Nightlife

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Haarlem, Holland

Haarlem ©
Often referred to as "Mini Amsterdam," Haarlem provides all the classical charm of Amsterdam, but on a smaller scale.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Teylers Museum, steep yourself in history at Hofje van Bakenes, take in the exciting artwork at De Vishal, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt, then don't miss a visit to Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), and finally steep yourself in history at Stadhuis Haarlem. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Hofjeswandeling in Haarlem and then stroll around Haarlemmerhout.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Haarlem trip itinerary site .

Haarlem is just a short distance from Amsterdam. In September, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can take a train to Delft.

Things to do in Haarlem

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Hofje van Bakenes ©
Hofje van Bakenes
Grote Markt ©
Grote Markt
Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo) ©

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Delft, Holland

Delft ©
Delft is a town rich in tradition and provides a lovely alternative to the bustling more popular cities.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): admire the striking features of Gemeenlandshuis van Delfland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles, pause for some serene contemplation at Nieuwe Kerk, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Maria van Jessekerk, then admire the striking features of Maria Van Jesse Church, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum Paul Tetar van Elven.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Delft road trip planning website .

Take a train from Haarlem to Delft in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Delft

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Groote Kerk, Strand Rockanje
Highlights from your plan
Gemeenlandshuis van Delfland ©
Gemeenlandshuis van Delfland
Nieuwe Kerk ©
Nieuwe Kerk
Old Church ©
Old Church

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Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Saint George's Memorial Church, stroll the grounds of Ramparts Cemetery, stop by The Bottle Shop, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, then enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, and finally admire the striking features of Brugge Sint Jacobskerk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sint-Walburgakerk, explore the different monuments and memorials at German War Cemetery of Langemark , Belgium, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Langemark Cemetery, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Battle of Polygon Wood.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Bruges tour itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Delft to Bruges takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can take a train to Ghent.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Ieper (Ypres), German War Cemetery of Langemark , Belgium, Langemark Cemetery, Battle of Polygon Wood
Highlights from your plan
Saint George's Memorial Church ©
Saint George's Memorial Church
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
Belfry of Bruges ©
Belfry of Bruges

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Ghent, Belgium

Ghent ©
Ghent melds the fairy tale-like beauty of Bruges with its stunning Flemish architecture, while at the same time supporting a vibrant cafe and bar scene.
On the 16th (Wed), wander the streets of Patershol, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Bavo's Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas' Cathedral, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Kraanlei, and finally step into the grandiose world of Gravensteen. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Peter's Abbey, see the interesting displays at STAM Ghent City Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Flanders Field American Cemetery, then get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk en de Gravenkapel.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Ghent online trip planner .

Ghent is very close to Bruges. September in Ghent sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kortrijk, Flanders Field American Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Saint Bavo's Cathedral ©
Saint Bavo's Cathedral
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
St. Nicholas' Cathedral ©
St. Nicholas' Cathedral

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Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
On the 18th (Fri), admire the striking features of Guild Houses, steep yourself in history at Grand Place, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, then step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace of Brussels, then admire the striking features of Parc du Cinquantenaire, and finally appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), see the interesting displays at Atomium, then steep yourself in history at Fort Breendonk, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Paul's Church, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Cogels Osylei.

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

You can take a train from Ghent to Brussels in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Trier.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Antwerp, Fort Breendonk
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

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Trier, Germany

Trier ©
Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Porta Nigra and Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum). Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom) and Amphitheater. Explore Trier's surroundings by going to Niederburg (in Manderscheid), Mosel Valley (in Bernkastel-Kues) and Grevenburg Castle (in Traben-Trarbach). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paulin-Kirche, explore the ancient world of Imperial Roman Baths, admire the striking features of Konstantinbasilika, and steep yourself in history at Romische Villa Urbana.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Trier day trip site .

Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Trier takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train and shuttle. In September, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Koblenz.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites Wineries Nature

Side Trips

Mosel Valley, Grevenburg Castle, Niederburg
Highlights from your plan
Porta Nigra ©
Porta Nigra
Niederburg ©
Niederburg
Liebfrauenkirche ©
Liebfrauenkirche

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Koblenz, Germany

Koblenz ©
Calling itself "Germany's most beautiful corner," Koblenz is tucked in the picturesque valley formed by the Rhine and Moselle rivers and is one of the most popular spots on tourist itineraries.
Get some cultural insight at Reichsburg Cochem and Burg Eltz. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress and Burg Thurant. Get out of town with these interesting Koblenz side-trips: Historische Altstadt Wetzlar (in Wetzlar), Beilstein Castle/Burg Metternich (in Beilstein) and Schlagkamp Weinmuseum (in Senheim). There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of Bundesbank-Bunker Cochem, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Elizabeth Church, examine the collection at Marburger Landgrafenschloss Museum, and step into the grandiose world of Schloss Stolzenfels.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Koblenz online itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Trier to Koblenz in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Koblenz are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Koblenz

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Marburg, Schlagkamp Weinmuseum, Burg Thurant, Reichsburg Cochem, Burg Eltz
Highlights from your plan
Reichsburg Cochem ©
Reichsburg Cochem
Burg Eltz ©
Burg Eltz
Beilstein Castle/Burg Metternich ©
Beilstein Castle/Burg Metternich

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Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
On the 24th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Dreikonigskirche, steep yourself in history at Old Nicholas Church (Alte Nikolaikirche), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus), then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Johannisburg mit Schlossanlagen, and finally explore the historical opulence of Burg Ronneburg. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Castle Greifenstein, then steep yourself in history at Sprudelhof Bad Nauheim, then admire the natural beauty at Ehemalige Benediktinerabtei, and finally see the interesting displays at Dialog Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Frankfurt travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Koblenz to Frankfurt takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Frankfurt sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Karlsruhe.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Ehemalige Benediktinerabtei, Schloss Johannisburg mit Schlossanlagen, Sprudelhof Bad Nauheim, Burg Ronneburg
Highlights from your plan
Burg Ronneburg ©
Burg Ronneburg

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Karlsruhe, Germany

Karlsruhe ©
One of Germany's first truly "planned" cities, Karlsruhe is naturally a center for technological development and important national institutions.
On the 26th (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Speyer Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Evangelische Stadtkirche, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally make a trip to Karlsruhe Palace. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Trifels Castle, make a trip to Pfarrkirche St. Stephan, then don't miss a visit to Turmberg, and finally explore the world behind art at ZKM | Center for Art and Media.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Karlsruhe tour planner.

Traveling by train from Frankfurt to Karlsruhe takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Oberammergau.

Things to do in Karlsruhe

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Trifels Castle, Speyer Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Speyer Cathedral ©
Speyer Cathedral
Trifels Castle ©
Trifels Castle
ZKM | Zentrum fuer Kunst und Medien ©

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Oberammergau, Germany

Oberammergau ©
Nestled in a valley within the Bavarian Alps, Oberammergau is known not only for its famous theater productions, but also for its large selection of dining, shopping, and traditional crafts.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Oberammergau Church, then make a trip to Pilatushaus, then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hohenschwangau, and finally step into the grandiose world of Schloss Neuschwanstein. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Oberammergau Museum, head outdoors with Alpine Coaster Oberammergau, and then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Linderhof.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Oberammergau tour app .

Getting from Karlsruhe to Oberammergau by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in September, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Oberammergau

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Schloss Hohenschwangau, Schloss Neuschwanstein, Schloss Linderhof
Highlights from your plan
Schloss Hohenschwangau ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau
Schloss Linderhof ©
Schloss Linderhof
Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein

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Munich, Germany

Munich ©
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.
On the 30th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, get curious at Deutsches Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Nymphenburg Palace. On your second day here, examine the collection at Munich Residenz, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Burgersaalkirche, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Schleissheim, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Maria de Victoria Kirche.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Munich online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Oberammergau to Munich in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

St. Maria de Victoria Kirche, Schloss Schleissheim
Highlights from your plan
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz

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Rothenburg, Germany

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Schloss und Schlossgarten Weikersheim, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche), steep yourself in history at Gerlachschmiede, then make a trip to Kobolzeller Tor, then examine the collection at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), and finally take a stroll through Vieille Ville. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Rodertor, then contemplate the long history of Town Walls, then steep yourself in history at Markusturm and Buttelhaus, and finally make a trip to Klingentor.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Rothenburg sightseeing planner.

Getting from Munich to Rothenburg by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in Rothenburg are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Schloss und Schlossgarten Weikersheim
Highlights from your plan
Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Town Walls ©
Town Walls
Schloss und Schlossgarten Weikersheim ©

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and Potsdam's Gardens. Do some cultural sightseeing at Gedenkstaette Berlin-Hohenschoenhausen and East Side Gallery. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, explore the historical opulence of Charlottenburg Palace, don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate, and steep yourself in history at Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Berlin driving holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Koblenz to Berlin takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Passau.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Potsdam's Gardens
Highlights from your plan
East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery
Potsdam's Gardens ©
Potsdam's Gardens
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace

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Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg ©
As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Rathausmarkt. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at St Nikolai Memorial, appreciate the extensive heritage of Speicherstadt, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Ohlsdorf Cemetery, then appreciate the extensive heritage of An der Obertrave, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lubeck Cathedral.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Hamburg driving holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Berlin to Hamburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Hamburg can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Hamburg

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lubeck
Highlights from your plan
St Nikolai Memorial ©
St Nikolai Memorial
Speicherstadt ©
Speicherstadt
St. Petri zu Lubeck ©
St. Petri zu Lubeck

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Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House, then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, then examine the collection at Zaanse Schans, and then wander the streets of The Jordaan.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam day trip planning website .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Hamburg to Amsterdam in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bamburgh Castle and Rosslyn Chapel. Get some historical perspective at Edinburgh Castle and Grassmarket. Change things up with these side-trips from Edinburgh: Tantallon Castle (in North Berwick), Lindisfarne Priory (in Holy Island) and Melrose (Melrose Abbey & Abbotsford House). There's lots more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Greyfriars Kirk, steep yourself in history at Holyrood Abbey, examine the collection at Surgeons' Hall Museums, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Edinburgh Gin Distillery.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip builder app .

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Edinburgh takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Edinburgh is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in October, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can take a train to Glasgow.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Jedburgh, Melrose, Blackness Castle, Rosslyn Chapel, Tantallon Castle
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Lindisfarne Priory ©
Lindisfarne Priory

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Glasgow, United Kingdom

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Roman Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral of St Andrew. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Glasgow Police Museum, then contemplate the long history of Glasgow Cathedral, then stroll through Glasgow Green, and finally examine the collection at Govan Old Parish Church.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Glasgow online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by train from Edinburgh to Glasgow takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Stirling.

Things to do in Glasgow

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Dumbarton, Chatelherault, Paisley Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Glasgow Cathedral ©
Glasgow Cathedral
Dumbarton Castle ©
Dumbarton Castle

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Stirling, United Kingdom

Stirling
Stirling is a city in central Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): contemplate the long history of Dunblane Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of Dumyat Path, steep yourself in history at Cambuskenneth Abbey, steep yourself in history at Argyll's Lodging, then steep yourself in history at Mar's Wark, and finally steep yourself in history at The Old Town Jail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): take in the history at Stirling Bridge, brush up on your military savvy at Argyll Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Museum, see the interesting displays at Great Kitchens, then explore the historical opulence of Stirling Castle, and finally explore the world behind art at Stirling Smith Art Gallery & Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Stirling trip planner .

You can take a bus from Glasgow to Stirling in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Stirling are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Stirling

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Dunblane Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Stirling Castle
Stirling Castle
Church of the Holy Rude ©
Church of the Holy Rude
Cambuskenneth Abbey ©
Cambuskenneth Abbey

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Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield, witness the site of a historic battle at Battlefield Select Tours, pause for some serene contemplation at Old Kirk Yard, get a taste of the local shopping with Scottish Flair Art Gallery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Old High Church, Inverness, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Catholic Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: shop like a local with Castle Gallery, go for a walk through Greig Street Bridge, then look for gifts at The Merchant, then see the interesting displays at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection), and finally deepen your knowledge of military history at Fort George.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Inverness travel planning website .

You can drive from Stirling to Inverness in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. October in Inverness sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 41°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Ballachulish.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Culloden Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Fort George
Fort George
Old Kirk Yard ©
Old Kirk Yard

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Ballachulish, United Kingdom

Ballachulish
The village of Ballachulish in Lochaber, Highland, Scotland, is centred on former slate quarries. To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Ballachulish trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Inverness to Ballachulish takes 2.5 hours. In October in Ballachulish, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 43°F at night. On the 26th (Mon), you'll travel to Glencoe Village.

Things to do in Ballachulish

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

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Glencoe Village, United Kingdom

Glencoe Village ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Glencoe Folk Museum, appreciate the views at Glen Coe, then trek along Lost Valley Trail, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Three Sisters.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Glencoe Village vacation planner .

Glencoe Village is very close to Ballachulish. In October, daytime highs in Glencoe Village are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Oban.

Things to do in Glencoe Village

Parks Nature Trails

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Glencoe
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Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe
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Glencoe Folk Museum
Lost Valley Trail ©
Lost Valley Trail

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Oban, United Kingdom

Oban
Oban is a resort town within the Argyll and Bute council area of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Conan’s Kirk, step into the grandiose world of Kilchurn Castle, then sample the fine beverages at Oban Distillery, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Kilmartin Church and Graveyard. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds, examine the collection at Ocean Explorer Centre, then examine the collection at Kilmartin Museum, and finally step into the grandiose world of Carnasserie Castle.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Oban vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Glencoe Village to Oban takes an hour. In October, daily temperatures in Oban can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Callander.

Things to do in Oban

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Kilmartin, Kilchurn Castle, St. Conan’s Kirk
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St. Conan’s Kirk
St. Conan’s Kirk
Oban Distillery ©
Oban Distillery
Carnasserie Castle ©
Carnasserie Castle

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Callander, United Kingdom

Callander ©
Callander is a small town in the council area of Stirling, Scotland, situated on the River Teith. Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): tee off at St Fillans Golf Club, explore the ancient world of Balquhidder Church Ruins, and then examine the collection at Moirlanich Longhouse. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Broadslap Fruit Farm, Farm Shop and Cafe, then explore the activities along Loch Venachar, and then see the interesting displays at Hamilton Toy Collection.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Callander day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Oban to Callander takes 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Callander

Golf Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Broadslap Fruit Farm, Farm Shop and Cafe, Moirlanich Longhouse, Balquhidder Church Ruins, St Fillans Golf Club
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St Fillans Golf Club ©
St Fillans Golf Club
Balquhidder Church Ruins ©
Balquhidder Church Ruins
Hamilton Toy Collection ©
Hamilton Toy Collection

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, then see the interesting displays at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Dublin trip simple and quick.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Callander to Dublin. In October, daytime highs in Dublin are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum ©
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

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