57 days in Western Europe Itinerary

57 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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57 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Start: Adelaide, Australia
Fly + bus:  28​h
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Belfast, United Kingdom
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 45​min
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Derry, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Galway, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Killarney, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 1 night
bus:  2​h
6
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Stranraer, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
10
Ullapool, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
11
Stornoway, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
12
Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
13
Fort William, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
14
Tobermory, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Travel:  3​h 15​min
15
Isle of Iona, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Travel:  5​h 30​min
16
Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
17
Carlisle, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
18
Braithwaite, United Kingdom
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
19
Windermere, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
20
Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
21
Oxford, United Kingdom
— 1 night
train:  1​h
22
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
25
Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
26
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
27
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
28
Porto, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Adelaide, Australia

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Belfast, United Kingdom

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): get the lay of the land with Walking tours and then make a trip to Peace Wall.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Belfast trip itinerary website .

Adelaide, Australia to Belfast is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) (ACST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -9 hour difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Wed) before leaving for Derry.

Things to do in Belfast

Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Peace Wall ©
Peace Wall
Museum of Orange Heritage ©
Museum of Orange Heritage

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Derry, United Kingdom

Derry ©
Ancient yet modern, Derry has a photogenic location on the River Foyle and features a series of historic defensive walls that are the most complete in Ireland.
On the 9th (Wed), stroll the grounds of Derry City Cemetery and then get to know the fascinating history of City Walls.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Derry day trip site .

You can take a bus from Belfast to Derry in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Derry are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Galway.

Things to do in Derry

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
City Walls ©
City Walls
Derry City Cemetery ©
Derry City Cemetery

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Galway, Ireland

Galway ©
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.
On the 10th (Thu), walk around Eyre Square, cruise along Wild Atlantic Way, then make a trip to Quay Street, and finally look for gifts at Claddagh and Celtic Jewellery.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Galway journey planner .

Traveling by car from Derry to Galway takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Derry in September, Galway is little chillier at night with lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks
Highlights from your plan
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Quay Street ©
Quay Street
Eyre Square ©
Eyre Square

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Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 11th (Fri), take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Killarney itinerary site .

You can drive from Galway to Killarney in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Torc Waterfall ©
Torc Waterfall

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience, admire the natural beauty at Rothe House and Garden, explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey, and finally don't miss a visit to St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kilkenny holiday builder app .

Getting from Killarney to Kilkenny by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September in Kilkenny, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
Rothe House and Garden ©
Rothe House and Garden

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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 13th (Sun): don't miss a visit to The Spire, steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol, then steep yourself in history at Guinness Storehouse, and finally wander the streets of Temple Bar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin, then browse the collection at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, and finally stroll around St Stephens Green.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Dublin road trip planning website .

Take a bus from Kilkenny to Dublin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 10°C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Belfast.

Things to do in Dublin

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

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Belfast, United Kingdom

Belfast ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): ponder the world of politics at City Hall and then contemplate the long history of Crumlin Road Gaol. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Titanic Belfast, see the interesting displays at SS Nomadic, then get engrossed in the history at Ulster Museum, and finally admire the natural beauty at Belfast Botanical Gardens.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Belfast road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Dublin to Belfast takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Stranraer.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ulster Museum ©
Ulster Museum
Titanic Belfast ©
Titanic Belfast
Crumlin Road Gaol ©
Crumlin Road Gaol

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Stranraer, United Kingdom

Stranraer ©
Stranraer is a town in Inch, Dumfries and Galloway, southwest Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): look for gifts at Smugglers Cove Gift Shop, then admire the natural beauty at Logan Botanic Garden, then enjoy the sea views from Mull of Galloway Lighthouse, and finally explore the ancient world of Dunskey Castle. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Castle Kennedy Gardens, then examine the collection at Creetown Gem Rock Museum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kirroughtree - 7stanes.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Stranraer driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Belfast to Stranraer takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Glasgow.

Things to do in Stranraer

Parks Historic Sites Trails

Side Trips

Portpatrick, Mull of Galloway, Creetown Gem Rock Museum, Kirroughtree - 7stanes
Highlights from your plan
Logan Botanic Garden ©
Logan Botanic Garden
Mull of Galloway Lighthouse ©
Mull of Galloway Lighthouse
Creetown Gem Rock Museum ©
Creetown Gem Rock Museum

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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Glasgow Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, and then see the interesting displays at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Glasgow attractions planning site .

Traveling by car from Stranraer to Glasgow takes 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ullapool.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum ©
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Glasgow Cathedral ©
Glasgow Cathedral

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Ullapool, United Kingdom

Ullapool ©
Ullapool is a village of around 1,500 inhabitants in Ross-shire, Scottish Highlands. On the 20th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve, trek along The Bone Caves, then take in breathtaking views at Corrieshalloch Gorge, and finally stop by Lael Crafts Gallery and coffee stop.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Ullapool trip planner .

You can drive from Glasgow to Ullapool in 4.5 hours. September in Ullapool sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Stornoway.

Things to do in Ullapool

Parks Wildlife Trails
Highlights from your plan
Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve ©
Corrieshalloch Gorge ©
Corrieshalloch Gorge
The Bone Caves ©
The Bone Caves

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Stornoway, United Kingdom

Stornoway ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): stop by Hebridean Soap Company, then explore the ancient world of Calanais Standing Stones, then steep yourself in history at Gearannan Blackhouse Village, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Blackhouse. Keep things going the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Butt of Lewis Lighthouse, then examine the collection at Museum nan Eilean, and then step into the grandiose world of Lews Castle.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Stornoway trip planner.

You can drive from Ullapool to Stornoway in 3.5 hours. In September in Stornoway, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Stornoway

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Isle of Lewis, The Blackhouse, Hebridean Soap Company
Highlights from your plan
Calanais Standing Stones ©
Calanais Standing Stones
Butt of Lewis Lighthouse ©
Butt of Lewis Lighthouse
The Blackhouse ©
The Blackhouse

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Isle of Skye, United Kingdom

Isle of Skye ©
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
On the 23rd (Wed), explore the striking landscape at The Old Man of Storr, then take in the dramatic natural features at The Quiraing, and then admire the sheer force of Lealt Falls. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Hebridean Isles Trading Company -Island at the Edge, step into the grandiose world of Dunvegan Castle & Gardens, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Kilt Rock.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Isle of Skye day trip planner.

Drive from Stornoway to Isle of Skye in 4 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Isle of Skye can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Quiraing ©
The Quiraing
The Old Man of Storr ©
The Old Man of Storr
Dunvegan Castle & Gardens ©
Dunvegan Castle & Gardens

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Fort William, United Kingdom

Fort William ©
Fort William is the second largest settlement in the Highlands of Scotland with around 10,000 inhabitants – and the largest town: only the city of Inverness is larger.Fort William is a major tourist centre, with Glen Coe just to the south, Aonach Mòr to the east and Glenfinnan to the west, on the Road to the Isles. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, then make a trip to Lime Tree An Ealdhain Gallery, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ben Nevis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): examine the collection at West Highland Museum, steep yourself in history at Glenfinnan Viaduct, then make a trip to Neptune's Staircase, and finally admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Fort William trip maker tool .

You can drive from Isle of Skye to Fort William in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Sun) before leaving for Tobermory.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Glenfinnan Viaduct
Highlights from your plan
Nevis Range Mountain Resort ©
Nevis Range Mountain Resort
Steall Waterfall ©
Steall Waterfall
West Highland Museum ©
West Highland Museum

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Tobermory, United Kingdom

Tobermory ©
Tobermory is the capital of, and the only burgh on, the Isle of Mull in the Scottish Inner Hebrides. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tobermory: Kilchoan (Sanna Bay & Ardnamurchan Point and Lighthouse) and Calgary Art in Nature (in Calgary). There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Staffa, identify plant and animal life at Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust, stroll around Aros Park, and see the interesting displays at Mull Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Tobermory trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Fort William to Tobermory by car takes about 2.5 hours. September in Tobermory sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 11°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Thu) before leaving for Isle of Iona.

Things to do in Tobermory

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Isle of Mull, Kilchoan, Calgary Art in Nature
Highlights from your plan
Staffa ©
Staffa
Ardnamurchan Point and Lighthouse ©
Ardnamurchan Point and Lighthouse
Mull Museum ©
Mull Museum

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Isle of Iona, United Kingdom

Isle of Iona ©
Isle of Iona is known for historic sites, museums, nature, beaches, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Port Ban Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Iona Abbey and Nunnery, explore the galleries of Iona Gallery & Pottery, and stroll the grounds of St. Oran's Cemetery.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Isle of Iona vacation planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tobermory to Isle of Iona. In October, daily temperatures in Isle of Iona can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Glasgow.

Things to do in Isle of Iona

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Fingal’s Cave ©
Fingal’s Cave
Iona Abbey and Nunnery ©
Iona Abbey and Nunnery
Iona Gallery & Pottery ©
Iona Gallery & Pottery

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Glasgow, United Kingdom

Glasgow
To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Glasgow trip website .

Explore your travel options from Isle of Iona to Glasgow with the Route module. On the 5th (Mon), you'll travel to Carlisle.

Things to do in Glasgow

Nightlife Outdoors Tours

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Carlisle, United Kingdom

Carlisle ©
Carlisle is a city and the county town of Cumbria. On the 5th (Mon), explore the world behind art at Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Carlisle Cathedral, then examine the collection at Cumbria's Museum of Military Life, and finally step into the grandiose world of Carlisle Castle. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Vindolanda, stroll around Talkin Tarn Park, and then experience rural life at Walby Farm Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Carlisle trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Glasgow to Carlisle by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October in Carlisle, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Braithwaite.

Things to do in Carlisle

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Vindolanda
Highlights from your plan
Carlisle Cathedral ©
Carlisle Cathedral
Vindolanda ©
Vindolanda
Cumbria's Museum of Military Life ©

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Braithwaite, United Kingdom

Braithwaite
Braithwaite is a village in the northern Lake District, in Cumbria, England. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): examine the collection at Derwent Pencil Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Braithwaite online trip itinerary planner .

Explore your travel options from Albufeira to Braithwaite with the Route module. When traveling from Albufeira in October, plan for colder days in Braithwaite, with highs around 15°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 9°C. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Braithwaite

Outdoors Parks Tours

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Windermere, United Kingdom

Windermere ©
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Change things up with a short trip to The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction in Bowness-on-Windermere (about 36 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Holehird Gardens, examine the collection at Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House, and get to know the fascinating history of Orrest Head.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Windermere online travel route builder .

Getting from Braithwaite to Windermere by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Liverpool.

Things to do in Windermere

Parks Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ruskin Museum, The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House
Highlights from your plan
Lake Windermere ©
Lake Windermere
Orrest Head ©
Orrest Head
Holehird Gardens ©
Holehird Gardens

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Liverpool, United Kingdom

Liverpool ©
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Liverpool is known for nightlife, museums, historic sites, fun & games, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a leisurely stroll along Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, explore the different monuments and memorials at Liverpool Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Merseyside Maritime Museum, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Liverpool road trip planning app .

You can drive from Windermere to Liverpool in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in Liverpool are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can take a train to London.

Things to do in Liverpool

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool ©
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool
Clip 'n Climb Liverpool ©
Clip 'n Climb Liverpool

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Oxford, United Kingdom

Oxford ©
A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then examine the collection at Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, then examine the collection at Pitt Rivers Museum, and finally get lost in a book at Bodleian Library.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Oxford trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Liverpool to Oxford in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Oxford, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can catch the train to London.

Things to do in Oxford

Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Pitt Rivers Museum ©
Pitt Rivers Museum

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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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, and make a trip to Tower of London.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read London trip maker website .

Traveling by train from Oxford to London takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In October, daytime highs in London are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): wander the streets of Old Town, admire the landmark architecture of Fraumünster Church, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Uetliberg Mountain, then wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Zurich road trip planner.

Fly from London to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. October in Zurich sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

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Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 18th (Sun), admire the landmark architecture of Lucerne Station.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Lucerne online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Zurich to Lucerne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Chapel Bridge ©
Chapel Bridge

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Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): get great views at Cathedrale de St-Pierre and then explore the activities along Lake Geneva. On the next day, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, make a trip to The Flower Clock, then get a sense of history and politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, then ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, and finally examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Geneva trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Geneva takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In October, daily temperatures in Geneva can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre
Palais des Nations, Genève ©
Palais des Nations, Genève

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, stroll around Parc Guell, make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Geneva to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, tram, and flight; or drive. In October, Barcelona is somewhat warmer than Geneva - with highs of 26°C and lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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Lisbon, Portugal

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, and take a stroll through Alfama.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Lisbon trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Lisbon by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Porto.

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Sintra
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
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Lisbon Oceanarium

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Porto, Portugal

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
Porto is known for historic sites, nightlife, shopping, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, make a trip to Liberdade Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and get your bearings at Livraria Lello.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Porto day trip planning app .

Getting from Lisbon to Porto by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

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Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

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