58 days in Western Europe Itinerary

58 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western Europe tour planner

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Fly to Glasgow, Bus to Isle of Skye
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Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Bus to Inverness, Fly to Killarney
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Killarney, Ireland
— 4 nights
Fly
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Albufeira, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly
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Funchal, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly
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Ibiza Town, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly
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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Drive to Veendam
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Veendam, The Netherlands
— 1 day
Drive
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Fly to Bologna, Train to Rimini
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Rimini, Italy
— 2 nights
Shuttle to Bologna, Fly to Syracuse
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Syracuse, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly
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Rhodes Town, Greece
— 11 nights
Fly
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Cologne, Germany
— 3 nights
Train to Frankfurt, Fly to Auckland

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Isle of Skye, United Kingdom

— 4 nights
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Take a break from the city and head to The Quiraing and Bearreraig Bay. Dunscaith Castle and St. Columba's Isle will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Skye Museum of Island Life, take in the dramatic scenery at Lealt Falls, take a memorable tour with Seaflower Skye, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Claigan Coral Beach.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Isle of Skye travel route planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to Isle of Skye is an approximately 35.5-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -12 hour difference. When traveling from Auckland in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Isle of Skye: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Killarney.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Killarney, Ireland

— 4 nights
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm and St James' Church. Get a sense of the local culture at The Blasket Centre and Great Blasket Island and Uragh Stone Circle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Killarney: Blarney Castle & Gardens (in Blarney), Barleycove Beach (in Schull) and Three Castle Head (in Dunlough). Spend the 29th (Thu) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Derrynane Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coumeenoole Beach, admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall, and contemplate the long history of Cahergall Fort.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Killarney day trip planning website.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Isle of Skye to Killarney in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Albufeira.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Albufeira, Portugal

— 4 nights

Garden of Portugal

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade and Cape Saint Vincent are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Bordeira Beach and Praia Vale Dos Homens. Change things up with these side-trips from Albufeira: Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha), Vila do Bispo (Telheiro Beach & Praia da Cordoama) and Lagos (Praia Dona Ana & Ponta da Piedade). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Falesia and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tres Castelos Beach.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Albufeira online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Killarney to Albufeira takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Killarney in September, with highs in Albufeira at 30°C and lows at 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can fly to Funchal.

Things to do in Albufeira

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Funchal, Portugal

— 4 nights
The capital of the island of Madeira for more than 500 years, Funchal represents a laid-back city made popular by its historical sites and climate.
Get some cultural insight at Ponta do Pargo Lighthouse and Church of Sao Pedro. Take a break from the city and head to Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools and Swim with Dolphins. Venture out of the city with trips to Levada Ribeira de Janela (in Porto Moniz), Ponta de Sao Lourenco (in Machico) and Canical (Prainha do Canical & Miradouro da Ponta do Rosto). The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Faja Do Rancho Beach, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico do Arieiro, and explore the striking landscape at Cabo Girao.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Funchal day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Albufeira to Funchal in 5 hours. September in Funchal sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Funchal

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Ibiza Town, Spain

— 4 nights

Party Capital of Europe

As the island’s largest city and most-visited site, Ibiza is famous for its electric nightlife and lively Mediterranean culture.
Visiting Castell de Eivissa and Cala de Sant Vicent will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Playa de Llevant and Platja Es Arenals. Step out of Ibiza Town with an excursion to Calo Des Mort in Formentera--about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: take a tour by water with Navega Por Ibiza, kick back and relax at Cala Comte, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala S'Illot des Rencli.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Ibiza Town road trip planning tool.

Fly from Funchal to Ibiza Town in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Palma de Mallorca.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Transportation

Side Trips

Palma de Mallorca, Spain

— 5 nights

Cultural Capital of the Balearic Islands

Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Castell de Capdepera and Santuari de Cura. Get in touch with nature at Cala Mesquida Beach and Artestruz Mallorca. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Palma de Mallorca: Cala Molins (in Cala San Vincente), Playa de Alcudia (in Port d'Alcudia) and Alcudia Old Town (in Alcudia). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Muro, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa dels Estanys, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Mallorca, and step into the grandiose world of Castell de Bellver.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Palma de Mallorca trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Ibiza Town to Palma de Mallorca in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect slightly colder evenings in Palma de Mallorca when traveling from Ibiza Town in September, with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Veendam.

Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Veendam, The Netherlands

— 1 day
Veendam is a town and municipality with a population of 27,752 in the province of Groningen in the northeast of the Netherlands.A Holland America Line cruise ship, the MS Veendam, is named after the city.GeographyThe population centres in the municipality are: Bareveld Borgercompagnie Kibbelgaarn Korte Akkers Numero Dertien Ommelanderwijk Tripscompagnie Veendam Wildervank Wildervanksterdallen ZuidwendingInternational relationsVeendam has two sister cities: Gniezno, Poland Kelowna, CanadaSportsCyclingVeendam was the start place of stage 4b at the 2012 Energiewacht Tour and the finish place of stage 2 at the 2013 Energiewacht Tour. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Veenkoloniaal Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Veendam online tour planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Palma de Mallorca to Veendam. Traveling from Palma de Mallorca in September, things will get a bit cooler in Veendam: highs are around 22°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Veendam

Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 1 night

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Muiderslot, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cimitero Ebraico Beth Haim, then see the interesting displays at Rembrandt Molen van Sloten - Amsterdam / Kuiperijmuseum, and finally steep yourself in history at Kooijman Souvenirs & Clogs Wooden Shoe Workshop.

For more things to do and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip builder.

Getting from Veendam to Amsterdam by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rimini.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Rimini, Italy

— 2 nights

Seaside Capital

A popular resort town on Italy's east coast, Rimini has been an inhabited settlement since prehistoric times.
Get outdoors at Bagno Egisto 38 and Bagno 91 Massimo. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bagno 92 and Bagno 121 Giulio. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Lamby's Beach 93 and take advantage of the amenities at Bagno Tonelli 126.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Rimini trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Amsterdam to Rimini takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, Rimini is somewhat warmer than Amsterdam - with highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Syracuse.

Things to do in Rimini

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Syracuse, Italy

— 4 nights

Pearl of the Mediterranean

Philosopher Cicero once described Syracuse as "the greatest Greek city and the most beautiful of them all." A powerful city-state of ancient Greece, Syracuse now is the capital of the eponymous Italian province on the eastern coast of Sicily.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Centro storico di Scicli - World Heritage Site and Duomo San Giorgio. Get outdoors at Spiaggia di Santa Maria del Focallo and Pezza Filippa. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Syracuse: Ragusa Ibla (in Ragusa), Spiaggia di Gallina (in Avola) and Noto (Centro Storico, Monastero del San salvatore, &more). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of La Piazza Duomo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Suore Adoratrici Del Ss. Sacramento, examine the collection at Mulino ad Acqua - Museo Cavallo d'Ispica, and head off the coast to Ortigia.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Syracuse day trip planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Rimini to Syracuse in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Rhodes Town.

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Rhodes Town, Greece

— 11 nights
A conglomeration of many distinct architectural styles, Rhodes Town is the biggest urban center of the eponymous Greek island known for its golden beaches and relaxed way of life.
You'll explore and learn at Kahal Kadosh Shalom Synagogue and Bee Museum. Visit Ancient Kamiros and Church of Our Lady of Filerimos for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rhodes Town: Lindos (Village of Lindos, Acropolis of Lindos, &more), Pefkos (Plakia Beach & Lee Beach) and Dormition of Theotokos Church (in Asklipiio). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Agathi Beach, raise your glass at Ostria Beach Bar, kick back and relax at Traganou Beach, and steep yourself in history at Street of the Knights.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rhodes Town trip maker site.

Fly from Syracuse to Rhodes Town in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In October, daytime highs in Rhodes Town are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow time for the flight to Cologne.

Things to do in Rhodes Town

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cologne, Germany

— 3 nights

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): learn about winemaking at Winemaker J. Koll & Cie., examine the collection at Ehrenburg, and then steep yourself in history at Vier Turme. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bruder-Klaus-Kapelle, then get all the equipment you need at Rent4Ring GmbH & Co. KG, and then explore the historical opulence of Genovevaburg - Eifel Museum, and German slate mine.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cologne trip planner.

You can fly from Rhodes Town to Cologne in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Traveling from Rhodes Town to Cologne, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rhodes Town in October, you will find days in Cologne are slightly colder (17°C), and nights are much colder (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wineries

Side Trips

Groningen Province travel guide

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Art Museums · Architectural Buildings · Specialty Museums
Groningen is the northeasternmost province of the Netherlands. It borders on Friesland to the west, Drenthe to the south, the German state of Niedersachsen (districts of Leer and Emsland) to the east, and the Wadden Sea to the north. In 2014, it had a population of 582,640 and a total area of 2960km2.The area was subsequently part of Frisia, the Frankish Empire, the Holy Roman Empire, and the Dutch Republic, which is the precursor state of the Netherlands. In the 14th century, the city of Groningen became a member of the Hanseatic League.The capital of the province and the seat of the provincial government is the city of Groningen. Since 2016, René Paas has been the King's Commissioner in the province. A coalition of the Labour Party, People's Party for Freedom and Democracy, Democrats 66, and ChristianUnion forms the executive branch. The province is divided into 23 municipalities.

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