60 days in Western Europe Itinerary

60 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Kilkenny, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 6 nights
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Dingle, Ireland
— 4 nights
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Killarney, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Westport, Ireland
— 4 nights
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Fort William, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Durness, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Inverness, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Oslo, Norway
— 5 nights
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Helsinki, Finland
— 4 nights
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Berlin, Germany
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
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Munich, Germany
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Kilkenny, Ireland

— 3 nights

Marble City

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.
On the 28th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John the Evangelist Church, get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, then steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick's Well, get engrossed in the history at Cashel Folk Village, tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Declan's Way, then step into the grandiose world of Rock of Cashel, then delve into the distant past at Athassel Priory, and finally Head underground at Mitchelstown Cave.

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Louisville, USA to Kilkenny is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Louisville to Kilkenny is 5 hours. When traveling from Louisville in July, plan for colder days in Kilkenny, with highs around 65°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Dublin, Ireland

— 6 nights

Fair City

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 explore and learn at Guinness Storehouse and Glasnevin Cemetery Museum. Shop till you drop at Grafton Street and O'Connell Street. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dublin: Howth Hills (in Howth), Malahide Castle (in Malahide) and Celtic Rider (in Kill). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Wicklow Mountains National Park, step into the grandiose world of Trim Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Glendalough Cathedral, and appreciate the history behind Newgrange.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Dublin vacation app.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Dublin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Kilkenny in July since evenings lows in Dublin dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Dingle.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Dingle, Ireland

— 4 nights
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Gallarus Oratory and Riasc. Head to The Carol Cronin Gallery and Strand House Cafefor some retail therapy. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dingle: Blasket Islands Eco Marine Tours (in Ventry), Dursey Island (in Crookhaven) and Glanteenassig Wood (in Castlegregory). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Conor Pass, enjoy the sand and surf at Clogher Strand, take a memorable drive along Skellig Ring Scenic Drive, and take an in-depth tour of An Diseart.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Dingle trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Dingle takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Dingle sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Killarney, Ireland

— 3 nights
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Appreciate the collections at Nano Nagle Place and Kerry County Museum. Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm and Ardfert Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Killarney side-trips: Gougane Barra National Forest Park (in Gougane Barra), Blarney (Blarney Woollen Mills & Blarney Castle & Gardens) and Cork (St. Anne's Church, Crawford Art Gallery, &more). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Muckross Abbey, take in the dramatic natural features at Healy Pass, stroll through Kerry Cliffs, and head off the coast to Garinish Island.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Killarney trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Killarney sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Westport.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Westport, Ireland

— 4 nights
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Your inner history buff will appreciate The Lost Valley and Belleek Castle Museum. Get in touch with nature at Atlantic Drive on Achill Island and Drummindoo Stud. Venture out of the city with trips to Cong (Monk's Fishing House, Clonbur/Cong Trail, &more), Curraghduff Farm (in Oughterard) and Ballinrobe Races (in Ballinrobe). There's much more to do: stroll through The Great Western Greenway, enjoy the sand and surf at Mulranny Strand, contemplate the waterfront views at Keem Bay, and take in nature's colorful creations at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Westport trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Killarney to Westport by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August in Westport, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Fort William.

Things to do in Westport

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Fort William, United Kingdom

— 3 nights
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. Get some cultural insight at Glenfinnan Viaduct and Castle Tioram. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ben Nevis and Glenfinnan Monument. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fort William: Arisaig (Land Sea and Islands Centre, Traigh Golf Course, &more), Morar (Morar Beach & Loch Morar) and Circular Walk (in Mallaig). There's still lots to do: admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Columba Cathedral, look for all kinds of wild species at Glencoe Lochan, and kick back and relax at Ganavan Sands.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Fort William online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Westport to Fort William takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Isle of Skye, United Kingdom

— 3 nights
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Clan Donald Skye Visitor Centre and Uig Pottery will appeal to museum buffs. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Eilean Donan Castle and Balmacara Estate and Lochalsh Woodland Walks. Venture out of the city with trips to Attadale Gardens (in Strathcarron), Glen Torridon (in Shieldaig) and Plockton Harbour (in Plockton). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along The Fairy Pools, Glen Brittle, Isle of Skye, get up close to creatures of the deep with SkyeXplorer Boat Trips, take in the dramatic natural features at The Old Man of Storr, and delve into the distant past at Dunscaith Castle.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Isle of Skye trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Fort William to Isle of Skye in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Durness.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Durness, United Kingdom

— 4 nights
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Get outdoors at Smoo Cave and Balnakeil Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Durness Beach and Oldshoremore Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Durness: Handa Island Wildlife Reserve (in Handa Island), Kinlochbervie (Sandwood Bay Beach & Polin Beach) and Falls of Kirkaig (in Inverkirkaig). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Sango Bay, contemplate the waterfront views at Balnakeil Bay, view the masterpieces at Balnakeil Craft Village, and step into the grandiose world of Ardvreck Castle.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Durness road trip website.

You can drive from Isle of Skye to Durness in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in August, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Durness

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Inverness, United Kingdom

— 5 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Morayvia and Historylinks Museum. Get some cultural insight at Urquhart Castle and Clava Cairns. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Inverness: Golspie (Dunrobin Castle and Gardens & Big Burn Walk), Brora (Brora Beach, Brora Golf Club, &more) and Tarbat Discovery Centre (in Portmahomack). And it doesn't end there: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, take in the dramatic scenery at Invermoriston Falls, explore the historical opulence of Ballindalloch Castle and Gardens, and see the interesting displays at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection).

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Inverness online route planner.

Traveling by car from Durness to Inverness takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in August, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to fly to Oslo.

Things to do in Inverness

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Oslo, Norway

— 5 nights

Tiger City

Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Head to Oestfold Kunstnersenter / Gallery Oks and Mathallen Oslofor plenty of shopping. Fram Museum and Kon-Tiki Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Oslo's surroundings by going to Tonsberg (St. Olav's Church, Tonsberg Cathedral, &more), Fredriksten Festning (Fredriksten Fortress) (in Halden) and Horten (Marinemuseet (The Norwegian Naval Museum) & Horten Automobile Museum). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Norway Nasjonalgalleriet, stroll through Oslomarka, get outside with Oslo Fjord Boat Fishing, and examine the collection at Holmenkollen Ski Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Oslo online road trip planner.

You can fly from Inverness to Oslo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Inverness to Oslo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August in Oslo, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Helsinki, Finland

— 4 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Helsinki Cathedral and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Hakaniemi Market and Turun Taidehalli. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Naantali Old Town (in Naantali), Turku (Turku Biological Museum, Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, &more) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, contemplate the long history of The Aalto House, and find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner.

Fly from Oslo to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Oslo to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In September in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to fly to Berlin.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Berlin, Germany

— 3 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Do your shopping at Die Hackeschen Hoefe and Mall of Berlin. Take a break from the city and head to Strandbar Mitte and Radduscher Naturhafen. Get out of town with these interesting Berlin side-trips: Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen (in Oranienburg), Lubben (Spreewaldfahrt, Familie Goertz & Gurkenradweg Spreewald) and Luebbenau (Der Spreewald & Freilandmuseum Lehde). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Classic Remise Berlin, visit Mitte, explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Berlin trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Berlin takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Helsinki to Berlin. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

— 2 nights
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Keep things going the next day: trek along Hollentalklamm, hit the slopes at Alpspitz, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Linderhof, see the interesting displays at Oberammergau Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oberammergau Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ehem. Stiftskirche Mariä Geburt.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Garmisch-Partenkirchen trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Garmisch-Partenkirchen takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Munich, Germany

— 5 nights

Village of a Million People

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.
Get some cultural insight at Nymphenburg Palace and Herrenchiemsee New Palace. Head to Viktualienmarkt and Kunsthalle Munichfor some retail therapy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Munich: Kelheim (Spatromisches Kleinkastell, Kreuzweg Weltenburg, &more), Walhalla (in Donaustauf) and Regensburg (Drubba Clock & Gifts, Old Town, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, and see the top attractions with Sightseeing Tours.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Munich trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Munich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in September, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 5 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh Castle and Lindisfarne Priory will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will get to explore Scottish National Portrait Gallery and Grace Darling Museum. Explore Edinburgh's surroundings by going to Melrose (Abbotsford House & Melrose Abbey), Rosslyn Chapel (in Roslin) and Floors Castle & Gardens (in Kelso). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Doune Castle, learn about all things military at The Black Watch Castle & Museum, play a few rounds at St Andrews Links, and contemplate the long history of Grassmarket.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Munich to Edinburgh in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In September, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Ireland travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.

Scotland travel guide

4.4
Castles · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
A land packed with thousands of years of history, Scotland is home to numerous thriving cities and a vibrant population proud of its distinct culture, heritage, and art. The Scottish people are fond of saying "Good things come in small packages," and nowhere is that more true than in their compact homeland. Despite its relatively small size, the country is crammed full of attractions, not the least of which are numerous world-famous golf courses and whiskey distilleries. Though the sun may not always shine here, Scotland is a stunning country renowned for its dramatic scenery of mountains, valleys, hills, green fields, and rugged coastlines, guaranteeing a diverse holiday. While most tourists restrict their itinerary to the historic Highlands, where they search for the mysterious Loch Ness monster, you can also explore the Lowlands’ outstanding natural wonders and flourishing cultural scene.

Norway travel guide

4.2
History Museums · Nightlife · Specialty Museums
Land of the Midnight Sun
Take a trip up north and visit Norway, the land of fjords, northern lights, unspoiled nature, and friendly communities. Norway is a haven for holidaymakers who enjoy the outdoors, with numerous resorts for downhill skiing and snowboarding, as well as countless trails for hiking in the summer or dog sledding and cross-country skiing in the winter. Norway's cities combine historical and modern architecture and feature a selection of museums, art galleries, and performance venues. Meanwhile, traditional ways of life, local customs, and crafts are celebrated in many open-air and ethnological museums across the land. Even though the country has a modern and elaborate system of roads, Norway continues to foster its ancient connection with the sea. Take to the waters yourself with tours of the scenic coast, fjords, or whale watching.

Finland travel guide

4.2
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."

Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.