26 days in Western Europe Itinerary

26 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western Europe route planner

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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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London, United Kingdom
Train
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Donegal Town, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Galway, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive
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Tralee, Ireland
— 1 night
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Dingle, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cork, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
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London, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read London tour planning tool.

Orlando, USA to London is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Orlando to London is 5 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Orlando in August; daily highs in London reach 72°F and lows reach 56°F. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Mon) before leaving for Paris.

Things to do in London

Nightlife · Fun & Games · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 29:

Paris, France

— 3 nights

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Sainte-Chapelle, Champs-Elysees, Louvre Museum, and other attractions you added. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

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

You can take a train from London to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Paris is 1 hour. In August, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 1:

London, United Kingdom

The Square Mile

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our London trip itinerary planning tool.

You can take a train from Paris to London in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Paris to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. On the 1st (Thu), you're off to Edinburgh.

Things to do in London

Nightlife · Fun & Games · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 2:

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Edinburgh day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from London to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from London in September, plan for little chillier days in Edinburgh, with highs around 62°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 47°F. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Dublin.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 4:

Dublin, Ireland

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum and then pause for some photo ops at James Joyce Statue. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle, then walk around St Stephens Green, and then steep yourself in history at Trinity College Dublin.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip planner.

You can fly from Edinburgh to Dublin in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In September in Dublin, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 48°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Tue) before leaving for Donegal Town.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 6:

Donegal Town, Ireland

— 3 nights
Its rugged setting and friendly locals make Donegal a popular destination along Ireland's coast.
Explore Donegal Town's surroundings by going to Ardara (Assaranca Waterfall & Glengesh Pass) and Glencolmcille Folk Village (in Glencolmcille). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Lough Eske, snap pictures at Fairy Bridges, and step into the grandiose world of Donegal Castle.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Donegal Town online tour planner.

You can drive from Dublin to Donegal Town in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Donegal Town when traveling from Dublin in September, with lows around 54°F. On the 9th (Fri), you're off to Galway.

Things to do in Donegal Town

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 6 — 9:

Galway, Ireland

— 1 night

City of the Tribes

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 9th (Fri), walk around Eyre Square, then explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, and then see the interesting displays at Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Galway online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Donegal Town to Galway takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Galway when traveling from Donegal Town in September, with lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Tralee.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 9 — 10:

Tralee, Ireland

— 1 night
The pub-lined and music-filled streets of Tralee allow visitors to discover everyday Irish life.
To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Tralee travel route builder app.

You can drive from Galway to Tralee in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Tralee can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Tralee

Parks
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 11:
Highlights from your trip

Dingle, Ireland

— 3 nights
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): cruise along Slea Head Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Tue): observe the fascinating underwater world at Dingle Oceanworld, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gallarus Oratory, and then make a trip to Eask Tower.

Plan my day in Dingle using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Tralee to Dingle takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Dingle

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 11 — 14:

Cork, Ireland

— 2 nights

Rebel City

One of the country's major artistic and cultural centers, famed for its many annual festivals, Cork straddles the Lee River and boasts over 30 bridges.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): make a trip to Blarney Stone, contemplate the long history of Blarney Castle & Gardens, then get engrossed in the history at Cork City Gaol, and finally hunt for treasures at The English Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Kinsale Regional Museum, contemplate the long history of Charles Fort, and then head off the coast to Spike Island.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Cork attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Cork takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or take a bus. September in Cork sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 14 — 16:

Dublin, Ireland

— 3 nights

Fair City

You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dublin: Kilkenny (Medieval Mile Museum, Kilkenny Castle, &more). Explore Dublin further: walk around Phoenix Park, make a trip to Merrion Square, take an in-depth tour of EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, and examine the collection at Irish Whiskey Museum.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Dublin road trip planning website.

You can drive from Cork to Dublin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 19: