38 days in Europe Itinerary

38 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Calgary, Canada
Fly:  12 h 30 min
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
2
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  10 h
3
Inishmore, Ireland
— 2 nights
Ferry + Taxi:  3 h 15 min
4
Galway, Ireland
— 3 nights
Bus:  4 h 45 min
5
Blarney, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
8
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
9
Cardiff, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
10
Birmingham, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
11
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Train + Fly:  12 h 45 min
End: Calgary, Canada

3
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Get some cultural insight at Anne Frank House and Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam. Attractions like Efteling and ARTIS make great kid-friendly stops. Take a break from Amsterdam with a short trip to Zandvoort aan Zee in Zandvoort, about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif, and wander the streets of De 9 Straatjes.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip planner.

Calgary, Canada to Amsterdam is an approximately 12- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 8 hours. In July in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Efteling, Zandvoort aan Zee
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Efteling
Efteling
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) ©
Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House)

3
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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 inner history buff will appreciate Arc de Triomphe and Île de la Cité. You'll explore and learn at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, enjoy the sand and surf at Paris Plage, and contemplate the waterfront views at Seine River.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Amsterdam in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre

2
nights
Inishmore, Ireland

Inishmore ©
Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
Dun Aonghasa has been added to your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Kilmurvey Beach and Blow Holes. Dun Duchathair and Dun Eoghanachta will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: stroll through The Wormhole, explore the ancient world of Dun Eochla, stop by Mary O'Flaherty, and get to know the fascinating history of Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches).

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Inishmore trip itinerary builder website.

Explore your travel options from Paris to Inishmore with the Route module. Traveling from Paris to Inishmore, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Paris in July, expect Inishmore to be a bit cooler, temps between 22°C and 14°C. On the 19th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Galway.

Things to do in Inishmore

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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Dun Aonghasa ©
Dun Aonghasa
Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches) ©
Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches)
Kilmurvey Beach ©
Kilmurvey Beach

3
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): stop by Hazel Mountain Chocolates, then stroll around Coole Park Nature Reserve, then admire the landmark architecture of Galway Cathedral, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Riverside Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): stroll through Salthill Beaches and then look for all kinds of wild species at Burren Nature Sanctuary & Cafe.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Galway trip itinerary builder website.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Inishmore to Galway in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, daytime highs in Galway are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Blarney.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Burren Nature Sanctuary & Cafe, Coole Park Nature Reserve, Hazel Mountain Chocolates
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Coole Park Nature Reserve ©
Coole Park Nature Reserve
Galway Cathedral ©
Galway Cathedral
Salthill Beaches ©
Salthill Beaches

2
nights
Blarney, Ireland

Blarney ©
A small town steeped in history and legends, Blarney provides a convenient base for exploring the southwestern portion of Ireland.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Blarney Castle & Gardens, hunt for treasures at The English Market, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter and Paul's Church. On the next day, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Fota Wildlife Park, contemplate the long history of Charles Fort, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Multose Church.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Blarney road trip planning site.

You can drive from Galway to Blarney in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Blarney

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

Cork, Kinsale, Fota Wildlife Park, Titanic Experience Cobh
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 24:
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Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Titanic Experience Cobh ©
Titanic Experience Cobh

4
nights
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.
Kilmainham Gaol Museum has been added to your itinerary. Bring the kids along to Guinness Storehouse and Grafton Street. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Temple Bar and Powerscourt Gardens and House. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dublin: Malahide Castle (in Malahide) and Tayto Park (in Ashbourne). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, admire the landmark architecture of St. Michan's Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Portmarnock Beach, and take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin.

Plan trip to Dublin with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Blarney to Dublin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Dublin are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to Belfast.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Portmarnock Beach, Malahide Castle, Tayto Park, Powerscourt Gardens and House
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 28:
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

2
nights
Belfast, United Kingdom

Belfast ©
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 29th (Sat): stop by Cathedral Quarter, then hunt for treasures at St. George's Market, then explore the world behind art at Ulster Folk Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Scrabo Tower.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Belfast trip itinerary app.

Getting from Dublin to Belfast by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Belfast can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Belfast

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Ulster Folk Museum, Scrabo Tower
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Cathedral Quarter ©
Cathedral Quarter
Ulster Folk Museum ©
Ulster Folk Museum
St. George's Market ©
St. George's Market

2
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Grassmarket and Edinburgh Old Town. Attractions like Five Sisters Zoo and Elie Beach make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Georgian House, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, make a trip to The Real Mary King's Close, and see the interesting displays at National Museum of Scotland.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Edinburgh holiday planning app.

Traveling by flight from Belfast to Edinburgh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Cardiff.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Five Sisters Zoo, Elie Beach
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Elie Beach ©
Elie Beach
Grassmarket ©
Grassmarket
Five Sisters Zoo ©
Five Sisters Zoo

3
nights
Cardiff, United Kingdom

Cardiff ©
The capital of Wales, Cardiff is a very green city indeed, boasting more green space per person than any other place in the country.
On the 2nd (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Chepstow Castle, see the interesting displays at Brunel's SS Great Britain, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bristol Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Raglan Castle, steep yourself in history at Tredegar House, and then contemplate the long history of Caerleon Roman Fortress and Baths.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Cardiff trip maker site.

Fly from Edinburgh to Cardiff in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Edinburgh in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Cardiff, with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Birmingham.

Things to do in Cardiff

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Bristol, Newport, Chepstow Castle, Raglan Castle
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Brunel's SS Great Britain ©
Brunel's SS Great Britain
Tredegar House ©
Tredegar House
Bristol Cathedral ©
Bristol Cathedral

7
nights
Birmingham, United Kingdom

Birmingham ©
Britain's second-largest city, Birmingham was known as the City of a Thousand Trades and the Workshop of the World in the Victorian era.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Warwick Castle and Alton Towers Theme Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Royal Air Force (RAF) Museum Cosford and Ludlow Castle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Birmingham: The Ice Cream Farm (in Tattenhall), Montpellier District (in Cheltenham) and Sudeley Castle (in Winchcombe). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hereford Cathedral, view the masterpieces at British Ironworks Centre & Shropshire Sculpture Park, identify plant and animal life at Carding Mill Valley, and contemplate the long history of Belton House.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Birmingham driving holiday planner.

Getting from Cardiff to Birmingham by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Birmingham are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Birmingham

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Ludlow, Carding Mill Valley, Tewkesbury Abbey, The Ice Cream Farm, Warwick Castle
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 11:
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Royal Air Force (RAF) Museum Cosford ©
Royal Air Force (RAF) Museum Cosford
Tewkesbury Abbey ©
Tewkesbury Abbey
Powis Castle and Garden ©
Powis Castle and Garden

4
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Natural History Museum. Visit The Lanes and Churchill War Rooms for their historical value. The British Museum and Tate Modern are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from London to Brighton to see Brighton Beach about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, stroll around St. James's Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to Tower of London.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the London tour planner.

Getting from Birmingham to London by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August in London, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Brighton and Hove
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 15:
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The British Museum ©
The British Museum
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral

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