60 days in Western Europe Itinerary

60 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Galway, Ireland
— 5 nights
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Westport, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Dingle, Ireland
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kenmare, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Waterford, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Dublin, Ireland
— 6 nights
Ferry to Holyhead, Taxi to Llandudno
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Llandudno, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
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York, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Drive
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Cockermouth, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Drive
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Inverness, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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Bourton-on-the-Water, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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Galway, Ireland — 5 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Galway: Scattery Island (in Kilrush), Doolin Pitch & Putt (in Doolin) and Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor). Spend the 8th (Mon) exploring nature at Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre. Spend the 10th (Wed) among the memorable landscape of The Burren. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, take an in-depth tour of Burren Exposure, admire the natural beauty at Caher Bridge Garden, and contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen.

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Denver, USA to Galway is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Denver to Galway. When traveling from Denver in August, plan for much colder days in Galway, with highs around 62°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Westport.
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Westport, Ireland — 3 nights

Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Get out of town with these interesting Westport side-trips: Keem Bay (in Dooagh) and Atlantic Drive (in Achill Sound). Pack the 14th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at The Pirate Adventure Park at Westport House. And it doesn't end there: explore by horseback at Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre, grab your bike and head to The Great Western Greenway, and take in nature's colorful creations at Westport House.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Westport road trip planning app.

You can drive from Galway to Westport in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In August, daily temperatures in Westport can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Dingle.
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Dingle, Ireland — 4 nights

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Spend the 15th (Mon) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. Spend a day of island exploring on the 16th (Tue) at Skellig Michael. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Conor Pass, enjoy the sand and surf at Coumeenoole Beach, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and step off the mainland to explore Great Blasket Island.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Dingle holiday planning tool.

Drive from Westport to Dingle in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In August in Dingle, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Kenmare.
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Kenmare, Ireland — 3 nights

Known for its wide range of restaurants and traditional pubs, Kenmare sits along two major Irish tourist routes, the Ring of Kerry and the Ring of Beara.
Explore Kenmare's surroundings by going to Glengarriff (Beara Way & Garinish Island) and Blueberry Hill Farm (in Sneem). The adventure continues: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, tee off at Kenmare Golf Club, take a memorable drive along Ring of Kerry, and trek along Old Kenmare Road.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kenmare trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Dingle to Kenmare by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Kenmare, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Waterford.
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Waterford, Ireland — 3 nights

Ireland's oldest city, Waterford maintains its small-town charm and attracts a growing number of travelers with its rich history, lively nightlife, and thriving festival scene.
Get out of town with these interesting Waterford side-trips: Thomastown (Kilfane Waterfall and Glen & Jerpoint Abbey), Colclough Walled Garden (in Saltmills) and Tintern Abbey (in Wexford). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Ferns Castle, see the interesting displays at The National 1798 Rebellion Centre, step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, and grab your bike and head to Waterford Greenway.

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Traveling by car from Kenmare to Waterford takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Waterford are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Dublin.
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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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Guinness Storehouse, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, walk around St Stephens Green, and admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Dublin trip builder app.

Drive from Waterford to Dublin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daytime highs in Dublin are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Llandudno.
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Llandudno, United Kingdom — 7 nights

Llandudno is a seaside resort, town and community in Conwy County Borough, Wales, located on the Creuddyn peninsula, which protrudes into the Irish Sea. Venture out of the city with trips to Chirk Railway Viaduct (in Chirk), Pontcysyllte Aqueduct (in Wrexham) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Llangollen). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Snowdon, step into the grandiose world of Conwy Castle, get outside with Dragon Raiders Activity Park, and take an in-depth tour of National Slate Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Llandudno day trip planning app.

Getting from Dublin to Llandudno by combination of ferry and taxi takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of flight and train. In August in Llandudno, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to York.
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York, United Kingdom — 5 nights

City of Festivals

Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near York: South Cave Falconry (in South Cave), Peak Mountaineering (in Castleton) and Mam Tor (in Hope). Pack the 7th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at York Maze. There's much more to do: deepen your understanding at Hall Hill Farm, go for a walk through Durham Riverside Walk, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and take a stroll through York Shambles.

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You can drive from Llandudno to York in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daytime highs in York are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cockermouth.
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Cockermouth, United Kingdom — 3 nights

Cockermouth is an ancient market town and civil parish in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria, England, so named because it is at the confluence of the River Cocker as it flows into the River Derwent. Venture out of the city with trips to Holy Trinity Church (in Grange-in-Borrowdale), Aira Force Waterfall (in Penrith) and Hallin Fell (in Pooley Bridge). And it doesn't end there: trek along Catbells Lakeland Walk, examine the collection at The Puzzling Place, explore the activities along Derwentwater, and identify plant and animal life at Alpacaly Ever After.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cockermouth trip itinerary planner.

Getting from York to Cockermouth by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 5 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
When in Edinburgh, make a side trip to see Glasgow Tigers Speedway in Glasgow, approximately Glasgow away. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, contemplate the long history of Palace of Holyroodhouse, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, and don't miss a visit to The Real Mary King's Close.

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Getting from Cockermouth to Edinburgh by car takes about 3 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Edinburgh when traveling from Cockermouth in September, with lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Inverness.
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Inverness, United Kingdom — 6 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Venture out of the city with trips to Landmark Forest Adventure Park (in Carrbridge), Dunrobin Castle and Gardens (in Golspie) and Balblair Distillery (in Edderton). There's still lots to do: gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour, explore the historical opulence of Eilean Donan Castle, contemplate the waterfront views at River Ness, and stroll around RZSS Highland Wildlife Park.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Inverness attractions app.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Inverness takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Bourton-on-the-Water.
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Bourton-on-the-Water, United Kingdom — 3 nights

Bourton-on-the-Water is a village and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England that lies on a wide flat vale within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Get out of town with these interesting Bourton-on-the-Water side-trips: Corinium Museum (in Cirencester), Tetbury (Chavenage House & Highgrove Gardens) and The Cotswold Range (in Somerford Keynes). There's still lots to do: get to know the resident critters at Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens, pause for some serene contemplation at The Parish Church of St. Mary, make a trip to The Model Village, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cotswold Falconry Centre.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bourton-on-the-Water trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Inverness to Bourton-on-the-Water by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. September in Bourton-on-the-Water sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 6 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.
London is known for museums, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the London trip planner.

Getting from Bourton-on-the-Water to London by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in London are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can fly back home.
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Ireland travel guide

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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.
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Wales travel guide

4.3
Castles · Beaches · Specialty Museums
Wales attracts tourism with its stunning landscape, a wealth of history, and a huge number of imposing castles. Yet behind the spectacular scenery and the ancient fortress walls hides the simple warmth of the Welsh people, whose pride in their Celtic heritage is only exceeded by the love they feel for their homeland. This may be a relatively small country, but its spirit is truly grand. Your itinerary may just be made up of joining the locals at the pub or a village rugby game to soak up the famous Welsh spirit and learn about "hiraeth," a deep bond the Welsh feel with their land. Though compact, Wales has no shortage of secluded corners easily and quickly explored on an extensive network of footpaths, which makes a trip to this land a true hiker’s paradise.
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England travel guide

4.4
Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Gardens
A trip through England is a trip through world history, and few places in the world offer such a diverse variety of places to visit, activities, and experiences. The sprawling urban areas surrounding the capital city offer countless sightseeing opportunities, such as museums and historical sites, as well as some of the best shopping, nightlife, and culinary options in the world. To truly experience this country steeped in centuries of history, try to make time to explore the sweeping countryside, where you can enjoy the warm hospitality of small villages and explore the ancient remains of once-powerful societies. England boasts an outstanding transportation system, and many visitors find that even a short train ride through the country’s landscape of rolling hills and plains can be a highlight of their entire vacation. However you choose to move about, remember that in this compact country you’re never very far from a bustling town, where modern pubs, shops, and restaurants await to be explored.
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Scotland travel guide

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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.
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