60 days in Western Europe Itinerary

60 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Swansea, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
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York, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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Llandudno, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Killarney, Ireland
— 6 nights
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Galway, Ireland
— 6 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 7 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kids will enjoy Edinburgh Castle and The Royal Mile. When in Edinburgh, make a side trip to see St Aiden Beach in Bamburgh, approximately Bamburgh away. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town, and enjoy breathtaking views from Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Edinburgh trip itinerary planner.

Kansas City, USA to Edinburgh is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Kansas City to Edinburgh due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Glasgow.
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Glasgow, United Kingdom — 4 nights

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Family-friendly places like Glasgow Tigers Speedway and The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, walk around Kelvingrove Park, contemplate the long history of Glasgow Cathedral, and admire the natural beauty at Glasgow Botanic Gardens.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Glasgow vacation app.

Getting from Edinburgh to Glasgow by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Glasgow are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can fly to Swansea.
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Swansea, United Kingdom — 6 nights

Swansea, officially known as the City and County of Swansea, is a coastal city and county in Wales. Kids will enjoy Dolphin & Whale Watching and Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Get out of town with these interesting Swansea side-trips: Folly Farm (in Begelly), Wales Coastal Path (in St. Davids) and Pembrokeshire Falconry (in Haverfordwest). Spend the 17th (Sat) in the animal kingdom at The British Bird of Prey Centre. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Marloes Sands Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Gower Peninsula, look for all kinds of wild species at Three Cliffs Bay, and see the interesting displays at Baked Bean Museum of Excellence.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Swansea holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Glasgow to Swansea takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 7 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.
Bring the kids along to Coca-Cola London Eye and Natural History Museum. There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, admire the landmark architecture of Tower of London, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace.

Make your London itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can take a train from Swansea to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in London can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to York.
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York, United Kingdom — 6 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 visit kid-friendly attractions like National Centre for Birds of Prey and Wainwright's Coast-to-Coast Walk. Change things up with these side-trips from York: Markenfield Hall (in Ripon), Museum of Victorian Science (in Whitby) and Nidderdale Llamas (in Harrogate). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at York Bird of Prey Centre, get engrossed in the history at National Railway Museum, admire the natural beauty at Breezy Knees Gardens, and admire the striking features of York Minster.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our York journey tool.

Traveling by train from London to York takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In June, daytime highs in York are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Llandudno.
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Llandudno, United Kingdom — 6 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. Kids will enjoy Snowdon and Conwy Castle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Llandudno: Beaumaris (Beaumaris Castle & Seacoast Safaris), Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens (in Menai Bridge) and Caernarfon Castle (in Caernarfon). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Bodnant Garden, find something for the whole family at Great Orme Cable Cars, make a trip to Conwy Town Walls, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kinmel Dunes Local Nature Reserve.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Llandudno road trip planner.

Traveling by car from York to Llandudno takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from York in July, you will find days in Llandudno are little chillier (66°F), and nights are about the same (55°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Liverpool.
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Liverpool, United Kingdom — 4 nights

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Kids will enjoy Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and The Romans. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Liverpool: Predator Experience (in Ayside), The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction (in Bowness-on-Windermere) and Windermere (Holehird Gardens & Orrest Head). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, see the interesting displays at Merseyside Maritime Museum, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Liverpool sightseeing website.

Getting from Llandudno to Liverpool by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Liverpool are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Killarney.
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Killarney, Ireland — 6 nights

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Kids will enjoy Slea Head Drive and Killarney National Park. Explore Killarney's surroundings by going to Blarney Castle & Gardens (in Blarney), The Donkey Sanctuary (in Mallow) and Kinsale (Charles Fort & Irish Veterans Museum). Spend a day of island exploring on the 14th (Fri) at Skellig Michael. And it doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along Dingle Peninsula, observe the fascinating underwater world at Dingle Oceanworld, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and enjoy the sand and surf at Coumeenoole Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Killarney day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Liverpool to Killarney takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of train and ferry. In July in Killarney, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Galway.
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Galway, Ireland — 6 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.
Kids will enjoy Cliffs of Moher and Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. Get out of town with these interesting Galway side-trips: Kilkee Cliff Walk (in Kilkee), Scattery Island (in Kilrush) and Dolphinwatch (in Carrigaholt). Spend the 21st (Fri) among the memorable landscape of The Burren. The adventure continues: stroll through Westport House, look for all kinds of wild species at Ireland's School of Falconry, make a trip to Eyre Square, and ride a horse along Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Galway day trip site.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Galway takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Galway when traveling from Killarney in July, with lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Dublin.
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Dublin, Ireland — 7 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.
Kids will enjoy Guinness Storehouse and Kilmainham Gaol Museum. Explore Dublin's surroundings by going to Kilkenny (Rothe House and Garden, Hawkeye School of Falconry, &more). The adventure continues: stroll around St Stephens Green, see the interesting displays at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, make a trip to Merrion Square, and get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Dublin sightseeing planning app.

Traveling by car from Galway to Dublin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.
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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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Wales travel guide

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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

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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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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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