60 days in Western Europe Itinerary

60 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Dublin, Ireland
— 6 nights
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Galway, Ireland
— 6 nights
Drive
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Dingle, Ireland
— 5 nights
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Bath, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Warwick, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
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Inverness, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
Fly to Manchester, Train to Llandudno
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Llandudno, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
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Ambleside, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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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.
Bring the kids along to Guinness Storehouse and Temple Bar. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at National Botanic Gardens, don't miss a visit to Merrion Square, and walk around Phoenix Park.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Dublin trip planner.

Chicago, USA to Dublin is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 6 hours. When traveling from Chicago in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Dublin, with highs around 53°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive 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 appreciate attractions like Cliffs of Moher and Aillwee Cave. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Galway: Doolin Garden and Nursery (in Doolin), Lahinch Beach (in Lahinch) and Ballyvaughan (Burren Birds of Prey Centre & Burren Exposure). Spend the 11th (Tue) among the memorable landscape of The Burren. There's lots more to do: trot along with Castlefergus Equestrian, tour the water at your own pace with Westport Cruises, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Quin Abbey, and step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Galway trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Galway takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 51°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Dingle.
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Dingle, Ireland — 5 nights

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Slea Head Drive and Dingle Peninsula. Spend a day of island exploring on the 15th (Sat) at Skellig Michael. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Conor Pass, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Dingle Oceanworld, explore the ancient world of Gallarus Oratory, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Dingle trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Galway to Dingle by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. April in Dingle sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can fly to Bath.
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Bath, United Kingdom — 4 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like The Roman Baths and Fossilwalks. Explore Bath's surroundings by going to Hawk Conservancy Trust (in Weyhill), Brunel's SS Great Britain (in Bristol) and Cary Alpacas (in Yeovil). The adventure continues: cool off at Dorset Adventure Park, make a trip to Stonehenge, explore the world behind art at American Museum & Gardens, and pause for some serene contemplation at West Front.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Bath trip builder tool.

Fly from Dingle to Bath in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cheltenham.
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom — 3 nights

Cheltenham, also known as Cheltenham Spa, is a regency spa town and borough which is located on the edge of the Cotswolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Gloucestershire, England. Kids will enjoy Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens and Cotswold Falconry Centre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cheltenham: Wild Zoological Park (in Wolverhampton), The Cotswold Range (in Somerford Keynes) and Cotswold Motoring Museum (in Bourton-on-the-Water). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Walks With Hawks, admire the natural beauty at Victoria Pleasure Gardens, relax in the rural setting at Cotswold Farm Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tewkesbury Abbey.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Cheltenham journey planner.

Drive from Bath to Cheltenham in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. April in Cheltenham sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 44°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Warwick.
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Warwick, United Kingdom — 5 nights

Kids will enjoy Warwick Castle and St Nicholas Park.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Warwick road trip planning site.

Getting from Cheltenham to Warwick by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a train. April in Warwick sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Coca-Cola London Eye and National Gallery. Go for a jaunt from London to Wethersfield to see Boydells Dairy Farm about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, take an in-depth tour of The British Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, and walk around Hyde Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the London trip planning site.

You can drive from Warwick to London in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April in London, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 40°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Landmark Forest Adventure Park and Loch Morlich. Get out of town with these interesting Inverness side-trips: Steall Waterfall (in Fort William), Historylinks Museum (in Dornoch) and Dunrobin Castle and Gardens (in Golspie). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Morayvia, look for all kinds of wild species at Aigas Field Centre, relax and rejuvenate at Karmic-Wellbeing, and contemplate the waterfront views at River Foyers.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Inverness attractions planning site.

You can fly from London to Inverness in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Inverness when traveling from London in May, with lows around 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough 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. Kids will appreciate attractions like Snowdon and Room Escape Games. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Llandudno: Beaumaris (Beaumaris Castle & Seacoast Safaris), Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens (in Menai Bridge) and Tyddyn Sargent Coarse Fishery (in Benllech). The adventure continues: get to know the resident critters at Welsh Mountain Zoo, tee off at Great Orme Family Golf, take in the dramatic natural features at Great Orme, and explore the galleries of Conwy Castle.

To plan Llandudno vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Inverness to Llandudno in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Inverness in May, Llandudno is a bit warmer at night with lows of 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ambleside.
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Ambleside, United Kingdom — 4 nights

Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Attractions like Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Catbells Lakeland Walk make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ambleside: Lakeland Motor Museum (in Backbarrow), Lake Windermere (in Windermere) and Penrith (Center Parcs - Whinfell Forest & Aira Force Waterfall). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater, stop by The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop, take in nature's colorful creations at Holehird Gardens, and explore the historical opulence of Sizergh Castle.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Ambleside vacation planner.

You can drive from Llandudno to Ambleside in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 6 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Attractions like Edinburgh Castle and The Royal Mile make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Edinburgh: Glasgow (Glasgow Science Centre & Glasgow Tigers Speedway). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, explore the engaging exhibits at Dynamic Earth, enjoy breathtaking views from Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, and see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Ambleside to Edinburgh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in May, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (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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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

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.
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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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