20 days in Chicago & Europe Itinerary

20 days in Chicago & Europe Itinerary

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20 days in Chicago & Europe Itinerary

Start: Detroit, United States
train:  5​h
1
Chicago, United States
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Keflavik, Iceland
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h
3
Horley, United Kingdom
— Few hours
train:  30​min
4
London, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Detroit, United States

1
night
Chicago, United States

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Cloud Gate and then don't miss a visit to Millennium Park.

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Detroit to Chicago is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Detroit to Chicago due to the time zone difference. In April, daytime highs in Chicago are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Keflavik.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park

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hours
Keflavik, Iceland

Keflavik
Keflavík is a town in the Reykjanes region in southwest Iceland. To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Keflavik online trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Chicago to Keflavik. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 6 hour difference. In April, Keflavik is a bit cooler than Chicago - with highs of 42°F and lows of 33°F. On the 27th (Fri), you'll travel to Horley.

Things to do in Keflavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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hours
Horley, United Kingdom

Horley
Horley is a town in Surrey on the border of Surrey and West Sussex, England, south of the twin towns of Reigate and Redhill, and neighbouring Gatwick Airport and in turn Crawley. To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Horley planning tool .

Explore your travel options from Keflavik to Horley with the Route module. Traveling from Keflavik in April, expect Horley to be somewhat warmer, temps between 56°F and 39°F. On the 27th (Fri), you'll travel to London.

Things to do in Horley

Nightlife Parks Outdoors
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7
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.
You've added Camden Market, Tate Modern, Baker Street, and other attractions to your itinerary. The adventure continues: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, admire the masterpieces at Victoria and Albert Museum, and don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read London road trip tool .

You can drive from Horley to London in 1.5 hours. April in London sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 40°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife
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Abbey Road ©
Abbey Road
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

5
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.
You've added Moulin Rouge, Place du Tertre, Maison de Victor Hugo, and other attractions to your itinerary. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Paris trip planning tool .

Take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

5
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Marsh's Library, National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, Monument to Oscar Wilde, and other attractions. There's still lots to do: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Guinness Storehouse, tour the pleasant surroundings at Phoenix Park, steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol, and make a trip to Temple Bar.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Dublin trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Paris to Dublin by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to Dublin is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Paris in May, expect Dublin to be slightly colder, temps between 59°F and 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

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