30 days in Western Europe Itinerary

30 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Bath, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Caernarfon, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive
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Inverness, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive
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Fort William, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Killarney, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
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London, United Kingdom

— 5 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.
Get some cultural insight at Buckingham Palace and Tower of London. Step off the beaten path and head to Wallace Collection and Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters. Go for a jaunt from London to Eastbourne to see Beachy Head about 2 hours away. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, pause for some serene contemplation at Westminster Cathedral, take in panoramic vistas at The Monument to the Great Fire of London, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our London trip itinerary maker.

Oslo, Norway to London is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Oslo in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in London, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Bath.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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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.
Stonehenge and The Roman Baths will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Bath Abbey and Cleeve Abbey. Change things up with a short trip to Dunster Castle in Dunster (about 2 hours away). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath, pause for some photo ops at St Nicholas Church, explore the galleries of Victoria Art Gallery, and examine the collection at The Museum of Bath at Work.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Bath trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by train from London to Bath takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Caernarfon.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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Caernarfon, United Kingdom

— 4 nights
Caernarfon is a royal town, community, and port in Gwynedd, Wales, with a population of 9,615. Get some historical perspective at Caernarfon Castle and Cae'r Gors. Get outdoors at Great Orme and Morfa Bychan - Black Rock Sands. Get out of town with these interesting Caernarfon side-trips: The Holy Well and Chapel of St Trillo (in Rhos-on-Sea), Conwy Castle (in Conwy) and Saint Tudnos Church (in Llandudno). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Tanwg's Church, do a tasting at Pant Du Vineyard, get great views at Twthill, and don't miss a visit to Caernarfon Railway Station.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Caernarfon tour itinerary website.

Drive from Bath to Caernarfon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Caernarfon are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Caernarfon

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Inverness, United Kingdom

— 4 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Step off the beaten path and head to Urquhart Castle and Dunrobin Castle and Gardens. Step out of the city life by going to Nairn Beach and Cairngorms National Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Inverness: Dornoch Cathedral (in Dornoch) and RZSS Highland Wildlife Park (in Kingussie). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Culloden Battlefield, stop by Leakey's Second-hand Bookshop, examine the collection at ShipSpace, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Catholic Church.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Inverness trip planner.

You can drive from Caernarfon to Inverness in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Caernarfon in August, expect little chillier with lows of 10°C in Inverness. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Fort William, United Kingdom

— 4 nights
Fort William is the second largest settlement in the Highlands of Scotland with around 10,000 inhabitants – and the largest town: only the city of Inverness is larger.Fort William is a major tourist centre, with Glen Coe just to the south, Aonach Mòr to the east and Glenfinnan to the west, on the Road to the Isles. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Eilean Donan Castle and Fort Augustus Abbey. Glenfinnan Viaduct and Treasures of the Earth are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fort William: Highland Titles Nature Reserve (in Duror) and Morar Beach (in Morar). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Commando Monument, explore the historical opulence of Old Inverlochy Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Andrew's Church, and contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Shiel.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Fort William trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Inverness to Fort William in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Killarney.

Things to do in Fort William

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Killarney, Ireland

— 2 nights
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Escape the urban bustle at Killarney National Park and Torc Waterfall. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Gap of Dunloe and Muckross House. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Irish Whiskey Experience, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral, and view the masterpieces at Peter Cox Photography Gallery.

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You can do a combination of bus and flight from Fort William to Killarney in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries
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Dublin, Ireland

— 4 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.
Visit Guinness Storehouse and Kilmainham Gaol Museum for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Temple Bar and Trim Castle. Venture out of the city with trips to The Mill at Avoca Village (in Avoca), St Mary's Abbey (in Trim) and Powerscourt Gardens and House (in Enniskerry). There's much more to do: examine the collection at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, contemplate the long history of Hill of Tara (Temair), catch a live event at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, and take an in-depth tour of The Jeanie Johnston: An Irish Famine Story.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin sightseeing planner.

Getting from Killarney to Dublin by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. August in Dublin sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

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England travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Historic Sites
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.

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.

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.

Ireland travel guide

4.4
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.