60 days in Western Europe Itinerary

60 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Kilkenny, Ireland
— 4 nights
Drive
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Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
Ferry to Holyhead, Taxi to Llandudno
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Llandudno, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Drive
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Alnwick, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive
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Fort William, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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Inverness, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Stromness, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Newquay, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Poole, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Kilkenny, Ireland

— 4 nights

Marble City

The country's smallest city in terms of population, Kilkenny boasts a rich cultural heritage and diverse tourist attractions that include well-preserved medieval architecture, exciting nightlife, a vibrant culinary scene, and abundant shopping opportunities.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Hook Lighthouse and Rothe House and Garden. Escape the urban bustle at Curracloe Beach and Mount Juliet Estate. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kilkenny: Loftus Hall (in Hook Head), Ferns Castle (in Ferns) and St. Aidan's Cathedral (in Enniscorthy). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, explore the ancient world of Hore Abbey, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kilkenny trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Kilkenny is an approximately 28-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Sydney to Kilkenny. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in November: high temperatures in Kilkenny hover around 51°F and lows are around 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 1 — 6:

Dublin, Ireland

— 5 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Glasnevin Cemetery Museum and Chester Beatty. Get a sense of the local culture at Guinness Storehouse and Bru na Boinne. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, see the interesting displays at Dublinia, make a trip to Grafton Street, and take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Dublin itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Dublin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. November in Dublin sees daily highs of 50°F and lows of 38°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Llandudno.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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Find places to stay Nov 6 — 11:

Llandudno, United Kingdom

— 5 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. Visit Beaumaris Castle and Harlech Castle for their historical value. National Slate Museum and Conwy Castle will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Llandudno side-trips: Zipline (in Blaenau Ffestiniog), Portmeirion Village (in Portmeirion) and Caernarfon Castle (in Caernarfon). Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through Llandudno Promenade, don't miss a visit to Conwy Town Walls, admire the natural beauty at Bodnant Garden, and take in the waterfront at Llandudno Pier.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Llandudno travel planning site.

Getting from Dublin to Llandudno by combination of ferry and taxi takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. In November, daily temperatures in Llandudno can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Alnwick.

Things to do in Llandudno

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 11 — 16:

Alnwick, United Kingdom

— 4 nights
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. Escape the urban bustle at Ross Back Sands Beach and St Aiden Beach. Visit Alnwick Castle and Bamburgh Castle for their historical value. Explore Alnwick's surroundings by going to Vindolanda (in Hexham), Lindisfarne Castle (in Holy Island) and Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall (in Haydon Bridge). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Cragside House and Gardens, look for gifts at Barter Books, and explore the historical opulence of The Alnwick Garden.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Alnwick trip planner.

Getting from Llandudno to Alnwick by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In November, daily temperatures in Alnwick can reach 49°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Alnwick

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 16 — 20:

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 4 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rosslyn Chapel and Georgian House. National Museum of Scotland and Royal Yacht Britannia will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Edinburgh's surroundings by going to Glamis Castle (in Glamis) and Buchanan Street (in Glasgow). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, steep yourself in history at Palace of Holyroodhouse, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, and make a trip to The Real Mary King's Close.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Edinburgh day trip site.

You can take a train from Alnwick to Edinburgh in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 48°F during the day and 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 20 — 24:

Fort William, United Kingdom

— 6 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. Shop till you drop at Ardshealach Smokehouse & Fine Foods and Woodland Pottery & Crafts. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Camusdarach Beach and Morar Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fort William: Ardnamurchan Point and Lighthouse (in Kilchoan), Kilchurn Castle (in Dalmally) and Inveraray (Inveraray Jail & Inveraray Castle). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at West Highland Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Andrew's Church, and appreciate the views at Glen Coe.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Fort William trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Fort William takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 24 — 30:

Isle of Skye, United Kingdom

— 6 nights
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Trotternish Art Gallery and JR Art Gallery (Jeremy Rossiter) will appeal to museum buffs. Visiting The Fairy Pools, Glen Brittle, Isle of Skye and Kilt Rock will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at The Quiraing, get in touch with nature with Skye Adventure, step into the grandiose world of Dunvegan Castle & Gardens, and get engrossed in the history at Skye Museum of Island Life.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Isle of Skye trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Fort William to Isle of Skye takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 49°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 6:

Inverness, United Kingdom

— 5 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Get in touch with nature at Nairn Beach and RZSS Highland Wildlife Park. Visit Culloden Battlefield and Urquhart Castle for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Inverness side-trips: Dunrobin Castle and Gardens (in Golspie), Elgin Cathedral (in Elgin) and Glenfiddich Distillery (in Dufftown). And it doesn't end there: deepen your knowledge of military history at Fort George, step into the grandiose world of Cawdor Castle, enjoy the sand and surf at Dornoch Beach, and examine the collection at Highland Folk Museum.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Inverness tour itinerary site.

You can drive from Isle of Skye to Inverness in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 46°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Stromness.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 6 — 11:

Stromness, United Kingdom

— 5 nights
Stromness is the second-most populated town in Orkney, Scotland. Discover out-of-the-way places like Skara Brae and Saint Magnus Cathedral. Pier Arts Centre and Stromness Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Stromness' surroundings by going to Tomb of the Eagles (in South Ronaldsay), Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm (in St. Mary's) and Orkney Fossil and Heritage Centre (in Burray Village). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Ring of Brodgar, head off the coast to Brough Of Birsay, don't miss a visit to Ness of Brodgar, and contemplate the long history of Barony Mill.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Stromness online route planner.

You can fly from Inverness to Stromness in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. In December in Stromness, expect temperatures between 46°F during the day and 37°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Newquay.

Things to do in Stromness

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Nightlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 11 — 16:

Newquay, United Kingdom

— 5 nights

Surf Capital of the UK

Known as the Surf Capital of the UK, Newquay is a vibrant city with youthful energy.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tintagel Castle and Lanhydrock House and Garden. St. Michael's Mount and The Lost Gardens of Heligan will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Porthminster Beach (in St Ives), Carbis Bay Beach (in Carbis Bay) and St Just-in-Roseland Church (in St Just in Roseland). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Fistral Beach Bar, stroll through Crantock Beach, contemplate the long history of Wheal Coates, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Healeys Cornish Cyder Farm.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Newquay planning website.

You can fly from Stromness to Newquay in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Poole.

Things to do in Newquay

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 16 — 21:

Poole, United Kingdom

— 4 nights
Poole is a large coastal town and seaport in the county of Dorset, on the south coast of England. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Hengistbury Head Beach and Weymouth Beach. Explore hidden gems such as The Tank Museum and Corfe Castle. When in Poole, make a side trip to see Lulworth Cove in West Lulworth, approximately West Lulworth away. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Sandbanks Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Poole Harbour, and look for all kinds of wild species at Monkey World.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Poole itinerary builder.

Getting from Newquay to Poole by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In December in Poole, expect temperatures between 51°F during the day and 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to London.

Things to do in Poole

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 21 — 25:

London, United Kingdom

— 4 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.
Explore hidden gems such as St. Paul's Cathedral and Houses of Parliament. Do your shopping at The Lanes and North Laine. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at The British Museum, steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, don't miss a visit to Tower of London, and take an in-depth tour of Churchill War Rooms.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the London planner.

Traveling by car from Poole to London takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 50°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 29:

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.

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.

England travel guide

4.4
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.

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.