26 days in Europe Itinerary

26 days in Europe Itinerary

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Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Inverness, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive
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Manchester, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly
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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 1 night
Drive
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights

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Dublin, Ireland

— 3 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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, walk around St Stephens Green, contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, and sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St..

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Dublin trip maker tool.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Dublin Airport. In June, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 2:

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, and then make a trip to The Royal Mile. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, examine the collection at National Museum of Scotland, and then contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close.

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You can fly from Dublin to Edinburgh in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 4:

Inverness, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
On the 4th (Mon), gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour and then explore the activities along River Ness. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Urquhart Castle, then contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Ness, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Inverness attractions site.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Inverness in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Newcastle upon Tyne.

Things to do in Inverness

Tours · Nature · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

— 1 night

Student City

One of the hippest urban centers in the northeastern part of the country, Newcastle upon Tyne once had a reputation for being an industrial wasteland with little to offer casual tourists.
On the 6th (Wed), get curious at The Discovery Museum and then take a stroll through The Quayside.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Newcastle upon Tyne road trip planning website.

Getting from Inverness to Newcastle upon Tyne by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in July, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Manchester.

Things to do in Newcastle upon Tyne

Childrens Museums · Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 7:

Manchester, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

Capital of the North

Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Imperial War Museum North, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On your second day here, view the masterpieces at Manchester Art Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manchester Cathedral, explore the engaging exhibits at Science and Industry Museum, then examine the collection at National Football Museum, and finally step off the mainland to explore Parthian Climbing Manchester.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Manchester road trip planner.

You can drive from Newcastle upon Tyne to Manchester in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Manchester are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Liverpool.

Things to do in Manchester

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 9:

Liverpool, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): see the interesting displays at The Beatles Story, then go for a walk through Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, then explore the world behind art at Tate Liverpool, and finally stroll the grounds of Liverpool Cathedral. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Museum of Liverpool, then examine the collection at Merseyside Maritime Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Chester Zoo.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Liverpool itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Manchester to Liverpool takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Liverpool are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to London.

Things to do in Liverpool

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 11:

London, United Kingdom

— 3 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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, walk around Hyde Park, don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our London trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Liverpool to London by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can fly to Budapest.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 14:

Budapest, Hungary

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Danube

You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, test the waters at a local thermal spa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, and contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Budapest online trip maker.

Getting from London to Budapest by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and train; or take a train. Traveling from London to Budapest, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from London in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Budapest, with highs around 83°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 18:

Bratislava, Slovakia

— 1 night

Beauty on the Danube

Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Devin Castle, don't miss a visit to UFO Observation Deck, then take a stroll through Bratislava Old Town, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), and finally pause for some photo ops at Cumil.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Bratislava online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Bratislava takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Bratislava can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 19:

Vienna, Austria

— 2 nights

City of Dreams

The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, and walk around Prater.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Vienna trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Bratislava to Vienna in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Vienna are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 21:

Prague, Czech Republic

— 3 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague, and get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Prague road trip app.

Getting from Vienna to Prague by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. July in Prague sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 59°F at night.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 24: