43 days in Europe Itinerary

43 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Melbourne, Australia
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  27 h
1
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  7 h
2
Galway, Ireland
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Shuttle + Train:  4 h 45 min
4
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Train + Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Bruges, Belgium
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
7
Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h
8
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 8 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: Melbourne, Australia

4
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, don't miss a visit to Palace of Holyroodhouse, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Pickering's Gin Distillery.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip itinerary planning tool.

Melbourne, Australia to Edinburgh is an approximately 27- hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -10 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Melbourne in April: high temperatures in Edinburgh hover around 13°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Galway.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 10:
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Great Away Days ©
Great Away Days
Walking tours
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle

5
nights
Galway, Ireland

Galway ©
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.
Explore Galway's surroundings by going to Ballyvaughan (Backwest Adventures, Aillwee Cave, &more), Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor) and Doolin (Clare Coastal Walk Project & Doolin Pitch & Putt). There's still lots to do: experience the excitement of Castlefergus Equestrian, steep yourself in history at Poulnabrone Dolmen, take in the spiritual surroundings of Corcomroe Abbey, and admire the masterpieces at Galway Arts Centre.

Before you visit Galway, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Edinburgh to Galway in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. April in Galway sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Ballyvaughan, County Clare, Doolin, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Castlefergus Equestrian
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 15:
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
The Burren ©
The Burren
Burren Birds of Prey Centre ©
Burren Birds of Prey Centre

4
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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin, examine the collection at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of St. Michan's Church.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Dublin journey maker tool.

You can drive from Galway to Dublin in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cheltenham.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 19:
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Walking tours
Phoenix Park ©
Phoenix Park

5
nights
Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Cheltenham ©
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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cheltenham: Moreton-in-Marsh (Cotswold Falconry Centre & Cotswold Archery), Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton) and Chavenage House (in Tetbury). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Walks With Hawks, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cheltenham Minster, get your game on at SimAir737, and see the interesting displays at Athelstan Museum.

To find out how to plan a trip to Cheltenham, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Dublin to Cheltenham in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Dublin in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Cheltenham, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to London.

Things to do in Cheltenham

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Gloucester, Bath, Moreton-in-Marsh, Bourton-on-the-Water, Cotswolds Distillery
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Walks With Hawks ©
Walks With Hawks
SimAir737 ©
SimAir737
Chavenage House ©
Chavenage House

5
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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, don't miss a visit to Tower Bridge, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, and get engrossed in the history at The British Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read London trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Cheltenham to London in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in London can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Bruges.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 29:
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

4
nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bruges: Ghent (Graslei and Korenlei, Gravensteen, &more). Next up on the itinerary: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, make a trip to The Markt, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint Sauveur de Bruges, and explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum.

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Do a combination of car and train from London to Bruges in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. April in Bruges sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Ghent
Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 3:
Highlights from your plan
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan ©
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
Belfry of Bruges ©
Belfry of Bruges

5
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Step out of Brussels with an excursion to Pierre Marcolini in Antwerp--about 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), admire the masterpieces at Magritte Museum, don't miss a visit to Atomium, and get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Brussels online road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Bruges to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Brussels are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Pierre Marcolini
Find places to stay May 3 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Atomium ©
Atomium
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)
Serres Royales De Laeken ©
Serres Royales De Laeken

8
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Venture out of the city with trips to Frans Hals Museum (in Haarlem), The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery (in The Hague) and Keukenhof (in Lisse). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, admire the striking features of Royal Palace Amsterdam, steep yourself in history at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and walk around Vondelpark.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam trip planner.

Take a train from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Frans Hals Museum, The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, Keukenhof
Find places to stay May 8 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Keukenhof ©
Keukenhof
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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