56 days in Europe Itinerary

56 days in Europe Itinerary

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56 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  9 h 45 min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
Train:  1 h
3
Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
Fly:  4 h
4
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
5
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Cork, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Killarney, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
8
Dingle, Ireland
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
9
Limerick, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
10
Liscannor, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
11
Galway, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
12
Westport, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8 h 45 min
13
Paris, France
— 7 nights
Fly:  5 h
14
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 6 nights
Fly:  10 h 15 min
End: Toronto, Canada


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3
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.
The British Museum and Natural History Museum will appeal to museum buffs. National Gallery and St. Paul's Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at HMS Belfast, explore the galleries of Cutty Sark, examine the collection at Emirates Stadium Tour and Museum, and don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the London trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to London is an approximately 10- hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 5 hours. Traveling from Toronto in June, things will get slightly colder in London: highs are around 23°C and lows about 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 19:
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Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

7
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St Giles' Cathedral and Grassmarket. You'll discover tucked-away gems like St Andrews Cathedral and St Andrews Castle. Explore Edinburgh's surroundings by going to Cairn O'Mohr Fruit Wines (in Errol), The Birks of Aberfeldy (in Aberfeldy) and Perth (St. Ninian's Cathedral, The Black Watch Castle & Museum, &more). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Surgeons' Hall Museums, steep yourself in history at Dean Village, make a trip to The Real Mary King's Close, and take a tour of Royal Yacht Britannia.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Edinburgh trip builder.

Traveling by flight from London to Edinburgh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from London in June, you will find days in Edinburgh are little chillier (20°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Glasgow.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

St. Andrews, Perth, Jedburgh, Bamburgh, Cairn O'Mohr Fruit Wines
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 26:
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Dean Village ©
Dean Village
Melrose Abbey ©
Melrose Abbey
St Andrews Cathedral ©
St Andrews Cathedral

6
nights
Glasgow, United Kingdom

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Glasgow School of Art and People's Palace and Winter Gardens. Glasgow West End and Sweetheart Abbey are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Glasgow: Rothesay (Rothesay's Victorian Toilets, Rothesay Castle, &more), Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Museum and Heritage Centre (in Greenock) and Denny Tank Museum (in Dumbarton). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Falls of Dochart, admire the masterpieces at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, examine the collection at Provand's Lordship, and contemplate the long history of The Scottish Crannog Centre.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Glasgow route builder.

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Glasgow in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Dumfries, Rothesay, The Watermill, Rob Roy's Grave, Sweetheart Abbey
Find places to stay Jun 26 — Jul 2:
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The Glasgow School of Art ©
The Glasgow School of Art
Glasgow West End ©
Glasgow West End
The Scottish Crannog Centre ©
The Scottish Crannog 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.
Visit Guinness Storehouse and Bru na Boinne for their historical value. You'll explore and learn at Kilmainham Gaol Museum and The Irish Rock 'N' Roll Museum Experience. Venture out of the city with trips to Malahide Castle (in Malahide), Newgrange (in Donore) and St. Munna's Church (in Mullingar). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Trim Castle, take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, take an in-depth tour of 14 Henrietta Street, and admire the striking features of Christ Church Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Dublin online day trip planner.

Fly from Glasgow to Dublin in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July, daytime highs in Dublin are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Donore, Malahide Castle, St. Munna's Church, Fore Abbey, Trim Castle
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne

4
nights
Kilkenny, Ireland

Kilkenny ©
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.
Get some cultural insight at Kilkenny Castle and Medieval Mile Museum. Head to Reginald's Tower and Nicholas Mosse Potteryfor some retail therapy. Change things up with these side-trips from Kilkenny: Mayfield Birds of Prey (in Kilmacthomas), Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center (in New Ross) and Waterford (Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, King of the Vikings, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Rock of Cashel, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, and admire the natural beauty at Rothe House and Garden.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kilkenny trip tool.

Take a bus from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Dublin in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 16°C in Kilkenny. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Waterford, Cashel, Mayfield Birds of Prey, St. Patrick's Well, Fethard Horse Country Experience
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©

1
night
Cork, Ireland

Cork ©
One of the country's major artistic and cultural centers, famed for its many annual festivals, Cork straddles the Lee River and boasts over 30 bridges.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Blarney Castle & Gardens, explore the galleries of Cork City Gaol, get engrossed in the history at Nano Nagle Place, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter and Paul's Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral of St Mary & St Anne & Visitor Centre, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Cork itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Cork takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 12:
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Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Cork City Gaol ©
Cork City Gaol
Nano Nagle Place ©
Nano Nagle Place

3
nights
Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Ross Castle and Peter Cox Photography Gallery. Museum-lovers will get to explore Blennerville Windmill and Kerry County Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Banna Strand (in Tralee) and Ardfert Cathedral (in Ardfert). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall, identify plant and animal life at Kerry Cliffs, sample the fine beverages at Irish Whiskey Experience, and visit Killarney Falconry.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Killarney trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cork to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tralee, Ardfert Cathedral, Kerry Cliffs
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Irish Whiskey Experience ©
Irish Whiskey Experience
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle
Torc Waterfall ©
Torc Waterfall

5
nights
Dingle, Ireland

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Take a break from the city and head to Skellig Ring Scenic Drive and Inch Beach. Get some cultural insight at Gallarus Oratory and Greenlane Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Dingle side-trips: Siopa Chill Rialaig (in Cahersiveen), Kells Sheep Centre (in Kells) and Glanteenassig Wood (in Castlegregory). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Great Blasket Centre and Island, explore the striking landscape at Conor Pass, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church, and get to know the fascinating history of Dun Chaoin Pier.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Dingle road trip planning website.

Getting from Killarney to Dingle by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Dingle are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Limerick.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Castlegregory, Dunquin, Ventry, Kingdom Falconry, Dingle Peninsula
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Skellig Ring Scenic Drive ©
Skellig Ring Scenic Drive
Gallarus Oratory ©
Gallarus Oratory
The Great Blasket Centre and Island ©

1
night
Limerick, Ireland

Limerick ©
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Church, appreciate the history behind The Treaty Stone, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Munchin's Catholic Church, explore the historical opulence of King John's Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mary's Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at Hunt Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Limerick itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Limerick takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Liscannor.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
King John's Castle ©
King John's Castle
Hunt Museum ©
Hunt Museum
Saint Munchin's Catholic Church ©
Saint Munchin's Catholic Church

1
night
Liscannor, Ireland

Liscannor ©
Liscannor is a coastal village in County Clare, Ireland.GeographyLying on the west coast of Ireland, on Liscannor Bay, the village is located on the R478 road between Lahinch, to the east, and Doolin, to the north. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Spanish Point Beach, stroll through Hag's Head, take some stellar pictures from Cliffs of Moher, then get outside with Wild Kitchen, then steep yourself in history at Poulnabrone Dolmen, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kilfenora Cathedral & Crosses.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Liscannor travel planner.

Traveling by car from Limerick to Liscannor takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Liscannor can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Liscannor

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Kilfenora Cathedral & Crosses, Spanish Point Beach, Poulnabrone Dolmen, Wild Kitchen
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Hag's Head ©
Hag's Head
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Poulnabrone Dolmen ©
Poulnabrone Dolmen

3
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.
Salthill Promenade and National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Coole Park Nature Reserve and Thoor Ballylee - Yeats Museum will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Galway side-trips: Burren Nature Sanctuary & Cafe (in Kinvara), Standun (in Spiddal) and Kilmacduagh Tower (in Gort). There's lots more to do: trek along The Wormhole, examine the collection at The Galway Fisheries Watchtower Museum, kick back and relax at Salthill Beaches, and shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Galway fast, fun, and easy.

You can drive from Liscannor to Galway in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July in Galway, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Westport.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Gort, Burren Nature Sanctuary & Cafe, The Wormhole, Standun, National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Kilmacduagh Tower ©
Kilmacduagh Tower
Thoor Ballylee - Yeats Museum ©
Thoor Ballylee - Yeats Museum
National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock ©

2
nights
Westport, Ireland

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): appreciate the history behind St. Patrick Statue, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take in the exciting artwork at The Quay Gallery, steep yourself in history at Clew Bay Heritage Centre, then tee off at Westport Golf Club, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Church, then stop by Marlene's Chocolate Haven, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Ballintubber Abbey.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Westport visit planner.

Drive from Galway to Westport in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Westport, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 12°C at night. On the 27th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Westport

Outdoors Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Ballintubber Abbey, Murrisk Abbey
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre ©
Murrisk Abbey ©
Murrisk Abbey
Ballintubber Abbey
Ballintubber Abbey

7
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.
Get in touch with nature at Île de la Cité and Loire a Velo Cycle Path. Visit Arc de Triomphe and Orléans Cathedral for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Orleans (Hotel Groslot & Place du Martroi), Epernay (Moet et Chandon Champagne Cellars, Avenue de Champagne, &more) and Reims (La Maison Mumm & Basilique Saint-Remi). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, and get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Paris trip itinerary app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Westport to Paris. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Westport to Paris due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Westport in July: high temperatures in Paris hover around 30°C and lows are around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Rouen, Orleans, Epernay, Amiens, Reims
Find places to stay Jul 27 — Aug 3:
Highlights from your plan
Orléans Cathedral ©
Orléans Cathedral
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

6
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Take a break from the city and head to Mons Klint and Amager Strandpark. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Our Saviour's Church and Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Copenhagen: Hillerod (Frederiksborg slotshave, Frederiksborg Slotskirke, &more), Fredensborg (Nordmandsdalen & Fredensborg Palace) and Borre (Geo Center Mons Klint & Liselund). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Nyhavn, examine the collection at National Museum of Denmark, pause for some serene contemplation at Frederiks Kirke (Marmorkirken), and ponder the world of politics at Christiansborg Slot.

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

Traveling by flight from Paris to Copenhagen takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Paris in August: highs in Copenhagen hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Moen, Hillerod, Fredensborg, Cold War Museum Stevnsfort, Hoejerup Gamle Kirke
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Frederiksborg Castle ©
Frederiksborg Castle
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn

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