15 days in Western Europe Itinerary

15 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Fly to Zurich, Train to Grindelwald
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Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chamonix, France
— 1 night
Shuttle to Geneva, Fly to Paris
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train
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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly
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Westport, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive
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Kilrush, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive
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Dingle, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive
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Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly

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Grindelwald, Switzerland — 2 nights

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): explore the activities along Bachalpsee Lake, explore the activities along Lake Brienz, and then explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire all the interesting features of Jungfraujoch and then hike along The Eiger.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Grindelwald sightseeing planner.

Toronto, Canada to Grindelwald is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and train. Traveling from Toronto to Grindelwald, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Chamonix.
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Nature · Parks · Tours · Trails
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Chamonix, France — 1 night

Alpine Capital of the World

Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
On the 1st (Tue), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Glacier des Bossons, take some stellar pictures from Aiguille du Midi, and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Chamonix day trip planning site.

Getting from Grindelwald to Chamonix by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Paris.
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Paris, France — 2 nights

City of Light

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay and then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris route site.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Chamonix to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to London.
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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, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye, steep yourself in history at Tower of London, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the London route planner.

You can take a train from Paris to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Paris in August, you will find days in London are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Westport.
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Westport, Ireland — 1 night

Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
On the 7th (Mon), tour the water at your own pace with Westport Cruises, take in nature's colorful creations at Westport House, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Westport sightseeing app.

You can fly from London to Westport in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from London in August: high temperatures in Westport hover around 19°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Kilrush.
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Kilrush, Ireland — 1 night

Kilrush is a coastal town in County Clare, Ireland. On the 8th (Tue), get up close to creatures of the deep with Dolphinwatch and then step off the mainland to explore Scattery Island.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kilrush online route maker.

You can drive from Westport to Kilrush in 2.5 hours. August in Kilrush sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Dingle.
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Dingle, Ireland — 1 night

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): cruise along Dingle Peninsula, take in panoramic vistas at Eask Tower, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Dingle trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kilrush to Dingle takes 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Dingle are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Dublin.
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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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the galleries of Guinness Storehouse, take a stroll through Temple Bar, contemplate the long history of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and stroll around Phoenix Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Dublin holiday app.

Drive from Dingle to Dublin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Dublin are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.
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France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.
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Ireland travel guide

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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.
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