43 days in Europe Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 6 nights
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Inverness, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Fort William, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Belfast, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 6 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
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Rome, Italy
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 6 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: The Hague (The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights), &more), Keukenhof (in Lisse) and Haarlem (Molen De Adriaan Museum, The Corrie ten Boom House, &more). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, admire the striking features of Royal Palace Amsterdam, take a stroll through The Jordaan, and get to know the resident critters at ARTIS.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam attractions site.

Melbourne, Australia to Amsterdam is an approximately 25-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Amsterdam. In May in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Inverness.
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Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
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Inverness, United Kingdom — 3 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Change things up with these side-trips from Inverness: Dunrobin Castle and Gardens (in Golspie), Royal Dornoch Golf Club (in Dornoch) and Highland Wildlife & Birdwatch Safaris (in Aviemore). There's lots more to do: learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, take an unorthodox tour of Loch Ness, steep yourself in history at Clava Cairns, and make a trip to Culloden Battlefield.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Inverness trip planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to Inverness by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Inverness. In May, Inverness is a bit cooler than Amsterdam - with highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Fort William.
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Fort William, United Kingdom — 2 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. On the 14th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Glencoe National Nature Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, then admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Three Sisters, and finally hike along Lost Valley Trail.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Fort William travel planning tool.

Drive from Inverness to Fort William in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Glasgow.
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Glasgow, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Glasgow Cathedral, then admire the natural beauty at Glasgow Botanic Gardens, and then bet on your favorite at Glasgow Tigers Speedway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Strathblane Falconry, then explore the world behind art at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, and then walk around Pollok Country Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Glasgow trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Fort William to Glasgow by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Glasgow can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 5 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
When in Edinburgh, make a side trip to see Isle of May National Nature Reserve in Anstruther, approximately Anstruther away. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, contemplate the long history of Palace of Holyroodhouse, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Edinburgh online itinerary planner.

Getting from Glasgow to Edinburgh by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Belfast.
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Belfast, United Kingdom — 4 nights

A city with character, Belfast remains a great place for a leisurely exploration, as it is still relatively undiscovered by foreign tourists, who usually opt to visit Dublin instead.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Belfast: Giant's Causeway (in Bushmills), Causeway Coastal Route (in Ballintoy) and The Causeway Coast Discovery Centre (in Armoy). There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along Coast Rd, catch a live event at Irish FA Tours, examine the collection at Titanic Belfast, and learn about all things military at War Years Remembered (War Museum).

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Belfast itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Edinburgh to Belfast in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Richmond-upon-Thames.
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Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom — 2 nights

A holiday in Richmond-upon-Thames ensures a chance to enjoy one of Greater London's greenest, fanciest, and most spacious neighborhoods.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): surround yourself with nature on Coda Falconry, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Margaret's Church, then learn about all things military at Battle of Britain Bunker, and finally head outdoors with Bubble Boys Ltd. Keep things going the next day: have fun and explore at London Museum of Water & Steam, then see the interesting displays at The Musical Museum, then stroll around Isabella Plantation, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Richmond-upon-Thames trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Belfast to Richmond-upon-Thames takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.
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Paris, France — 6 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.
Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny) and Versailles (The Water Parterres & Palace of Versailles). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Paris driving holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Richmond-upon-Thames to Paris takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Richmond-upon-Thames to Paris due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can fly to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 5 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Explore Barcelona's surroundings by going to Lloret de Mar (Ermita de Les Alegries & Parochial Rectory) and Tossa de Mar (Vila Vella (Old Town) & Ava Gardner Statue). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, make a trip to Casa Batllo, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Barcelona tour itinerary builder website.

Fly from Paris to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 22°C in Barcelona. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 6 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tivoli (Villa Adriana & Villa d'Este). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome trip app.

Fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. June in Rome sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can fly back home.
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Scotland travel guide

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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.
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Northern Ireland travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Geologic Formations
Unlike the place travelers found several decades ago, the Northern Ireland of today is a rejuvenated and dynamic region attracting increasing amounts of tourism. Belfast, the region’s biggest urban center and capital, is a hip city with vibrant nightlife and a thriving gourmet culinary scene, providing an extensive list of indulgent things to do. The region’s renowned coastline, featuring the World Heritage-listed Giant’s Causeway, is an attractive holiday destination for hikers, cyclists, photographers, and other adventurers of all descriptions. Northern Ireland has seen more than its fair share of political and economic unrest, yet the people of this region have always remained proud of their cultural and artistic heritage, providing visitors with a warm hospitality hard to find almost anywhere else in the world.
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Greater London travel guide

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Gardens · Parks · Nightlife
Densely populated Greater London bustles with the energy, as more than 8.6 million of its residents go about their daily lives. A trip to Greater London offers chances to not only explore the center of the city, but also the many boroughs that surround it, each boasting its own distinctive character. From extensive museums and iconic historical buildings to a pumping nightlife scene and ever-expanding cafe culture, the diverse capital of the United Kingdom has something to offer any visitor. Getting around during a Greater London holiday is a breeze, with the city's famed underground rail network--affectionately known as "the tube"--providing comprehensive connections throughout the city.
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