17 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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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.
Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, and steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary planner.

Newark, USA to Paris is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Paris is 6 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Newark in May, with highs in Paris at 64°F and lows at 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to take a train to London.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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London, United Kingdom — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, then contemplate the long history of Tower of London, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read London trip site.

Traveling by train from Paris to London takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. In May, daily temperatures in London can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off 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: examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, walk around Phoenix Park, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St..

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin sightseeing planning app.

Traveling by flight from London to Dublin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in May, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Belfast.
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Belfast, United Kingdom — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Titanic Belfast, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Belfast Botanical Gardens, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, then admire the striking features of City Hall, and finally stroll through Titanic Memorial Garden.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Belfast trip maker website.

Getting from Dublin to Belfast by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Belfast are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Glasgow.
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Glasgow, United Kingdom — 3 nights

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
On the 20th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, examine the collection at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): admire the natural beauty at The Queen Anne Gardens, step into the grandiose world of Stirling Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Glasgow Cathedral, then take in nature's colorful creations at Glasgow Botanic Gardens, and finally learn about winemaking at Vino Valentino.

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You can fly from Belfast to Glasgow in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 22nd (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, then look for gifts at Castlehill Whisky, and finally make a trip to The Royal Mile.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh travel route planning site.

Traveling by car from Glasgow to Edinburgh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in May, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 1 night

The Square Mile

On the 25th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the London trip planning site.

Getting from Edinburgh to London by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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Highlights from your trip

Ireland travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · History Museums
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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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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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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