17 days in Europe & Beirut Itinerary

17 days in Europe & Beirut Itinerary

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1
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
2
Beirut, Lebanon
— 6 nights
3
Marseille, France
— 3 nights
4
Paris, France
— 2 nights
5
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights

2
nights
Dublin, Ireland

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Your list of things to see and do now includes St Stephens Green, Guinness Storehouse, Irish Whiskey Museum, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): shop like a local with Grafton Street, walk around St Stephens Green, get engrossed in the history at Irish Famine Exhibition, see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, thensee the interesting displays at Irish Whiskey Museum, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at Irish Music Bar Tour.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip builder website.

Chicago, USA to Dublin is an approximately 11-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Chicago to Dublin. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Chicago in July: high temperatures in Dublin hover around °F and lows are around °F. On the 6th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Beirut.

Things to do in Dublin

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Bru na Boinne
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne

6
nights
Beirut, Lebanon

Beirut ©
Sitting on the Mediterranean coast, Beirut, the country's capital and largest city, has plenty of appeal itself, as well as offering a convenient base for exploring the country's other sights and cities.
Escape the urban bustle at The Cedars of God and Tyre Beach. Temples of Baalbek and Byblos Citadel will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Beirut side-trips: Bcharre (Our Lady of Diman Church, Qadisha Valley, &more), Beit Eddine (in Beiteddine) and Saydet el Hosn Lady of the Fortress (in Ehden). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Beirut, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint John-Marc Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Memoire Du Temps, and explore the ancient world of Tyre Hippodrome.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Beirut trip planning app.

You can fly from Dublin to Beirut in 10.5 hours. Traveling from Dublin to Beirut, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Dublin, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Beirut, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Beirut

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Bcharre, Byblos, Sur, Zahle, Baalbeck
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Temples of Baalbek ©
Temples of Baalbek
National Museum of Beirut ©
National Museum of Beirut
Baalbek Roman Ruins ©
Baalbek Roman Ruins

3
nights
Marseille, France

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole and Rade de Toulon. You'll get in some beach time at Plage de Jean Blanc and Plage de L'Argentiere. Change things up with these side-trips from Marseille: Les Antiques (in Saint-Remy-de-Provence), Arles (St-Trophime Cloister (Cloitre St-Trophime), Eglise St-Trophime, &more) and Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Palais Longchamp, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Tarascon, stroll through Sentier du littoral - Le Lavandou - Plage de la Fossette, and head outdoors with Plage de Saint-Clair.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Marseille trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Beirut to Marseille in 10 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Beirut in July since evenings lows in Marseille dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Le Lavandou, Arles, Saint-Remy-de-Provence, La Londe Les Maures, Chateau de Tarascon
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Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres
Eglise St-Trophime ©
Eglise St-Trophime
Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole ©
Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Musee d'Orsay. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): get a sense of history and politics at Hotel de Ville, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, make a trip to La Madeleine, examine the collection at Musee Nissim de Camondo, thenappreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and finally stop by Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse, admire the masterpieces at Petit Palais, see the interesting displays at Musee du Parfum - Fragonard, thenexplore the different monuments and memorials at Pere-Lachaise Cemetery, and finally explore the world behind art at Atelier des Lumieres.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Paris holiday tool.

You can fly from Marseille to Paris in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In July, Paris is little chillier than Marseille - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can catch the train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Big Ben, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, take a stroll through Westminster, thenpause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, thenadmire the masterpieces at National Gallery, and finally take a stroll through South Bank.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the London trip planner.

Getting from Paris to London by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Paris to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Paris in July, expect nights in London to be about the same, around °F, while days are slightly colder, around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Westminster ©
Westminster
Wallace Collection ©
Wallace Collection
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

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