28 days in Europe Itinerary

28 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Detroit, United States
Fly + Bus:  15 h 45 min
1
Galway, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
3
Killarney, Ireland
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 15 min
4
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h
5
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
6
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
7
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train + Subway:  3 h
8
Ravello, Italy
— 2 nights
+4
Bus + Train + Bus + Foot + Fly:  6 h 30 min
9
Palermo, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  10 h 30 min
10
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
11
Liscannor, Ireland
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  15 h
End: Detroit, United States


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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): see the interesting displays at The Galway Fisheries Watchtower Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Galway Cathedral, then get to know the fascinating history of Riverside Walk, and finally stroll around Eyre Square. On the next day, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Augustine's Church.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Galway road trip planning website.

Detroit, USA to Galway is an approximately 16- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from Detroit in August, things will get little chillier in Galway: highs are around 62°F and lows about 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Belfast.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Riverside Walk ©
Riverside Walk
Galway Cathedral ©
Galway Cathedral
St. Augustine's Church ©
St. Augustine's Church

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Belfast, United Kingdom

Belfast ©
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've now added Giants Causeway Tours to your itinerary. On the 28th (Fri), make a short side trip with Giants Causeway Tours, step into the grandiose world of Hillsborough Castle and Gardens, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Malachy's Church, then wander the streets of Cathedral Quarter, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Belfast Cathedral - The Cathedral Church of St. Anne. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Titanic Belfast, examine the collection at HMS Caroline, stroll the grounds of Royal Ulster Constabulary George Cross Foundation Memorial Garden, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of Orange Heritage, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Black Mountain.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Belfast trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Galway to Belfast takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Belfast are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Belfast

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trip

Hillsborough Castle and Gardens
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Hillsborough Castle and Gardens ©
Hillsborough Castle and Gardens
Cathedral Quarter ©
Cathedral Quarter
Titanic Belfast ©
Titanic Belfast

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Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Killarney National Park as well as Dingle Peninsula. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): take a memorable drive along Dingle Peninsula, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park, explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, steep yourself in history at Muckross Abbey, then sample the fine beverages at Irish Whiskey Experience, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Kerry Cliffs. On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at Killarney House Gardens and then admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Cathedral.

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

Drive from Belfast to Killarney in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in August, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can catch the train to Dublin.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kerry Cliffs, Dingle Peninsula
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula
Muckross Abbey ©
Muckross Abbey

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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.
Guinness Storehouse has been added to your itinerary. On the 1st (Tue), explore the galleries of Guinness Storehouse, take a stroll through Temple Bar, admire the striking features of Christ Church Cathedral, then admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and finally take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of 14 Henrietta Street, take in nature's colorful creations at Powerscourt Gardens and House, then kick back and relax at Shankill Beach, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bray Head.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Dublin vacation planning tool.

Take a train from Killarney to Dublin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Bray Head, Shankill Beach, Powerscourt Gardens and House
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 2:
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar
Saint Patrick's Cathedral ©
Saint Patrick's Cathedral

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Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Get some cultural insight at Piazza San Marco and Basilica di San Marco. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Piazza delle Erbe and Cannaregio. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Verona (Torre dei Lamberti, Arena di Verona, &more). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, admire the striking features of Scala Contarini del Bovolo, steep yourself in history at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo, and take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Venice day trip planning site.

Getting from Dublin to Venice by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Dublin in September, with highs in Venice at 77°F and lows at 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Verona
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, ponder the world of politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Campanile di Giotto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Loggia dei Lanzi, see the interesting displays at Museo di Palazzo Davanzati, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, and finally contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Florence online road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Florence sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 7:
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Basilica San Miniato al Monte

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Popular historic sites such as St. Peter's Basilica and Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri are in your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cupola di San Pietro and Piazza Venezia. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campidoglio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli, take an in-depth tour of Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome holiday planning app.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in September, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Cupola di San Pietro ©
Cupola di San Pietro
Piazza Venezia ©
Piazza Venezia

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Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
On the 11th (Fri), look for gifts at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cappella Sant'Angelo all'Ospedale, trek along Ravello-Minori Walk, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Convento Frati Minori Conventuali S.Francesco, then don't miss a visit to Le Ville di Ravello, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Museo della Carta, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cloister del Paradiso, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, then admire the local landmark of Fontana sant'Andrea, then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, and finally stroll through Belvedere Principessa di Piemonte.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Ravello route site.

Getting from Rome to Ravello by combination of train and subway takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Ravello when traveling from Rome in September, with lows around 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Palermo.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Amalfi
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Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma ©
Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea

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Palermo, Italy

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Cataldo, explore the world behind art at Museum of tiles Stanze al Genio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Francesco of Assisi -Chiesa di San Francesco d'Assisi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Oratorio dell'Immacolatella, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oratorio di San Lorenzo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di S. Domenico e Chiostro. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nobile Chiesa del Sant'Angelo Custode, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nobile e Monumentale Chiesa dell'Immacolata Concezione al Capo, admire the landmark architecture of Norman Palace, then admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Conte Federico, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cappella Di San Giuseppe Dei Falegnami, Facolta Di Giurisprudenza, Universita Di Palermo.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Palermo trip maker app.

Getting from Ravello to Palermo by combination of bus and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 14:
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Palazzo Conte Federico ©
Palazzo Conte Federico
Norman Palace ©
Norman Palace
Church of San Cataldo ©
Church of San Cataldo

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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. Popular historic sites such as St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower and Rothe House and Garden are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience, steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, browse the exhibits of National Craft Gallery, and savor the flavors at Brewery Corner.

Start your trip to Kilkenny by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Palermo to Kilkenny in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In September in Kilkenny, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Liscannor.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower
Smithwick's Experience ©
Smithwick's Experience

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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. On the 18th (Fri), take in nature's colorful creations at Vandeleur Walled Garden, then identify plant and animal life at Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Centre, then step off the mainland to explore Scattery Island, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Doughmore Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen, get outside with Wild Kitchen, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spanish Point Beach, then hike along Hag's Head, and finally get great views at Cliffs of Moher.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Liscannor trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Kilkenny to Liscannor in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Liscannor, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 51°F at night. On the 20th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kilrush, Lahinch, Spanish Point Beach, Doughmore Bay, Poulnabrone Dolmen
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 20:
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Doughmore Bay ©
Doughmore Bay
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Poulnabrone Dolmen ©
Poulnabrone Dolmen

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