30 days in Western Europe Itinerary

30 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe visit planner

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Fly
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Avignon, France
— 3 nights
Train
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bayeux, France
— 4 nights
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Drive to Cherbourg, Ferry to Poole, Drive to Weymouth
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Weymouth, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Train
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Newquay, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Train to Bristol Temple Meads, Fly to Cork
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Cork, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kilkenny, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Fly to Manchester, Train to Windermere, Bus Rail Interchange, Bus to Ambleside
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Ambleside, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Bus to Windermere, Train to London
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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Avignon, France

— 3 nights

City of Popes

An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Eglise St-Trophime and Eglise St-Vincent. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Palais des Papes and Ile de la Barthelasse. Get out of town with these interesting Avignon side-trips: Arles (St-Trophime Cloister (Cloitre St-Trophime) & Abbaye de Montmajour) and Chateau de Tarascon (in Tarascon). There's lots more to do: take an exotic tour of Wine Safari, snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, appreciate the history behind Chartreuse de Villeneuve lez Avignon, and steep yourself in history at Musee du Petit Palais.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Avignon itinerary planning website.

Washington DC, USA to Avignon is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Avignon, with lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Paris.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

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Paris, France

— 3 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.
Popular historic sites such as Eiffel Tower and Latin Quarter are in your itinerary. Visiting Île de la Cité and Ile Saint-Louis will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, visit Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and see the interesting displays at Atelier des Lumieres.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Paris route planning site.

Getting from Avignon to Paris by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Avignon in June, expect Paris to be a bit cooler, temps between 74°F and 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature
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Bayeux, France

— 4 nights
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
You'll explore and learn at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Musée de Normandie. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Normandy American Cemetery and Bayeux War Cemetery. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, make a trip to Reporters Memorial, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye aux Hommes, and indulge your senses at Cave Cidricole Lecornu.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Bayeux online visit planner.

You can drive from Paris to Bayeux in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Paris in June, expect nights in Bayeux to be about the same, around 51°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Weymouth.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

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Weymouth, United Kingdom

— 3 nights
Weymouth is a seaside town in Dorset, England, situated on a sheltered bay at the mouth of the River Wey on the English Channel coast. Visit Saint Nicholas Church and Athelhampton House and Gardens for their historical value. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Weymouth Beach and Chesil Bank (Chesil Beach). There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at The Tank Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Jurassic Skyline, explore the ancient world of Sandsfoot Castle, and get a dose of the wild on The Fleet Explorer.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Weymouth trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Bayeux to Weymouth takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of train and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bayeux to Weymouth. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Newquay.

Things to do in Weymouth

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Newquay, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

Surf Capital of the UK

Known as the Surf Capital of the UK, Newquay is a vibrant city with youthful energy.
Step off the beaten path and head to Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden and Morrab Gardens. Polgoon Vineyard and St Ives Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Newquay side-trips: St Ives (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Porthgwidden Beach) and Kernow Coasteering (in Penzance). It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Tolcarne Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Newquay road trip app.

Traveling by car from Weymouth to Newquay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cork.

Things to do in Newquay

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wineries

Side Trips

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Cork, Ireland

— 3 nights

Rebel City

One of the country's major artistic and cultural centers, famed for its many annual festivals, Cork straddles the Lee River and boasts over 30 bridges.
Get a sense of the local culture at Blarney Castle & Gardens and Charles Fort. Cork City Gaol and Nano Nagle Place will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cork: Kinsale (Ringfinnan Garden of Remembrance, James Fort, &more) and Cobh (Titanic Experience Cobh & Lusitania Memorial). Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at Escape Spa and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter and Paul's Church.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Cork trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Newquay to Cork by combination of train and flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, daytime highs in Cork are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Spas

Side Trips

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Kilkenny, Ireland

— 3 nights

Marble City

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kilkenny Castle and Mayfield Birds of Prey. Museum-lovers will get to explore National Design & Craft Gallery and Rothe House and Garden. Venture out of the city with trips to Waterford (Christ Church Cathedral & Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, surround yourself with nature on Hawkeye School of Falconry, and get to know the fascinating history of Butter Slip.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny route planner.

Traveling by car from Cork to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Dublin, Ireland

— 2 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.
On the 24th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of 14 Henrietta Street, wander the streets of Temple Bar, and then look for gifts at Carrolls Irish Gifts. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Chester Beatty, then see the interesting displays at Dublinia, and then see the interesting displays at The Irish Rock 'N' Roll Museum Experience.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Dublin trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Dublin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Kilkenny in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 48°F in Dublin. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ambleside.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Ambleside, United Kingdom

— 2 nights
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Oswald's Church, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rydal Mount & Gardens, and then get to know the fascinating history of Loughrigg Fell. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Lake District Sheepdog Experience, then explore the galleries of Blackwell - The Arts & Crafts house, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Ambleside travel site.

Do a combination of flight, train, and bus from Dublin to Ambleside in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to London.

Things to do in Ambleside

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

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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.
Old Royal Naval College and Westminster Abbey will appeal to history buffs. National Gallery and Tate Britain will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: grab your bike and head to BrakeAway Bike Tours, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, explore the world behind art at The British Museum, and take a stroll through Primrose Hill.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read London sightseeing planning website.

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Ambleside to London takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. In June in London, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in London

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Trails
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France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.

England travel guide

4.4
Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Historic Sites
A trip through England is a trip through world history, and few places in the world offer such a diverse variety of places to visit, activities, and experiences. The sprawling urban areas surrounding the capital city offer countless sightseeing opportunities, such as museums and historical sites, as well as some of the best shopping, nightlife, and culinary options in the world. To truly experience this country steeped in centuries of history, try to make time to explore the sweeping countryside, where you can enjoy the warm hospitality of small villages and explore the ancient remains of once-powerful societies. England boasts an outstanding transportation system, and many visitors find that even a short train ride through the country’s landscape of rolling hills and plains can be a highlight of their entire vacation. However you choose to move about, remember that in this compact country you’re never very far from a bustling town, where modern pubs, shops, and restaurants await to be explored.

Ireland travel guide

4.4
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.