31 days in Western Europe Itinerary

31 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Kilkenny, Ireland
— 1 night
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Dingle, Ireland
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Nice, France
— 4 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Train to Malaga Maria Zambrano, Bus to Nerja
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Nerja, Spain
— 1 night
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Ronda, Spain
— 2 nights
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Seville, Spain
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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 parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Guinness Storehouse, wander the streets of Temple Bar, stroll around St Stephens Green, and sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St..

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Dublin vacation planner.

Porto, Portugal to Dublin is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Porto in August: high temperatures in Dublin hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Kilkenny, Ireland

— 1 night

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.
On the 5th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, then sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience, then explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, and finally get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kilkenny trip planner.

You can drive from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Kilkenny can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries
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Dingle, Ireland

— 2 nights
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Spend the 7th (Mon) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. There's much more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, explore the ancient world of Gallarus Oratory, kick back and relax at Coumeenoole Beach, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Dingle Oceanworld.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Dingle trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Dingle takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Dingle are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

London, United Kingdom

— 4 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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, steep yourself in history at Tower of London, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the London visit planning app.

Getting from Dingle to London by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Dingle in August, you will find days in London are a bit warmer (26°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Paris, France

— 4 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 Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet, Palace of Versailles, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of Louvre Museum, make a trip to Eiffel Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip planner.

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Paris is 1 hour. In August, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Nice, France

— 4 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: TakSea (in Saint-Raphael) and Waterworld lake of gaudrade (in Puget-sur-Argens). Spend the 18th (Fri) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Castel Plage, don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, and get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Nice trip planner.

Fly from Paris to Nice in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Nice when traveling from Paris in August, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Barcelona, Spain

— 3 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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, and stop by Las Ramblas.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona route tool.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. August in Barcelona sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Beaches

Madrid, Spain

— 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, stroll around Parque del Retiro, and steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Madrid vacation site.

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in August, you will find days in Madrid are a bit warmer (39°C), and nights are slightly colder (22°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Nerja.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Nerja, Spain

— 1 night
Nerja is a municipality on the Costa del Sol in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): stroll through Burriana Beach, then Head underground at Fundación Cueva de Nerja, then don't miss a visit to Balcony of Europe, and finally explore the activities along Río Chíllar. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable tour with Tours, then make a splash at Aquavelis Water Park, then kick back and relax at Playa de la Cala el Canuelo, and finally explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Maro Cerro Gordo.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Nerja trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Madrid to Nerja takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In August in Nerja, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Ronda.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

Ronda, Spain

— 2 nights

City of Dreams

Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at El Tajo de Ronda, make a trip to Alameda Del Tajo, then look for all kinds of wild species at Reservatauro Ronda, then explore the ancient world of Baños Arabes, and finally snap pictures at Roman Bridge. On the 30th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Santa Maria la Mayor, then examine the collection at Museo Lara, then admire the striking features of Casa Del Rey Moro, and finally shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Ronda online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Nerja to Ronda takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Ronda can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Seville, Spain

— 1 night

City of Towers

A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): steep yourself in history at Royal Tobacco Factory, contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, then contemplate the long history of Plaza de España, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Seville trip planner.

Getting from Ronda to Seville by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Ronda in August, you will find days in Seville are little chillier (38°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites

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.

England travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · 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.

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
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.

Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Landmarks · Architectural Buildings
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.