31 days in Europe Itinerary

31 days in Europe Itinerary

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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 3 nights
Fly
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly to George Best Belfast City Airport, Drive to Castletown
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Castletown, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive to George Best Belfast City Airport, Fly to Dublin Airport
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Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly to Liverpool, Train to York
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York, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Train
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Mont-Saint-Michel, France
— 1 night
Train
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Carcassonne, France
— 2 nights
Fly to Rome, Train to Siena
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Siena, Italy
— 5 nights
Train to Rimini FS, Bus to City of San Marino
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City of San Marino, San Marino
— 2 nights
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Bus to Rimini FS, Train to Bologna Centrale, Fly to Athens
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Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
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Reykjavik, Iceland

— 3 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
On the 2nd (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Langjokull Glacier, then explore the striking landscape of Thingvellir National Park, and then admire the sheer force of Oxararfoss. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik holiday planner.

Nashville, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Nashville to Reykjavik due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Nashville in September, you will find days in Reykjavik are colder (13°C), and nights are a bit cooler (7°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Gilmerton Cove and then take an in-depth tour of Surgeons' Hall Museums. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, get engrossed in the history at National War Museum of Scotland, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Holyrood Abbey.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh online day trip planner.

You can fly from Reykjavik to Edinburgh in 6 hours. Traveling from Reykjavik in September, expect nights in Edinburgh to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Castletown.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums

Castletown, United Kingdom

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Castle Rushen.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Castletown online tour itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Edinburgh to Castletown. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Castletown

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Dublin Castle as well as Malahide Castle. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Jeanie Johnston: An Irish Famine Story and St. Michan's Church. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Guinness Storehouse and Kilmainham Gaol Museum. There's more to do: take a stroll through Temple Bar and see the interesting displays at Dublinia.

Make your Dublin itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Castletown to Dublin. In September in Dublin, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to York.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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York, United Kingdom

— 4 nights

City of Festivals

Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Clifford's Tower as well as York City Walls. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Rievaulx Abbey and Holy Trinity Church. Get a sense of the local culture at Knaresborough Castle and Treasurer's House. There's more to do: contemplate the long history of York Cold War Bunker and admire the landmark architecture of Merchant Adventurers' Hall.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read York trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Dublin to York in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of ferry and car. In September, daytime highs in York are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mont-Saint-Michel, France

— 1 night
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Your day by day itinerary now includes Mont Saint-Michel. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of Mont Saint-Michel.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Mont-Saint-Michel road trip planner.

Getting from York to Mont-Saint-Michel by combination of train, bus, and flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train, flight, and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from York to Mont-Saint-Michel due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Mont-Saint-Michel can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Carcassonne, France

— 2 nights

Medieval Heart of France

Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Get a sense of the local culture at Eglise Saint-Nazaire and Abbey of Saint-Hilaire. Discover out-of-the-way places like Eglise St. Vincent and Musee de la Chapellerie. Venture out of the city with trips to Rennes-le-Chateau (Musee Berenger Sauniere, Eglise Sainte-Marie-Madeleine, &more), Narbonne (Musee Archeologique, Via Domitia of Narbonne, &more) and Basilique Notre-Dame de Marceille (in Limoux). There's more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption and get a taste of the local shopping with Jeff de Bruges Carcassonne.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Carcassonne route planner.

You can take a train from Mont-Saint-Michel to Carcassonne in 11.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in September: highs in Carcassonne hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Siena.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Siena, Italy

— 5 nights

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Popular historic sites such as San Quirico d'Orcia and Piazza del Duomo are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore San Gimignano 1300 and Complesso Museale Santa Maria della Scala. Venture out of the city with trips to San Gimignano (Torre Grossa, Podere La Marronaia- Sosta Alle Colonne, &more), Tempio di San Biagio (in Montepulciano) and Cathedral (in Pienza). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of the City of Pienza, gain insight at Scuola di Cucina di Lella, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Battistero di San Giovanni.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Siena trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Siena takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. In September, daytime highs in Siena are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to City of San Marino.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

City of San Marino, San Marino

— 2 nights
The capital of one of the world's smallest and oldest republics, the hillside city of San Marino boasts a World Heritage-listed old town that's known for its winding cobblestone streets and sweeping views of the surrounding countryside.
On the 26th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Montale Tower, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Titan, then contemplate the long history of Cesta Tower, then make a trip to Passo Delle Streghe, and finally appreciate the history behind Girolamo Gozi Monument. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Graziani, examine the collection at Museo Della Totura, contemplate the long history of Piazza della Liberta, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica del Santo Marino, then see the interesting displays at Modern Weapons Museum, and finally step into the grandiose world of Guaita.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the City of San Marino online trip builder.

Drive from Siena to City of San Marino in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Siena in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in City of San Marino: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 17°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Athens.

Things to do in City of San Marino

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Athens, Greece

— 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): visit Plaka, then pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, then take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Philopappos Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: visit Anafiotika, appreciate the history behind Erechtheion, explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens, then explore the ancient world of Temple of Hephaestus, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus.

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You can do a combination of bus, train, and flight from City of San Marino to Athens in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from City of San Marino to Athens. Traveling from City of San Marino in September, expect Athens to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 24°C. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums

Iceland travel guide

4.5
Waterfalls · Churches · Thermal Spas
Land of Fire and Ice
Experience the drama of this mountainous island in the North Atlantic, from glacial rivers to rushing waterfalls and geothermal hot spots. Iceland's cities, like its capital Reykjavik, are home to passionate natives who honor their Icelandic culture and history. Venture from the cities to experience the country's most powerful attraction: its breathtaking landscapes. Take a trip to one of the island's renowned national parks, see the effects of volcanic activity, and go for a dip in one of its many lakes. A haven for outdoor recreation, you can glacier hike, whitewater raft, and swim in natural pools.

Isle of Man travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Passionately proud of its history and culture, the Isle of Man boasts the world’s oldest continuous parliament and enjoys a semi-autonomous status within the UK. Islanders have little patience for tourism for most of the year, except for the few summer weeks when the island hosts the world-famous Tourist Trophy (TT) motorcycle racing events. During the height of the season, nearly 50,000 bike enthusiasts bring lots of noise and a bit of chaos to the island’s lush valleys and rugged hills. To enjoy unspoiled nature and undisturbed silence, avoid coming to the island during the bike races, or simply escape deeper into the rolling countryside and away from the crowds in town.

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.

Tuscany travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Art Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance
Known for its landscapes, traditions, and history, Tuscany possesses an unparalleled artistic legacy that continues to influence world culture. Regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, the region boasts a lengthy list of attractions, including world-class museums, art galleries, and archeological sites. With a distinct culture and a very strong linguistic identity, this region is sometimes referred to as a nation within a nation. A land of picture-postcard areas, Tuscany contains plenty of places to visit on your holiday, with seven World Heritage Sites, including the historic town centers of Florence and Siena. With more than 120 protected nature preserves, Tuscany is not only a land of culture and historic monuments, but also a great place to discover and enjoy the Italian outdoors. Take it slowly here (as the locals do), and give yourself plenty of time to get to know the local culture and cuisine of Tuscany's medieval towns and ancient villages.

San Marino travel guide

3.4
Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Castles
San Marino is a country characterized by its architecture--namely, the three towers that adorn the country's flag and coat of arms. As a result, most of the tourist attractions here center around the structures protruding from the hill of the country. The third-smallest nation in Europe, it is surprising that San Marino managed to gain independence from robust Italy. This status has created great pride among the Sanmarinese, although Italian culture is still quite influential as the country is completely surrounded by Italy. And while its size has obvious disadvantages, the advantages for tourism strongly outweigh them. Visitors don't need to travel to get a sense of the country (there isn't far to go!), and this generates an intimacy and friendliness among locals that is lost in most larger countries.