23 days in Western Europe Itinerary

23 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Bath, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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York, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Ambleside, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Belfast, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Cashel, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Cork, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom — 4 nights

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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, steep yourself in history at Houses of Parliament, don't miss a visit to Tower Bridge, and stroll around Hyde Park.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the London trip site.

Melbourne, Australia to London is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 10 hours. When traveling from Melbourne in November, plan for cooler days in London, with highs around 13°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Bath.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Bath, United Kingdom — 2 nights

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Stonehenge. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): contemplate the long history of The Market Cross, get to know the fascinating history of Castle Combe Village, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey, and finally explore the galleries of The Roman Baths. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Stonehenge.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Bath trip website.

Traveling by train from London to Bath takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 10th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to York.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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York, United Kingdom — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): explore the ancient world of York City Walls and then take a stroll through York Shambles.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the York day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Bath to York takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in November, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Ambleside.
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Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Ambleside, United Kingdom — 1 night

Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): see the interesting displays at The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction and then get to know the fascinating history of Orrest Head.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Ambleside trip planner.

Traveling by car from York to Ambleside takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Edinburgh.
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Childrens Museums · Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 2 nights

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 13th (Sun), get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland and then step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close and then visit Edinburgh Old Town.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh sightseeing tool.

You can drive from Ambleside to Edinburgh in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. In November, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Glasgow.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Glasgow, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Glasgow Botanic Gardens.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Glasgow trip planner.

Drive from Edinburgh to Glasgow in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November in Glasgow, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Belfast.
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Belfast, United Kingdom — 2 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Giant's Causeway. Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): examine the collection at Titanic Belfast and then take in the dramatic natural features at Giant's Causeway. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Crumlin Road Gaol, see the interesting displays at Irish FA Tours, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Belfast Cathedral - The Cathedral Church of St. Anne.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Belfast travel route planner.

Fly from Glasgow to Belfast in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In November, daytime highs in Belfast are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cashel.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Cashel, Ireland — 2 nights

A tiny settlement rich in history, Cashel maintains the old-fashioned charm of a small market town.
You've now added Cliffs of Moher to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Hore Abbey, take an in-depth tour of Cashel Folk Village, and then step into the grandiose world of Rock of Cashel. Keep things going the next day: Head underground at Mitchelstown Cave and then take some stellar pictures from Cliffs of Moher.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Cashel trip maker.

You can drive from Belfast to Cashel in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Cork.
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Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums
Side Trips

Cork, Ireland — 2 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Cork Ghost Tour. Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): browse the eclectic array of goods at The English Market, take an in-depth tour of Cork City Gaol, then explore the historical opulence of Blarney Castle & Gardens, and finally get thoroughly spooked out with Cork Ghost Tour.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Cork route planner.

Getting from Cashel to Cork by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in November, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Dublin.
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Dublin, Ireland — 2 nights

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 National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology as well as EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse and then see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michan's Church, then examine the collection at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, and finally wander the streets of Temple Bar.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Dublin online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cork to Dublin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.
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United Kingdom travel guide

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Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.
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