29 days in Europe Itinerary

29 days in Europe Itinerary

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Ambleside, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Drive
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Shipston on Stour, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Bath, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Train
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London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Train
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly
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Bellagio, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Siena, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly
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Heraklion, Greece
— 4 nights

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 2 nights

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): don't miss a visit to The Real Mary King's Close, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, then learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat. Keep things going the next day: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, and then make a trip to The Royal Mile.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh tour planner.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Edinburgh Airport, Glasgow International Airport and Glasgow Prestwick Airport. In April, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Ambleside.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Nature

Ambleside, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): explore the activities along Lake Windermere, then see the interesting displays at Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House, and then explore the activities along Derwentwater. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Rydal Cave, then get great views at Orrest Head, then explore the engaging exhibits at The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Ambleside trip planner.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Ambleside in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Nottingham.
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Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trips

Nottingham, United Kingdom

With its historic connection to the legend of Robin Hood, Nottingham is a vibrant blend of medieval and modern.
On the 12th (Wed), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Nottingham trip planner.

You can drive from Ambleside to Nottingham in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In April in Nottingham, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Shipston on Stour.
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Shipston on Stour, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Shipston-on-Stour is a town and civil parish on the River Stour about 10mi south of Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire close to the boundaries with Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire. On the 12th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Church, then sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery, and then take an in-depth tour of Rollright Stones. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy breathtaking views from Broadway Tower, examine the collection at Cotswold Motoring Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Birdland, and finally look for gifts at The Baobab Tree.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Shipston on Stour driving holiday app.

Drive from Nottingham to Shipston on Stour in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Oxford.
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Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries
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Oxford, United Kingdom

A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, then examine the collection at Pitt Rivers Museum, and then get a new perspective on nature at Oxford University Museum of Natural History.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Oxford journey builder site.

Getting from Shipston on Stour to Oxford by car takes about an hour. In April, daytime highs in Oxford are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Bath.
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Museums

Bath, United Kingdom — 1 night

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
On the 14th (Fri), stop by Mr B's Emporium Of Reading Delights.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bath sightseeing planner.

Take a train from Oxford to Bath in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to take a train to London.
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Shopping

London, United Kingdom — 1 night

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, then take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, then enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Gallery.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our London trip planner.

Take a train from Bath to London in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in London can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can take a train to Paris.
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Museums · Historic Sites

Paris, France — 2 nights

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Paris trip tool.

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Bellagio.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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Bellagio, Italy — 2 nights

Known as the pearl of Lake Como for its luxury accommodations, high-end shops, and fine dining options, Bellagio serves as the lake's premiere resort town.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at I Giardini di Villa Melzi, then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Carlotta. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Giacomo, then walk around Parco di Villa Serbelloni, and then admire the landmark architecture of Villa del Balbianello.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Bellagio itinerary maker tool.

Fly from Paris to Bellagio in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in April, expect nights in Bellagio to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Florence.
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Parks · Museums · Tours · Adventure
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Florence, Italy — 3 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Florence trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Bellagio to Florence in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Siena.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Siena, Italy — 2 nights

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Centro Storico di Siena, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena, then contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of San Gimignano, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di San Gimignano.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Siena journey maker app.

Getting from Florence to Siena by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rome.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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Rome, Italy — 4 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and make a trip to Trevi Fountain.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Rome trip simple and quick.

Getting from Siena to Rome by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow time for the flight to Athens.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums
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Athens, Greece — 3 nights

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, stop by Monastiraki, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, and take an in-depth tour of National Archaeological Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Athens online itinerary planner.

You can fly from Rome to Athens in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Rome in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 15°C in Athens. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Heraklion.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Heraklion, Greece — 4 nights

Crete's largest city, Heraklion remains best known for its proximity to a sprawling Bronze Age archaeological site, once the center of a vanished Minoan civilization.
When in Heraklion, make a side trip to see Matala Beach in Matala, approximately Matala away. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Historical Museum of Crete, learn about winemaking at Domaine Paterianakis, step into the grandiose world of Castello del Molo (Koules), and steep yourself in history at The Palace of Knossos.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Heraklion trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Heraklion takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 18°C.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wineries
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Lake District travel guide

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World heritage site · Specialty Museums · Bodies of Water
A paradise for all lovers of the great outdoors, UNESCO World Heritage-listed Lake District is widely regarded as one of the most stunning areas of natural beauty in the UK. This mountainous region famously served as inspiration for some of the finest works of artists William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Containing the country’s largest national park, the Lake District is England’s top vacation destination for hikers and rock climbers. Nature lovers from around the world linger in this area for days and even weeks, sightseeing in the sweeping landscape of rugged hilltops, glistening lakes, dense forests, and hazy mountaintops. The region abounds in numerous hidden pubs, inns, and hotels, offering not only shelter from the weather, but also first-class dining and drinking options.
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Cotswolds travel guide

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Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Zoos
Lush rolling hills and picture-perfect villages make Cotswolds one of the most popular leisure spots for locals and passing visitors alike. During the height of the season, the area gets packed with tourists exploring the region’s numerous stately homes, thatched cottages, historic churches, and attractive stone-built villages. The wood trade brought wealth and prosperity to this area centuries ago, and the region still proudly boasts hundreds of notable buildings constructed during the Middle Ages. Within easy striking distance of London and several other urban centers, this wealthy area supports a thriving artisan scene, as well as a strong food culture centered around farmer's markets and numerous organic producers.
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Tuscany travel guide

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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.
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Crete travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
Great Island
The largest of the Greek islands, Crete offers travelers more than just sun, sea, and sand. Famed for its warm hospitality, outstanding infrastructure, and contrasting landscapes, the island represents one of the world's richest areas in terms of history and culture. Crete burst onto the world scene over 4,000 years ago, when it served as the center of the Minoan civilization, one of Europe's earliest organized societies. Despite the island's wealth of developed beaches, the traces of the mysterious and enchanting Minoan empire remain Crete's top attraction, drawing visitors from all over the world. The island capital Heraklion provides an ideal base for exploring a renowned Minoan palace complex, the site of Europe's oldest city.
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