17 days in Western Europe Itinerary

17 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Fly
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly
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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Train
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York, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive
4
Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive
5
Llandudno, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Taxi to Holyhead, Ferry to Dublin
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Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 4 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, explore the galleries of Royal Yacht Britannia, and enjoy breathtaking views from Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Edinburgh vacation planner.

Montreal, Canada to Edinburgh is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Montreal to Edinburgh is 5 hours. Traveling from Montreal in December, expect Edinburgh to be a bit warmer, temps between 9°C and 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can catch the flight to London.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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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, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, get engrossed in the history at The British Museum, and steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the London trip planner.

Fly from Edinburgh to London in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, daytime highs in London are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to take a train to York.
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York, United Kingdom — 1 night

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.
On the 5th (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of York Minster, shop like a local with York Shambles, then take an in-depth tour of National Railway Museum, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our York trip planner.

You can take a train from London to York in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In January, daily temperatures in York can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Liverpool.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Neighborhoods
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Liverpool, United Kingdom — 1 night

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, examine the collection at Quirky Quarter, then take in the waterfront at Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, and finally see the interesting displays at Merseyside Maritime Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Liverpool trip itinerary builder.

Drive from York to Liverpool in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January, daytime highs in Liverpool are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Llandudno.
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Llandudno, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Llandudno is a seaside resort, town and community in Conwy County Borough, Wales, located on the Creuddyn peninsula, which protrudes into the Irish Sea. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): learn insider's secrets on Penderyn Lloyd Street Distillery Llandudno, then go for a walk through Llandudno Promenade, and then take a leisurely stroll along Llandudno Pier. Here are some ideas for day two: experience rural life at Manorafon Farm Park, make a trip to Conwy Town Walls, and then stop by Escape Reality Secondhand Books.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Llandudno trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Liverpool to Llandudno in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In January in Llandudno, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Dublin.
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Dublin, Ireland — 4 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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, take a stroll through Grafton Street, stroll around Phoenix Park, and sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St..

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Dublin online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Llandudno to Dublin takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train and flight. In January, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can fly back home.
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Scotland travel guide

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Castles · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
A land packed with thousands of years of history, Scotland is home to numerous thriving cities and a vibrant population proud of its distinct culture, heritage, and art. The Scottish people are fond of saying "Good things come in small packages," and nowhere is that more true than in their compact homeland. Despite its relatively small size, the country is crammed full of attractions, not the least of which are numerous world-famous golf courses and whiskey distilleries. Though the sun may not always shine here, Scotland is a stunning country renowned for its dramatic scenery of mountains, valleys, hills, green fields, and rugged coastlines, guaranteeing a diverse holiday. While most tourists restrict their itinerary to the historic Highlands, where they search for the mysterious Loch Ness monster, you can also explore the Lowlands’ outstanding natural wonders and flourishing cultural scene.
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England travel guide

4.4
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.
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North Wales travel guide

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Passionate about being Welsh, residents of North Wales fiercely preserve their language, music, and history. The region’s dramatic landscapes, which notably include the highest peaks in Wales and England, attract tourism from hikers, cyclists, and adventure-seekers of every description. Your trip may also include a ride on some of the country’s most scenic heritage railways here. Despite its relatively small size, North Wales has many historical attractions to fill your travel itinerary. It is home to two World Heritage sites, which include a series of well-preserved Edwardian castles dating back to the 12th and 13th centuries. The Welsh spirit is strong here and most residents use their mother tongue, but don’t be afraid to ask for directions: Everyone also speaks fluent English and will be more than happy to converse in it.
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Ireland travel guide

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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.
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