19 days in Western Europe Itinerary

19 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Fly to Dublin, Bus to Belfast
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Belfast, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
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Fly to Reykjavik Keflavik Nas, Shuttle to Bsí, Bus to Akureyri
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Akureyri, Iceland
— 3 nights
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Bus to Reykjavík, Shuttle to Reykjavik Keflavik Nas, Fly to Los Angeles

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Belfast, United Kingdom — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Titanic Belfast, learn about all things military at War Years Remembered (War Museum), then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Belfast itinerary planning tool.

Los Angeles, USA to Belfast is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Belfast due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in March, you will find days in Belfast are much colder (48°F), and nights are slightly colder (39°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Edinburgh.
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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, take in panoramic vistas at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, take a tour of Royal Yacht Britannia, and take in the dramatic natural features at Calton Hill.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Edinburgh holiday site.

Getting from Belfast to Edinburgh by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Edinburgh when traveling from Belfast in March, with lows around 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to London.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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London, United Kingdom — 5 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: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, explore the world behind art at The British Museum, admire the striking features of Houses of Parliament, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the London trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Edinburgh to London in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. March in London sees daily highs of 50°F and lows of 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 5 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: The Hague (The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights), &more) and Nieuwe Kerk (in Delft). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, don't miss a visit to Royal Palace Amsterdam, explore the galleries of Museum Het Rembrandthuis, and stroll around Vondelpark.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam visit planner.

You can fly from London to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. In March, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 49°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Akureyri.
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Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
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Akureyri, Iceland — 3 nights

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): play a few rounds at Akureyri Golf Club, then have fun and explore at Fridbjarnarhus, and then test the waters at Akureyri Swimming Pool. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall, then view the masterpieces at Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery, and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Akureyri itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by combination of flight, shuttle, and bus from Amsterdam to Akureyri takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, shuttle, and bus. Traveling from Amsterdam to Akureyri, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in March; daily highs in Akureyri reach 38°F and lows reach 27°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel back home.
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Golf · Tours · Outdoors · Museums
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Northern Ireland travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Geologic Formations
Unlike the place travelers found several decades ago, the Northern Ireland of today is a rejuvenated and dynamic region attracting increasing amounts of tourism. Belfast, the region’s biggest urban center and capital, is a hip city with vibrant nightlife and a thriving gourmet culinary scene, providing an extensive list of indulgent things to do. The region’s renowned coastline, featuring the World Heritage-listed Giant’s Causeway, is an attractive holiday destination for hikers, cyclists, photographers, and other adventurers of all descriptions. Northern Ireland has seen more than its fair share of political and economic unrest, yet the people of this region have always remained proud of their cultural and artistic heritage, providing visitors with a warm hospitality hard to find almost anywhere else in the world.
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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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