22 days in Western Europe Itinerary

22 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Fly to Dublin, Bus to Belfast
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Belfast, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bushmills, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Fly
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly
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London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly
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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 — 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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): learn about all things military at Royal Ulster Rifles Museum, then examine the collection at Irish FA Tours, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Black Mountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): learn about all things military at War Years Remembered (War Museum), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and finally examine the collection at Titanic Belfast.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Belfast trip planner.

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. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect much colder days and little chillier nights in Belfast, ranging from highs of 48°F to lows of 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Bushmills.
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Museums · Parks · Nature · Tours
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Bushmills, United Kingdom — 1 night

Bushmills is a village on the north coast of County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): cruise along Causeway Coastal Route and then explore the striking landscape at Giant's Causeway.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Bushmills visit planner.

Getting from Belfast to Bushmills by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 50°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can fly to Glasgow.
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Parks · Beaches · Scenic Drive · Outdoors
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Glasgow, United Kingdom — 1 night

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): examine the collection at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, explore the world behind art at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, and then walk around Kelvingrove Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Glasgow holiday planning app.

Fly from Bushmills to Glasgow in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. Traveling from Bushmills in March, Glasgow is little chillier at night with lows of 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Edinburgh.
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Museums · Parks
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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: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, explore the striking landscape at Calton Hill, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Glasgow to Edinburgh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. March in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 47°F and lows of 34°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to fly 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: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, and ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our London tour website.

Fly from Edinburgh to London in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 50°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: The Hague (The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights), &more). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, take a stroll through The Jordaan, and stroll around Vondelpark.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from London to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. March in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 49°F and lows of 35°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Akureyri.
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Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping
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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): play a few rounds at Akureyri Golf Club, explore the engaging exhibits at Fridbjarnarhus, and then boost your wellbeing at Akureyri Swimming Pool. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall, take in the exciting artwork at Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery, and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Akureyri online route planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to Akureyri by combination of flight, shuttle, and bus takes about 13.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, shuttle, and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in March, with highs in Akureyri at 38°F and lows at 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.
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Outdoors · Tours · Golf · Parks
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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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