29 days in Europe Itinerary

29 days in Europe Itinerary

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Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Cork, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
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Bologna, Italy
— 5 nights
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Marseille, France
— 3 nights
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Dublin, Ireland

— 3 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Richmond Barracks and Dublin Falconry. Get in touch with nature at The Paddocks Riding Centre and Bray Head. Change things up with these side-trips from Dublin: Killiney Hill (in Killiney) and Howth Hills (in Howth). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Portmarnock Beach, go for a walk through Cliff Path Loop, take in the awesome beauty at Dublin Mountains, and admire the masterpieces at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip planner.

Boston, USA to Dublin is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to Dublin is 5 hours. Traveling from Boston in May, expect Dublin to be a bit cooler, temps between 59°F and 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Dublin

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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Cork, Ireland

— 3 nights

Rebel City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Barnane Walk, then take in the awesome beauty at Corrin Hill, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bridgetown Priory. Keep things going the next day: explore the engaging exhibits at Old Cork Waterworks Experience, then stroll through Lee Fields, and then relax and rejuvenate at Escape Spa.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Cork trip planner.

Getting from Dublin to Cork by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. May in Cork sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites · Parks · Spas · Outdoors

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dalhousie Castle Falconry and Fishing Charters & Tours. Get a sense of the local culture at New Town and Hopetoun House. When in Edinburgh, make a side trip to see Linlithgow Canal Centre in Linlithgow, approximately Linlithgow away. It doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at BobCat Alpacas and steep yourself in history at Gladstone's Land.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Cork to Edinburgh in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Paris.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Wildlife · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

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Paris, France

— 4 nights

City of Light

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Île de la Cité and Philippe-Chatrier Court. Visiting Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. Dedicate the 28th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: make a trip to Le Trocadero et son esplanade, examine the collection at Musee du Parfum - Fragonard, visit Quartier de l'Opera, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Église Saint-Eustache.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Paris trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Edinburgh to Paris. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Edinburgh in May; daily highs in Paris reach 64°F and lows reach 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Wineries

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Brussels, Belgium

— 2 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
On the 29th (Sun), walk around Chateau de la Hulpe, then examine the collection at Fondation Folon, then explore the world behind art at Van Buuren Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Sainte Marie-Madeleine. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Lower Town, then take a peaceful walk through Hallerbos, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Sonian Forest.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Brussels vacation planner.

Getting from Paris to Brussels by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. May in Brussels sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Berlin.

Things to do in Brussels

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

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Berlin, Germany

— 2 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mitte and Urban Nation. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Strandbar Mitte and Strandbad Muggelsee. Go for a jaunt from Berlin to Potsdam to see Neues Palais about 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Strandbad Tegeler See, examine the collection at Tempelhof Airport, take a stroll through Nicholas Quarter, and get engrossed in the history at Haus der Wannsee-Konferenz.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Berlin trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Brussels to Berlin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Bologna.

Things to do in Berlin

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Beaches

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Bologna, Italy

— 5 nights

Heart of Italian Cuisine

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano and Museo per la Memoria di Ustica. Visiting Torre Prendiparte and Associazione Vitruvio will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Bologna: Florence (Palazzo Strozzi, Church and Museum of Orsanmichele, &more). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Quadrilatero, contemplate the long history of Piazza Santo Stefano, get your bearings at International museum and library of music, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di San Pietro.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Bologna trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Bologna takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Bologna can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Marseille.

Things to do in Bologna

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Marseille, France

— 3 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Plage de la Pointe Rouge and Decouverte du Vivant. Do some cultural sightseeing at St. Vincent de Paul Church and Pavillon M. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marseille: Eglise Saint Nazaire de Sanary-sur-Mer (in Sanary-sur-Mer) and Domaines Bunan (in La Cadiere d'Azur). There's much more to do: get outside with Archipel Loisirs Nautique, examine the collection at Musee de l'Aviation, and identify plant and animal life at EVTT Provence.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Marseille vacation planner.

You can fly from Bologna to Marseille in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. On the 12th (Sun), you're off to home.

Things to do in Marseille

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