32 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

32 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

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Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
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Nazare, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Coimbra, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Aveiro, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Porto, Portugal
— 4 nights
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive
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Inverness, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Train to Glasgow Queen Street, Foot to Buchanan Bus Station, Bus to Cairnryan, Ferry to Belfast
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Belfast, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Singapore, Singapore
— 3 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal — 4 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Parque Natural da Arrabida and Room Escape Games. There's still lots to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, get outside with Outdoor Activities, make a trip to Belém Tower, and contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Lisbon trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Lisbon is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is minus 10 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in August, things will get much warmer in Lisbon: highs are around 35°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Nazare.
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Nazare, Portugal — 2 nights

Nazaré is a town and a municipality in subregion Oeste and Leiria District, in Portugal.It is one of the most popular seaside resorts in the Silver Coast/Costa de Prata, Portugal. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): kick back and relax at Praia da Nazare and then kick back and relax at Praia do Salgado. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Norte, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ermida da Memoria, then get great views at Miradouro do Suberco, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Nossa Senhora da Nazaré.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Nazare trip maker tool.

You can drive from Lisbon to Nazare in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Lisbon in August, expect nights in Nazare to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Coimbra.
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Coimbra, Portugal — 2 nights

The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
On the 10th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Praca Oito de Maio, then stroll around Parque Verde do Mondego, and then examine the collection at Museu da Ciencia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Torre da Universidade de Coimbra, don't miss a visit to Universidade de Coimbra Alta & Sofia, then enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Coimbra, and finally steep yourself in history at Penedo da Saudade.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Coimbra holiday planner.

You can drive from Nazare to Coimbra in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Coimbra, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Aveiro.
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Aveiro, Portugal — 2 nights

Aveiro is a city and a municipality in Portugal. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Livraria Gigoes & Anantes, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Sao Jacinto, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Joao Evangelista das Carmelitas., and finally head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Ria de Aveiro, don't miss a visit to Ostraveiro, and then pause for some photo ops at Estatuas da Ponte.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Aveiro trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Coimbra to Aveiro in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Porto.
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Porto, Portugal — 4 nights

Unvanquished City

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Beer Tastings & Tours and Viagem Medieval em Terra de Santa Maria. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Torre dos Clerigos, and take some stellar pictures from Miradouro da Vitoria.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Porto trip app.

You can drive from Aveiro to Porto in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August in Porto, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Glasgow.
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Glasgow, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
On the 18th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Strathblane Falconry, sample the fine beverages at Glengoyne Distillery, and then contemplate the long history of Stirling Old Town Jail. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to George Square, admire the landmark architecture of The Tenement House, then see the interesting displays at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, and finally stroll around Glasgow Green.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Glasgow vacation tool.

Traveling by flight from Porto to Glasgow takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Porto in August; daily highs in Glasgow reach 20°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Edinburgh.
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Inchcolm Abbey and Island and The Chocolatarium. Go for a jaunt from Edinburgh to Roslin to see Rosslyn Chapel about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, stroll around Holyrood Park, contemplate the long history of Dean Village, and snap pictures at Forth Road Bridge.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Edinburgh trip planner.

Getting from Glasgow to Edinburgh by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Inverness.
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Inverness, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
On the 23rd (Wed), take in the pleasant sights at Greig Street Bridge, look for all kinds of wild species at Aigas Field Centre, and then gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, then take an in-depth tour of Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, and finally make a trip to Chanonry Point.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Inverness trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Inverness takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Belfast.
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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.
On the 25th (Fri), make a trip to Samson & Goliath cranes. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Museum of Orange Heritage - Schomberg House, see the interesting displays at Irish FA Tours, then gain a rich perspective with a tour of cultural highlights, and finally contemplate the long history of Crumlin Road Gaol.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Belfast tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Inverness to Belfast in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Inverness in August, Belfast is a bit warmer at night with lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Dublin.
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to 14 Henrietta Street and The Famine Sculptures. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, sample the fine beverages at Pearse Lyons Whiskey Distillery, see where the action happens at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, and browse the exhibits of Kilmainham Gaol Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Dublin journey planner.

Getting from Belfast to Dublin by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. August in Dublin sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Singapore.
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Singapore, Singapore — 3 nights

Lion City

A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Battlebox and Merlion Park. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the resident critters at Singapore Zoo, get outside with City Scoot, examine the collection at The Intan, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Helix Bridge.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Singapore itinerary planner.

You can fly from Dublin to Singapore in 19 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Dublin to Singapore. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Dublin in August; daily highs in Singapore reach 37°C and lows reach 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Portugal travel guide

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Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.
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