34 days in Western Europe Itinerary

34 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 6 nights
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Marne-la-Vallee, France
— 2 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
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Bakewell, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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5
York, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Bath, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Oxford, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Paris, France — 6 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee d'Orsay and Musee Marmottan Monet. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Moet et Chandon and Musee Nissim de Camondo. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Epernay to see Champagne Collard-Picard about 1h 40 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, see the interesting displays at Musee de l'Orangerie, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Paris day trip planning website.

Brisbane, Australia to Paris is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -9 hour difference. In December, Paris is cooler than Brisbane - with highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Marne-la-Vallee.
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Marne-la-Vallee, France — 2 nights

As a "new town" best known for its Euro Disney Park and resorts, Marne-la-Vallée is a modern family resort town.
On the 8th (Fri), discover the magic at Disneyland Paris. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Chateau of Champs-sur-Marne, stop by Disney Store, then get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Grande Guerre, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbatiale Saint-Pierre Notre-Dame-des-Ardents.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Marne-la-Vallee trip planner.

Marne-la-Vallee is just a short distance from Paris. In December, daytime highs in Marne-la-Vallee are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to fly 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to 14 Henrietta Street and Dublinia. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Guinness Storehouse and Chester Beatty. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History, view the masterpieces at National Gallery of Ireland, and visit Temple Bar.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Dublin day trip tool.

Fly from Marne-la-Vallee to Dublin in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Marne-la-Vallee to Dublin due to the time zone difference. In December, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Bakewell.
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Bakewell, United Kingdom — 1 night

Bakewell is a small market town and civil parish in the Derbyshire Dales district of Derbyshire, England, well known for the local confection Bakewell pudding. On the 14th (Thu), stop by Bakewell Visitor Centre, take in the exciting artwork at Chatsworth House, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at All Saints Church, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Thornbridge Brewery.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Bakewell trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Bakewell takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. In December, daytime highs in Bakewell are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to York.
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York, United Kingdom — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): browse the eclectic array of goods at Shambles Market, make a trip to York Shambles, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church, then admire the landmark architecture of Barley Hall, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at York Minster, steep yourself in history at Treasurer's House, browse the exhibits of Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience, York UK, then get engrossed in the history at Fairfax House, and finally examine the collection at Jorvik Viking Centre.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the York road trip site.

You can drive from Bakewell to York in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. In December in York, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can take a train 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.
Get some cultural insight at The Chocolatarium and Scottish National Portrait Gallery. Appreciate the collections at Surgeons' Hall Museums and Royal Yacht Britannia. And it doesn't end there: sample the fine beverages at Pickering's Gin Distillery, pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, and examine the collection at The Museum of Edinburgh.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Edinburgh trip maker.

Take a train from York to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Bath.
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Bath, United Kingdom — 3 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Milsom Street and Victoria Art Gallery. Museum-lovers will get to explore Holburne Museum and American Museum & Gardens. Explore Bath's surroundings by going to Castle Combe Village (in Castle Combe) and Woodchester Valley Vineyard (in Woodchester). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey, look for all kinds of wild species at West of England Falconry, make a trip to Bath Street, and stroll around Alexandra Park.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Bath visit site.

You can fly from Edinburgh to Bath in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Oxford.
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Oxford, United Kingdom — 2 nights

City of Dreaming Spires

A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Blenheim Palace, take in the exciting artwork at Aidan Meller Gallery, get engrossed in the history at History of Science Museum, then see the interesting displays at Pitt Rivers Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Magdalen College. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Vale & Downland Museum, then browse for treasures at Antiques on High, then see the interesting displays at Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, and finally look for gifts at Fudge Kitchen.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Oxford trip planning app.

You can take a train from Bath to Oxford in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Oxford can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Portsmouth.
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Portsmouth is a port city and unitary authority in the ceremonial English county of Hampshire and is located south-west of London and south-east of Southampton. Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Boathouse No 4, browse the exhibits of Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson, then learn about all things military at Tangmere Military Aviation Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Arundel Cathedral. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about all things military at Royal Navy Submarine Museum, learn about all things military at HMS Alliance Submarine, then take an in-depth tour of The D-Day Story, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Portsmouth travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Oxford to Portsmouth by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In December in Portsmouth, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Brighton and Hove.
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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom — 1 night

London-by-the-Sea

The vibrant seaside resort of Brighton and Hove features a lively nightclub scene and an abundance of cultural sites sure to keep you entertained for days.
On the 28th (Thu), get to know the fascinating history of The Lanes, stop by Gustamps, then see the interesting displays at Paradox Place, then admire the masterpieces at Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Chutima Therapy.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Brighton and Hove online travel route builder.

Traveling by car from Portsmouth to Brighton and Hove takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December in Brighton and Hove, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can catch the train to London.
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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wallace Collection and Sir John Soane's Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Gallery and Oxford Street. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum, don't miss a visit to Trafalgar Square, explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery, and examine the collection at The British Museum.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read London holiday builder.

You can take a train from Brighton and Hove to London in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in London can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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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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England travel guide

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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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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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