36 days in Europe Itinerary

36 days in Europe Itinerary

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36 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Vancouver, Canada
Fly + bus:  15​h 15​min
1
Galway, Ireland
— 3 nights
2
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
3
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
bus:  3​h 15​min
5
Faro, Portugal
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
6
Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  4​h
7
Valencia, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
8
Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
subway + taxi:  1​h 30​min
9
Praiano, Italy
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
10
Avezzano, Italy
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Vancouver, Canada


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3
nights
Galway, Ireland

Galway ©
A major hub for visitors exploring Ireland's western regions, Galway serves as a city of art and culture, renowned for its vibrant lifestyle and numerous festivals.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Galway: Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty), Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden (in Kylemore) and Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor). The adventure continues: get outside with Wild Atlantic Way, get engrossed in the history at Galway City Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade, and pause for some photo ops at Oscar Wilde & Eduard Vilde Statue.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Galway trip planner .

Vancouver, Canada to Galway is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 8 hours. Traveling from Vancouver in September, expect Galway to be a bit cooler, temps between 17°C and 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trips

Cliffs of Moher, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
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Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way

2
nights
Kilkenny, Ireland

Kilkenny ©
The country's smallest city in terms of population, Kilkenny boasts a rich cultural heritage and diverse tourist attractions that include well-preserved medieval architecture, exciting nightlife, a vibrant culinary scene, and abundant shopping opportunities.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, admire the natural beauty at Rothe House and Garden, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, then sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny, and finally contemplate the long history of Kilkenny Castle.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kilkenny trip planner.

You can drive from Galway to Kilkenny in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Kilkenny, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Museums
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 7:
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Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
Rothe House and Garden ©
Rothe House and Garden

2
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Dublin is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the galleries of Guinness Storehouse, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol, and walk around St Stephens Green.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Dublin online day trip planner .

You can take a bus from Kilkenny to Dublin in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 9:
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Belém Tower, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Lisbon visit planner .

You can fly from Dublin to Lisbon in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Dublin in September, expect Lisbon to be a bit warmer, temps between 32°C and 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Faro.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Sintra
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 13:
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

2
nights
Faro, Portugal

Faro ©
The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Tavira Island, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then contemplate the long history of Old Town Faro. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a splash at Aquashow Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Faro journey planner .

You can drive from Lisbon to Faro in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Seville.

Things to do in Faro

Theme Parks Nature Parks

Side Trips

Tavira Island, Aquashow Park
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Aquashow Park ©
Aquashow Park
Tavira Island ©
Tavira Island
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
Seville, Spain

Seville ©
A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Seville is known for parks, nightlife, historic sites, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Plaza de España, contemplate the long history of Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, admire the masterpieces at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla, and take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Seville sightseeing site .

Traveling by car from Faro to Seville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. In September, daytime highs in Seville are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Valencia.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

2
nights
Valencia, Spain

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Plaza de la Virgen, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia de San Nicolas de Bari y San Pedro Martir, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Valencia Cathedral, then admire the striking features of Central Market of Valencia, and then admire the landmark architecture of La Lonja de la Seda.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Valencia online tour planner .

Fly from Seville to Valencia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Valencia are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Naples.

Things to do in Valencia

Historic Sites Childrens Museums Museums
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Valencia Cathedral ©
Valencia Cathedral
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias ©
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias
Central Market of Valencia ©
Central Market of Valencia

2
nights
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. On the 21st (Sat), delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, learn about all things military at Galleria Borbonica, and then examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Museo Cappella Sansevero and then delve into the distant past at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Naples holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Valencia to Naples takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Praiano.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Pompeii Archaeological Park, Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 22:
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Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero

7
nights
Praiano, Italy

Change things up with these side-trips from Praiano: Ravello (Villa Rufolo & Villa Cimbrone Gardens) and Amalfi (Wine Tours & Tastings & Duomo di Sant'Andrea).

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Praiano tour itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by combination of subway and taxi from Naples to Praiano takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Praiano are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Avezzano.

Things to do in Praiano

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Amalfi, Positano, Ravello
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Il Sentiero Degli Dei ©
Il Sentiero Degli Dei

6
nights
Avezzano, Italy

Avezzano ©
Avezzano is a city and comune with a population of about 42,500 inhabitants, situated in the Abruzzo region, province of L'Aquila. Change things up with these side-trips from Avezzano: Rocca Calascio (in Calascio), Pettorano sul Gizio (Castello Cantelmo & Borgo Medievale di Pettorano sul Gizio) and Santo Stefano di Sessanio (in Santo Stefano di Sessanio). There's much more to do: get outside with Il Bosso, take in the awesome beauty at Gran Sasso, explore the wealth of natural beauty at La Camosciara, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario della Madonna di Pietraquaria.

Discover how to plan a Avezzano trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Praiano to Avezzano in 3.5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Praiano in September since evenings lows in Avezzano dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Avezzano

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Scanno, Pettorano sul Gizio, Abruzzo, La Camosciara, Centro Storico di Sulmona
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 5:
Highlights from your plan
Il Bosso ©
Il Bosso
Gran Sasso ©
Gran Sasso
Rocca Calascio ©
Rocca Calascio

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