36 days in Europe Itinerary

36 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe travel route planner

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Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Dingle, Ireland
— 3 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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Verona, Italy
— 1 night
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Siena, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Ravello, Italy
— 2 nights
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Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Guinness Storehouse and Dublin Castle. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, walk around St Stephens Green, and take a stroll through Temple Bar.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Dublin attractions planning app.

Calgary, Canada to Dublin is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Calgary to Dublin. Traveling from Calgary in April, Dublin is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can fly to Dingle.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Dingle, Ireland

— 3 nights
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Step out of the city life by going to Slea Head Drive and Conor Pass. Relax by the water at Inch Beach and Coumeenoole Beach. The adventure continues: cruise along Dingle Peninsula and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Dingle attractions planning site.

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Dingle takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to fly to London.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Beaches

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London, United Kingdom

— 4 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Gallery and St. Paul's Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, don't miss a visit to Tower Bridge, explore the world behind art at Victoria and Albert Museum, and take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our London online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Dingle to London in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to fly to Venice.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
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Venice, Italy

— 3 nights

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Doge's Palace and Piazza San Marco. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Canal Grande, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, examine the collection at Museo Ebraico di Venezia, and pause for some photo ops at Punta della Dogana.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice online sightseeing planner.

Getting from London to Venice by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Venice, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from London in May, with highs in Venice at 26°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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Verona, Italy

— 1 night

City of Romeo and Juliet

The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
On the 7th (Sat), experience the emotional art of opera at Arena di Verona, admire the landmark architecture of Casa di Giulietta, make a trip to Torre dei Lamberti, shop like a local with Piazza delle Erbe, then make a trip to Piazza dei Signori, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Verona travel route tool.

Traveling by car from Venice to Verona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Nightlife
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Florence, Italy

— 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazzale Michelangelo. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, contemplate the long history of Palazzo Vecchio, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, and enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto.

Before you visit Florence, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Verona to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Siena, Italy

— 2 nights

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Cateriniana San Domenico, then learn about winemaking at Guardastelle Vineyard, then explore the world behind art at Complesso Museale Santa Maria della Scala, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Torre del Mangia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, make a trip to Piazza del Campo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero di San Giovanni, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena, then admire the masterpieces at Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana, and finally contemplate the long history of San Francesco.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Siena trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Siena takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

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Rome, Italy

— 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, take an unorthodox tour of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere.

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Traveling by car from Siena to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Side Trip

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Ravello, Italy

— 2 nights
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): examine the collection at Museo della Carta, get a taste of the local shopping with Antichi Sapori d'Amalfi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cloister del Paradiso, then take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lido di Ravello, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Grande, and then kick back and relax at Fornillo.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Ravello trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rome to Ravello takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Ravello when traveling from Rome in May, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to fly to Krakow.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Krakow, Poland

— 3 nights

Slavic Rome

One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Wawel Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Basilica.

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Traveling by flight from Ravello to Krakow takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Ravello in May; daily highs in Krakow reach 22°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Prague.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

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Prague, Czech Republic

— 3 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Get a sense of the local culture at Staromestske namesti and St. Vitus Cathedral. There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, get great views at Petřín, browse the exhibits of Powder Tower, and take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Prague driving holiday website.

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Prague takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · 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.
Get in touch with nature at Embleton Bay and Arthur's Seat. Get some cultural insight at Edinburgh Castle and Palace of Holyroodhouse. Step out of Edinburgh to go to Bamburgh and see St Aiden Beach, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of Royal Yacht Britannia, enjoy breathtaking views from Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, and take some stellar pictures from Calton Hill.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Edinburgh takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Prague to Edinburgh due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Prague in May, things will get slightly colder in Edinburgh: highs are around 17°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

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Ireland travel guide

4.4
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.

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

Poland travel guide

4.6
A massive country in eastern Europe, Poland offers much to those who venture beyond the continent's more traditional touristic destinations. Dating back to the first millennium, the republic has over a thousand years of heritage to explore, including an abundance of World War II history. Bordered by Germany to the west and Ukraine and Belarus to the east, Poland was the rope in a game of tug of war between German Nazis and the Soviet Allied forces. Major cities like Krakow, Warsaw, Gdansk, Wroclaw, Lodz, Poznan, and Lublin are offer an array of cultural attractions. The infamous concentration camp Auschwitz, near Krakow, is a difficult experience but a must for anyone visiting the area. Be sure to sample hearty comfort foods rich in meat, cabbage, and spices--the Polish secret to making it through harsh winters.

Czech Republic travel guide

4.3
From historical towns and cities, to a countryside speckled with castles and chateaus, the Czech Republic is a holiday destination that can satisfy everybody's taste. Even though it's modern and fully-developed, the country carefully preserves its traditions and heritage. The city of Prague, with its breathtaking architecture, vibrant art and culture scene, and bustling nightlife, is not only one of the country's main attractions, but also a top European tourist hub. The scenic countryside features numerous national parks and nature reserves perfect for hiking, cycling, golfing, and enjoying the natural beauty. In the wintertime ski buffs have their pick from a selection of resorts. If you're looking to unwind and rejuvenate in picturesque settings, visit the famous spa and wellness resorts that have been renowned in Europe for centuries.