55 days in Europe Itinerary

55 days in Europe Itinerary

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Train
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Train
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ravello, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly
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Corfu Town, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Drive
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Brasov, Romania
— 2 nights
Shuttle to Otopeni Airport, Fly to Tivat
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Kotor, Montenegro
— 2 nights
Fly
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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 3 nights
Fly
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 4 nights
Fly
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Drive to Giethoorn
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Giethoorn, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Drive
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly to Keflavik International Airport, Drive to Thingvellir
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Thingvellir, Iceland
— 2 nights
Drive to Keflavik International Airport, Fly to Dublin Airport
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Dublin, Ireland
— 11 nights
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Paris, France

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Eiffel Tower and Sainte-Chapelle. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Montmartre and Latin Quarter. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, learn about all things military at The Army Museum, and contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Paris holiday planning site.

London, UK to Paris is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Paris is 1 hour. When traveling from London in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Paris

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Venice, Italy

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.
On the 12th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Scuola Grande di San Rocco, wander the streets of Cannaregio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria dei Miracoli, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco. Here are some ideas for day two: visit Dorsoduro, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, and finally admire the striking features of Scala Contarini del Bovolo.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice trip website.

Getting from Paris to Venice by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in July, with highs in Venice at 36°C and lows at 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

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Florence, Italy

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Piazza della Cisterna and Museo Nazionale del Bargello. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilica of Santa Croce and Castello di Monteriggioni. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to San Gimignano 1300 (in San Gimignano) and A Solatio Organic Farm (in Certaldo). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John, see the interesting displays at Museo di San Marco, and steep yourself in history at Loggia dei Lanzi.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Florence trip planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

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Rome, Italy

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get a sense of the local culture at Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. Pantheon and Piazza Venezia will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Cupola di San Pietro, stroll the grounds of Vatican Necropolis, get engrossed in the history at Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rome day trip tool.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Side Trip

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Ravello, Italy

Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Valle dei Mulini, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cloister del Paradiso, take in the spiritual surroundings of Luna Convento, then view the masterpieces at Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, stop by Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, then trek along Ravello-Minori Walk, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of Saint Trofimena.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Ravello vacation tool.

Getting from Rome to Ravello by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. When traveling from Rome in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Ravello, with highs around 34°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 22:

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Corfu Town, Greece

Often called "Kastropolis" because of its majestic Venetian castle, Corfu Town once featured such extensive fortifications that a force of over 20,000 soldiers defended them.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Achilleion Museum and Corfu Old Town. Discover out-of-the-way places like Old Fortress Corfu and Kanoni Beach. Step out of Corfu Town with an excursion to Bataria Beach in Kassiopi--about 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Madalena Boat Trips, appreciate the history behind Holocaust Memorial of Corfu, kick back and relax at Mirtiotissa Beach, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Spiridon.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Corfu Town trip itinerary app.

Fly from Ravello to Corfu Town in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, train, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Ravello to Corfu Town is 1 hour. When traveling from Ravello in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Corfu Town: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 22 — 26:

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Budapest, Hungary

Pearl of the Danube

You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
On the 27th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, then take an in-depth tour of Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally step off the mainland to explore Margaret Island. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue and then see the interesting displays at Miniversum Budapest.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Budapest planner.

Traveling by flight from Corfu Town to Budapest takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Corfu Town to Budapest. Traveling from Corfu Town in July, things will get little chillier in Budapest: highs are around 33°C and lows about 18°C. On the 28th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Brasov.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 28:

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Brasov, Romania

With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): examine the collection at Casa Muresenilor, then steep yourself in history at Turnul Alb, then contemplate the long history of Villages with Fortified Churches, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Fortified Church of Harman. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Rasnov Citadel, get engrossed in the history at Rope Street Museum, and then explore the stunning scenery at Canionul Șapte Scări.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Brasov vacation planner.

You can drive from Budapest to Brasov in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Budapest to Brasov. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Kotor.

Things to do in Brasov

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 28 — 30:

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Kotor, Montenegro

Bride of the Adriatic Sea

Perched on the edge of a fjord-like bay rimmed by rugged mountains, Kotor grew around a medieval settlement purposely built like a maze.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monastery and Church of St. Clare, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Anne, then contemplate the long history of Radoničić Milošević Palace, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of St. Matthew, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Eustachius. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Kampana Tower, then get to know the fascinating history of Kotor Old Town City Walls & Fortress, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. George Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Tryphon Cathedral.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kotor trip planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Brasov to Kotor in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In July, daytime highs in Kotor are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Kotor

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 1:

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St. Petersburg, Russia

Venice of the North

Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Saint Isaac's Cathedral and The State Museum of the Political History of Russia. Get some cultural insight at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and Memorial Sign Strelka Of Vasilievskiy Island. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Palace Square, examine the collection at Dostoevsky Museum, go for a walk through Moika Embankment, and get engrossed in the history at Petrovskaya Aquatoria Museum-Model of St. Petersburg and Suburbs.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the St. Petersburg trip planner.

You can fly from Kotor to St. Petersburg in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Kotor in August; daily highs in St. Petersburg reach 25°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

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Stockholm, Sweden

Beauty by the Water

One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Take a break from the city and head to Fjaderholmarna and Riddarholmen. Popular historic sites such as Royal Palace and Riddarholmen Church are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Vasa Museum, learn about all things military at Royal Armory, stroll the grounds of Skogskyrkogarden, and take in panoramic vistas at Stockholm City Hall.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Stockholm holiday maker tool.

Traveling by flight from St. Petersburg to Stockholm takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Stockholm are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Stockholm

Side Trip

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Berlin, Germany

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, head outdoors with Strandbad Wannsee, steep yourself in history at Neues Palais, then take in nature's colorful creations at Potsdam's Gardens, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter Und Paul Kirche. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Friedrichshain, learn more about the world around you at Museum fuer Naturkunde, then take a stroll through Mitte, and finally visit Nicholas Quarter.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Berlin journey planner.

Getting from Stockholm to Berlin by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 8 — 10:

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Prague, Czech Republic

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.
On the 11th (Wed), wander the streets of Lesser Town, get to know the fascinating history of The Vrtba Garden, then admire the landmark architecture of Kostel sv. Mikuláše, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally take in the views from Charles Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Lobkowicz Palace, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral, then examine the collection at Speculum Alchemiae Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Prague online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Berlin to Prague takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In August in Prague, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 12:

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Salzburg, Austria

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 13th (Fri), take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, steep yourself in history at Kapitelplatz & Kapitelschwemme, then get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, then admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, and finally steep yourself in history at Salzburger Altstadt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemetery of St. Sebastian (Friedhof St. Sebastian), then see the interesting displays at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kollegienkirche (Collegiate Church), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Franziskanerkirche.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Salzburg road trip planning website.

Drive from Prague to Salzburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Salzburg sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Giethoorn.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 14:

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Giethoorn, The Netherlands

Giethoorn is a village in the Dutch province of Overijssel. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): see the interesting displays at De Oude Aarde, steep yourself in history at Hunebed D54 bij Havelte, then examine the collection at Museum Giethoorn 't Olde Maat Uus, then examine the collection at Gloria Maris Schelpengalerie, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rijksmonument Martinikerk Sneek uit 1498-1503, ponder the world of politics at Rijksmonument Stadhuis Sneek uit 1550-1605, appreciate the extensive heritage of Rijksmonument Waterpoort Sneek uit 1613, contemplate the waterfront views at IJsselmeer (Lake IJssel), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Broerekerk, and finally admire the striking features of Rijksmonument Broederpoort Kampen uit 1465.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Giethoorn day trip website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Salzburg to Giethoorn. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Giethoorn

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 14 — 16:

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 17th (Tue), explore the activities along Herengracht, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof, then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and finally visit The Jordaan. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Portuguese Synagogue, then explore the activities along The Amstel, and then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam trip maker.

You can drive from Giethoorn to Amsterdam in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Thingvellir.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 18:

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Thingvellir, Iceland

One of Iceland's most popular tourist destinations, Thingvellir represents a national park steeped in historical, cultural, and geological significance, as evidenced by its designation as a World Heritage Site.
On the 19th (Thu), admire all the interesting features of Kaldidalur Valley, steep yourself in history at Galgaklettur, then admire the striking features of Thingvallakirkja church, and finally explore the striking landscape of Thingvellir National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Logberg (Law Rock) and then take in the dramatic scenery at Oxararfoss.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Thingvellir trip maker app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Amsterdam to Thingvellir. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in August; daily highs in Thingvellir reach 16°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Thingvellir

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 20:

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Dublin, Ireland

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.
Get some cultural insight at Kilkenny Castle and Bru na Boinne. Popular historic sites such as Glasnevin Cemetery Museum and Kilmainham Gaol Museum are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Dublin: Jerpoint Abbey (in Thomastown), Medieval Mile Museum (in Kilkenny) and Trim Castle (in Trim). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Dublin Falconry, see the interesting displays at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin, and explore the historical opulence of Malahide Castle.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Dublin online trip maker.

Explore your travel options from Thingvellir to Dublin with the Route module. Traveling from Thingvellir in August, you will find days in Dublin are a bit warmer (22°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 20 — 31:

Transylvania travel guide

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Castles · Landmarks · Historic Walking Areas
While Transylvania may be known in popular culture as the home of Dracula, the incredible lanscape and rich history of this region are not to be overlooked. Located in the Carpathian Mountains in central Romania, travelers flock here for outdoor activities and adventures such as hiking, skiing, and rock climbing. Further, the medieval towns and architecture scattered throughout the region are some of the oldest and best preserved in the country. As host of many festivals and events, Transylvania is a cultural center for foreigners and locals alike. It's the country's largest and most well-known region, and the majority of tourism within Romania exists in this historic area.

Iceland travel guide

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Land of Fire and Ice
Experience the drama of this mountainous island in the North Atlantic, from glacial rivers to rushing waterfalls and geothermal hot spots. Iceland's cities, like its capital Reykjavik, are home to passionate natives who honor their Icelandic culture and history. Venture from the cities to experience the country's most powerful attraction: its breathtaking landscapes. Take a trip to one of the island's renowned national parks, see the effects of volcanic activity, and go for a dip in one of its many lakes. A haven for outdoor recreation, you can glacier hike, whitewater raft, and swim in natural pools.