23 days in Western Europe Itinerary

23 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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23 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Start: San Francisco, United States
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Bus:  2​h
2
Kilkenny, Ireland
— Few hours
Bus:  2​h
3
Dublin, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Galway, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Dublin, Ireland
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
6
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
7
Bath, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
8
London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Train:  4​h
9
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  30​min
10
Versailles, France
— 1 day
Train:  30​min
11
Paris, France
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h
12
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  3​h
13
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h
14
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
15
Pompeii, Italy
— 1 day
Train:  2​h 30​min
16
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: San Francisco, United States

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes National Gallery of Ireland, St. Michan's Church, Christ Church Cathedral, and other attractions. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Christ Church Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of Dublin Castle, then take a stroll through Temple Bar, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michan's Church.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Dublin planning site .

San Francisco, USA to Dublin is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually an 8 hour difference. In May, Dublin is a bit cooler than San Francisco - with highs of 59°F and lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow time for the bus ride to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Trinity College Dublin ©
Trinity College Dublin
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar
Dublin Castle ©
Dublin Castle

few
hours
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 5th (Tue): stroll around Kilkenny Castle.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Kilkenny trip simple and quick.

You can take a bus from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Dublin in May, Kilkenny is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks Historic Sites
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Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle

1
night
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
You've now added Guinness Storehouse to your itinerary.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Dublin trip planning tool.

Getting from Kilkenny to Dublin by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Kilkenny in May, Dublin is a bit cooler at night with lows of 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse

1
night
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.
Quay Street has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): make a trip to Quay Street.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Galway trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Dublin to Galway takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in May, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Dublin.
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Quay Street ©
Quay Street

1
night
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin
For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Dublin trip planner.

Traveling by car from Galway to Dublin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to London.

Things to do in Dublin

Nightlife Tours Outdoors
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2
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter as well as The British Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Westminster Abbey, admire the striking features of Houses of Parliament, then don't miss a visit to Big Ben, then steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, and finally get behind the scenes with Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the London trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Dublin to London takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In May, daytime highs in London are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Bath.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter
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Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

2
nights
Bath, United Kingdom

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
You can plan Bath trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Getting from London to Bath by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to London.

Things to do in Bath

Spas Historic Sites Museums
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Spas
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths

1
night
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Chelsea FC Stadium Tour & Museum, Piccadilly Circus and Kensington Palace. On the 12th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Kensington Palace, then catch a live event at Chelsea FC Stadium Tour & Museum, and finally wander the streets of Piccadilly Circus.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to London fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by train from Bath to London takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
Kensington Palace ©
Kensington Palace
Piccadilly Circus ©
Piccadilly Circus

3
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Paris Catacombs as well as Disneyland Paris. On the 13th (Wed), explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs, then stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, and then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Paris.

Plan a trip to Paris easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in May, and nighttime lows around 49°F. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Sat) before leaving for Versailles.

Things to do in Paris

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Disneyland Paris
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

1
day
Versailles, France

Versailles ©
Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Palace of Versailles.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Versailles trip itinerary planner.

Versailles is just a short distance from Paris. In May in Versailles, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Versailles

Historic Sites
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Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

few
hours
Paris, France

Paris
To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Paris day trip planning app .

Paris is very close to Versailles. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Paris

Nightlife Tours Shopping
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2
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Canal Grande as well as Gallerie dell'Accademia.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Venice tour planner.

Getting from Paris to Venice by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Paris in May, things will get a bit warmer in Venice: highs are around 72°F and lows about 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow time for the train ride to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Palazzo Vecchio as well as Gallerie Degli Uffizi. Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce and then make a trip to Palazzo Vecchio. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the history behind Campanile di Giotto, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally admire the masterpieces at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Florence trip itinerary website.

Take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Florence sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay May 18 — 20:
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

2
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 20th (Wed), get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona and then explore the ancient world of Pantheon.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Rome trip builder.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Traveling from Florence in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Rome, with lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to take a train to Pompeii.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Piazza Navona ©
Piazza Navona

1
day
Pompeii, Italy

Pompeii ©
Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): steep yourself in history at Pompeii Archaeological Park.

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

You can take a train from Rome to Pompeii in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Pompeii, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites
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Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park

2
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
On the 23rd (Sat), make a trip to Trevi Fountain and then don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rome online travel planner.

Take a train from Pompeii to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Find places to stay May 22 — 24:
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Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Spanish Steps ©
Spanish Steps

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