60 days in Western Europe Itinerary

60 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom trip itinerary planner

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Inverness
— 6 nights
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Edinburgh
— 6 nights
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Glasgow
— 5 nights
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Drive to Cairnryan, Ferry to Larne, Drive to Bushmills
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Bushmills
— 3 nights
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Belfast
— 6 nights
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Liverpool
— 4 nights
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Llandudno
— 6 nights
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York
— 6 nights
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Birmingham
— 4 nights
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Swansea
— 5 nights
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Inverness

— 6 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Inverness: RZSS Highland Wildlife Park (in Kingussie), Landmark Forest Adventure Park (in Carrbridge) and Steall Waterfall (in Fort William). Next up on the itinerary: learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, browse the exhibits of Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition, explore the activities along River Ness, and look for all kinds of wild species at Aigas Field Centre.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Inverness tour itinerary maker tool.

Chennai, India to Inverness is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 5.5 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Chennai in May, with highs in Inverness at 17°C and lows at 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 1 — 7:

Edinburgh

— 6 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
When in Edinburgh, make a side trip to see Cairn O'Mohr Fruit Wines in Errol, approximately Errol away. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, steep yourself in history at Palace of Holyroodhouse, take some stellar pictures from Calton Hill, and take in panoramic vistas at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Edinburgh tour builder tool.

You can drive from Inverness to Edinburgh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Glasgow.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 7 — 13:

Glasgow

— 5 nights

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Glasgow: New Mills Trout Fishing Park (in Brampton), Westfield Day Spa (in Mauchline) and Conic Hill (in Balmaha). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, relax in the rural setting at Blackstone Clydesdales & Dig-a-Day Experience, identify plant and animal life at Strathblane Falconry, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Glasgow Cathedral.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Glasgow trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Edinburgh to Glasgow by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Glasgow are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bushmills.

Things to do in Glasgow

Parks · Museums · Nature · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 13 — 18:

Bushmills

— 3 nights
Bushmills is a village on the north coast of County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Get out of town with these interesting Bushmills side-trips: Davagh Forest Trails (in Cookstown), Ballycastle Beach (in Ballycastle) and Gortmore Viewpoint (in Castlerock). There's still lots to do: stroll through Giant's Causeway, kick back and relax at Bushfoot Strand, cruise along Causeway Coastal Route, and see some colorful creatures with Red Duck Diving.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bushmills online trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Glasgow to Bushmills in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Bushmills can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Belfast.

Things to do in Bushmills

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 18 — 21:

Belfast

— 6 nights
A city with character, Belfast remains a great place for a leisurely exploration, as it is still relatively undiscovered by foreign tourists, who usually opt to visit Dublin instead.
Get out of town with these interesting Belfast side-trips: Coast Rd (in Larne), The Abingdon Collection (in Omagh) and The Boatyard Distillery (in Enniskillen). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Titanic Belfast, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Granite Trail, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Belfast road trip planning site.

Getting from Bushmills to Belfast by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Belfast sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Liverpool.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 21 — 27:

Liverpool

— 4 nights

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Get out of town with these interesting Liverpool side-trips: Castleton (Ridge Walk Mam Tor to Losehill & Peak Mountaineering), Windermere (Orrest Head & Canyoning & Rappelling Tours) and Mam Tor (in Hope). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Sizergh Castle, examine the collection at Lakeland Motor Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Liverpool trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Belfast to Liverpool takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In May in Liverpool, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to drive to Llandudno.

Things to do in Liverpool

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 27 — 31:

Llandudno

— 6 nights
Llandudno is a seaside resort, town and community in Conwy County Borough, Wales, located on the Creuddyn peninsula, which protrudes into the Irish Sea. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Llandudno: Zipline (in Blaenau Ffestiniog), Caernarfon Castle (in Caernarfon) and Seacoast Safaris (in Beaumaris). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Snowdon, admire the natural beauty at Bodnant Garden, take in the waterfront at Llandudno Pier, and don't miss a visit to Conwy Town Walls.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Llandudno trip planner.

You can drive from Liverpool to Llandudno in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to York.

Things to do in Llandudno

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 6:

York

— 6 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.
Get out of town with these interesting York side-trips: Holly Hagg Community farm (in Sheffield), Ladybower Reservoir (in Bamford) and Grindleford Community Shop (in Grindleford). Next up on the itinerary: learn the secrets of beer at Brewtown Tours, wander the streets of York Shambles, relax in the rural setting at Hall Hill Farm, and look for all kinds of wild species at York Bird of Prey Centre.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our York online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Llandudno to York takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June in York, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Birmingham.

Things to do in York

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 6 — 12:

Birmingham

— 4 nights

City of a Thousand Trades

Britain's second-largest city, Birmingham was known as the City of a Thousand Trades and the Workshop of the World in the Victorian era.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Birmingham: Stratford-upon-Avon (The MAD Museum & The Tower @ RSC), Walks With Hawks (in Cheltenham) and The Cotswold Range (in Somerford Keynes). There's still lots to do: get to know the resident critters at Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens, relax in the rural setting at Cotswold Farm Park, meet the residents at Cotswold Falconry Centre, and make a trip to The Model Village.

Make your Birmingham itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Take a train from York to Birmingham in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Swansea.

Things to do in Birmingham

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 12 — 16:

Swansea

— 5 nights
Swansea, officially known as the City and County of Swansea, is a coastal city and county in Wales. Get out of town with these interesting Swansea side-trips: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in New Quay), Brecon Beacons National Park (Sgwd yr Eira & Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal) and Big Pit National Coal Museum (in Blaenavon). Spend the 17th (Thu) exploring nature at Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at The Secret Owl Garden and tour the pleasant surroundings at Marloes Sands Beach.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Swansea day trip planning tool.

Drive from Birmingham to Swansea in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Swansea can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can catch the train to London.

Things to do in Swansea

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 16 — 21:

London

— 8 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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, make a trip to Buckingham Palace, and admire the masterpieces at The British Museum.

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

You can take a train from Swansea to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 29:

Scotland travel guide

4.4
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.

Northern Ireland travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Geologic Formations
Unlike the place travelers found several decades ago, the Northern Ireland of today is a rejuvenated and dynamic region attracting increasing amounts of tourism. Belfast, the region’s biggest urban center and capital, is a hip city with vibrant nightlife and a thriving gourmet culinary scene, providing an extensive list of indulgent things to do. The region’s renowned coastline, featuring the World Heritage-listed Giant’s Causeway, is an attractive holiday destination for hikers, cyclists, photographers, and other adventurers of all descriptions. Northern Ireland has seen more than its fair share of political and economic unrest, yet the people of this region have always remained proud of their cultural and artistic heritage, providing visitors with a warm hospitality hard to find almost anywhere else in the world.

England travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Historic Sites
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.

Wales travel guide

4.3
Castles · Beaches · Specialty Museums
Wales attracts tourism with its stunning landscape, a wealth of history, and a huge number of imposing castles. Yet behind the spectacular scenery and the ancient fortress walls hides the simple warmth of the Welsh people, whose pride in their Celtic heritage is only exceeded by the love they feel for their homeland. This may be a relatively small country, but its spirit is truly grand. Your itinerary may just be made up of joining the locals at the pub or a village rugby game to soak up the famous Welsh spirit and learn about "hiraeth," a deep bond the Welsh feel with their land. Though compact, Wales has no shortage of secluded corners easily and quickly explored on an extensive network of footpaths, which makes a trip to this land a true hiker’s paradise.