32 days in Western Europe Itinerary

32 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Taormina, Italy
— 1 night
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Lampedusa, Italy
— 1 night
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Rome, Italy
— 1 night
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 4 nights
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Dublin, Ireland

— 4 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.
Explore hidden gems such as EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum and Trinity College Dublin. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Irish Whiskey Museum, walk around Phoenix Park, take an in-depth tour of The Little Museum of Dublin, and wander the streets of Temple Bar.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Dublin tour itinerary planning tool.

Sacramento, USA to Dublin is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sacramento to Dublin is 8 hours. When traveling from Sacramento in August, plan for much colder days in Dublin, with highs around 66°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to fly to London.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 2:

London, United Kingdom

— 3 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Houses of Parliament and St. Paul's Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, walk around St. James's Park, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the London tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Dublin to London in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in September, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 5:

Paris, France

— 4 nights

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sainte-Chapelle and Montmartre. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Paris trip planning tool.

You can take a train from London to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Taormina.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 5 — 9:

Taormina, Italy

— 1 night
With its warm island weather and cliffside location overlooking the Ionion Sea, Taormina has been one of Sicily's most popular getaway destinations since the early 19th century.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take in the pleasant sights at Piazza IX Aprile, don't miss a visit to Corso Umberto, then head off the coast to Isola Bella, then explore the ancient world of Ancient Theatre of Taormina, and finally walk around Villa Comunale.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Taormina trip planner.

Getting from Paris to Taormina by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. In September, Taormina is somewhat warmer than Paris - with highs of 82°F and lows of 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can fly to Lampedusa.

Things to do in Taormina

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 10:

Lampedusa, Italy

— 1 night
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Pulcino, and then kick back and relax at Spiaggia dei Conigli.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Lampedusa driving holiday planner.

Fly from Taormina to Lampedusa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Taormina in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Lampedusa, with lows of 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Rome.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Outdoors · Tours · Beaches · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 11:

Rome, Italy

— 1 night

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 12th (Sun), delve into the distant past at Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, and finally ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Rome online road trip planner.

You can fly from Lampedusa to Rome in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Traveling from Lampedusa in September, plan for little chillier nights in Rome, with lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 11 — 12:

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Duomo di Siena and Piazza dei Miracoli. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Pisa (Battistero di San Giovanni, Duomo di Pisa, &more) and Siena (Piazza del Campo & Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Campanile di Giotto, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence trip builder tool.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 12 — 15:

Venice, Italy

— 2 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.
On the 16th (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, admire the striking features of St Mark's Campanile, then explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Venice online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 17:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 4 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Walking tours and A'dam Lookout. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: Rotterdam (Rotterdam Zoo, Rotterdam Centraal Station, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, stroll around Vondelpark, wander the streets of The Jordaan, and see the interesting displays at Zaanse Schans.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam online route planner.

Fly from Venice to Amsterdam in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Venice in September, things will get a bit cooler in Amsterdam: highs are around 67°F and lows about 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Tours · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 17 — 21:

Copenhagen, Denmark

— 4 nights

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Our Saviour's Church and Christiansborg Slot. Get out of town with these interesting Copenhagen side-trips: Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (in Humlebaek) and Kronborg (in Helsingoer). Next up on the itinerary: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Frederiks Kirke (Marmorkirken), take in panoramic vistas at Rundetarn, and get the lay of the land with SANDEMANs NEW Europe - Copenhagen.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Copenhagen road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Copenhagen takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. September in Copenhagen sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Nightlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 21 — 25:

Stockholm, Sweden

— 4 nights

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Stockholm City Hall and Drottningholm Palace. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Vasa Museum, explore the world behind art at Fotografiska Stockholm, have fun and explore at Junibacken, and admire the natural beauty at Millesgarden.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Stockholm trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train, taxi, and flight from Copenhagen to Stockholm takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September in Stockholm, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 25 — 29:

Ireland travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
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.

England travel guide

4.4
Nightlife · Specialty Museums · 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.

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.

Sweden travel guide

4.2
History Museums · Specialty Museums · Historic Walking Areas
Mother Svea
Once the land of the Vikings, Sweden today combines a long and fascinating history with a propensity for the very modern. The grand Romanesque churches that dot the countryside contrast with the clean, simple lines and partiality for organization the country is known for. With its reverence for the shy, reserved, and considerate, the nation exudes a sensation of being comfortable. Peek into the quiet lives from afar, gather around traditional "fika" coffee with loved ones, or dine on meatballs, herring, and potatoes. Immerse yourself in nature among the forests and trails so respected by their citizens, and take in the latest design and cultural offerings in this modest yet aesthetically savvy country.