59 days in Europe Itinerary

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Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Holyhead, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Abergele, United Kingdom
— 14 nights
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
— 14 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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Calais, France
— 1 night
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Bordeaux, France
— 2 nights
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Bilbao, Spain
— 2 nights
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Porto, Portugal
— 4 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights

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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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Guinness Storehouse, admire the landmark architecture of Trinity College Dublin, sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St., and examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Dublin route builder site.

If you are flying in from New Zealand, the closest major aiport is Dublin Airport. In July, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Holyhead.
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Holyhead, United Kingdom — 1 night

Holyhead is the largest town in the county of Isle of Anglesey in Wales. On the 13th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at South Stack Cliffs RSPB Reserve, then visit a coastal fixture at South Stack Lighthouse, then contemplate the long history of National Trust - Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens, and finally take in the views from Menai Suspension Bridge.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Holyhead itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Holyhead takes 3 hours. In July in Holyhead, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Abergele.
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Abergele, United Kingdom — 14 nights

Abergele is a community and small market town, situated on the north coast of Wales between the holiday resorts of Colwyn Bay and Rhyl, in Conwy County Borough. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Abergele: Blaenau Ffestiniog (Zipline & St. David's Church), Betws-y-Coed (Saint Mary's Church, Zip World Fforest, &more) and Nercwys Forest (in Nercwys). Spend the 26th (Wed) exploring nature at Snowdonia National Park. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Bodnant Garden, look for all kinds of wild species at Dyfi Osprey Project, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Mawddach Trail, and don't miss a visit to Conwy Town Walls.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Abergele trip planner.

Traveling by car from Holyhead to Abergele takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Stoke-on-Trent.
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom — 14 nights

Change things up with these side-trips from Stoke-on-Trent: Curbar Edge (in Calver), Chatsworth House (in Bakewell) and Yorkshire Wildlife Park (in Auckley).

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Stoke-on-Trent travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Abergele to Stoke-on-Trent in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 6 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, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

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

Traveling by train from Stoke-on-Trent to London takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Calais.
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Calais, France — 1 night

Gate to the North

Overlooking the Strait of Dover, the narrowest point of the English Channel, Calais is a major port for ferry traffic between France and England as the closest French town to Dover.
On the 17th (Thu), make a trip to l'Hotel de Ville de Calais, tour the pleasant surroundings at Calais Beach, then brush up on your military savvy at Musee du Mur de l'Atlantique, and finally explore the striking landscape at Cap Blanc-Nez.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Calais day trip planning tool.

Traveling by train from London to Calais takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Calais is 1 hour. August in Calais sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Paris.
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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.
Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and stroll around Luxembourg Gardens.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Calais to Paris in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Calais in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Bordeaux.
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Bordeaux, France — 2 nights

The Port of the Moon

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
On the 23rd (Wed), admire the striking features of Tour Pey-Berland, appreciate the extensive heritage of Place de la Bourse, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then don't miss a visit to The Water Mirror, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Andre Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at La Cite du Vin, do a tasting at Chateau de Reignac, and then don't miss a visit to Place du Parlement.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Bordeaux trip planner.

Getting from Paris to Bordeaux by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Bordeaux can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bilbao.
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Bilbao, Spain — 2 nights

Modern Capital of Spain

A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Taberna Plaza Nueva, pick up some local products at La Ribera Market, then look for all kinds of wild species at El Balcon de Bizkaia, and finally take a stroll through Casco Viejo. Keep things going the next day: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then explore the world behind art at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, then take in the dramatic natural features at San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, and finally stroll through Parque de los Pueblos de Europa.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Bilbao trip website.

Getting from Bordeaux to Bilbao by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Bilbao, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Porto.
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Porto, Portugal — 4 nights

Unvanquished City

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names.
Dedicate the 28th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, take a stroll through Ribeira do Porto, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Porto tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Bilbao to Porto in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bilbao to Porto, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Porto can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Lisbon.
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Lisbon, Portugal — 2 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Park and National Palace of Pena, then explore the historical opulence of Quinta da Regaleira, then don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), and finally don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Porto to Lisbon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Porto in August: highs in Lisbon hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Seville.
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Seville, Spain — 2 nights

City of Towers

A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Seville is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Plaza de España, contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, stroll around Parque de Maria Luisa, and take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Seville route maker website.

Getting from Lisbon to Seville by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lisbon to Seville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 5th (Tue), walk around Parque del Retiro, admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, and then examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, then steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, and finally hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Madrid trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Seville to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Madrid are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C.
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