60 days in Europe Itinerary

60 days in Europe Itinerary

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60 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Calais, France
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Calais, France
— Few hours
Ferry:  1 h 30 min
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Dover, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Train:  30 min
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
4
Cambridge, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
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York, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
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Inverness, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
9
Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
10
Stranraer, United Kingdom
— 1 night
ferry:  3 h
11
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
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Derry, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
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Sligo, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
14
Galway, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
15
Cork, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
16
Waterford, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
17
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
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Swansea, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
20
Cardiff, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
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Bath, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
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Oxford, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
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Windsor, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
24
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
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Nantes, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
27
La Rochelle, France
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
28
Bordeaux, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
29
Bilbao, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h
30
Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
31
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
train:  5 h 30 min
32
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
33
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
End: Barcelona, Spain

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Calais, France

Calais ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): don't miss a visit to l'Hotel de Ville de Calais, visit Place d'Armes, and then stop by Calais Wine Superstore.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Calais journey planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Lille-Lesquin Airport, Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport and Deauville-Saint-Gatien Airport. September in Calais sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Dover.

Things to do in Calais

Shopping Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 3:
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Calais Wine Superstore ©
Calais Wine Superstore
l'Hotel de Ville de Calais ©
l'Hotel de Ville de Calais

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Dover, United Kingdom

Dover ©
Dover is a town and major ferry port in the home county of Kent, in South East England. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): kick back and relax at St Margaret-at-Cliffe.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Dover trip itinerary builder site.

You can do a combination of train and car from Calais to Dover in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or ride a ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. September in Dover sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Canterbury.

Things to do in Dover

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 4:
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Dover Castle ©
Dover Castle
The White Cliffs of Dover ©
The White Cliffs of Dover
St Margaret-at-Cliffe ©
St Margaret-at-Cliffe

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Canterbury, United Kingdom

Canterbury ©
Canterbury is a historic English cathedral city and UNESCO World Heritage Site, which lies at the heart of the City of Canterbury, a local government district of Kent, England. Get out of town with these interesting Canterbury side-trips: St Andrew's Church Tower Fairlight TN35 4AB (in Fairlight), Battle Abbey and Battlefield (in Battle) and Bodiam Castle (in Bodiam). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Canterbury Cathedral, examine the collection at The Canterbury Tales, contemplate the long history of Eastbridge Hospital, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Howletts Wild Animal Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Canterbury trip itinerary site.

Canterbury is very close to Dover. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cambridge.

Things to do in Canterbury

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Stelling Minnis Windmill and Museum, St Andrew's Church Tower Fairlight TN35 4AB, Battle Abbey and Battlefield, Bodiam Castle, Col.Stephens Railway Museum
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Canterbury Cathedral ©
Canterbury Cathedral
Westgate Gardens ©
Westgate Gardens
Battle Abbey and Battlefield ©
Battle Abbey and Battlefield

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

Cambridge
Steeped in history and tradition, Cambridge is renowned for its ancient colleges and sprawling green gardens.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of King's College Chapel and then admire the masterpieces at Fitzwilliam Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cambridge road trip planning app.

Drive from Canterbury to Cambridge in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to York.

Things to do in Cambridge

Museums Historic Sites
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Highlights from your plan
Fitzwilliam Museum
Fitzwilliam Museum
King's College Chapel ©
King's College Chapel

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York, United Kingdom

York ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): see the interesting displays at York Castle Museum, then get engrossed in the history at National Railway Museum, and then explore the ancient world of York City Walls. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at York Minster, wander the streets of York Shambles, stop by Roly's Fudge Pantry York, examine the collection at York's Chocolate Story, then see the interesting displays at Jorvik Viking Centre, and finally pause for some photo ops at Yorkshire Regiment Boer War Memorial York.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read York sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Cambridge to York takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. September in York sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can take a train to Newcastle upon Tyne.

Things to do in York

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York Minster ©
York Minster
York City Walls ©
York City Walls

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Newcastle upon Tyne ©
One of the hippest urban centers in the northeastern part of the country, Newcastle upon Tyne once had a reputation for being an industrial wasteland with little to offer casual tourists.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): get your game on at ImmotionVR and then stop by The Quayside.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Newcastle upon Tyne trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from York to Newcastle upon Tyne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Newcastle upon Tyne can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. On the 10th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Newcastle upon Tyne

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Fun & Games
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
The Quayside ©
The Quayside
ImmotionVR ©
ImmotionVR

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Edinburgh driving holiday planning tool.

You can take a train from Newcastle upon Tyne to Edinburgh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

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Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour and then expand your understanding of the military at Fort George. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then explore the activities along River Ness.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Inverness travel planner.

Drive from Edinburgh to Inverness in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Inverness, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Glasgow.

Things to do in Inverness

Tours Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Distillery Tours
Fort George
Fort George
River Ness ©
River Ness

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Glasgow, United Kingdom

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): examine the collection at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, explore the world behind art at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Glasgow Botanic Gardens.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Glasgow route planner.

Traveling by car from Inverness to Glasgow takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Glasgow are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Stranraer.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums Parks
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum ©
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Glasgow Botanic Gardens ©
Glasgow Botanic Gardens

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Stranraer, United Kingdom

Stranraer
Stranraer is a town in Inch, Dumfries and Galloway, southwest Scotland. For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Stranraer holiday builder tool.

You can drive from Glasgow to Stranraer in 2 hours. You'll set off for Belfast on the 17th (Fri).

Things to do in Stranraer

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
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Belfast, United Kingdom

Belfast ©
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.
Belfast is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Titanic Belfast, step aboard HMS Caroline, don't miss a visit to Peace Wall, and get a sense of history and politics at City Hall.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Belfast travel route planner.

You can drive from Stranraer to Belfast in 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Belfast can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Derry.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums Tours Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Ulster Museum ©
Ulster Museum
Titanic Belfast ©
Titanic Belfast
HMS Caroline ©
HMS Caroline

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Derry, United Kingdom

Derry ©
Ancient yet modern, Derry has a photogenic location on the River Foyle and features a series of historic defensive walls that are the most complete in Ireland.
On the 20th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Museum of Free Derry, appreciate the extensive heritage of City Walls, then snap pictures at Peace bridge, and finally make a trip to Walled city Londonderry.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Derry trip planner.

You can take a bus from Belfast to Derry in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Derry are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Sligo.

Things to do in Derry

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
City Walls ©
City Walls
Walled city Londonderry ©
Walled city Londonderry
Peace bridge ©
Peace bridge

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Sligo, Ireland

Sligo ©
Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): stroll the grounds of Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Knocknarea, then stop by The Cat and Moon, and finally make a trip to Sligo Abbey. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Lissadell House and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Strandhill Beach.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Sligo day trip website.

You can drive from Derry to Sligo in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Sligo

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery ©
Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery
Knocknarea ©
Knocknarea
Strandhill Beach ©
Strandhill Beach

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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.
To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Galway trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Sligo to Galway by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in September, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Cork.

Things to do in Galway

Scenic Drive Outdoors Parks
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Quay Street ©
Quay Street
Eyre Square ©
Eyre Square

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Cork, Ireland

Cork ©
One of the country's major artistic and cultural centers, famed for its many annual festivals, Cork straddles the Lee River and boasts over 30 bridges.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): gain insight at University College Cork (UCC), take an in-depth tour of Cork City Gaol, then hunt for treasures at The English Market, then look for gifts at Iago, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cork day trip site.

Getting from Galway to Cork by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Cork can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Waterford.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
University College Cork (UCC) ©
University College Cork (UCC)
Cork City Gaol ©
Cork City Gaol

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Waterford, Ireland

Waterford ©
Ireland's oldest city, Waterford maintains its small-town charm and attracts a growing number of travelers with its rich history, lively nightlife, and thriving festival scene.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take a tour of Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Waterford travel route planning app.

Traveling by car from Cork to Waterford takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Waterford, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Waterford

Museums Parks Trails

Side Trip

Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum ©
Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience ©
Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience
Reginald's Tower ©
Reginald's Tower

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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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take a stroll through Temple Bar, and enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin.

Plan a Dublin trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Waterford to Dublin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Dublin, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Liverpool.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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Liverpool, United Kingdom

Liverpool
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Liverpool attractions planner.

Fly from Dublin to Liverpool in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. In September, daily temperatures in Liverpool can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. On the 30th (Thu), you'll travel to Swansea.

Things to do in Liverpool

Nightlife Fun & Games Parks
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Swansea, United Kingdom

Swansea ©
Swansea, officially known as the City and County of Swansea, is a coastal city and county in Wales. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Gower Gallery, look for all kinds of wild species at Three Cliffs Bay, then explore the striking landscape at Gower Peninsula, and finally kick back and relax at Oxwich Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Rhossili Bay.

Plan trip to Swansea with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Liverpool to Swansea takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in September, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cardiff.

Things to do in Swansea

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Rhossili Bay
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 1:
Highlights from your plan
Gower Peninsula ©
Gower Peninsula
Rhossili Bay ©
Rhossili Bay
Three Cliffs Bay ©
Three Cliffs Bay

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Cardiff, United Kingdom

Cardiff ©
The capital of Wales, Cardiff is a very green city indeed, boasting more green space per person than any other place in the country.
Get out of town with these interesting Cardiff side-trips: Virtual Jet Centre (in Chudleigh), Merrivale Monuments (in Tavistock) and Exeter (Exeter Cathedral & Blitz Fountain and the Phoenix Blitz Memorial). There's lots more to do: get outside with Bay Island Voyages, see the interesting displays at St Fagans National Museum of History, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Animal Wall, and stroll around Bute Park.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cardiff trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Swansea to Cardiff takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Cardiff are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Bath.

Things to do in Cardiff

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Exeter, Virtual Jet Centre, Merrivale Monuments
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Virtual Jet Centre ©
Virtual Jet Centre
Bay Island Voyages ©
Bay Island Voyages
Exeter Cathedral ©
Exeter Cathedral

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Bath, United Kingdom

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): admire the striking features of The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Stonehenge.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Bath online road trip planner.

You can take a train from Cardiff to Bath in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Oxford.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Spas

Side Trip

Stonehenge
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Bath Abbey ©
Bath Abbey

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Oxford, United Kingdom

Oxford ©
A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
On the 6th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology and then deepen your understanding at Balliol College. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on nature at Oxford University Museum of Natural History, then examine the collection at Pitt Rivers Museum, then sample the fine beverages at The Oxford Artisan Distillery, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Oxford trip itinerary maker tool.

You can take a train from Bath to Oxford in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Oxford can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Windsor.

Things to do in Oxford

Museums Tours Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
The Oxford Artisan Distillery ©
The Oxford Artisan Distillery
Walking tours

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Windsor, United Kingdom

Windsor ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Windsor Castle and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Windsor vacation planner.

Traveling by train from Oxford to Windsor takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in October, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to London.

Things to do in Windsor

Historic Sites Adventure Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Windsor & Eton Brewery ©
Windsor & Eton Brewery
Windsor Castle ©
Windsor Castle
St. George's Chapel ©
St. George's Chapel

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament and then don't miss a visit to Big Ben. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Trafalgar Square, don't miss a visit to Tower of London, then take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, and finally make a trip to Buckingham Palace.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the London online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Windsor to London takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in London can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

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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.
Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Paris route planning site.

You can take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In October in Paris, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can take a train to Nantes.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Versailles
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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Nantes, France

Nantes ©
Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Plantes, step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne, then ponder the design of Le Miroir d'Eau, then examine the collection at Les Machines de L'ile, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Port.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Nantes trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Paris to Nantes by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In October in Nantes, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to La Rochelle.

Things to do in Nantes

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne ©
Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne
Les Machines de L'ile ©
Les Machines de L'ile
Jardin des Plantes ©
Jardin des Plantes

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La Rochelle, France

La Rochelle ©
Driving on the narrow streets can be difficult in La Rochelle so walking or biking will give you the best view of the pale stone buildings that give the Vieux Port, or old port, a distinctly Mediterranean quality.
To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read La Rochelle trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Nantes to La Rochelle takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in La Rochelle are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. On the 18th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Bordeaux.

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Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Aquarium La Rochelle ©
Aquarium La Rochelle

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Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): pick up a one of a kind souvenir at La Petite Galerie de Bordeaux and then make a trip to Place de la Bourse.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Bordeaux trip planner.

You can drive from La Rochelle to Bordeaux in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Bordeaux are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bilbao.

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Parks Nature Historic Sites

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La Grande Dune du Pilat, Observatoire Sainte-Cecile
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La Grande Dune du Pilat
La Grande Dune du Pilat
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Place de la Bourse
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La Petite Galerie de Bordeaux

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Bilbao, Spain

A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: experience the excitement of La Ribera Market, don't miss a visit to Taberna Plaza Nueva, snap pictures at White Bridge (Zubi Zuri), then wander the streets of Casco Viejo, and finally explore the world behind art at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Bilbao online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Bordeaux to Bilbao in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Bilbao are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Porto.

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Tours Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Guggenheim Museum Bilbao ©
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
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Casco Viejo

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Porto, Portugal

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): savor the flavors at Food & Drink, snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, then stroll through Cais da Ribeira, and finally make a trip to Fonte do Cubo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and then appreciate the history behind Monumento aos Herois da Guerra Peninsular.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Porto trip planner.

Fly from Bilbao to Porto in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bilbao to Porto due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

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Tours Historic Sites Parks
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Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
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Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

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Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), then don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Porto to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Seville.

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Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

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Quinta da Regaleira
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
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Belém Tower
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Lisbon Oceanarium

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Seville, Spain

Seville ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, gain insight at Royal Tobacco Factory, then visit Barrio Santa Cruz, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Torre del Oro, steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, then take in nature's colorful creations at Parque de Maria Luisa, and finally admire the striking features of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol).

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Seville trip planner.

Fly from Lisbon to Seville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Western European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in October, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can take a train to Madrid.

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Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
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Plaza de España
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Catedral de Sevilla

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, walk around Parque del Retiro, and take in nature's colorful creations at Real Jardin Botanico.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Madrid online route maker.

Getting from Seville to Madrid by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Seville in October, with highs in Madrid at 73°F and lows at 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can take a train back home.

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Prado National Museum
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Parque del Retiro
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Royal Palace of Madrid

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