21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe attractions planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Dublin, Ireland
— 1 night
Ferry to Holyhead, Taxi to Llandudno
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Llandudno, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Train to Manchester, Fly to St. Helier
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St. Helier, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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City of San Marino, San Marino
— 1 night
Drive
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train
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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly
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Douglas, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Fly
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly
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Belfast, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Bus to Dublin, Fly to Charlotte

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Dublin, Ireland

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of St. Michan's Church, then explore the galleries of Guinness Storehouse, and then see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Dublin Castle, wander the streets of Temple Bar, then walk around St Stephens Green, and finally enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Dublin day trip planner.

Charlotte, USA to Dublin is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 5 hours. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Charlotte in June: highs in Dublin hover around 64°F, while lows dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Llandudno.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Llandudno, United Kingdom

— 2 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. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Conwy Castle, then take in the waterfront at Llandudno Pier, and then don't miss a visit to Great Orme. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Beaumaris Castle, then step into the grandiose world of Caernarfon Castle, and then go for a walk through Llandudno Promenade.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Llandudno trip builder tool.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Dublin to Llandudno in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of flight and train. In June, daily temperatures in Llandudno can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to St. Helier.

Things to do in Llandudno

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

St. Helier, United Kingdom

— 2 nights
On the 10th (Wed), enjoy the sea views from Corbiere Lighthouse (La Corbiere), enjoy the sand and surf at St. Brelade's Bay Beach, and then see the interesting displays at Jersey War Tunnels - German Underground Hospital. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Mont Orgueil Castle, then step into the grandiose world of Elizabeth Castle, and then don't miss a visit to Liberation Square.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read St. Helier online attractions planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Llandudno to St. Helier in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In June, daytime highs in St. Helier are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Rome.

Things to do in St. Helier

Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Rome, Italy

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, then explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and then explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Rome tour itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from St. Helier to Rome takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from St. Helier in June; daily highs in Rome reach 84°F and lows reach 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to City of San Marino.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

City of San Marino, San Marino

— 1 night
The capital of one of the world's smallest and oldest republics, the hillside city of San Marino boasts a World Heritage-listed old town that's known for its winding cobblestone streets and sweeping views of the surrounding countryside.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Montale Tower, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Titan, ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Pubblico, then contemplate the long history of Piazza della Liberta, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica del Santo Marino, and finally step into the grandiose world of Guaita.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our City of San Marino trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Rome to City of San Marino takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Rome in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in City of San Marino: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in City of San Marino

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Florence, Italy

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then steep yourself in history at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally examine the collection at Pitti Palace.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Florence itinerary website.

Getting from City of San Marino to Florence by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In June in Florence, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Brussels.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums

Brussels, Belgium

— 2 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
On the 17th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), don't miss a visit to Grand Place, explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace of Brussels, then see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and finally examine the collection at Atomium. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), then see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), then explore the world behind art at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, and finally appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Brussels trip itinerary maker tool.

Fly from Florence to Brussels in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Florence in June: high temperatures in Brussels hover around 68°F and lows are around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites

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 Sky Garden and St. Paul's Cathedral. The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, snap pictures at Tower Bridge, ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, and contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our London trip planning tool.

Traveling by train from Brussels to London takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. In June, daytime highs in London are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to fly to Douglas.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Douglas, United Kingdom

— 1 night
The capital and the commercial hub of the island, Douglas represents a traditional seaside resort, booming finance center, and bustling working harbor.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): contemplate the long history of The Great Laxey Wheel and Mines Trail and then make a trip to Isle of Man Steam Railway.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Douglas online visit planner.

Fly from London to Douglas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. When traveling from London in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Douglas: temperatures range from 62°F by day to 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to fly to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Douglas

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 23rd (Tue), take in the exciting artwork at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience, and finally explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Princes Street Gardens.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Edinburgh tour itinerary website.

You can fly from Douglas to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In June, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Belfast.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Parks · Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

Belfast, United Kingdom

— 1 night
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.
On the 25th (Thu), ponder the world of politics at City Hall, then see the interesting displays at SS Nomadic, and then steep yourself in history at Crumlin Road Gaol.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Belfast driving holiday planning tool.

Fly from Edinburgh to Belfast in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Belfast can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Belfast

Historic Sites · Museums

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.

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.

Channel Islands travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Castles · Beaches
Inhabited for over 5,000 years, the Channel Islands have a colorful history and still contain many notable military structures from both the Napoleonic Wars and World War II. Home to a free-spirited population, the islands have a separate currency and local government, enjoying a semi-independent status within the UK. With a strong sense of uniqueness and a rare French-English cultural blend, the islanders enjoy a slower pace of life than on the mainland, taking pride in their renowned seafood cuisine, scenic coastal walks, and vaguely tropical feel. Seemingly frozen in time for many decades, the islands are now quickly modernizing, adding fashionable coffee shops and trendy spas to rustic cafes and simple beachside food stalls.

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.

San Marino travel guide

3.4
Historic Sites · Museums · Castles
San Marino is a country characterized by its architecture--namely, the three towers that adorn the country's flag and coat of arms. As a result, most of the tourist attractions here center around the structures protruding from the hill of the country. The third-smallest nation in Europe, it is surprising that San Marino managed to gain independence from robust Italy. This status has created great pride among the Sanmarinese, although Italian culture is still quite influential as the country is completely surrounded by Italy. And while its size has obvious disadvantages, the advantages for tourism strongly outweigh them. Visitors don't need to travel to get a sense of the country (there isn't far to go!), and this generates an intimacy and friendliness among locals that is lost in most larger countries.

Belgium travel guide

4.2
Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Monuments
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.

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.

Isle of Man travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Passionately proud of its history and culture, the Isle of Man boasts the world’s oldest continuous parliament and enjoys a semi-autonomous status within the UK. Islanders have little patience for tourism for most of the year, except for the few summer weeks when the island hosts the world-famous Tourist Trophy (TT) motorcycle racing events. During the height of the season, nearly 50,000 bike enthusiasts bring lots of noise and a bit of chaos to the island’s lush valleys and rugged hills. To enjoy unspoiled nature and undisturbed silence, avoid coming to the island during the bike races, or simply escape deeper into the rolling countryside and away from the crowds in town.

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.