21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe vacation planner

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Fly
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Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Ferry to Holyhead, Taxi to Llandudno
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Llandudno, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive
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Foxdale, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive
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Belfast, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Fly
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly
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St. Brelade, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Fly
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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Drive to Folkestone, Train to Calais-Fréthun, Drive to Bruges
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Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Fly
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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City of San Marino, San Marino
— 1 night
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Dublin, Ireland

— 2 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 parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, take a stroll through Temple Bar, get lost in a book at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, and enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip maker app.

Charlotte, USA to Dublin is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from Charlotte to Dublin, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Charlotte in May, plan for colder days and a bit cooler nights in Dublin: temperatures range from 59°F by day to 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Llandudno.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Llandudno, United Kingdom

— 1 night
Llandudno is a seaside resort, town and community in Conwy County Borough, Wales, located on the Creuddyn peninsula, which protrudes into the Irish Sea. On the 5th (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Bodnant Garden, go for a walk through Colwyn Bay Promenade, and then steep yourself in history at Plas Mawr.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Llandudno road trip site.

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 May, daytime highs in Llandudno are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Foxdale.

Things to do in Llandudno

Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Foxdale, United Kingdom

— 1 night
Foxdale is a small village located at the heart of the Isle of Man. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): get your game on at Laser-Mayhem, see the interesting displays at Manx Aviation and Military Museum, and then stroll around Tynwald National Park and Arboretum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Foxdale trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Llandudno to Foxdale takes 6.5 hours. May in Foxdale sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Belfast.

Things to do in Foxdale

Fun & Games · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kiltonga Wildlife Reserve, then play a few rounds at Holywood Golf Club, then see the interesting displays at Titanic Belfast, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Clip 'n Climb Dundonald.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Belfast holiday builder tool.

Getting from Foxdale to Belfast by car takes about 4 hours. In May in Belfast, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can fly to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Belfast

Outdoors · Golf · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, then explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, and then don't miss a visit to The Real Mary King's Close. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a tour of Royal Yacht Britannia, take in panoramic vistas at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, then explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, and finally get your game on at The Realm VR.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Belfast to Edinburgh in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In May in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to fly to St. Brelade.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Nature

St. Brelade, United Kingdom

— 1 night
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Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): examine the collection at Jersey War Tunnels - German Underground Hospital, then take in the waterfront activity at Gorey Harbour, then explore the different monuments and memorials at St. Saviour Parish Church, and finally kick back and relax at St. Brelade's Bay Beach.

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You can fly from Edinburgh to St. Brelade in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and taxi. May in St. Brelade sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to fly to London.

Things to do in St. Brelade

Parks · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

London, United Kingdom

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Gallery. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The British Museum, then enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, then don't miss a visit to Big Ben, and finally make a trip to Buckingham Palace.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read London travel planning website.

Fly from St. Brelade to London in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Bruges.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites

Bruges, Belgium

— 1 night

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Groeningemuseum, sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and then steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Bruges trip builder app.

Traveling by combination of car and train from London to Bruges takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Bruges is 1 hour. In May, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

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 14th (Thu), steep yourself in history at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), then steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Brussels, and finally examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), don't miss a visit to Grand Place, then appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, then explore the world behind art at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, and finally examine the collection at Atomium.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Brussels itinerary app.

You can drive from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. May in Brussels sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to fly to Florence.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites

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.
On the 16th (Sat), steep yourself in history at The Baptistery of St. John, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Florence online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Brussels to Florence by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Brussels in May: high temperatures in Florence hover around 71°F and lows are around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to City of San Marino.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

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 18th (Mon): make a trip to Montale Tower, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Titan, contemplate the long history of Cesta Tower, ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Pubblico, then explore the galleries of Modern Weapons Museum, and finally explore the striking landscape of Orti Borghesi San Marino.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read City of San Marino travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Florence to City of San Marino in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In May, daytime highs in City of San Marino are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Rome.

Things to do in City of San Marino

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, admire the striking features of Pantheon, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, and steep yourself in history at Roman Forum.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Rome trip maker website.

Traveling by car from City of San Marino to Rome takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or take a bus. When traveling from City of San Marino in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Rome, with highs around 75°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 58°F. On the 21st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.