32 days in Western Europe Itinerary

32 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Vienna, Austria
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Stavanger, Norway
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Oslo, Norway
— 3 nights
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Bergen, Norway
— 2 nights
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Vik, Iceland
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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 4 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
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Galway, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Clifden, Ireland
— 1 night
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Killarney, Ireland
— 4 nights
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Lucerne, Switzerland
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Vienna, Austria

— 3 nights

City of Dreams

The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Step out of the city life by going to Alpine Joe - Mountain Hiking Guide and Die Perchtoldsdorfer Heide. Step off the beaten path and head to Donaupark and Johann Strauss Monument. When in Vienna, make a side trip to see Biospharenpark Wienerwald in Tullnerbach, approximately Tullnerbach away. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Minoritenkirche, admire the masterpieces at MAK - Austrian Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Art, stroll around Kurpark Oberlaa, and make a trip to Pestsäule.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Vienna online sightseeing planner.

Baghdad, Iraq to Vienna is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Baghdad in August, expect Vienna to be colder, temps between 31°C and 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to fly to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Vienna

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 3 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Get outdoors at Strand Egmond aan Zee and Nationaal Park Zuid Kennemerland. Explore hidden gems such as Het Strand Van Noordwijk Aan Zeedd and Singel. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: het strand van Bergen aan Zee (in Bergen aan Zee), Natuurmonumenten Nieuwkoopse Plassen (in Woerdense Verlaat) and Strand van Wijk aan Zee (in Wijk aan Zee). And it doesn't end there: learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, take an in-depth tour of Hollandsche Schouwburg, get a taste of local nightlife at Cafe Papeneiland, and see the interesting displays at Amsterdam Tulip Museum.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam route maker.

Fly from Vienna to Amsterdam in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Stavanger.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

Side Trips

Stavanger, Norway

— 1 night

Oil Capital

The coastal city of Stavanger ranks among Norway's top culinary destinations, its fine restaurants and food fairs an increasingly popular attraction with impassioned foodies from around the globe.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): see what you can catch with MS Rapp, kick back and relax at Sjobadet Myklebust, kick back and relax at Vaulen Beach, then stroll through The North Sea Road, then hike along Hike Oygardstol to Langavatn via Kjerag, and finally stroll through Rogaland Arboret.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Stavanger road trip app.

Getting from Amsterdam to Stavanger by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Amsterdam in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Stavanger: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Oslo.

Things to do in Stavanger

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Oslo, Norway

— 3 nights

Tiger City

Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Step out of the city life by going to Maerrapanna Bathing and Recreational Area and Soerenga Public Pool. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Foten Badeplass and Hvervenbukta. Get out of town with these interesting Oslo side-trips: Kystmuseet Hvaler (in Dypedal), Asker (Semsvannet & Skaugumsaasen) and Fredrikstad (Hankø, Isegran, &more). Next up on the itinerary: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, contemplate the waterfront views at Ostensjovannet Lake, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kalvoya Island and Kadettangen, and kick back and relax at Huk.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Oslo trip planner.

Fly from Stavanger to Oslo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Stavanger in September since evenings lows in Oslo dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Bergen.

Things to do in Oslo

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Bergen, Norway

— 2 nights

City of Seven Mountains

A city famed for its underground music scene, Bergen also serves as the gateway to the fjords of Norway's western coastline.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore the activities along Lille Lungegaardsvannet, get engrossed in the history at Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene, then sample some tasty brews at Bergen Food Tours, and finally see some colorful creatures with Gone Paddling AS. Keep things going the next day: take in the pleasant sights at Stoltzekleiven, tour the pleasant surroundings at Helleneset, brush up on your military savvy at Bergenhus Festningsmuesum, then admire the masterpieces at KODE Art Museums of Bergen, and finally contemplate the long history of Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Bergen online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Oslo to Bergen takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Oslo in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 11°C in Bergen. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Vik.

Things to do in Bergen

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Vik, Iceland

— 1 night
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, explore the striking landscape at Mýrdalsjökull, see the interesting displays at Skogar Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskirkja Church, then stroll through Reynisfjara Beach, and finally explore the striking landscape at Reynisdrangar.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Vik tour itinerary builder website.

Getting from Bergen to Vik by combination of flight, shuttle, and bus takes about 11.5 hours. Traveling from Bergen to Vik, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bergen in September, you will find days in Vik are a bit cooler (11°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Reykjavik, Iceland

— 4 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Take a break from the city and head to Reykjadalur Hot Springs and Krysuvik. Step off the beaten path and head to Dogsledding Iceland and Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall. Change things up with these side-trips from Reykjavik: Bruarfoss Waterfall (in Brekkuskogur), Haukadalur (in Blaskogabyggd) and Oxararfoss (in Thingvellir). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach, discover the deep blue sea with Dive Iceland - Diving and Snorkeling in Iceland - Day Tours, appreciate the history behind The Statue of Leif Eiriksson, and explore the striking landscape at Geothermal area krysuvik.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Reykjavik online attractions planner.

You can drive from Vik to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Dublin.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Dublin, Ireland

— 4 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Get in touch with nature at Celtic Rider and Dublin Mountains. You'll discover tucked-away gems like BargeTrip and Portmarnock Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Glenmacnass Waterfall (in Laragh), Howth Hills (in Howth) and The Island Golf Club (in Donabate). There's still lots to do: hike along The Wicklow Way, pause for some photo ops at The O'Connell Monument, learn about all things military at Richmond Barracks, and take in the awesome beauty at Bray Head.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip planner.

You can fly from Reykjavik to Dublin in 5.5 hours. When traveling from Reykjavik in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Dublin: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dublin

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Galway, Ireland

— 2 nights

City of the Tribes

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): visit Galway's West End, stroll through Flaggy Shore, get outside with Backwest Adventures, explore the ancient world of Gleninagh Castle and Fulacht Fiadh, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye de Cong, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The Cong Heritage Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): play a few rounds at Galway Bay Golf Resort, enjoy the sand and surf at Traught Beach, cruise along Burren Coastline Drive, then trek along Lough Avalla Farm Looped Walk, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dromore Wood Nature Reserve, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Royal Thai Massage Ennis.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Galway trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Galway takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Clifden.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Clifden, Ireland

— 1 night
The town of Clifden represents a beloved Victorian style and is known for its position along County Galway's coast.
On the 24th (Fri), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twelve Bens of Connemara, kick back and relax at Lettergesh Beach, relax in the rural setting at DK Connemara Oysters, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Connemara Safaris, then stroll through Mannin Bay Blueway, and finally stroll through Aillebrack Green Coast Beach.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Clifden day trip tool.

You can drive from Galway to Clifden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Clifden

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

Killarney, Ireland

— 4 nights
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Relax by the water at Coumeenoole Beach and Ladies Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Kerry Cliffs and Conor Pass. Explore Killarney's surroundings by going to Dingle (Dingle Bay, Nature & Wildlife Tours, &more), Castlegregory (Castlegregory Golf Links & Glenteenassig Forest Park) and Ballybunion Golf Club (in Ballybunion). And it doesn't end there: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, sample the fine beverages at Irish Whiskey Experience, play a few rounds at Killarney Golf & Fishing Club, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Old Kenmare Road.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Killarney planning site.

You can drive from Clifden to Killarney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September in Killarney, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Lucerne.

Things to do in Killarney

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Lucerne, Switzerland

— 3 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 29th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Sattel Hochstuckli, go for a walk through Fronalpstock, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Swiss Path, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then take advantage of the amenities at Ufschotti Park, and finally get engrossed in the history at Richard Wagner Museum. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Biosphaere Entlebuch, pause for some serene contemplation at Franziskanerkirche, fly down the slopes at Ski School Active Snow Team Engelberg, then stroll through Brunni-Bahnen Engelberg AG, then fly down the slopes at Engelberg Fuerenalp, and finally explore and take pictures at Sustenpass.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Lucerne trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Killarney to Lucerne takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lucerne

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Spas

Side Trips

Austria travel guide

4.5
Castles · Art Museums · Churches
Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.

The Netherlands travel guide

4.3
Art Museums · History Museums · Specialty Museums
Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.

Norway travel guide

4.2
History Museums · Nightlife · Specialty Museums
Land of the Midnight Sun
Take a trip up north and visit Norway, the land of fjords, northern lights, unspoiled nature, and friendly communities. Norway is a haven for holidaymakers who enjoy the outdoors, with numerous resorts for downhill skiing and snowboarding, as well as countless trails for hiking in the summer or dog sledding and cross-country skiing in the winter. Norway's cities combine historical and modern architecture and feature a selection of museums, art galleries, and performance venues. Meanwhile, traditional ways of life, local customs, and crafts are celebrated in many open-air and ethnological museums across the land. Even though the country has a modern and elaborate system of roads, Norway continues to foster its ancient connection with the sea. Take to the waters yourself with tours of the scenic coast, fjords, or whale watching.

Iceland travel guide

4.5
Waterfalls · Churches · Thermal Spas
Land of Fire and Ice
Experience the drama of this mountainous island in the North Atlantic, from glacial rivers to rushing waterfalls and geothermal hot spots. Iceland's cities, like its capital Reykjavik, are home to passionate natives who honor their Icelandic culture and history. Venture from the cities to experience the country's most powerful attraction: its breathtaking landscapes. Take a trip to one of the island's renowned national parks, see the effects of volcanic activity, and go for a dip in one of its many lakes. A haven for outdoor recreation, you can glacier hike, whitewater raft, and swim in natural pools.

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.

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.