34 days in Western Europe Itinerary

34 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom trip itinerary maker

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Fly
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Derry
— 3 nights
Fly
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Edinburgh
— 5 nights
Drive
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Inverness
— 4 nights
Drive
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Fort William
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Windermere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Llandudno
— 5 nights
Fly
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Bath
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cirencester
— 3 nights
Drive
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London
— 5 nights

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Derry

— 3 nights

Maiden City

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Derry side-trips: Causeway Coastal Route (in Ballintoy), Giant's Causeway (in Bushmills) and Castlerock (Downhill Beach & Red Duck Diving). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Abingdon Collection, enjoy the sand and surf at East Strand, cool off at The Edge Watersports At The Crannagh Activity Centre, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Boatyard Distillery.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Derry road trip planner.

London to Derry is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. When traveling from London in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Derry: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Derry

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 28 — 31:

Edinburgh

— 5 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, make a trip to Palace of Holyroodhouse, contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, and see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Edinburgh visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Derry to Edinburgh takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Derry in July since evenings lows in Edinburgh dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 5:

Inverness

— 4 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Change things up with these side-trips from Inverness: Aigas Field Centre (in Beauly) and Landmark Forest Adventure Park (in Carrbridge). There's still lots to do: learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, step into the grandiose world of Cawdor Castle, and head outdoors with Northern Meeting Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Inverness trip website.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Inverness in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 5 — 9:

Fort William

— 3 nights
Fort William is the second largest settlement in the Highlands of Scotland with around 10,000 inhabitants – and the largest town: only the city of Inverness is larger.Fort William is a major tourist centre, with Glen Coe just to the south, Aonach Mòr to the east and Glenfinnan to the west, on the Road to the Isles. Get out of town with these interesting Fort William side-trips: Finn Falconry (in Oban) and Highland Titles Nature Reserve (in Duror). There's much more to do: appreciate the views at Glen Coe, take an exotic tour of Glen Coe Photography Safari, take in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, and take an in-depth tour of Glencoe Folk Museum.

For photos and more tourist information, you can read our Fort William trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Inverness to Fort William in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Windermere.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 9 — 12:

Windermere

— 2 nights
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. On the 13th (Sat), get a dose of the wild on Lake District Sheepdog Experience, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Tarn Hows, then examine the collection at Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Windermere.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Windermere road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fort William to Windermere takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Llandudno.

Things to do in Windermere

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 12 — 14:

Llandudno

— 5 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. Venture out of the city with trips to Beaumaris (Beaumaris Castle & Seacoast Safaris), Zipline (in Blaenau Ffestiniog) and Zip World Fforest (in Betws-y-Coed). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Snowdon, take an in-depth tour of National Slate Museum, stroll through Great Orme, and make a trip to Conwy Town Walls.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Llandudno trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Windermere to Llandudno takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August in Llandudno, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to fly to Bath.

Things to do in Llandudno

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 14 — 19:

Bath

— 3 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bath: Stonehenge (in Amesbury), Xtreme Falconry at Dorset Falconry Park (in Dorchester) and Cotswold Falconry Centre (in Moreton-in-Marsh). There's still lots to do: stroll through Walks With Hawks, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey, get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, and explore the world behind art at American Museum & Gardens.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Bath trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from Llandudno to Bath takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cirencester.

Things to do in Bath

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 19 — 22:

Cirencester

— 3 nights
Cirencester is a market town in east Gloucestershire, England, west northwest of London. Get out of town with these interesting Cirencester side-trips: Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens (in Burford), The Baobab Tree (in Stow-on-the-Wold) and Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Chavenage House, don't miss a visit to The Model Village, stroll through Birdland, and get outside with The Cotswold Range.

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

You can drive from Bath to Cirencester in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to London.

Things to do in Cirencester

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 22 — 25:

London

— 5 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, make a trip to Tower Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, and get engrossed in the history at The British Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read London trip builder app.

You can drive from Cirencester to London in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in London can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 30:

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.

England travel guide

4.4
Nightlife · Specialty Museums · 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.

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.