30 days in Western Europe Itinerary

30 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe holiday planner

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
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Cologne, Germany
— 2 nights
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Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
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Nice, France
— 1 night
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Bonifacio, France
— 1 night
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Bayeux, France
— 3 nights
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Amboise, France
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 5 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.
Popular historic sites such as Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) are in your itinerary. Van Gogh Museum and Zaanse Schans are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: Nederlands Openluchtmuseum (in Arnhem), The Hague (Louwman Museum The Hague & Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace)) and Kroller-Muller Museum (in Otterlo). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Zuiderzeemuseum, stroll around Vondelpark, examine the collection at Micropia, and admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam road trip planning site.

Vancouver, Canada to Amsterdam is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Vancouver to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cologne.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 1 — 6:

Cologne, Germany

— 2 nights

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take in the views from Hohenzollern Bridge, make a trip to Cologne Cathedral, then admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig, and finally steep yourself in history at Die roemische Hafenstrasse in Koeln. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the exhibits of Koelnisches Stadtmuseum, examine the collection at NS Documentation Centre of the City of Cologne, and then admire the masterpieces at Wallraf-Richartz Museum.

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

You can drive from Amsterdam to Cologne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Cologne can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can take a train to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 8:

Frankfurt, Germany

— 1 night

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): learn more about the world around you at Senckenberg Natural History Museum (Naturmuseum Senckenberg), take in nature's colorful creations at Palmengarten, then admire the masterpieces at Stadel Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus).

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Frankfurt road trip planning site.

You can take a train from Cologne to Frankfurt in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Nice.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 9:

Nice, France

— 1 night

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
On the 10th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, then contemplate the long history of Palais Lascaris, and then get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville.

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

You can fly from Frankfurt to Nice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Frankfurt in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 22°C in Nice. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Bonifacio.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 9 — 10:

Bonifacio, France

— 1 night
At the southernmost tip of the island of Corsica, Bonifacio is a city with chalk-white limestone outcrops sculpted into unusual shapes by the ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Bonifacio Citadel and then step off the mainland to explore Iles Lavezzi.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Bonifacio attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Bonifacio takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Nice in June: highs in Bonifacio hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Bayeux.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 11:

Bayeux, France

— 3 nights
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Normandy American Cemetery and Cathedrale Notre-Dame. Get some cultural insight at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Airborne Museum (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise) and D-Day Experience (Dead Man's Corner museum) (in Saint-Come-du-Mont). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc, admire all the interesting features of Omaha Beach, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Bayeux online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Bonifacio to Bayeux takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Bonifacio in June, expect Bayeux to be slightly colder, temps between 24°C and 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Amboise.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 11 — 14:

Amboise, France

— 3 nights
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Chateau de Chambord and Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chateau de Chenonceau and Chateau Royal d'Amboise. Explore Amboise's surroundings by going to Chateau Royal de Blois (in Blois) and Chateau de Cheverny (in Cheverny). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire.

Discover how to plan a Amboise trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Bayeux to Amboise in 3 hours. Another option is to take a train. June in Amboise sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amboise

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 14 — 17:

Paris, France

— 5 nights

City of Light

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.
Visit Eiffel Tower and Latin Quarter for their historical value. Appreciate the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, learn about all things military at The Army Museum, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Paris online trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Amboise to Paris in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 22:

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get some historical perspective at Edinburgh Castle and The Real Mary King's Close. Step off the beaten path and head to Rosslyn Chapel and Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town, get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, and explore the world behind art at Scottish National Gallery.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Edinburgh trip itinerary builder tool.

Fly from Paris to Edinburgh in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to Edinburgh. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Paris in June; daily highs in Edinburgh reach 20°C and lows reach 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Dublin.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 22 — 25:

Dublin, Ireland

— 5 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.
You'll explore and learn at Guinness Storehouse and Irish Whiskey Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Kilmainham Gaol Museum and Glasnevin Cemetery Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dublin: Irish Military War Museum & Family Park (in Starinagh), Donore (Bru na Boinne & Knowth Megalithic Passage Tomb) and Vagabond Tours (in Greystones). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, admire the striking features of St. Michan's Church, admire the masterpieces at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Wicklow Mountains National Park.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Dublin journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to Dublin takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In June, daytime highs in Dublin are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 25 — 30:

Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

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.