13 days in Europe Itinerary

13 days in Europe Itinerary

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13 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Aachen, Germany
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Aachen, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
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Amiens, France
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  6 h 45 min
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Belfast, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
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Bushmills, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Bushmills, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
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Dublin, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 45 min
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Portstewart, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
8
Derry, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
9
Galway, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
10
Cork, Ireland
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 45 min
11
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 1 night
+4
Bus + Fly + Train + Foot + Train:  8 h 30 min
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Rouen, France
— 1 night
+3
Train + Foot + Subway + Train:  4 h 30 min
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
End: Aachen, Germany

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Aachen, Germany

Aachen ©
Aachen, a spa town, was once a prominent royal city where German kings were crowned and Charlemagne built his favorite residence.
On the 30th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Aachen Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Beethoven-Denkmal, steep yourself in history at Beethoven-Haus Bonn, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bonner Munster, then make a trip to Katschhof Square, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally contemplate the long history of Aachener Rathaus.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Aachen trip itinerary planning tool.

If you are flying in from Lithuania, the closest major aiports are Düsseldorf Airport, Cologne Bonn Airport and Weeze Airport. June in Aachen sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Amiens.

Things to do in Aachen

Historic Sites Spas

Side Trip

Bonn
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Aachen Cathedral ©
Aachen Cathedral
Aachener Rathaus ©
Aachener Rathaus
Spas

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Amiens, France

Amiens ©
Lovers of literature will adore Amiens as the hometown of author Jules Verne, along with the Somme canal linked to the Canal du Nord that runs through the town to the English Channel.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Les Hortillonnages d'Amiens and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Amiens travel route builder website.

Drive from Aachen to Amiens in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. On the 2nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Belfast.

Things to do in Amiens

Parks Historic Sites
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Les Hortillonnages d'Amiens ©
Les Hortillonnages d'Amiens
Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens

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Belfast, United Kingdom

Belfast ©
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 3rd (Fri): admire the striking features of City Hall, see the interesting displays at Titanic Belfast, then see the interesting displays at SS Nomadic, then contemplate the long history of Crumlin Road Gaol, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Belfast Cathedral - The Cathedral Church of St. Anne.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Belfast day trip site.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Amiens to Belfast in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Amiens to Belfast is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Amiens in July, you will find days in Belfast are slightly colder (22°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Bushmills.

Things to do in Belfast

Historic Sites Museums
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Titanic Belfast ©
Titanic Belfast
Crumlin Road Gaol ©
Crumlin Road Gaol
City Hall ©
City Hall

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Bushmills, United Kingdom

Bushmills ©
Bushmills is a village on the north coast of County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take a memorable drive along Causeway Coastal Route, then take in the dramatic natural features at Giant's Causeway, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Gobban's Church.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Bushmills trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Belfast to Bushmills takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Bushmills.

Things to do in Bushmills

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Causeway Coastal Route
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Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway
Causeway Coastal Route ©
Causeway Coastal Route

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Bushmills, United Kingdom

Bushmills ©
On the 4th (Sat), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bushmills Distillery.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Bushmills trip itinerary planning website.

Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Bushmills

Parks Beaches Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Causeway Coastal Route, The Puffin Gallery
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Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway
Causeway Coastal Route ©
Causeway Coastal Route
Bushmills Distillery ©
Bushmills Distillery

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Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
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 (Mon): appreciate the history behind James Joyce Statue and then steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Dublin online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bushmills to Dublin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Dublin when traveling from Bushmills in July, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Portstewart.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
James Joyce Statue ©
James Joyce Statue

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Portstewart, United Kingdom

Portstewart ©
Portstewart is a small town in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. On the 7th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Downhill Demesne & Hezlett House and then head outdoors with Portstewart Strand - National Trust.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Portstewart trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Dublin to Portstewart by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Derry.

Things to do in Portstewart

Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Downhill Demesne & Hezlett House
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Downhill Demesne & Hezlett House ©
Downhill Demesne & Hezlett House

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Derry, United Kingdom

Derry ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take in the views from Peace bridge.

Plan trip to Derry with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Portstewart to Derry in an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Galway.
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Peace bridge ©
Peace bridge

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Galway, Ireland

Galway ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): make a trip to Quay Street, look for gifts at The Woollen Market, and then explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Wild Atlantic Way.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Galway trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Derry to Galway takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Derry in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Galway, with lows of 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Cork.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Scenic Drive Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, The Woollen Market
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Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Quay Street ©
Quay Street

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Cork, Ireland

Cork
One of the country's major artistic and cultural centers, famed for its many annual festivals, Cork straddles the Lee River and boasts over 30 bridges.
For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Cork online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Galway to Cork takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Cork can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 9th (Thu), you're off to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Cork

Nightlife Tours Outdoors
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Kilkenny, Ireland

Kilkenny ©
The country's smallest city in terms of population, Kilkenny boasts a rich cultural heritage and diverse tourist attractions that include well-preserved medieval architecture, exciting nightlife, a vibrant culinary scene, and abundant shopping opportunities.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): stroll around Kilkenny Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey, and then make a trip to St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

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Drive from Cork to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Rouen.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks
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Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©
Black Abbey ©
Black Abbey

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Rouen, France

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, then wander the streets of Rue du Gros-Horloge, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Rouen day trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and train from Kilkenny to Rouen takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Kilkenny to Rouen, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Kilkenny in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Rouen: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen
Rue du Gros-Horloge ©
Rue du Gros-Horloge

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Luxembourg City ©
While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Place d'Armes, appreciate the history behind Monument of Dicks and Lentz, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame), then appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Chemin de la Corniche, and finally steep yourself in history at Casemates du Bock.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Luxembourg City tour planning website.

You can take a train from Rouen to Luxembourg City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, daytime highs in Luxembourg City are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Le Chemin de la Corniche ©
Le Chemin de la Corniche
Casemates du Bock ©
Casemates du Bock