39 days in Europe Itinerary

39 days in Europe Itinerary

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39 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Canada
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Venice, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly + tram:  4​h 30​min
2
Lyon, France
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
3
Paris, France
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
London, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
5
Bowness-on-Windermere, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
6
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
7
Wicklow, Ireland
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
8
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
9
Killarney, Ireland
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Montreal, Canada

5
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
You've now added Il Caffè Rosso to your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Lido Beach. Basilica di San Marco and Ponte dei Sospiri will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Noventa di Piave Designer Outlet (in Noventa di Piave) and Palazzo dei Diamanti (in Ferrara). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, stop by I Tre Mercanti, take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto, and make a trip to St. Mark's Square.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Venice tour planner.

Montreal, Canada to Venice is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Montreal to Venice due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Montreal in January, plan for much warmer days in Venice, with highs around 9°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Lyon.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Palazzo dei Diamanti, Noventa di Piave Designer Outlet - McArthurGlen, Blue Moon
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

2
nights
Lyon, France

Lyon ©
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon, shop like a local with Place Bellecour, then examine the collection at Musée Lumière, and finally meet the residents at Parc de la Tete d'Or. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Fresque des Lyonnais and then wander the streets of Cite medievale de Perouges.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Lyon road trip app .

You can fly from Venice to Lyon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Lyon

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Cite medievale de Perouges
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Place Bellecour ©
Place Bellecour
Cite medievale de Perouges ©
Cite medievale de Perouges
Fresque des Lyonnais ©
Fresque des Lyonnais

5
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Catacombs of Paris as well as Eiffel Tower. Shop till you drop at Champs-Elysees and Le Marais. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Musée d'Orsay and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Chateau de Fontainebleau (in Fontainebleau) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, steep yourself in history at La Sorbonne, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and wander the streets of Ile Saint-Louis.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planning app .

You can take a train from Lyon to Paris in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Paris are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Palace of Versailles, Chateau de Fontainebleau
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

6
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Hyde Park has been added to your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like North Laine and Gustamps. St. Paul's Cathedral and Buckingham Palace will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from London with a short trip to Spas & Wellness in Brighton, about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, hunt for treasures at Camden Market, take a stroll through Westminster, and admire the striking features of Houses of Parliament.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the London vacation maker tool .

Traveling by train from Paris to London takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London. In January in London, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Bowness-on-Windermere.

Things to do in London

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Brighton and Hove
Find places to stay Jan 27 — Feb 2:
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

4
nights
Bowness-on-Windermere, United Kingdom

Bowness-on-Windermere ©
Bowness-on-Windermere is a town in South Lakeland, Cumbria, England. Do some cultural sightseeing at Loughrigg Fell and Hawkshead Grammar School. Head to Grasmere Chocolate Cottage and The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop (Sarah Nelson's)for some retail therapy. Venture out of the city with trips to Old Man of Coniston (in Coniston), Buttermere (in Buttermere) and Wastwater Lake (in Wasdale Head). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Helm Crag, get engrossed in the history at Carnforth Station Heritage Centre, stop by Grasmere Garden Village, and identify plant and animal life at RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve.

To see ratings and more tourist information, you can read our Bowness-on-Windermere road trip planning site .

Getting from London to Bowness-on-Windermere by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Bowness-on-Windermere

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Grasmere, Ambleside, Wast Water, RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve, Buttermere Lake
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Wast Water ©
Wast Water
The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop ©
The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop
Loughrigg Fell ©
Loughrigg Fell

4
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Royal Yacht Britannia and The Glasgow School of Art. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Seacliff Beach and Belhaven Beach. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, and contemplate the long history of Grassmarket.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh visit planning website .

You can drive from Bowness-on-Windermere to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In February in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Wicklow.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Belhaven Beach, The Glasgow School of Art, Seacliff Beach
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 10:
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

4
nights
Wicklow, Ireland

Wicklow ©
Wicklow is the county town of County Wicklow and the capital of the Mid-East Region in Ireland. Step off the beaten path and head to Hook Lighthouse and Wicklow Mountains National Park. Escape the urban bustle at Curracloe Beach and Druids Glen Golf Resort. Get out of town with these interesting Wicklow side-trips: Carlow (Carlow County Museum & Visual Carlow), The Chocolate Garden of Ireland (in Tullow) and Bunclody Golf Club (in Bunclody).

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Wicklow journey tool .

Explore your travel options from Edinburgh to Wicklow with the Route module. In February, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Wicklow

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Carlow, Wicklow Mountains National Park, The Chocolate Garden of Ireland, Bunclody Golf Club, Druids Glen Golf Course
Find places to stay Feb 10 — 14:
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Curracloe Beach ©
Curracloe Beach
Hook Lighthouse ©
Hook Lighthouse
Carlow County Museum ©
Carlow County Museum

4
nights
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.
You've added Dublin Writers Museum, Ulysses Rare Books Ltd, Trinity College Dublin, and other attractions to your itinerary. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kilmainham Gaol and Powerscourt Gardens and House. Step off the beaten path and head to The Temple Bar and The Bray to Greystones Cliff Walk. There's lots more to do: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Guinness Storehouse, stop by Cleo Knitwear, take in the exciting artwork at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, and stroll through Sandymount Strand.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin visit planner.

Traveling by car from Wicklow to Dublin takes 1.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Killarney.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Cliff Walk Car Park Bray, Powerscourt Gardens and House
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

4
nights
Killarney, Ireland

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The WhiteHouse Gallery and Climbing Tours. Get some historical perspective at Carriganass Castle and St. Mary's Cathedral. Get out of town with these interesting Killarney side-trips: Inchydoney Beach (in Clonakilty), Inch Beach (in Inch) and Banna Strand (in Tralee). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Muckross Abbey.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Killarney holiday planner .

Take a train from Dublin to Killarney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In February, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Killarney

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Inchydoney Beach, Carriganass Castle, The WhiteHouse Gallery and Wine Bar, Banna Strand, Inch Beach
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Climbing Tours
Muckross Abbey ©
Muckross Abbey
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach

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