56 days in Europe Itinerary

56 days in Europe Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 14 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly
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Killarney, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Doolin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mull of Galloway, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
Fly
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Munich, Germany
— 6 nights
Fly
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Lyon, France
— 3 nights
Fly
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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Drive
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Saint-Etienne, France
— 2 nights
Fly
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Cannes, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Portofino, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nice, France
— 3 nights
Drive
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Genoa, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly
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Civitavecchia, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Fly
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Livorno, Italy
— 2 nights

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Paris, France — 14 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Evasion Canine and Île de la Cité. Popular historic sites such as Eiffel Tower and Palace of Versailles are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte (in Maincy), Epernay (Avenue de Champagne & Moet et Chandon) and Champagne Jean-Philippe Bosser (in Hautvillers). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum, examine the collection at Fondation Louis Vuitton, learn about all things military at The Army Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Paris tour planner.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to London.
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Find places to stay Oct 4 — 18:

London, United Kingdom — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): explore the world behind art at The British Museum, then steep yourself in history at Wallace Collection, and then explore the world behind art at Royal Academy of Arts. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Museum of London, explore the landscape on two wheels at BrakeAway Bike Tours, and then explore the world behind art at National Gallery.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the London day trip tool.

You can take a train from Paris to London in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London due to the time zone difference. In October in London, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Killarney.
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Museums · Trails · Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 20:

Killarney, Ireland — 2 nights

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Popular historic sites such as Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm and Muckross Abbey are in your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Inch Beach and Rossbeigh Beach. When in Killarney, make a side trip to see Old Kenmare Road in Kenmare, approximately Kenmare away. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Falconry Kerry, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and explore the activities along Lough Leane.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Killarney trip planner.

Traveling by flight from London to Killarney takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daytime highs in Killarney are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Doolin.
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Doolin, Ireland — 3 nights

A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): get outside with Backwest Adventures, enjoy the sand and surf at Fanore Beach, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Doolin Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Hag's Head, then hike along Burren way, then get great views at Cliffs of Moher, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Beauty Of The Burren Walks.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Doolin trip planner.

You can drive from Killarney to Doolin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Mull of Galloway.
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Mull of Galloway, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Take a break from the city and head to St Ninian's Cave and St Medan Golf Club. Step off the beaten path and head to Mull of Galloway Lighthouse and Sorbie Tower. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mull of Galloway: Galloway Astronomy Centre (in Glasserton) and St Ninian's Chapel (in Isle of Whithorn).

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Mull of Galloway journey builder tool.

Drive from Doolin to Mull of Galloway in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Dublin.
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Find places to stay Oct 25 — 27:

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Guinness Storehouse and Dublinia. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kilmainham Gaol Museum and Christ Church Cathedral. When in Dublin, make a side trip to see Malahide Castle in Malahide, approximately Malahide away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Chester Beatty, examine the collection at National Leprechaun Museum, sample the fine beverages at Pearse Lyons Whiskey Distillery, and take an in-depth tour of National Library of Ireland.

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

You can drive from Mull of Galloway to Dublin in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. October in Dublin sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Munich.
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Find places to stay Oct 27 — 31:

Munich, Germany — 6 nights

Village of a Million People

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
BMW Museum and Deutsches Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Schloss Neuschwanstein and Marienplatz. Explore Munich's surroundings by going to Pilgrimage Church of Wies (in Steingaden) and Fussen (Altstadt von Fuessen, Benediktinerkloster St. Mang, &more). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at BMW Welt, admire the landmark architecture of BMW Headquarters, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Heiliggeistkirche, and get a taste of the local shopping with Kunsthalle Munich.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Munich online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Munich takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In October, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can fly to Lyon.
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Lyon, France — 3 nights

Culinary Capital of France

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Vieux Lyon and Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere and The Presqu'ile. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, examine the collection at Institut & Musee Lumiere, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Lyon, and take an in-depth tour of Musee des Tissus et des Arts Decoratif.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Lyon online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Munich to Lyon in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In November, Lyon is a bit warmer than Munich - with highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Barcelona.
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Find places to stay Nov 6 — 9:

Barcelona, Spain — 4 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Get some cultural insight at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia and CosmoCaixa Barcelona. Popular historic sites such as El Barri Gòtic and Las Ramblas are in your itinerary. Step out of Barcelona to go to Castelldefels and see Beach Castelldelfels Barcelona, which is approximately 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: wander the streets of El Born, appreciate the extensive heritage of Plaça de Sant Felip Neri, stop by Ciutat Vella, and explore the world behind art at Casa Vicens.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Lyon to Barcelona takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In November, Barcelona is somewhat warmer than Lyon - with highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C. On the 13th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Saint-Etienne.
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Saint-Etienne, France — 2 nights

Situated in the Massif Central, Saint-Étienne is a bustling capital of the Loire department with diverse activities and attractions, such as natural gorges, cultural events, cathedrals, historical sites, museums, and restaurants.
On the 14th (Tue), examine the collection at Musee des Verts, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Sainte Marie, and then admire the landmark architecture of L'hotel des Ingenieurs. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of La Grand'Eglise, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Saint Bonnet les Oules, and then see the interesting displays at La Maison de la Passementerie.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Saint-Etienne day trip site.

You can drive from Barcelona to Saint-Etienne in 6.5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in November; daily highs in Saint-Etienne reach 13°C and lows reach 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Cannes.
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Cannes, France — 2 nights

Festival City

Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): wander the streets of La Croisette, then kick back and relax at Plage Mace, and then slough off your stress at Turkish baths. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Rue d'Antibes, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage du Ponteil, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cannes trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Saint-Etienne to Cannes by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Saint-Etienne in November: high temperatures in Cannes hover around 20°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Portofino.
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Find places to stay Nov 15 — 17:

Portofino, Italy — 2 nights

Portofino is an Italian fishing village and holiday resort famous for its picturesque harbour and historical association with celebrity and artistic visitors. On the 18th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Parrocchia Di San Martino, then make a trip to Piazza Martiri Dell'Olivetta, then enjoy the sea views from Faro Di Portofino, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Giorgio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, look for all kinds of wild species at Area Marina Protetta Portofino, take in the exciting artwork at Galleria d'Arte Portofino, then explore the world behind art at Museo Del Parco, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello Brown.

To find out how to plan a trip to Portofino, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Cannes to Portofino in 3.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Portofino can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Nice.
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Find places to stay Nov 17 — 19:

Nice, France — 3 nights

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Vieille Ville and Place Garibaldi. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Musée Marc Chagall and Fontaine du Soleil. Take a break from Nice with a short trip to La Cathedrale Notre-Dame de la Nativite de Vence in Vence, about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, delve into the lush surroundings at Parc du Mont Boron, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Eze Sur Mer Strand.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Nice travel planning site.

Traveling by car from Portofino to Nice takes 3.5 hours. In November in Nice, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Genoa.
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Find places to stay Nov 19 — 22:

Genoa, Italy — 2 nights

Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Pietro in Banchi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa del Gesu e dei Santi Ambrogio e Andrea, examine the collection at Musei di Strada Nuova - Palazzo Doria Tursi, then explore the historical opulence of D'Albertis Castle, and finally wander the streets of Boccadasse. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Maria di Castello, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica della Santissima Annunziata del Vastato, explore the world behind art at Musei di Strada Nuova - Palazzo Bianco, then explore the galleries of Museo Diocesano Di Genova, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo del Tesoro.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Genoa trip planner.

You can drive from Nice to Genoa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Genoa can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Civitavecchia.
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Find places to stay Nov 22 — 24:

Civitavecchia, Italy — 1 night

Civitavecchia is a town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Rome in the central Italian region of Lazio. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Necropoli dei Monterozzi, admire the striking features of Palazzo Vitelleschi, get engrossed in the history at Museo Nazionale Tarquiniense, pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale Di San Francesco, then don't miss a visit to Chiesa della Stella, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa dei Santissimi Martiri Giapponesi.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Civitavecchia trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Genoa to Civitavecchia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Genoa in November since evenings lows in Civitavecchia dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Rome.
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Find places to stay Nov 24 — 25:

Rome, Italy — 1 night

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli, explore the ancient world of Colosseum, pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rome trip planner.

Drive from Civitavecchia to Rome in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Livorno.
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Find places to stay Nov 25 — 26:

Livorno, Italy — 2 nights

Naples of the North

Considered one of Tuscany's newer cities, the busy port city of Livorno boasts modern charm uncharacteristic of the region.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cripta San Jacopo Livorno, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Jacopo in Acquaviva, then get outside with Cala del Leone, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Santa Caterina da Siena. Keep things going the next day: gain interesting insight with Italian Private Tours in English and then do a tasting at SATOR Winery.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Livorno trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Rome to Livorno by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Livorno are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C.
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