8 days in Western Europe Itinerary

8 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Fly
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Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Ferry to Holyhead, Taxi to Llandudno
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Llandudno, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Train
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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive
5
Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Dublin, Ireland — 2 nights

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St., then stroll around St Stephens Green, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Trinity College Dublin. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, then steep yourself in history at Guinness Storehouse, and then take a stroll through Temple Bar.

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

Houston, USA to Dublin is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Houston in June, things will get colder in Dublin: highs are around 64°F and lows about 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Llandudno.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Breweries & Distilleries
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Llandudno, United Kingdom — 1 night

Llandudno is a seaside resort, town and community in Conwy County Borough, Wales, located on the Creuddyn peninsula, which protrudes into the Irish Sea. On the 9th (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at Bodnant Garden, explore the historical opulence of Conwy Castle, and then don't miss a visit to Conwy Town Walls.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Llandudno online trip maker.

Do a combination of ferry and taxi from Dublin to Llandudno in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of flight and train. In June, daytime highs in Llandudno are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to take a train to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
On the 10th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Tower Bridge, make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, then contemplate the long history of Westminster Abbey, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, stroll around St. James's Park, then don't miss a visit to Big Ben, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read London vacation app.

You can take a train from Llandudno to London in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In June, daytime highs in London are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to fly to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 1 night

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 12th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, then don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, and then explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Edinburgh sightseeing planner.

You can fly from London to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. When traveling from London in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Edinburgh: temperatures range from 63°F by day to 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Glasgow.
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Glasgow, United Kingdom — 1 night

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
On the 13th (Mon), join the crowd at Glasgow Tigers Speedway.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Glasgow trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Glasgow takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Glasgow sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Ireland travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.
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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.
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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.
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Scotland travel guide

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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.
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