20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

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20 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Dallas, United States
Fly:  16​h
1
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Helsinki, Finland
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
3
Oslo, Norway
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
5
Liscannor, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Killarney, Ireland
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Dallas, United States

3
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get some historical perspective at Edinburgh Castle and Grassmarket. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Museum of Scotland and St Giles' Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Edinburgh road trip planning site .

Dallas, USA to Edinburgh is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Dallas to Edinburgh. Traveling from Dallas in May, expect Edinburgh to be much colder, temps between 57°F and 43°F. You will leave for Helsinki on the 14th (Mon).

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Grassmarket ©
Grassmarket

1
night
Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary maker app .

You can fly from Edinburgh to Helsinki in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Edinburgh to Helsinki, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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The Esplanadi Park ©
The Esplanadi Park
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

3
nights
Oslo, Norway

Oslo ©
Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Folketeateret. On the 16th (Wed), look for gifts at Outland Oslo, contemplate the long history of Oslo Cathedral (Oslo Domkirke), and then catch an entertaining show at Folketeateret. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Norway Nasjonalgalleriet, find something for the whole family at Norsk Folkemuseum, then see the interesting displays at Viking Ship Museum, and finally examine the collection at The Ibsen Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Oslo vacation maker .

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Oslo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Helsinki to Oslo is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier evenings in Oslo when traveling from Helsinki in May, with lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Nightlife Historic Sites
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Norsk Folkemuseum ©
Norsk Folkemuseum
Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dublin Literary Pub Crawl, The Brazen Head, Stag's Head, and other attractions you added. Your inner history buff will appreciate Kilmainham Gaol and Trinity College Dublin. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Glendalough Monastic Settlement and Powerscourt Gardens and House. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Temple Bar, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of St. Michan's Church, and explore the historical opulence of Dublin Castle.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Dublin visit planner .

Fly from Oslo to Dublin in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Oslo to Dublin. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in May, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Liscannor.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Nightlife Museums

Side Trips

Powerscourt Gardens and House, Glendalough Cathedral
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Glendalough Cathedral ©
Glendalough Cathedral
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

1
night
Liscannor, Ireland

Liscannor ©
Liscannor is a coastal village in County Clare, Ireland.GeographyLying on the west coast of Ireland, on Liscannor Bay, the village is located on the R478 road between Lahinch, to the east, and Doolin, to the north. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sky Rd as well as Cliffs of Moher. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): hike along Hag's Head, then make a trip to Sky Rd, and then take in the exciting artwork at Doreen Drennan Art Studio. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lahinch Beach and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cliffs of Moher.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Liscannor vacation maker website .

Traveling by car from Dublin to Liscannor takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. May in Liscannor sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge., Lahinch Beach, Sky Rd
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Sky Rd ©
Sky Rd
Lahinch Beach ©
Lahinch Beach
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher

5
nights
Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Celtic Steps The Show Killarney, Skelligs Chocolate Co., Torc Mountain Walk, and other attractions you added. Visiting Torc Waterfall and The Kerry Way will get you outdoors. Get a sense of the local culture at Ross Castle and St. Mary's Cathedral. Step out of Killarney to go to Kilcrohane and see The WhiteHouse Gallery, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. Spend the 26th (Sat) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. The adventure continues: cruise along Slea Head Drive and see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Killarney online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Liscannor to Killarney by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Killarney sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Skelligs Chocolate Co., The WhiteHouse Gallery and Wine Bar, Slea Head Drive, Gallarus Oratory
Find places to stay May 23 — 28:
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Torc Mountain Walk ©
Torc Mountain Walk
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park

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