42 days in Europe Itinerary

42 days in Europe Itinerary

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 1 day
Drive
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive
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Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive
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Glencoe, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Fly
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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Train
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly
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Rome, Italy
— 10 nights
Fly
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Athens, Greece
— 6 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 4 nights
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Glasgow, United Kingdom — 1 day

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Glasgow trip itinerary maker tool.

Brisbane, Australia to Glasgow is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -10 hour difference. While traveling from Brisbane, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Glasgow, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 11°C. On the 19th (Mon), you're off to Edinburgh.
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Nightlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 19:

Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 2 nights

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience, and finally don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Edinburgh driving holiday planner.

Getting from Glasgow to Edinburgh by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Aberdeen.
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Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 21:

Aberdeen, United Kingdom — 2 nights

The powerhouse of the northeast, Aberdeen is a prosperous urban center fueled by a thriving petroleum industry.
Venture out of the city with trips to Peterhead Prison Museum (in Peterhead), Glamis Castle (in Glamis) and Dunnottar Castle (in Stonehaven). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Aberdeen Maritime Museum, stroll around David Welch Winter Gardens, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and get up close to creatures of the deep with Aberdeen Harbour Tours.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Aberdeen trip planner.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Aberdeen takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Aberdeen are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Isle of Skye.
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Find places to stay Jun 21 — 23:

Isle of Skye, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Talisker Distillery, don't miss a visit to Kilvaxter Souterrain, then take in the dramatic natural features at The Quiraing, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Dunvegan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: surround yourself with nature on Calum's Seal Trips, then step into the grandiose world of Eilean Donan Castle, and then take in the dramatic scenery at The Fairy Pools, Glen Brittle, Isle of Skye.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Isle of Skye trip site.

You can drive from Aberdeen to Isle of Skye in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. June in Isle of Skye sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Glencoe.
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Glencoe, United Kingdom — 1 night

Glencoe or Glencoe Village is the main settlement in Glen Coe in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands. On the 26th (Mon), explore the activities along Loch Linnhe, then look for all kinds of wild species at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, then hike along West Highland Way, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe.

Plan my trip to Glencoe with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Isle of Skye to Glencoe takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Glencoe sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Glasgow.
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Glasgow, United Kingdom — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): see the interesting displays at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, explore the world behind art at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, and then stroll around Kelvingrove Park.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Glasgow trip planner.

Drive from Glencoe to Glasgow in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 3 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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye, ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, read our London online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Glasgow to London takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Paris.
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Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 27 — 30:

Paris, France — 5 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen (in Rouen), Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny). There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Paris trip planner.

Getting from London to Paris by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in July, you will find days in Paris are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can fly to Rome.
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Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 6:

Rome, Italy — 10 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get out of town with these interesting Rome side-trips: Convento di S. Francesco (in Palestrina) and Tivoli (Villa Adriana & Villa d'Este). Dedicate the 9th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, visit Trastevere, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, and admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rome driving holiday app.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, Rome is somewhat warmer than Paris - with highs of 37°C and lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Athens.
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Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Wineries
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 16:

Athens, Greece — 6 nights

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Get out of town with these interesting Athens side-trips: The Great Theatre of Epidaurus (in Epidavros), Corinth (Akrokorinthos & Archea Korinthos) and Archaeological Site Mycenae (in Mycenae). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, visit Plaka, admire the natural beauty at National Garden, and take a stroll through Monastiraki.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Athens attractions planner.

You can fly from Rome to Athens in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Rome to Athens is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Dubrovnik.
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Find places to stay Jul 16 — 23:

Dubrovnik, Croatia — 4 nights

Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Get out of town with these interesting Dubrovnik side-trips: Cavtat (Cavtat Old Town & Cavtat Seaside Promenade). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Old Town, look for gifts at Dubrovnik Heritage - Handmade Croatian Products, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and get lost in a book at The Franciscan Church and Monastery.

Start your trip to Dubrovnik by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Athens to Dubrovnik by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Athens in July, things will get slightly colder in Dubrovnik: highs are around 34°C and lows about 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Find places to stay Jul 23 — 27:

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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Croatia travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.
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