25 days in Europe Itinerary

25 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe holiday planner
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Manchester, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Gibraltar, Gibraltar
— 4 nights
Shuttle to Malaga, Fly to Lyon
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Lyon, France
— 3 nights
Drive
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly to Dublin, Train to Galway
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Galway, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Manchester, United Kingdom — 3 nights

Capital of the North

Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Mon): explore the engaging exhibits at People's History Museum, stroll around Dunham Massey Hall & Gardens, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally stroll around Sackville Gardens.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Manchester trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Manchester is an approximately 25.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -10 hour difference. When traveling from Melbourne in December, plan for colder days and a bit cooler nights in Manchester: temperatures range from 10°C by day to 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to fly to London.
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Museums · Parks · Spas · Historic Sites
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London, United Kingdom — 3 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.
London is known for museums, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, admire the striking features of Tower of London, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our London trip planner.

You can fly from Manchester to London in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can fly to Gibraltar.
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Museums · Historic Sites
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Gibraltar, Gibraltar — 4 nights

The Rock

A vacation in Gibraltar reveals a strategically important area the ancient Greeks considered the edge of the known world.
Gibraltar is known for nature, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to The Rock of Gibraltar, get a new perspective on nature at The Gibraltar National Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Grand Casemates Square, and hike along Mediterranean Steps.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Gibraltar online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from London to Gibraltar takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Gibraltar, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in December, expect Gibraltar to be somewhat warmer, temps between 20°C and 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Lyon.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature
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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.
Lyon is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, make a trip to Traboules du Vieux Lyon, see the interesting displays at Musee Miniature et Cinema, and walk around Parc de la Tete d'Or.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Lyon online trip builder.

Getting from Gibraltar to Lyon by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Gibraltar in January, with highs in Lyon at 9°C and lows at 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Geneva.
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Geneva, Switzerland — 3 nights

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Geneva is known for sightseeing, nature, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre, appreciate the history behind Reformation Wall, and walk around Jardin Anglais.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Geneva tour itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Lyon to Geneva takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January in Geneva, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Galway.
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Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
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Galway, Ireland — 3 nights

City of the Tribes

A major hub for visitors exploring Ireland's western regions, Galway serves as a city of art and culture, renowned for its vibrant lifestyle and numerous festivals.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Galway: Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor), Aillwee Cave (in Ballyvaughan) and The Music Makers of West Clare (in Miltown Malbay). Spend the 11th (Wed) exploring nature at Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre. Spend the 12th (Thu) among the memorable landscape of The Burren. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen, make a trip to Quay Street, stroll around Barna Woods, and get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Galway holiday planning site.

Getting from Geneva to Galway by combination of flight and train takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Dublin.
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Dublin, Ireland — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then take a stroll through Temple Bar. On the next day, don't miss a visit to The Spire, stroll around St Stephens Green, then contemplate the long history of Guinness Storehouse, then get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St..

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Dublin trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Galway to Dublin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Dublin are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can fly back home.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods
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