53 days in Europe Itinerary

53 days in Europe Itinerary

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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
— 5 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Fort William, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Gairloch, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Durness, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Aviemore, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Derby, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
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Brest, France
— 5 nights
Fly to Paris CDG, Train to Brussels
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Brussels, Belgium
— 7 nights
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Palma de Mallorca, Spain — 5 nights

Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Cuevas del Drach and Mallorca on foot. Get out of town with these interesting Palma de Mallorca side-trips: Cuevas de Arta (in Capdepera), Playa de Muro (in Playa de Muro) and Cala Morlanda (in S'illot). Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with Big Blue Diving, look for gifts at La Pajarita, head outdoors with H2O Adventure, and take a stroll through Alcudia Old Town.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Palma de Mallorca route planner.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Palma de Mallorca is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Indochina Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in July, plan for little chillier nights in Palma de Mallorca, with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 6 nights

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Edinburgh Castle and Isle of May National Nature Reserve. Change things up with a short trip to John Muir Alpacas in Dunbar (about 52 minutes away). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, make a trip to The Royal Mile, learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, and have fun and explore at Dynamic Earth.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Edinburgh trip maker app.

You can fly from Palma de Mallorca to Edinburgh in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Palma de Mallorca to Edinburgh due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Palma de Mallorca in July, plan for cooler days in Edinburgh, with highs around 22°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Glasgow.
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Glasgow, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
On the 20th (Wed), bet on your favorite at Glasgow Tigers Speedway, then look for all kinds of wild species at Strathblane Falconry, and then stroll around Kelvingrove Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and then head outdoors with Conic Hill.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Glasgow day trip planner.

Drive from Edinburgh to Glasgow in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Glasgow sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Fort William.
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Fort William, United Kingdom — 3 nights

Fort William is the second largest settlement in the Highlands of Scotland with around 10,000 inhabitants – and the largest town: only the city of Inverness is larger.Fort William is a major tourist centre, with Glen Coe just to the south, Aonach Mòr to the east and Glenfinnan to the west, on the Road to the Isles. Attractions like River Rafting & Tubing and Steall Waterfall make great kid-friendly stops. Take a break from Fort William with a short trip to Highland Titles Nature Reserve in Duror, about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: appreciate the views at Glen Coe, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Glen Coe Photography Safari, hike along Glencoe Lochan, and get engrossed in the history at Glencoe Folk Museum.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Fort William trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Glasgow to Fort William takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Gairloch.
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Gairloch, United Kingdom — 4 nights

Gairloch is a village, civil parish and community on the shores of Loch Gairloch in Wester Ross, in the North-West Highlands of Scotland. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Gairloch Museum and Red Point Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gairloch: Mellon Udrigle Beach (in Laide), Calum's Seal Trips (in Plockton) and Eilean Donan Castle (in Kyle of Lochalsh). There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Loch Maree and hike along Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Gairloch trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Fort William to Gairloch takes 3 hours. In July in Gairloch, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Durness.
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Durness, United Kingdom — 3 nights

Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Kids will enjoy Balnakeil Beach and Oldshoremore Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Durness side-trips: Handa Island Wildlife Reserve (in Handa Island) and Kinlochbervie (Polin Beach & Sandwood Bay Beach). The adventure continues: stroll through Durness Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Sango Bay, and don't miss a visit to Cairn House Gallery.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Durness road trip planner.

Getting from Gairloch to Durness by car takes about 3 hours. In July in Durness, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Aviemore.
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Aviemore, United Kingdom — 5 nights

Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. Kids will appreciate attractions like Loch Morlich and River Rafting & Tubing. On the 2nd (Tue), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Cairngorm Mountain. There's lots more to do: take an exotic tour of Highland Wildlife & Birdwatch Safaris, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, find something for the whole family at Landmark Forest Adventure Park, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Grantown Antiques and Collectables.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Aviemore trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Durness to Aviemore in 3 hours. In July in Aviemore, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Derby.
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Derby, United Kingdom — 5 nights

Bring the kids along to Kinder Scout and Stanage Edge. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Derby: Sally Mosley Guided Walks (in Over Haddon), Hawks Of Steele (in Newark-on-Trent) and Thorpe Camp Visitor Centre (in Tattershall).

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Derby itinerary maker.

You can fly from Aviemore to Derby in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Derby when traveling from Aviemore in August, with lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 7 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.
Family-friendly places like Coca-Cola London Eye and Buckingham Palace will thrill your kids. Explore London's surroundings by going to Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens (in Burford), The Big Cat Sanctuary (in Smarden) and The Baobab Tree (in Stow-on-the-Wold). There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, admire the striking features of Westminster Abbey, and see the interesting displays at The British Museum.

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You can take a train from Derby to London in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in London sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Brest.
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Brest, France — 5 nights

Brest is a city in the Finistère département in Brittany. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Oceanopolis and Room Escape Games. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brest: Ile Renote (in Tregastel), Cote de Granit Rose (in Lannion) and Corniche de l'Armorique (in Plestin les Greves). There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Musee Memoires 39-45, kick back and relax at Plage du Goulien, head outdoors with Pointe de Dinan, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Brest travel planner.

Fly from London to Brest in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Brest due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Brest are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Brussels.
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Brussels, Belgium — 7 nights

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Grand Place and Historic Centre of Brugge. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brussels: Bruges (Belfry of Bruges, Minnewater Lake, &more) and Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle) (in Ghent). There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe, admire the masterpieces at Magritte Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Parc du Cinquantenaire, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Brussels holiday builder tool.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Brest to Brussels in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.
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Scotland travel guide

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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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Brittany travel guide

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Landmarks · Historic Walking Areas · Specialty Museums
Known for its large number of megaliths, which simply means "big rocks," Brittany is famous for its 2,860 km (1,780 mi) of coastline and for its prehistoric menhirs (standing stones) and dolmens (stone tables)--sites that were used for burials and worship. You can see a large variety of seabirds while sightseeing along the ocean, as the region is home to colonies of cormorants, gulls, razorbills, northern gannets, common murres, and Atlantic puffins. The waters of Brittany attract marine animals, including basking sharks, grey seals, leatherback turtles, dolphins, porpoises, jellyfish, crabs, and lobsters. Brittany is widely known for the Breton horse, a local breed of draft horse, and for the Brittany gun dog. The region also has its own breeds of cattle that you can witness at area farms and open-air museums, some of which are on the brink of extinction: the Bretonne pie noir, the Froment du Léon, the Armoricann, and the Nantaise. The region has plenty of places to visit, namely a huge quantity of medieval buildings, including numerous Romanesque and Gothic churches, castles, and the iconic half-timbered houses visible in many villages, towns, and cities.
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