20 days in Chicago & Europe Itinerary

20 days in Chicago & Europe Itinerary

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Start: Detroit, United States
train:  5 h
1
Chicago, United States
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h 30 min
2
Keflavik, Iceland
— Few hours
Fly:  4 h
3
Horley, United Kingdom
— Few hours
train:  30 min
4
London, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
5
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h
6
Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
Fly:  9 h 30 min
End: Detroit, United States

1
night
Chicago, United States

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 25th (Wed), pause for some photo ops at Cloud Gate and then walk around Millennium Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Chicago trip planner.

Detroit to Chicago is an approximately 4- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in April, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Keflavik.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower ©
Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower

few
hours
Keflavik, Iceland

Keflavik
Keflavík is a town in the Reykjanes region in southwest Iceland. To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Keflavik trip itinerary builder site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Chicago to Keflavik. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Keflavik is 6 hours. In April, Keflavik is a bit cooler than Chicago - with highs of 42°F and lows of 33°F. You'll set off for Horley on the 27th (Fri).

Things to do in Keflavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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hours
Horley, United Kingdom

Horley
Horley is a town in Surrey on the border of Surrey and West Sussex, England, south of the twin towns of Reigate and Redhill, and neighbouring Gatwick Airport and in turn Crawley. For ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Horley trip itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Keflavik to Horley. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Keflavik in April; daily highs in Horley reach 56°F and lows reach 39°F. You'll set off for London on the 27th (Fri).

Things to do in Horley

Nightlife Parks Outdoors
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7
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Neals Yard Dairy - Borough Market Shop, Tower of London, Houses of Parliament, and other attractions. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Tower Bridge, take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and explore the world behind art at Victoria and Albert Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our London day trip planning tool.

London is just a short distance from Horley. In April, daily temperatures in London can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Charles Dickens Museum ©
Charles Dickens Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

5
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
You've added Moulin Rouge, Place du Tertre, Maison de Victor Hugo, and other attractions to your itinerary. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Louvre Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from London to Paris by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Paris are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

5
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 list of things to see and do now includes Marsh's Library, National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, Monument to Oscar Wilde, and other attractions. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, stroll around St Stephens Green, take a stroll through Temple Bar, and contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin online tour planner.

Getting from Paris to Dublin by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Paris to Dublin, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Paris in May, with highs in Dublin at 59°F and lows at 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay May 9 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Phoenix Park ©
Phoenix Park
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum

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