22 days in Europe Itinerary

22 days in Europe Itinerary

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22 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
+2
Fly + bus + train:  27​h
1
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
2
Maspalomas, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Granada, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
4
Alcudia, Spain
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  9​h 30​min
5
Siena, Italy
— 1 night
+4
bus + Fly + bus + foot + train:  7​h
6
Syracuse, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Agrigento, Italy
— 1 night
+3
train + foot + Fly + shuttle:  9​h 15​min
8
Rethymnon, Greece
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  6​h 15​min
9
Lindos, Greece
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  27​h
End: Sydney, Australia

3
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum (in Glasgow) and Stirling Castle (in Stirling). There's lots more to do: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take in nature's colorful creations at Princes Street Gardens, browse the exhibits of Royal Yacht Britannia, and steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Edinburgh day trip site .

Sydney, Australia to Edinburgh is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Sydney to Edinburgh. In July, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Stirling Castle
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Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
Walking tours
Princes Street Gardens ©
Princes Street Gardens

1
night
Maspalomas, Spain

Maspalomas ©
Fondly referred to as “El Sur” by the locals, Maspalomas serves as a hub of entertainment and beach activity on Gran Canary Island.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Mogan, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Amadores, and then kick back and relax at Playa de Maspalomas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: observe the fascinating underwater world at Palmitos Park and then admire nature's extreme beauty at Dunas de Maspalomas.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Maspalomas day trip planning tool .

You can fly from Edinburgh to Maspalomas in 8 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and flight. In July, Maspalomas is somewhat warmer than Edinburgh - with highs of 31°C and lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Granada.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Playa de Amadores, Playa de Mogan
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Playa de Maspalomas ©
Playa de Maspalomas
Playa de Mogan ©
Playa de Mogan
Playa de Amadores ©
Playa de Amadores

3
nights
Granada, Spain

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nerja (Fundación Cueva de Nerja & Balcon de Europa) and Malaga (Malaga Cathedral, Alcazaba, & more). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Generalife, get to know the fascinating history of Albayzin, contemplate the long history of Mirador de San Nicolas, and appreciate the history behind Royal Chapel of Granada.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Granada road trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Maspalomas to Granada takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Maspalomas to Granada due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Maspalomas in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Granada: temperatures range from 40°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Alcudia.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Malaga, Nerja
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Generalife ©
Generalife
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Fundación Cueva de Nerja ©
Fundación Cueva de Nerja

1
night
Alcudia, Spain

Alcudia ©
Alcúdia is a municipality and township of the Spanish autonomous community of the Balearic Islands. On the 11th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Muro, kick back and relax at Playa de Alcudia, and then take a stroll through Alcudia Old Town.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Alcudia road trip app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Granada to Alcudia in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. When traveling from Granada in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Alcudia: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Siena.

Things to do in Alcudia

Beaches Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Playa de Muro
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Playa de Muro ©
Playa de Muro
Playa de Alcudia ©
Playa de Alcudia
Alcudia Old Town ©
Alcudia Old Town

1
night
Siena, Italy

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
On the 12th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Historic Centre of San Gimignano. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena, then don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre del Mangia.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Siena trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Alcudia to Siena takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. In July in Siena, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Syracuse.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Historic Centre of San Gimignano
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Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Torre del Mangia ©
Torre del Mangia
Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano

2
nights
Syracuse, Italy

Syracuse ©
Philosopher Cicero once described Syracuse as "the greatest Greek city and the most beautiful of them all." A powerful city-state of ancient Greece, Syracuse now is the capital of the eponymous Italian province on the eastern coast of Sicily.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): make a trip to Centro Storico and then step off the mainland to explore Ortigia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Eloro, then stroll through Spiaggia di Gallina, then explore the fascinating underground world of Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Syracuse Cathedral.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Syracuse road trip tool .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and train from Siena to Syracuse in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Agrigento.

Things to do in Syracuse

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Noto, Spiaggia di Gallina
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Ortigia ©
Ortigia
Spiaggia di Gallina ©
Spiaggia di Gallina

1
night
Agrigento, Italy

Agrigento ©
Historically one of ancient Greece's leading cities, Sicily's Agrigento is home to the seven monumental temples that make up the well-preserved Valley of the Temples.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Scala dei Turchi, delve into the distant past at Valle dei Templi, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Punta bianca.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Agrigento trip planner.

Drive from Syracuse to Agrigento in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Agrigento

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Scala dei Turchi
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Scala dei Turchi ©
Scala dei Turchi
Valle dei Templi ©
Valle dei Templi

1
night
Rethymnon, Greece

Rethymnon ©
Rethymnon combines the old-fashioned charm of a small town with proximity to long sandy beaches with all the modern conveniences usually found in big tourist resorts.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Arkadi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Rethymnon Old Town, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kournas, and then stroll through Episkopi Beach.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Rethymnon trip builder site .

Do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle from Agrigento to Rethymnon in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Agrigento, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Rethymnon, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lindos.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Episkopi Beach, Lake Kournas
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Lake Kournas ©
Lake Kournas
Monastery of Arkadi ©
Monastery of Arkadi
Rethymnon Old Town ©
Rethymnon Old Town

3
nights
Lindos, Greece

Lindos ©
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
On the 19th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Village of Lindos and then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Lindos. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Lindos Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Agios Pavlos Beach, and then kick back and relax at Kavos Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Lindos travel planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Rethymnon to Lindos takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Lindos are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 21st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lindos

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Kavos Beach, Tsambika Beach
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Agios Pavlos Beach ©
Agios Pavlos Beach
Lindos Beach ©
Lindos Beach
Tsambika Beach ©
Tsambika Beach

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