22 days in Europe Itinerary

22 days in Europe Itinerary

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1
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
2
Maspalomas, Spain
— 1 night
3
Granada, Spain
— 3 nights
4
Alcudia, Spain
— 1 night
5
Siena, Italy
— 1 night
6
Syracuse, Italy
— 2 nights
7
Agrigento, Italy
— 1 night
8
Rethymnon, Greece
— 1 night
9
Lindos, Greece
— 3 nights

3
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get out of town with these interesting Edinburgh side-trips: Stirling Castle (in Stirling) and Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum (in Glasgow). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Princes Street Gardens, wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town, get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, and sample the fine beverages at The Scotch Whisky Experience.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Edinburgh journey tool.

Sydney, Australia to Edinburgh is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -10 hour difference. In July, daytime highs in Edinburgh are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Parks Tours

Side Trips

Stirling Castle, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
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Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
Princes Street Gardens ©
Princes Street Gardens
The Scotch Whisky Experience ©
The Scotch Whisky Experience

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Mogan, thentour 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: stroll around Palmitos Park and then explore the striking landscape at Reserva Natural Especial de Las Dunas de Maspalomas.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Maspalomas vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to Maspalomas takes 8 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Edinburgh in July, with highs in Maspalomas at °C and lows at °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Granada.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

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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 & Balcony of Europe) and Malaga (Malaga Cathedral, Alcazaba, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Chapel of Granada, appreciate the extensive heritage of Mirador de San Nicolas, take a stroll through Albayzin, and admire the natural beauty at Generalife.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Granada trip planner.

Fly from Maspalomas to Granada in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Maspalomas to Granada. Traveling from Maspalomas in July, you will find days in Granada are somewhat warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Alcudia.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Malaga, Nerja
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Generalife ©
Generalife
Royal Chapel of Granada ©
Royal Chapel of Granada
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas

1
night
Alcudia, Spain

Alcudia ©
Alcúdia is a municipality and township of the Spanish autonomous community of the Balearic Islands. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Muro, kick back and relax at Playa de Alcudia, and then take a stroll through Alcudia Old Town.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Alcudia tour itinerary builder website.

Fly from Granada to Alcudia in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Granada in July, expect nights in Alcudia to be about the same, around °C, while days are a bit cooler, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Siena.

Things to do in Alcudia

Outdoors Parks Beaches

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), steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of San Gimignano. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena, thendon't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre del Mangia.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Siena road trip planning website.

You can fly from Alcudia to Siena in 9.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Siena can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. 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

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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): appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico and then head off the coast to Ortigia. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Eloro, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Gallina, thenexplore the fascinating underground world of Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siracusa.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Syracuse day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Siena to Syracuse takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train 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
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio) ©
Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio)

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.
On the 16th (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Scala dei Turchi, thendelve into the distant past at Valle dei Templi, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Punta bianca.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Agrigento trip maker.

You can drive from Syracuse to Agrigento in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up 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.
On the 17th (Fri), make a trip to Monastery of Arkadi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Rethymnon Old Town, thenexplore the activities along Lake Kournas, and then stroll through Episkopi Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Rethymnon online route planner.

Traveling by flight from Agrigento to Rethymnon takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Agrigento to Rethymnon is 1 hour. When traveling from Agrigento in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Rethymnon, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lindos.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

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

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nights
Lindos, Greece

Lindos ©
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Village of Lindos and then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Lindos. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Lindos Beach, thenkick back and relax at Agios Pavlos Beach, and then kick back and relax at Kavos Beach.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Lindos trip planner.

Getting from Rethymnon to Lindos by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. July in Lindos sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Lindos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

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

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