26 days in Europe Itinerary

26 days in Europe Itinerary

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1
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 2 nights
2
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
3
York, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
4
Maspalomas, Spain
— 1 night
5
Alcudia, Spain
— 2 nights
6
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
7
Syracuse, Italy
— 2 nights
8
Lindos, Greece
— 2 nights
9
Killarney, Ireland
— 3 nights

2
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, admire all the interesting features of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, thenexplore the striking landscape of Thingvellir National Park, and finally head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Reykjavik trip itinerary planning app.

Mumbai, India to Reykjavik is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -5.5 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Mumbai in July, with highs in Reykjavik at °C and lows at °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Thingvellir National Park
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Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition ©
Off-Road Tours

2
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Rosslyn Chapel and Edinburgh Old Town are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Stirling Castle and The Real Mary King's Close. Go for a jaunt from Edinburgh to Glasgow to see Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, and see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh attractions planning site.

Getting from Reykjavik to Edinburgh by flight takes about 6 hours. Traveling from Reykjavik in July, expect nights in Edinburgh to be about the same, around °C, while days are somewhat warmer, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to York.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Rosslyn Chapel, Stirling Castle
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Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Edinburgh Old Town ©
Edinburgh Old Town
Stirling Castle
Stirling Castle

3
nights
York, United Kingdom

York ©
Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Whitby Abbey and York City Walls. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Scarborough Beach and Filey Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Durham Cathedral in Durham (about 1h 40 min away). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of National Railway Museum, admire the landmark architecture of York Minster, and wander the streets of York Shambles.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our York route builder.

You can take a train from Edinburgh to York in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. July in York sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Durham Cathedral, Whitby Abbey, Filey Beach, Scarborough Beach
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Scarborough Beach ©
Scarborough Beach
Filey Beach ©
Filey Beach
Whitby Abbey ©
Whitby Abbey

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 10th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Mogan, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Amadores, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Reserva Natural Especial de Las Dunas de Maspalomas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Las Canteras Beach, thenenjoy the sea views from El Faro de Maspalomas, and then kick back and relax at Playa de Maspalomas.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Maspalomas trip planner.

Getting from York to Maspalomas by combination of train and flight takes about 9 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from York in July, with highs in Maspalomas at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Alcudia.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Playa de Amadores, Las Canteras Beach, Playa de Mogan
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Playa de Mogan ©
Playa de Mogan
Playa de Amadores ©
Playa de Amadores
El Faro de Maspalomas ©
El Faro de Maspalomas

2
nights
Alcudia, Spain

Alcudia ©
Alcúdia is a municipality and township of the Spanish autonomous community of the Balearic Islands. You'll get in some beach time at Playa de Muro and Playa de Alcudia. Get a sense of the local culture at Serra de Tramuntana and Catedral de Mallorca. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Alcudia: Palma de Mallorca (Passeig des Born & Castell de Bellver) and Parc Natural de Mondrago (in Santanyi). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Alcudia Old Town.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Alcudia day trip tool.

You can fly from Maspalomas to Alcudia in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Traveling from Maspalomas to Alcudia, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Maspalomas in July, you will find days in Alcudia are somewhat warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Alcudia

Parks Beaches Wildlife

Side Trips

Palma de Mallorca, Serra de Tramuntana, Playa de Muro, Parc Natural de Mondrago
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Serra de Tramuntana ©
Serra de Tramuntana
Parc Natural de Mondrago ©
Parc Natural de Mondrago
Playa de Muro ©
Playa de Muro

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Abbazia di San Galgano and Duomo di Pisa. Get some historical perspective at Basilica San Miniato al Monte and Piazza della Signoria. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Siena (Duomo di Siena & Piazza del Campo), Le mura di Lucca (in Lucca) and Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Florence road trip site.

Getting from Alcudia to Florence by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Syracuse.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Siena, Pisa, Le mura di Lucca, Abbazia di San Galgano
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Abbazia di San Galgano ©
Abbazia di San Galgano
Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa
Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Basilica San Miniato al Monte

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico and then head off the coast to Ortigia. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Spiaggia di Eloro, stroll through 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 find reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Syracuse trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Florence to Syracuse in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Lindos.

Things to do in Syracuse

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Noto, Spiaggia di Gallina
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Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio) ©
Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio)
Spiaggia di Gallina ©
Spiaggia di Gallina

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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 20th (Mon): kick back and relax at Agios Pavlos Beach and then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Lindos. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Village of Lindos and then stroll through Tsambika Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Lindos trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Syracuse to Lindos takes 9.5 hours. Traveling from Syracuse to Lindos, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Lindos can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Killarney.

Things to do in Lindos

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Tsambika Beach
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Agios Pavlos Beach ©
Agios Pavlos Beach
Tsambika Beach ©
Tsambika Beach
Village of Lindos ©
Village of Lindos

3
nights
Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kerry Cliffs and The Black Valley. Get outdoors at Lough Leane and Old Kenmare Road. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Killarney: Kilcatherine Church and Cemetery (in Cork) and Staigue Fort (in Castlecove). There's still lots to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Irish Whiskey Experience, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, admire the natural beauty at Killarney House Gardens, and stop by Aran Sweater Market.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Killarney trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Lindos to Killarney takes 15 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Lindos to Killarney due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Lindos in July, plan for colder days in Killarney, with highs around °C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around °C. On the 25th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Old Kenmare Road, Kilcatherine Church and Cemetery, Kerry Cliffs, Staigue Fort
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Kerry Cliffs ©
Kerry Cliffs
Kilcatherine Church and Cemetery ©
Kilcatherine Church and Cemetery
Old Kenmare Road ©
Old Kenmare Road

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