31 days in Europe Itinerary

31 days in Europe Itinerary

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31 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Alexandria, Egypt
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
1
Lindos, Greece
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Rethymnon, Greece
— 1 night
ferry:  3​h
3
Oia, Greece
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  9​h 15​min
4
Syracuse, Italy
— 1 day
+3
train + foot + bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Siena, Italy
— 2 nights
+4
train + tram + Fly + bus + train:  7​h 45​min
7
York, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
8
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
9
Killarney, Ireland
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  10​h 15​min
10
Maspalomas, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
11
Malaga, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
12
Valencia, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
13
Alcudia, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  11​h
End: Alexandria, Egypt

2
nights
Lindos, Greece

Lindos ©
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Village of Lindos, delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Lindos, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Agios Pavlos Beach. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Vlycha Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lindos Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Tsambika Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Lindos day trip planner .

Alexandria, Egypt to Lindos is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Alexandria in September, expect nights in Lindos to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are little chillier, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Lindos

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Tsambika Beach
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Agios Pavlos Beach ©
Agios Pavlos Beach
Lindos Beach ©
Lindos Beach
Tsambika Beach ©
Tsambika Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Ancient Eleutherna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Arkadi, then stroll through Geropotamos Beach, and finally take a stroll through Rethymnon Old Town.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Rethymnon trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Lindos to Rethymnon in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Lindos in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 23°C in Rethymnon. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Oia.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Historic Sites Beaches Parks
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Monastery of Arkadi ©
Monastery of Arkadi
Ancient Eleutherna ©
Ancient Eleutherna
Rethymnon Old Town ©
Rethymnon Old Town

2
nights
Oia, Greece

Oia ©
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, enjoy the sand and surf at Perissa Black Sand Beach, then do a tasting at Santo Winery, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Amoudi Bay and then get great views at Sunset in Oia.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Oia day trip planning website .

Traveling by ferry from Rethymnon to Oia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Oia can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Syracuse.

Things to do in Oia

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, Santo Winery, Akrotiri, Perissa Black Sand Beach
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Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail ©
Perissa Black Sand Beach ©
Perissa Black Sand Beach
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

1
day
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 12th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Syracuse Cathedral and then head off the coast to Ortigia.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Syracuse visit planner.

Getting from Oia to Syracuse by combination of flight and train takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Traveling from Oia to Syracuse, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Syracuse

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Syracuse Cathedral ©
Syracuse Cathedral
Ortigia ©
Ortigia

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore hidden gems such as Basilica San Miniato al Monte and Piazza Maggiore. Venture out of the city with trips to Pisa (Duomo di Pisa, Leaning Tower of Pisa, & more), Montecatini Alto (in Montecatini Terme) and Le mura di Lucca (in Lucca). Next up on the itinerary: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, make a trip to Piazza della Signoria, and enjoy breathtaking views from Torri degli Asinelli e Garisenda.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Florence trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Syracuse to Florence in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Tours Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Pisa, Bologna, Le mura di Lucca, Montecatini Alto
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 15:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa

2
nights
Siena, Italy

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre del Mangia, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbazia di San Galgano and then contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of San Gimignano.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Siena travel itinerary planner .

Take a bus from Florence to Siena in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Siena are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to York.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Historic Centre of San Gimignano, Abbazia di San Galgano
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Torre del Mangia ©
Torre del Mangia
Abbazia di San Galgano ©
Abbazia di San Galgano

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Peasholm Park and Whitby Harbour. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around York: Durham Cathedral (in Durham), Beamish Museum (in Beamish) and Whitby Abbey (in Whitby). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at York's Chocolate Story, go for a walk through York City Walls, pause for some serene contemplation at York Minster, and get engrossed in the history at National Railway Museum.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the York trip app .

You can do a combination of train, flight, and bus from Siena to York in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Siena to York due to the time zone difference. In September, York is little chillier than Siena - with highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in York

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Whitby, Durham Cathedral, Beamish Museum, Peasholm Park
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National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
Peasholm Park ©
Peasholm Park
Whitby Abbey ©
Whitby Abbey

3
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Edinburgh: Stirling Castle (in Stirling) and Glasgow (Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum & The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel). There's lots more to do: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take in nature's colorful creations at Princes Street Gardens, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, and take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh trip planner .

Traveling by train from York to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In September, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Killarney.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Tours Parks

Side Trips

Glasgow, Stirling Castle
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Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
Stirling Castle
Stirling Castle
Walking tours

1
night
Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, then appreciate the views at Gap of Dunloe, then take in nature's colorful creations at Muckross House, and finally don't miss a visit to Ladies' View.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Killarney online trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Edinburgh to Killarney takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. In September in Killarney, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 25:
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Ladies' View ©
Ladies' View
Muckross House ©
Muckross House

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.
On the 26th (Thu), observe the fascinating underwater world at Palmitos Park and then admire nature's extreme beauty at Dunas de Maspalomas. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Playa de Mogan, then enjoy the sea views from El Faro de Maspalomas, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Maspalomas.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Maspalomas day trip planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Killarney to Maspalomas in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Killarney in September, with highs in Maspalomas at 31°C and lows at 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Malaga.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Playa de Mogan
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 27:
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Playa de Maspalomas ©
Playa de Maspalomas
Playa de Mogan ©
Playa de Mogan
El Faro de Maspalomas ©
El Faro de Maspalomas

3
nights
Malaga, Spain

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Castillo de Gibralfaro and Automobile and Fashion Museum. Explore Malaga's surroundings by going to Puente Nuevo (in Ronda), Benalmadena (Parque De La Paloma & Benalmadena Puerto Marina) and Nerja (Fundación Cueva de Nerja & Balcon de Europa). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Marbella Old Town, contemplate the long history of Malaga Cathedral, browse the exhibits of Alcazaba, and take a leisurely stroll along Puerto de Málaga.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Malaga day trip website .

Traveling by flight from Maspalomas to Malaga takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. The time zone changes from Western European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September, daytime highs in Malaga are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Valencia.

Things to do in Malaga

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Nerja, Benalmadena, Bioparc, Marbella Old Town, Puente Nuevo
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 30:
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Puerto Marina Benalmadena ©
Puerto Marina Benalmadena
Castillo de Gibralfaro ©
Castillo de Gibralfaro
Marbella Old Town ©
Marbella Old Town

3
nights
Valencia, Spain

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Jardi del Turia and Valencia Cathedral. Go for a jaunt from Valencia to Alicante to see Guadalest Valley about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Plaza de la Virgen, admire the striking features of La Lonja de la Seda, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Bioparc Valencia, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Valencia trip planner .

You can fly from Malaga to Valencia in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Valencia are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time for travel to Alcudia.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Guadalest Valley
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 3:
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Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias ©
Jardi del Turia ©
Jardi del Turia
Plaza de la Virgen ©
Plaza de la Virgen

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nights
Alcudia, Spain

Alcudia ©
Alcúdia is a municipality and township of the Spanish autonomous community of the Balearic Islands. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Muro, then don't miss a visit to Cap de Formentor, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala Murta. Keep things going the next day: observe the fascinating underwater world at Palma Aquarium, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Mallorca, then explore the historical opulence of Castell de Bellver, and finally kick back and relax at Playa de Alcudia.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Alcudia vacation planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Valencia to Alcudia in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or ride a ferry. In October in Alcudia, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. On the 6th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Alcudia

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Palma de Mallorca, Playa de Muro, Cap de Formentor, Cala Murta
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Playa de Muro ©
Playa de Muro
Playa de Alcudia ©
Playa de Alcudia
Cap de Formentor ©
Cap de Formentor

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