36 days in Europe Itinerary

36 days in Europe Itinerary

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Fira, Greece
— 3 nights
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Ferry to Heraklion, Foot to Néa Alikarnassós, Bus to Heraklion, Fly to Rhodes, Bus to Lindos
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Lindos, Greece
— 3 nights
Bus to Rhodes, Fly to Catania
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Taormina, Italy
— 1 night
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Valletta, Malta
— 2 nights
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San Teodoro, Italy
— 4 nights
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Alcudia, Spain
— 2 nights
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Maspalomas, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly to Arrecife, Bus to Playa Blanca
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Playa Blanca, Spain
— 2 nights
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Bus to Arrecife, Fly to Sevilla, Bus to Faro, Train to Lagos
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Lagos, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly to Newcastle, Train to York
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York, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Oslo, Norway
— 2 nights
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Fira, Greece

— 3 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Vlychada Beach and Vourvoulos Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail and Katergo Beach. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Amoudi Bay, delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, stroll through Perissa Black Sand Beach, and do a tasting at Santo Winery.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Fira road trip planning app.

Mackay, Australia to Fira is an approximately 33-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mackay to Fira is minus 8 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Mackay in July, with highs in Fira at 35°C and lows at 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Lindos.

Things to do in Fira

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Lindos, Greece

— 3 nights
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tsambika Beach and Agios Pavlos Beach. Relax by the water at Lindos Beach and Stegna Beach. Spend the 8th (Thu) exploring ancient history at Village of Lindos. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Vlycha Beach, delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Lindos, and explore the historical opulence of Feraklos Castle.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Lindos vacation planner.

Do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Fira to Lindos in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Taormina.

Things to do in Lindos

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Taormina, Italy

— 1 night
With its warm island weather and cliffside location overlooking the Ionion Sea, Taormina has been one of Sicily's most popular getaway destinations since the early 19th century.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Playa Sole Luna, step off the mainland to explore Isola Bella, don't miss a visit to Corso Umberto, then stroll around Villa Comunale, and finally delve into the distant past at Ancient Theatre of Taormina.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Taormina vacation maker website.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Lindos to Taormina in 9.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Lindos to Taormina is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Valletta.

Things to do in Taormina

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Valletta, Malta

— 2 nights

Most Proud

Malta's capital city, Valletta preserves most of its medieval architecture, built in the 16th and 17th centuries by the Knights Hospitaller, once a powerful military order.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Upper Barrakka Gardens, then get to know the fascinating history of Mdina Old City, and then take a tour by water with Hornblower Cruises. Keep things going the next day: learn about all things military at Fort St Elmo - National War Museum, witness the site of a historic battle at Saluting Battery, then contemplate the long history of St. John's Co-Cathedral, and finally take in the history at Lascaris War Rooms.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Valletta online tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Taormina to Valletta takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. July in Valletta sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Teodoro.

Things to do in Valletta

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

San Teodoro, Italy

— 4 nights
A chance to sip cocktails at swanky beach bars by day and experience the vibrant club scene by night makes San Tedoro vacations extremely popular.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Spiaggia La Cinta and Lu Impostu Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Cala Brandinchi and Spiaggia Isuledda. Venture out of the city with trips to Orosei (Spiaggia Sas Linnas Siccas, Spiaggia di Sa Curcurica, &more). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Ghjlgolu and stroll through Spiaggia di Budoni.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our San Teodoro attractions planner.

You can fly from Valletta to San Teodoro in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Traveling from Valletta in July, San Teodoro is a bit cooler at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Alcudia.

Things to do in San Teodoro

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Alcudia, Spain

— 2 nights
Alcúdia is a municipality and township of the Spanish autonomous community of the Balearic Islands. On the 18th (Sun), take the plunge with Water Games, then kick back and relax at Playa de Muro, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Alcudia, and finally wander the streets of Alcudia Old Town. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Sa Canova Beach, then kick back and relax at Playa de Son Moll, and then make a trip to Cap de Formentor.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Alcudia route maker.

Getting from San Teodoro to Alcudia by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Alcudia

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Maspalomas, Spain

— 2 nights

Home to Gran Canary's Most Beautiful Beach

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 20th (Tue), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Palmitos Park, kick back and relax at Playa de Maspalomas, and then explore the striking landscape at Reserva Natural Especial de Las Dunas de Maspalomas. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Vegueta, kick back and relax at Las Canteras Beach, enjoy the sea views from El Faro de Maspalomas, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Mogan, and finally kick back and relax at Playa de Amadores.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Maspalomas road trip planning tool.

Fly from Alcudia to Maspalomas in 7.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Alcudia to Maspalomas. When traveling from Alcudia in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Maspalomas: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Playa Blanca.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Playa Blanca, Spain

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Los Hervideros, explore the striking landscape of Timanfaya Nationalpark, then kick back and relax at Papagayo Beach, and finally go for a stroll along the water at Marina Rubicon.

To find out how to plan a trip to Playa Blanca, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Maspalomas to Playa Blanca by combination of flight and bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lagos.

Things to do in Playa Blanca

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

Lagos, Portugal

— 2 nights

Jewel of the Algarve

The allure of the beaches and the town's historical center draw visitors to Lagos, a coastal destination in the Barlavento region of the Algarve.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): stroll through Praia Da Rocha, then kick back and relax at Praia da Marinha, then race across the water with a speed boat tour, and finally kick back and relax at Praia da Falesia. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Praia do Camilo, then take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta da Piedade, and then kick back and relax at Praia Dona Ana.

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Getting from Playa Blanca to Lagos by combination of bus, flight, and train takes about 11 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. In July in Lagos, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to York.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

York, United Kingdom

— 5 nights

City of Festivals

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.
Get outdoors at Scarborough Beach and Filey Beach. Popular historic sites such as Steep Hill and Lincoln Cathedral are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around York: Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum (in Malton), Peasholm Park (in Scarborough) and Whitby (Whitby Abbey & Whitby Harbour). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at York's Chocolate Story, take an in-depth tour of National Railway Museum, contemplate the long history of Durham Cathedral, and step into the grandiose world of Lincoln Castle.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the York travel itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and train from Lagos to York in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of car and train. In July, York is a bit cooler than Lagos - with highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 5 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Explore hidden gems such as National Wallace Monument and The Necropolis. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Bamburgh Castle and Stirling Castle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Edinburgh: Rosslyn Chapel (in Roslin), Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum (in Glasgow) and Lindisfarne Priory (in Holy Island). The adventure continues: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, explore the historical opulence of Alnwick Castle, and examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Edinburgh trip app.

Traveling by train from York to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from York in July, expect nights in Edinburgh to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are slightly colder, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Oslo, Norway

— 2 nights

Tiger City

Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
On the 5th (Thu), explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Norway Nasjonalgalleriet, see the interesting displays at Holmenkollen Ski Museum, then explore the world behind art at Vigeland Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Viking Ship Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Fram Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Oslo trip planner.

Getting from Edinburgh to Oslo by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Edinburgh to Oslo. In August, daytime highs in Oslo are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums