12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

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12 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad, India
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Oia, Greece
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + shuttle + train:  7​h 45​min
2
Siena, Italy
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  9​h 45​min
3
Maspalomas, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Puerto Del Carmen, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
5
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Ahmedabad, India

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 (Sat): do a tasting at Santo Winery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Perissa Black Sand Beach, and then explore the ancient world of Akrotiri. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take some stellar pictures from Sunset in Oia and then hike along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Oia travel tool .

Ahmedabad, India to Oia is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, car, and ferry; or do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Ahmedabad to Oia due to the time zone difference. August in Oia sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Siena.

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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Santo Winery ©
Santo Winery
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail ©
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail
Perissa Black Sand Beach ©
Perissa Black Sand Beach

2
nights
Siena, Italy

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Abbazia di San Galgano, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre del Mangia, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena, and finally make a trip to Piazza del Campo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Tue): learn about winemaking at Fattoria dei Barbi and then contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of San Gimignano.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Siena trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Oia to Siena in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Oia in August, plan for little chillier nights in Siena, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Historic Centre of San Gimignano, Fattoria dei Barbi, Abbazia di San Galgano
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Abbazia di San Galgano ©
Abbazia di San Galgano
Torre del Mangia ©
Torre del Mangia
Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano

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 14th (Wed), wander the streets of Vegueta and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Mogan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): kick back and relax at Playa de Amadores, then visit a coastal fixture at El Faro de Maspalomas, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Maspalomas.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Maspalomas sightseeing planner .

Getting from Siena to Maspalomas by combination of train and flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Siena to Maspalomas is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Siena in August, expect nights in Maspalomas to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Puerto Del Carmen.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Vegueta, Playa de Amadores, Playa de Mogan
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Vegueta ©
Vegueta
Playa de Amadores ©
Playa de Amadores
El Faro de Maspalomas ©
El Faro de Maspalomas

2
nights
Puerto Del Carmen, Spain

One of the most lively and visited areas in the Canary Islands, Lanzarote’s largest city, Puerto del Carmen, is well-known for its vibrant nightlife and high concentration of bars and pubs.
On the 16th (Fri), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then explore the striking landscape of Timanfaya Nationalpark, and then see the interesting displays at Fundacion Cesar Manrique. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): Head underground at Cueva de los Verdes, then take some stellar pictures from Mirador Del Rio, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Papagayo Beach.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Puerto Del Carmen travel route planner.

Fly from Maspalomas to Puerto Del Carmen in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, daytime highs in Puerto Del Carmen are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Puerto Del Carmen

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Lanzarote, Timanfaya Nationalpark
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Papagayo Beach ©
Papagayo Beach
Cueva de los Verdes ©
Cueva de los Verdes

2
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 18th (Sun), examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, then take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, and then take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rosslyn Chapel, get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, and then don't miss a visit to The Real Mary King's Close.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Edinburgh driving holiday planning website .

You can fly from Puerto Del Carmen to Edinburgh in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and flight. Traveling from Puerto Del Carmen in August, expect nights in Edinburgh to be cooler, around 11°C, while days are slightly colder, around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Rosslyn Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Edinburgh Old Town ©
Edinburgh Old Town
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

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