15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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15 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: New Orleans, United States
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Maspalomas, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Puerto Del Carmen, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Costa Adeje, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
4
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: New Orleans, United States

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 25th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Las Canteras Beach. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Playa de Mogan, kick back and relax at Playa de Amadores, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Maspalomas, and finally explore the striking landscape at Reserva Natural Especial de Las Dunas de Maspalomas.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Maspalomas driving holiday planner.

New Orleans, USA to Maspalomas is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. When traveling from New Orleans in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Maspalomas: temperatures range from 71°F by day to 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Puerto Del Carmen.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Playa de Amadores, Las Canteras Beach, 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

4
nights
Puerto Del Carmen, Spain

Puerto Del Carmen ©
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Los Hervideros and El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Cueva de los Verdes will get you outdoors. Explore Puerto Del Carmen's surroundings by going to Marina Rubicon (in Playa Blanca), Timanfaya Nationalpark (in Tinajo) and Parque Natural de Corralejo (in Corralejo). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin de Cactus, examine the collection at Fundacion Cesar Manrique, and get in on the family fun at Rancho Texas Lanzarote Park.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Del Carmen trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Maspalomas to Puerto Del Carmen takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in March, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Costa Adeje.

Things to do in Puerto Del Carmen

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Lanzarote, Timanfaya Nationalpark, Jardin de Cactus, El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons, Parque Natural de Corralejo
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El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons ©
El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons
Los Hervideros ©
Los Hervideros
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
nights
Costa Adeje, Spain

Costa Adeje ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Playa San Juan and Fishing Charters & Tours. Step out of the city life by going to Los Gigantes and Playa de las Teresitas. Explore Costa Adeje's surroundings by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Santa Cruz de Tenerife) and Cueva del Viento (in Icod de los Vinos).

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Costa Adeje trip planner.

You can fly from Puerto Del Carmen to Costa Adeje in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and flight. March in Costa Adeje sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Costa Adeje

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Tenerife, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Los Cristianos, Cueva del Viento, Playa San Juan
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Playa de las Vistas ©
Playa de las Vistas
Playa San Juan ©
Playa San Juan
Cueva del Viento ©
Cueva del Viento

3
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Floi Bird Reserve and Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition. Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Strokkur. Get out of town with these interesting Reykjavik side-trips: Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir), Gullfoss Falls (in Blaskogabyggd) and Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall (in Hella). There's still lots to do: see Off-Road Tours and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by flight from Costa Adeje to Reykjavik takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry and flight. Traveling from Costa Adeje in April, things will get much colder in Reykjavik: highs are around 43°F and lows about 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trips

Strokkur, Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, Gullfoss Falls, Thingvellir National Park, The Floi Bird Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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