17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Brisbane, Australia
Fly:  30​h
1
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 45​min
2
Maspalomas, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 30​min
3
Lanzarote, Spain
— 2 nights
taxi + ferry:  1​h 15​min
4
Corralejo, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  13​h
5
Lefkada, Greece
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + train:  8​h
6
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
+2
train + shuttle + Fly:  27​h
End: Brisbane, Australia

1
night
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 23rd (Sat): explore the galleries of Reykjavik Open Air Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Tjornin, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Domkirkjan, and finally explore the galleries of Perlan.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Reykjavik driving holiday planning app

Brisbane, Australia to Reykjavik is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -10 hour difference. In June, Reykjavik is little chillier than Brisbane - with highs of 15°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum
Lake Tjornin ©
Lake Tjornin
Domkirkjan ©
Domkirkjan

3
nights
Maspalomas, Spain

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 24th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at La Charca. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at The Mint Company, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Amadores, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Mogan.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Maspalomas trip planner

You can fly from Reykjavik to Maspalomas in 10 hours. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Reykjavik in June, with highs in Maspalomas at 30°C and lows at 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Lanzarote.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

The Mint Company, Scuba & Snorkeling, Playa de Mogan, Playa de Amadores
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Templo Ecumenico de San Salvador ©
Templo Ecumenico de San Salvador
Minigolf Yumbo ©
Minigolf Yumbo

2
nights
Lanzarote, Spain

Lanzarote ©
Today, the entire island is a World Biosphere Reserve, with over 500 different kinds of plants, 17 of which are endemic.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Lagomar Museum and Castillo de las Coloradas. Step out of the city life by going to Playa del Janubio and El Charco de San Gines. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Playa Del Jablillo, do a tasting at Bodega La Geria, examine the collection at Bodega El Grifo - Museo del Vino, and step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Santa Barbara.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Lanzarote day trip planning website

You can fly from Maspalomas to Lanzarote in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. June in Lanzarote sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Corralejo.

Things to do in Lanzarote

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Museo Lagomar ©
Museo Lagomar
Playa Del Jablillo ©
Playa Del Jablillo
Casa Jose Saramago ©
Casa Jose Saramago

3
nights
Corralejo, Spain

Corralejo ©
Surrounded by a series of white sand dunes, Corralejo is tiny enough to explore on foot or bicycle.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Centro de Arte Canario, pause for some photo ops at Morro Velosa Statues, then kick back and relax at Playa del Castillo Caleta de Fuste, and finally examine the collection at Dreams House Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Cross Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons, and then look for gifts at Fund Grube Las Palmeras.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Corralejo travel route planner

Do a combination of taxi and ferry from Lanzarote to Corralejo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Corralejo

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Centro de Arte Canario - Casa Mane, Cross Island, Morro Velosa Statues, Dreams House Museum, El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons
Highlights from your plan
El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons ©
El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons
Morro Velosa Statues ©
Morro Velosa Statues
Dreams House Museum ©
Dreams House Museum

3
nights
Lefkada, Greece

Lefkada ©
Connected to mainland Greece by a long causeway and floating bridge, Lefkada represents more than just an island paradise of modern seaside resorts and pristine Ionian beaches.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Lefkada Monastery οf Faneromeni, kick back and relax at Pefkoulia Beach, then do a tasting at Land of Lekada Winery, and finally get outside with Water sports Dennis. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Egremni Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Gialos Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Lefkada trip builder site

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Corralejo to Lefkada takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Corralejo to Lefkada is 2 hours. When traveling from Corralejo in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Lefkada, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Lefkada

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Lefkada Monastery οf Faneromeni ©
Lefkada Monastery οf Faneromeni
Pefkoulia Beach ©
Pefkoulia Beach
Gialos Beach ©
Gialos Beach

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 5th (Thu), admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence travel site

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and train from Lefkada to Florence in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Lefkada to Florence, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lefkada in July, Florence is a bit cooler at night with lows of 21°C. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Florence

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno ©
Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno
Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

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