18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Beirut, Lebanon
Fly + bus:  9​h 30​min
1
Alcudia, Spain
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Maspalomas, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Corralejo, Spain
— 1 night
+2
Fly + shuttle + bus:  8​h 30​min
5
Albufeira, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
6
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 15​min
7
Siena, Italy
— 1 night
+2
train + tram + Fly:  8​h 30​min
8
Perissa, Greece
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  8​h
9
Lindos, Greece
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  6​h
End: Beirut, Lebanon

1
night
Alcudia, Spain

Alcudia ©
Alcúdia is a municipality and township of the Spanish autonomous community of the Balearic Islands. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Muro, then kick back and relax at Playa de Alcudia, and then wander the streets of Alcudia Old Town.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Alcudia online trip itinerary builder .

Beirut, Lebanon to Alcudia is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Alcudia when traveling from Beirut in June, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Granada.

Things to do in Alcudia

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Playa de Muro
Highlights from your plan
Playa de Muro ©
Playa de Muro
Playa de Alcudia ©
Playa de Alcudia
Alcudia Old Town ©
Alcudia Old Town

2
nights
Granada, Spain

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
On the 1st (Wed), make a trip to Carrera del Darro, take in nature's colorful creations at Generalife, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then get to know the fascinating history of Mirador de San Nicolas, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Chapel of Granada. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Albayzin.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Granada trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Alcudia to Granada by combination of bus and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. June in Granada sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 19°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Thu) before leaving for Maspalomas.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Royal Chapel of Granada ©
Royal Chapel of Granada

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): kick back and relax at Playa de Amadores, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Mogan, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Maspalomas. On your second day here, explore the fascinating landscape at Dunas de Maspalomas, enjoy the sea views from El Faro de Maspalomas, then kick back and relax at Las Canteras Beach, and finally wander the streets of Vegueta.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Maspalomas trip planner .

You can fly from Granada to Maspalomas in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Granada to Maspalomas is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Granada in July, plan for little chillier days in Maspalomas, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Corralejo.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Playa de Mogan, Playa de Amadores
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Playa de Amadores ©
Playa de Amadores
Playa de Mogan ©
Playa de Mogan
Vegueta ©
Vegueta

1
night
Corralejo, Spain

Corralejo ©
Surrounded by a series of white sand dunes, Corralejo is tiny enough to explore on foot or bicycle.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Majanicho Beach, kick back and relax at El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons, then explore the striking landscape at Corralejo Dunes, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Natural de Corralejo.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Corralejo trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Maspalomas to Corralejo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Corralejo can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Albufeira.

Things to do in Corralejo

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Majanicho Beach, El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons
Highlights from your plan
El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons ©
El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons
Majanicho Beach ©
Majanicho Beach
Parque Natural de Corralejo ©
Parque Natural de Corralejo

2
nights
Albufeira, Portugal

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Praia Dona Ana and Praia da Marinha. Escape the urban bustle at Praia do Camilo and Falesia Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Albufeira: Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha) and Ponta Da Piedale (in Lagos). There's still lots to do: stroll through Praia dos Olhos de Água and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Albufeira online trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Corralejo to Albufeira in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lagos, Praia da Marinha, Praia Da Rocha
Highlights from your plan
Praia da Marinha ©
Praia da Marinha
Praia Dona Ana ©
Praia Dona Ana
Praia do Camilo ©
Praia do Camilo

2
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, explore the galleries of Royal Yacht Britannia, then explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, then learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Edinburgh Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the galleries of Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience, and finally explore the historical opulence of Stirling Castle.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Edinburgh travel tool .

You can fly from Albufeira to Edinburgh in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Albufeira in July: high temperatures in Edinburgh hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Siena.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Stirling Castle
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Edinburgh Old Town ©
Edinburgh Old Town
Stirling Castle
Stirling Castle

1
night
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 11th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena, then don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre del Mangia. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbazia di San Galgano and then make a trip to Historic Centre of San Gimignano.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Siena journey site .

Getting from Edinburgh to Siena by combination of flight and bus takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Edinburgh in July, plan for much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Siena: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Perissa.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Historic Centre of San Gimignano, Abbazia di San Galgano
Highlights from your plan
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
Perissa, Greece

Perissa ©
One of Santorini's seaside treasures, Perissa provides travelers with a lively restaurant scene and easy access to several archaeological sites.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail and then stroll through Perissa Black Sand Beach. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, explore the activities along Amoudi Bay, then don't miss a visit to Sunset in Oia, and finally learn about winemaking at Santo Winery.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Perissa trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Siena to Perissa in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Siena to Perissa is 1 hour. Traveling from Siena in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Perissa, with lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lindos.

Things to do in Perissa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Oia, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, Santo Winery, Akrotiri
Highlights from your plan
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail ©
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail
Santo Winery ©
Santo Winery
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

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night
Lindos, Greece

Lindos ©
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Village of Lindos and then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Lindos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Agios Pavlos Beach, then stroll through Lindos Beach, and then stroll through Tsambika Beach.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Lindos journey planner.

Getting from Perissa to Lindos by combination of flight and bus takes about 8 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lindos

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Tsambika Beach
Highlights from your plan
Agios Pavlos Beach ©
Agios Pavlos Beach
Tsambika Beach ©
Tsambika Beach
Lindos Beach ©
Lindos Beach

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