23 days in Europe Itinerary

23 days in Europe Itinerary

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23 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Edmonton, Canada
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h
3
Mdina, Malta
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Assisi, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Siena, Italy
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
8
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Edmonton, Canada

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mirador de San Nicolas and Alcazaba. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Royal Chapel of Granada and Albayzin. Change things up with these side-trips from Granada: Balcon de Europa (in Nerja) and Malaga (Malaga Cathedral & Puerto de Málaga). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Carrera del Darro and admire the natural beauty at Generalife.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Granada online trip builder .

Edmonton, Canada to Granada is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Edmonton to Granada. Traveling from Edmonton in March, things will get much warmer in Granada: highs are around 19°C and lows about 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Palma de Mallorca.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Malaga, Balcony of Europe
Highlights from your plan
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas
Royal Chapel of Granada ©
Royal Chapel of Granada
Albayzin ©
Albayzin

3
nights
Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Palma de Mallorca ©
Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
Castell de Bellver and Alcudia Old Town are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Serra de Tramuntana and Playa de Alcudia. Explore Palma de Mallorca's surroundings by going to Playa de Muro (in Playa de Muro) and Cap de Formentor (in Formentor). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Passeig des Born and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Mallorca.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Palma de Mallorca day trip planning site .

You can fly from Granada to Palma de Mallorca in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In April in Palma de Mallorca, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Mdina.

Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Alcudia, Cap de Formentor, Playa de Muro, Serra de Tramuntana
Highlights from your plan
Serra de Tramuntana ©
Serra de Tramuntana
Castell de Bellver ©
Castell de Bellver
Alcudia Old Town ©
Alcudia Old Town

1
day
Mdina, Malta

Mdina ©
The city of Mdina has long been called the "Silent City of Malta" due to the fortified walls that confine this medieval town.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take in the history at Lascaris War Rooms, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Co-Cathedral, then take in the history at Saluting Battery, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Mdina Old City.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Mdina trip planner .

You can fly from Palma de Mallorca to Mdina in 8 hours. Traveling from Palma de Mallorca in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Mdina, with lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Assisi.

Things to do in Mdina

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Valletta
Highlights from your plan
Lascaris War Rooms ©
Lascaris War Rooms
Saluting Battery ©
Saluting Battery
Mdina Old City ©
Mdina Old City

3
nights
Assisi, Italy

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Duomo di Orvieto and Basilica di Santa Chiara. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Civita di Bagnoregio and Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola. Get out of town with these interesting Assisi side-trips: Grotte di Frasassi (in Genga), Pozzo di San Patrizio (in Orvieto) and Cascata delle Marmore (in Marmore). It doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Assisi attractions planner.

Getting from Mdina to Assisi by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Mdina in April, plan for little chillier nights in Assisi, with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Siena.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Orvieto, Grotte di Frasassi, Civita di Bagnoregio, Cascata delle Marmore
Highlights from your plan
Basilica di Santa Chiara ©
Basilica di Santa Chiara
Civita di Bagnoregio ©
Civita di Bagnoregio

2
nights
Siena, Italy

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre del Mangia, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbazia di San Galgano. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Geburtshaus des San Galgano and then don't miss a visit to Historic Centre of San Gimignano.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Siena trip simple and quick.

Drive from Assisi to Siena in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to Florence.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chiusdino, Historic Centre of San Gimignano
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

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Visit Centro Storico and Basilica di San Petronio for their historical value. Basilica San Miniato al Monte and Battistero are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Le mura di Lucca (in Lucca), Pisa (Duomo di Pisa & Leaning Tower of Pisa) and Piazza Maggiore (in Bologna). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, make a trip to Piazza della Signoria, and get a taste of the local shopping with Mercato Centrale.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Florence online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by bus from Siena to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. April in Florence sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Pisa, Bologna, Le mura di Lucca
Highlights from your plan
Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa

5
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get a sense of the local culture at Bamburgh Castle and Cragside House and Gardens. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lindisfarne Priory and Stirling Castle. Change things up with these side-trips from Edinburgh: Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum (in Glasgow) and The Kelpies (in Falkirk). And it doesn't end there: sample the fine beverages at The Scotch Whisky Experience, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, and explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Edinburgh road trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Florence to Edinburgh takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Florence to Edinburgh is minus 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Florence in April, with highs in Edinburgh at 13°C and lows at 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Cragside House and Gardens, Stirling Castle, Bamburgh Castle, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Lindisfarne Priory
Highlights from your plan
Cragside House and Gardens ©
Cragside House and Gardens
Lindisfarne Priory ©
Lindisfarne Priory
Bamburgh Castle ©
Bamburgh Castle

2
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Thingvellir National Park, wander the streets of Laugavegur, then pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, and finally appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager. Keep things going the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, and then take an in-depth tour of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Reykjavik vacation planner .

You can fly from Edinburgh to Reykjavik in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Edinburgh in April, things will get slightly colder in Reykjavik: highs are around 7°C and lows about 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Spas Parks Nature

Side Trip

Thingvellir National Park
Highlights from your plan
Spas
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park

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