23 days in Europe Itinerary

23 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe attractions planner

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Rhodes Town, Greece
— 4 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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York, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Train to Manchester, Fly to Granada
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Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
Bus to Malaga, Fly to Malta
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Valletta, Malta
— 3 nights
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Rhodes Town, Greece

— 4 nights
A conglomeration of many distinct architectural styles, Rhodes Town is the biggest urban center of the eponymous Greek island known for its golden beaches and relaxed way of life.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights) and Agios Pavlos Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Medieval City and Church of Agios Ioannis Prodromos. Venture out of the city with trips to Church of Michael the Archangel (in Archangelos), Lindos (Village of Lindos & Acropolis of Lindos) and Campochiaro (in Eleousa). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Tsambika Beach, step into the grandiose world of Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes, pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of the Castle, and steep yourself in history at Windmills of Mandraki.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Rhodes Town trip maker.

Melbourne, Australia to Rhodes Town is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in September, you will find days in Rhodes Town are somewhat warmer (33°C), and nights are much warmer (26°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Rhodes Town

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Florence, Italy

— 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Baptistery of St. John and Museo Nazionale del Bargello. Visit Centro Storico and Duomo di Pisa for their historical value. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa), Siena (Piazza del Campo, Duomo di Siena, &more) and Le mura di Lucca (in Lucca). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo and make a trip to Piazza della Signoria.

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You can fly from Rhodes Town to Florence in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Rhodes Town in October: high temperatures in Florence hover around 25°C and lows are around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 4 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel and Royal Yacht Britannia. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bamburgh Castle and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Step out of Edinburgh with an excursion to Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow--about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: sample the fine beverages at The Scotch Whisky Experience, don't miss a visit to The Real Mary King's Close, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, and get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Edinburgh trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Florence to Edinburgh in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In October, Edinburgh is slightly colder than Florence - with highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to York.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

York, United Kingdom

— 5 nights

City of Festivals

Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Fountains Abbey and York's Chocolate Story. Museum-lovers will get to explore Beamish Museum and National Railway Museum. Explore York's surroundings by going to Whitby Abbey (in Whitby) and Durham Cathedral (in Durham). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at York Castle Museum, admire the striking features of York Minster, take in the pleasant sights at York City Walls, and wander the streets of York Shambles.

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You can take a train from Edinburgh to York in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in York can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. On the 14th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Granada.

Things to do in York

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Granada, Spain

— 2 nights

Pearl of Spain

Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Carrera del Darro, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Mirador de San Nicolas, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Chapel of Granada, and finally admire the natural beauty at Generalife. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Albayzin.

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Traveling by combination of train and flight from York to Granada takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from York to Granada, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from York in October; daily highs in Granada reach 28°C and lows reach 14°C. On the 16th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Valletta.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Valletta, Malta

— 3 nights

Most Proud

Malta's capital city, Valletta preserves most of its medieval architecture, built in the 16th and 17th centuries by the Knights Hospitaller, once a powerful military order.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Upper Barrakka Gardens, then admire the landmark architecture of St. John's Co-Cathedral, then witness the site of a historic battle at Saluting Battery, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Lascaris War Rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Hornblower Cruises and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Mdina Old City.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Valletta trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Granada to Valletta takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, taxi, and ferry. Traveling from Granada in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Valletta, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Valletta

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trips