23 days in Europe Itinerary

23 days in Europe Itinerary

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23 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis, United States
+2
Fly + foot + train:  14​h 45​min
1
Lausanne, Switzerland
— 1 day
+4
train + Fly + foot + train + bus:  8​h 15​min
2
Zakopane, Poland
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  10​h 15​min
3
Palermo, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
4
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Maspalomas, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Funchal, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h
7
Albufeira, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Minneapolis, United States

1
day
Lausanne, Switzerland

Lausanne ©
Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): explore the landscape on two wheels at Lavaux Vineyard Terraces.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Lausanne tour itinerary planning website .

Minneapolis, USA to Lausanne is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Minneapolis to Lausanne is 7 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Zakopane.

Things to do in Lausanne

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Lavaux Vineyard Terraces
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Lavaux Vineyard Terraces ©
Lavaux Vineyard Terraces

1
night
Zakopane, Poland

Zakopane
Home to Poland's indigenous Goral people, Zakopane sits at the foothill of the Tatra Mountains, an area serving as one of the country's most fashionable year-round vacation getaways.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): admire the verdant scenery at Dolina Chocholowska. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): trek along Za Bramka Gorge, take in the awesome beauty at Valley of Five Lakes, and then admire the verdant scenery at Strazyska Valley.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Zakopane trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lausanne to Zakopane. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in June, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Palermo.

Things to do in Zakopane

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Tatra National Park

2
nights
Palermo, Italy

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Scuba & Snorkeling and Alessandro di Camporeale. Visit Santuario di Maria Santissima Addolorata del Romitello and Duomo di Monreale for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Palermo: Riserva Naturale Orientata dello Zingaro (in Castellammare del Golfo) and Cala dell'Uzzo (in San Vito lo Capo). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Cattedrale di Palermo.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Palermo online trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Zakopane to Palermo with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Palma de Mallorca.

Things to do in Palermo

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Castellammare del Golfo, Santuario di Maria Santissima Addolorata del Romitello, Duomo di Monreale, Cala dell'Uzzo, Alessandro di Camporeale
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Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro ©
Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro
Cala dell'Uzzo ©
Cala dell'Uzzo
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Palma de Mallorca ©
Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
Escape the urban bustle at Playa dels Estanys and Playa de Muro. Step off the beaten path and head to Cala Mesquida Beach and Via Verda. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Palma de Mallorca: Alcudia Old Town (in Alcudia), Cala Molins (in Cala San Vincente) and Playa de Alcudia (in Port d'Alcudia). There's still lots to do: stroll through Playa Es Dolc and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Mallorca.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Palma de Mallorca trip simple and quick.

You can fly from Palermo to Palma de Mallorca in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and ferry. In June in Palma de Mallorca, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 62°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Alcudia, Colonia de Sant Jordi, Cala Molins, Playa de Muro, Via Verda
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Cala Mesquida Beach ©
Cala Mesquida Beach
Playa de Muro ©
Playa de Muro
Playa de Alcudia ©
Playa de Alcudia

4
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.
Visit Playa de la Aldea and Playa de Mogan for some beach relaxation. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Playa del Risco Y Puerto De Agaete. Take a break from Maspalomas with a short trip to Las Canteras Beach in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: experience the excitement of Motos Tivoli Gran Canaria, enjoy the sea views from El Faro de Maspalomas, explore the fascinating landscape at Dunas de Maspalomas, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Amadores.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Maspalomas driving holiday planning website .

You can fly from Palma de Mallorca to Maspalomas in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Palma de Mallorca to Maspalomas. While traveling from Palma de Mallorca, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Maspalomas, ranging from highs of 78°F to lows of 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Funchal.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Playa de Mogan, Playa de Amadores, Las Canteras Beach, Playa de la Aldea
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Motos Tivoli Gran Canaria ©
Motos Tivoli Gran Canaria
Playa de la Aldea ©
Playa de la Aldea

4
nights
Funchal, Portugal

The capital of the island of Madeira for more than 500 years, Funchal represents a laid-back city made popular by its historical sites and climate.
Popular historic sites such as Igreja do Colegio Sao Joao Evangelista and Church of Sao Pedro are in your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Ponta de Sao Lourenco. Get out of town with these interesting Funchal side-trips: Canical (Canical Beach & Miradouro da Ponta do Rosto) and Porto Moniz (Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools & Levada Ribeira de Janela). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Faja do Rancho Beach, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Cabo Girao, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico do Arieiro.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Funchal trip maker site .

Traveling by flight from Maspalomas to Funchal takes 5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Funchal can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Albufeira.

Things to do in Funchal

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Porto Moniz, Camara De Lobos, Canical, Ponta de Sao Lourenco, Church of Sao Pedro
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Ponta de Sao Lourenco ©
Ponta de Sao Lourenco
Levada Ribeira de Janela ©
Levada Ribeira de Janela

3
nights
Albufeira, Portugal

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
We've included these beaches for you: Praia do Amado and Praia do Carvalho. Step out of the city life by going to Praia Da Amoreira and Pescadores Beach. Step out of Albufeira to go to Praia da Rocha and see Praia Da Rocha, which is approximately 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, stroll through Falesia Beach, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and kick back and relax at Algarve.

For more things to do and other tourist information, refer to the Albufeira trip builder website .

Traveling by flight from Funchal to Albufeira takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train. When traveling from Funchal in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Albufeira, with highs around 84°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Aljezur, Praia Da Rocha, Pescadores Beach, Carvalho Beach, Algarve
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Praia Da Amoreira ©
Praia Da Amoreira
Carvalho Beach ©
Carvalho Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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