26 days in Europe Itinerary

26 days in Europe Itinerary

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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly
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Alcudia, Spain
— 1 night
Fly
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Granada, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lagos, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly
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Maspalomas, Spain
— 1 night
Fly
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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 3 nights
Fly
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly to Rhodes, Bus to Lindos
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Lindos, Greece
— 1 night
Bus to Rhodes, Fly to Heraklion
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Rethymnon, Greece
— 4 nights
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Florence, Italy

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Palazzo Strozzi and Corridoio Vasariano. Get some historical perspective at Church and Museum of Orsanmichele and Piazza Della Passera. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Accademia di Belle Arti, appreciate the extensive heritage of Oratorio di San Sebastiano De' Bini, take in panoramic vistas at Torre di Arnolfo, and examine the collection at Gucci Museo.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence holiday planner.

Bucharest, Romania to Florence is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Bucharest to Florence is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Bucharest in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Florence, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Alcudia.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

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Alcudia, Spain

Alcúdia is a municipality and township of the Spanish autonomous community of the Balearic Islands. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): get outside with Wind & Friends, kick back and relax at Cala Molins, get lost in a book at Fundacio Biblioteca d'Alcudia Can Torro, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Beer Lovers Cerveceria, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sa Penya Rotja, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Oratorio de Santa Anna. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Parroquia de Sant Jaume, explore the ancient world of Teatre Ròma, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Sant Joan, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Playa El Mal Pas.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Alcudia trip planner.

Fly from Florence to Alcudia in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Alcudia can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Granada.

Things to do in Alcudia

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Granada, Spain

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.
Guadix Cathedral and Iglesia del Sagrario will appeal to history buffs. Centro de Interpretacion Cuevas de Guadix and Dar al-Horra are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Granada with an excursion to ​​Cueva Museo in Purullena--about 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, explore the world behind art at Museo de Bellas Artes de Granada, contemplate the long history of Cuarto Real de Santo Domingo, and examine the collection at Palacio de los Olvidados.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Granada road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Alcudia to Granada takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Alcudia in September, plan for little chillier nights in Granada, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

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Lagos, Portugal

Jewel of the Algarve

The allure of the beaches and the town's historical center draw visitors to Lagos, a coastal destination in the Barlavento region of the Algarve.
On the 16th (Wed), tee off at Clubhouse Onyria Palmares, take in the spiritual surroundings of Arc of Sao Goncalo, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Santa Maria de Lagos, then contemplate the long history of Antigo Mercado de Escravos, then appreciate the history behind Statue of Infante Dom Henrique, and finally step into the grandiose world of Governor's Castle (Castelo dos Governadores). Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Museu Municipal Dr. Jose Formosinho, make a trip to Centro Cultural de Lagos, then see the interesting displays at Lagos Ciencia Viva Science Centre, and finally get outside with Praia do Pinhao.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Lagos trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Granada to Lagos takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Granada to Lagos is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Granada in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Lagos, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Lagos

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Golf

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Maspalomas, Spain

Home to Gran Canary's Most Beautiful Beach

Fondly referred to as “El Sur” by the locals, Maspalomas serves as a hub of entertainment and beach activity on Gran Canary Island.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Playa de San Agustin, then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Playa De Las Burras. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Paseo Costa Canaria, kick back and relax at Playa de Veril, then pause for some serene contemplation at Templo Ecumenico El Salvador, then have some family-friendly fun at Minigolf Atlantico, and finally experience the excitement of Motos Tivoli Gran Canaria.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Maspalomas journey maker.

Traveling by flight from Lagos to Maspalomas takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Lagos in September, Maspalomas is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

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Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tales from Iceland and Cemetery Holavallagardur. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bruarfoss Waterfall and Videy Island. Explore Reykjavik's surroundings by going to Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall (in Skalholt), Haukadalur (in Blaskogabyggd) and Geysir (in Haukadalur). There's lots more to do: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, get your game on at Mink Viking Portrait Studio, take an in-depth tour of The Settlement Center, and kick back and relax at Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Reykjavik driving holiday planning site.

Getting from Maspalomas to Reykjavik by flight takes about 12 hours. Traveling from Maspalomas in September, things will get colder in Reykjavik: highs are around 13°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Jedburgh Abbey and Greyfriars Kirkyard. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Church of the Holy Rude and Gladstone's Land. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Edinburgh: Jedburgh (Jedburgh Castle Jail and Museum & Mary Queen of Scots' Visitor Centre), Stirling (Stirling Bridge & The Old Town Jail) and Argaty Red Kites (in Doune). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Modern One), take an in-depth tour of People's Story, stroll the grounds of South Leith Parish Church, and contemplate the long history of Old Royal High School.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to Edinburgh takes 6 hours. When traveling from Reykjavik in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Edinburgh, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lindos.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Lindos, Greece

A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
On the 28th (Mon), explore the engaging exhibits at Rodos Nature - Folklore Museum, kick back and relax at Lardos Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Glystra Beach, then stop by Kori Lindos, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Vliha Bay. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of The Church of the Panagia, kick back and relax at Vlycha Beach, and then get a taste of life in the country at A&E Elpida Ranch.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Lindos trip maker.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Edinburgh to Lindos in 10 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Edinburgh to Lindos. Traveling from Edinburgh in September, things will get much warmer in Lindos: highs are around 33°C and lows about 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Lindos

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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Rethymnon, Greece

Rethymnon combines the old-fashioned charm of a small town with proximity to long sandy beaches with all the modern conveniences usually found in big tourist resorts.
Step off the beaten path and head to St. Anthony Gorge (Gorge of Patsos) and Museum of Ancient Eleutherna. Take a break from the city and head to Biotopoi Nature Park and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, explore the world behind art at Contemporary Art Museum of Crete, learn more about the world around you at Paleontological Museum of Rethymnon, and kick back and relax at Baja Beach Club.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rethymnon trip builder.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Lindos to Rethymnon takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Lindos in September, plan for little chillier nights in Rethymnon, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trips