31 days in Europe Itinerary

31 days in Europe Itinerary

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31 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Seoul, South Korea
Fly:  22​h
1
Funchal, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Maspalomas, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Corralejo, Spain
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Puerto Del Carmen, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Valencia, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
6
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
7
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 6 nights
Fly + train:  18​h 30​min
End: Seoul, South Korea

4
nights
Funchal, Portugal

Funchal ©
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ponta de Sao Lourenco and Levada do Lajeado. Get in touch with nature at Off-Road Tours and Vereda da Garganta Funda. Get out of town with these interesting Funchal side-trips: Vereda da Faja Grande (in Ponta do Pargo) and Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools (in Porto Moniz). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Blandy's Wine Lodge, explore the striking landscape at Cabo Girao, take in the awesome beauty at Pico do Arieiro, and admire the natural beauty at Monte Palace Madeira.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Funchal road trip planning site .

Seoul, South Korea to Funchal is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone changes from Korea Standard Time (KST) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Seoul in December, with highs in Funchal at 23°C and lows at 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Funchal

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Calheta, Ponta de Sao Lourenco, Cabo Girao, Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools
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Ponta de Sao Lourenco ©
Ponta de Sao Lourenco
Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools ©
Off-Road Tours

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): enjoy the sea views from El Faro de Maspalomas, kick back and relax at Playa de Maspalomas, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Reserva Natural Especial de Las Dunas de Maspalomas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): stroll through Playa de Mogan, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Amadores, and then kick back and relax at Las Canteras Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Maspalomas trip planner .

You can fly from Funchal to Maspalomas in 5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Corralejo.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Las Canteras Beach, Playa de Mogan, Playa de Amadores
Highlights from your plan
Playa de Mogan ©
Playa de Mogan
Playa de Amadores ©
Playa de Amadores

4
nights
Corralejo, Spain

Corralejo ©
Surrounded by a series of white sand dunes, Corralejo is tiny enough to explore on foot or bicycle.
Explore hidden gems such as El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons and Montana Roja. Get in touch with nature at Playa de Cofete and Cuevas de Ajuy. Pack the 27th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Oasis Wildlife Fuerteventura. The adventure continues: head outdoors with Corralejo Tennis Academy, look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Natural de Corralejo, and explore the striking landscape at Parque Natural de Corralejo.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Corralejo itinerary tool .

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 December, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Puerto Del Carmen.

Things to do in Corralejo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cuevas de Ajuy, Playa de Cofete, Oasis Wildlife Fuerteventura, El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons
Highlights from your plan
El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons ©
El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons
Cuevas de Ajuy ©
Cuevas de Ajuy
Playa de Cofete ©
Playa de Cofete

4
nights
Puerto Del Carmen, Spain

One of the most lively and visited areas in the Canary Islands, Lanzarote’s largest city, Puerto del Carmen, is well-known for its vibrant nightlife and high concentration of bars and pubs.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and El Golfo. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Los Hervideros and Marina Rubicon. When in Puerto Del Carmen, make a side trip to see Timanfaya Nationalpark in Tinajo, approximately 54 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin de Cactus, explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva de los Verdes, take some stellar pictures from Mirador Del Rio, and get in on the family fun at Rancho Texas Lanzarote Park.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Puerto Del Carmen trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Corralejo to Puerto Del Carmen takes 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Puerto Del Carmen can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Valencia.

Things to do in Puerto Del Carmen

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Lanzarote, Timanfaya Nationalpark, Jardin de Cactus, Marina Rubicon
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Los Hervideros ©
Los Hervideros
El Golfo ©
El Golfo

4
nights
Valencia, Spain

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Visiting Peñón de Ifac Natural Park and Jardi del Turia will get you outdoors. Explore Valencia's surroundings by going to Benidorm (El Casco Antiguo de Benidorm & Playa de Levante). And it doesn't end there: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, hunt for treasures at Central Market of Valencia, observe the fascinating underwater world at Oceanografic Valencia, and get curious at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Valencia trip builder tool .

You can fly from Puerto Del Carmen to Valencia in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time (WET) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. In January, Valencia is little chillier than Puerto Del Carmen - with highs of 20°C and lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Benidorm, Peñón de Ifac Natural Park
Highlights from your plan
Playa de Levante ©
Playa de Levante
Peñón de Ifac Natural Park ©
Peñón de Ifac Natural Park
Jardi del Turia ©
Jardi del Turia

5
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get in touch with nature at Arthur's Seat and Calton Hill. Change things up with these side-trips from Edinburgh: Stirling Castle (in Stirling) and Glasgow (Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum & The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel). There's much more to do: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town, and engage your brain at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Edinburgh online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Valencia to Edinburgh takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Valencia to Edinburgh due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Valencia in January, things will get a bit cooler in Edinburgh: highs are around 7°C and lows about 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Tours Nature

Side Trips

Glasgow, Stirling Castle
Highlights from your plan
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum ©
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
Calton Hill ©
Calton Hill

6
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Thingvellir National Park and National Museum of Iceland. Get in touch with nature at Off-Road Tours and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall (in Skalholt), Strokkur (in Geysir) and Gullfoss Falls (in Blaskogabyggd). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager, take a stroll through Laugavegur, and admire all the interesting features of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Reykjavik trip builder .

You can fly from Edinburgh to Reykjavik in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. In January, Reykjavik is slightly colder than Edinburgh - with highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Tours Nature

Side Trips

Thingvellir National Park, Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, Gullfoss Falls, Strokkur, Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
Highlights from your plan
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
Off-Road Tours

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