32 days in Europe Itinerary

32 days in Europe Itinerary

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32 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: San Francisco, United States
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Puerto Del Carmen, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Maspalomas, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h 45​min
3
Alcudia, Spain
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + shuttle:  12​h 15​min
4
Kissamos, Greece
— 2 nights
taxi + ferry:  3​h 30​min
5
Kamari, Greece
— 3 nights
+4
ferry + foot + bus + Fly + bus:  8​h
6
Lindos, Greece
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h
7
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
8
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: San Francisco, United States

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Bodega La Geria and Casa Museo Monumento al Campesino. Step out of the city life by going to El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons and Cueva de los Verdes. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Puerto Del Carmen: Parque Natural de Corralejo (in Corralejo) and Timanfaya National Park (in Tinajo). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, see the interesting displays at Fundacion Cesar Manrique, and take some stellar pictures from Mirador Del Rio.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Puerto Del Carmen trip planning tool .

San Francisco, USA to Puerto Del Carmen is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, ferry, and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Western European Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in August; daily highs in Puerto Del Carmen reach 84°F and lows reach 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Puerto Del Carmen

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Lanzarote, San Bartolome, Timanfaya Nationalpark, Bodega La Geria, El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons ©
El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons
Bodega La Geria ©
Bodega La Geria

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Playa de Amadores and Playa de Mogan. Visit Playa de Maspalomas and Las Canteras Beach for some beach relaxation. Take a break from Maspalomas with a short trip to Vegueta in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, about 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: visit a coastal fixture at El Faro de Maspalomas and admire nature's extreme beauty at Dunas de Maspalomas.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Maspalomas trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Puerto Del Carmen to Maspalomas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Maspalomas can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Alcudia.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Playa de Amadores, Playa de Mogan
Highlights from your plan
Playa de Amadores ©
Playa de Amadores
Playa de Mogan ©
Playa de Mogan
Vegueta ©
Vegueta

2
nights
Alcudia, Spain

Alcudia ©
Alcúdia is a municipality and township of the Spanish autonomous community of the Balearic Islands. Escape the urban bustle at Playa de Muro and Playa de Alcudia. Alcudia Old Town and Bellver Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Frederic Chopin & George Sand Museum (in Valldemossa), Palma de Mallorca (Passeig des Born & Catedral de Mallorca) and Cala Tuent (in Sa Calobra).

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Alcudia trip itinerary maker tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Maspalomas to Alcudia in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone changes from Western European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Maspalomas in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Alcudia, with highs around 87°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Kissamos.

Things to do in Alcudia

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Palma de Mallorca, Frederic Chopin & George Sand Museum, Cala Tuent, Playa de Muro
Highlights from your plan
Playa de Muro ©
Playa de Muro
Cala Tuent ©
Cala Tuent
Playa de Alcudia ©
Playa de Alcudia

2
nights
Kissamos, Greece

Kissamos ©
A quiet port town situated on Crete's western tip, Kissamos attracts mostly domestic tourists and possesses more of the quintessential Greek feel than livelier resorts strung along the island's coastline.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Agios Georgios Byzantine Church and Church of St. George. Explore hidden gems such as Sfinari Beach and Balos Lagoon. Take a break from Kissamos with a short trip to Elafonissi Beach in Elafonissi, about 1h 05 min away. It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Falassarna Beach and stroll through Platania Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kissamos route maker website .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Alcudia to Kissamos in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus, flight, train, and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Alcudia to Kissamos due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in August, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Kamari.

Things to do in Kissamos

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Falassarna Beach, Agios Georgios Byzantine Church, Elafonissi Beach, Church of St. George, Platania Beach
Highlights from your plan
Balos Lagoon ©
Balos Lagoon
Falassarna Beach ©
Falassarna Beach
Sfinari Beach ©
Sfinari Beach

3
nights
Kamari, Greece

Kamari ©
Kamari is a coastal village on the southeastern part of the Aegean island of Santorini, Greece, in the Cyclades archipelago with a population of approx. Discover out-of-the-way places like Santo Winery and Hiking Trail Fira - Oia. You'll get in some beach time at Perissa Black Sand Beach and KAMARA BEACH. When in Kamari, make a side trip to see Sunset in Oia in Oia, approximately 34 minutes away. There's more to do: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kamari travel planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Kissamos to Kamari in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Lindos.

Things to do in Kamari

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sunset in Oia, Santo Winery, Akrotiri, Perissa Black Sand Beach, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail
Highlights from your plan
Santo Winery ©
Santo Winery
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail ©
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail
Perissa Black Sand Beach ©
Perissa Black Sand Beach

2
nights
Lindos, Greece

Lindos ©
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
Relax by the water at Lindos Beach and Tsambika Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Agios Pavlos Beach and Feraklos Castle. Step out of Lindos with an excursion to Artistic Village Contemporary Art - Art gallery & Museum of Ceramic Art in Kolimbia--about 38 minutes away. Spend the 22nd (Thu) exploring ancient history at Village of Lindos. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dormition of Theotokos Church and delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Lindos.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Lindos tour itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Kamari to Lindos in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or ride a ferry. In August, daytime highs in Lindos are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Lindos

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Dormition of Theotokos Church, Tsambika Beach, Feraklos Castle, Artistic Village Contemporary Art - Art gallery & Museum of Ceramic Art
Highlights from your plan
Agios Pavlos Beach ©
Agios Pavlos Beach
Tsambika Beach ©
Tsambika Beach
Lindos Beach ©
Lindos Beach

5
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Cragside House and Gardens and Bamburgh Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Buchanan Street and National Wallace Monument. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Edinburgh: Stirling Castle (in Stirling) and Glasgow (Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum & The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Edinburgh online driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Lindos to Edinburgh in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Lindos to Edinburgh. In August, Edinburgh is much colder than Lindos - with highs of 65°F and lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Glasgow, Stirling, Cragside House and Gardens, Bamburgh Castle
Highlights from your plan
Bamburgh Castle ©
Bamburgh Castle
Cragside House and Gardens ©
Cragside House and Gardens
Buchanan Street ©
Buchanan Street

5
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Thingvellir National Park and National Museum of Iceland are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fishing Charters & Tours and The Settlement Center. Change things up with these side-trips from Reykjavik: Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall (in Skalholt), Thingvallakirkja church (in Thingvellir) and Strokkur (in Geysir). There's much more to do: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, wander the streets of Laugavegur, admire the sheer force of Gullfoss, and take an in-depth tour of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Reykjavik trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to Reykjavik takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Edinburgh in August, expect nights in Reykjavik to be about the same, around 47°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Thingvellir, Gullfoss Falls, Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, The Settlement Center, Strokkur
Highlights from your plan
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Fishing Charters & Tours
Horseback Riding Tours

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