49 days in Europe Itinerary

49 days in Europe Itinerary

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49 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Zagreb, Croatia
Fly + train:  7​h
1
Bath, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
York, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
Albufeira, Portugal
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Malaga, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Corralejo, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Maspalomas, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h 45​min
8
Alcudia, Spain
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  8​h
9
Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
+3
train + shuttle + Fly + bus:  9​h 15​min
10
Lindos, Greece
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h 15​min
11
Rethymnon, Greece
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Zagreb, Croatia

6
nights
Bath, United Kingdom

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
We've included these beaches for you: Weymouth Beach and Bournemouth Beach. Explore hidden gems such as The Tank Museum and Corfe Castle. Change things up with these side-trips from Bath: Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta (in Salisbury), Clifton Suspension Bridge (in Bristol) and Longleat (in Warminster). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Mary Rose Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey, explore the galleries of The Roman Baths, and take an in-depth tour of Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

Discover how to plan a Bath trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Zagreb, Croatia to Bath is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Zagreb to Bath. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to York.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Portsmouth, Longleat, Weymouth Beach, The Tank Museum, Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta
Highlights from your plan
Corfe Castle ©
Corfe Castle
The Tank Museum ©
The Tank Museum
The Mary Rose Museum ©
The Mary Rose Museum

6
nights
York, United Kingdom

York ©
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fountains Abbey and Whitby Abbey. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Filey Beach and Scarborough Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around York: Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum (in Malton), Durham Cathedral (in Durham) and Lincoln (Lincoln Castle & Lincoln Cathedral). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at York Castle Museum, take a stroll through York Shambles, take an in-depth tour of National Railway Museum, and admire the striking features of York Minster.

Plan my day in York using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Bath to York in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. October in York sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Lincoln, Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum, Fountains Abbey, Filey Beach, Whitby Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Fountains Abbey ©
Fountains Abbey
Filey Beach ©
Filey Beach
Scarborough Beach ©
Scarborough Beach

6
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Let the collections at Royal Yacht Britannia and National Museum of Scotland capture your imagination. Bamburgh Castle and Lindisfarne Priory will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Rosslyn Chapel (in Roslin), Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum (in Glasgow) and Stirling Castle (in Stirling). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Alnwick Castle, sample the fine beverages at The Scotch Whisky Experience, take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town, and get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh day trip tool .

Traveling by train from York to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In October in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Albufeira.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Bamburgh Castle, Rosslyn Chapel, Lindisfarne Priory, Stirling Castle, Alnwick Castle
Highlights from your plan
Lindisfarne Priory ©
Lindisfarne Priory
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Bamburgh Castle ©
Bamburgh Castle

5
nights
Albufeira, Portugal

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Praia Dona Ana and Falesia Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cape Saint Vincent and Praia da Marinha. Get out of town with these interesting Albufeira side-trips: Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha), Lagos (Ponta Da Piedale & Praia do Camilo) and Alvor Boardwalk (in Alvor). Pack the 5th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Zoomarine Algarve. Next up on the itinerary: race across the water with a speed boat tour.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Albufeira travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to Albufeira takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Edinburgh in October: high temperatures in Albufeira hover around 28°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Malaga.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lagos, Portimao, Praia da Marinha, Cape Saint Vincent
Highlights from your plan
Cape Saint Vincent ©
Cape Saint Vincent
Praia da Marinha ©
Praia da Marinha
Praia Dona Ana ©
Praia Dona Ana

5
nights
Malaga, Spain

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Get some historical perspective at Jewish Quarter (Juderia) and Castillo de Gibralfaro. Explore Malaga's surroundings by going to Puente Nuevo (in Ronda) and Granada (Royal Chapel of Granada, Mirador de San Nicolas, & more). The adventure continues: browse the exhibits of Alcazaba and contemplate the long history of Malaga Cathedral.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Malaga trip tool .

Traveling by car from Albufeira to Malaga takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Albufeira to Malaga. In November, daily temperatures in Malaga can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Corralejo.

Things to do in Malaga

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Granada, Jewish Quarter (Juderia), Puente Nuevo
Highlights from your plan
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas
Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)
Royal Chapel of Granada ©
Royal Chapel of Granada

2
nights
Corralejo, Spain

Corralejo ©
Surrounded by a series of white sand dunes, Corralejo is tiny enough to explore on foot or bicycle.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): kick back and relax at El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons, then explore the striking landscape at Corralejo Dunes, and then identify plant and animal life at Parque Natural de Corralejo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): examine the collection at Los Molinos, then don't miss a visit to Iglesia Catedral de Santa Maria de Betancuria, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa del Valle, and finally kick back and relax at Majanicho Beach.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Corralejo day trip site .

You can fly from Malaga to Corralejo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Western European Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Malaga in November; daily highs in Corralejo reach 28°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Corralejo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Betancuria, El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons, Los Molinos, Majanicho Beach
Highlights from your plan
El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons ©
El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons
Parque Natural de Corralejo ©
Parque Natural de Corralejo

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Playa de Amadores and El Faro de Maspalomas. Relax by the water at Playa de Mogan and Las Canteras Beach. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Maspalomas, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Palmitos Park, and explore the fascinating landscape at Dunas de Maspalomas.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Maspalomas trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Corralejo to Maspalomas by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. In November, daytime highs in Maspalomas are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Alcudia.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

1
night
Alcudia, Spain

Alcudia ©
Alcúdia is a municipality and township of the Spanish autonomous community of the Balearic Islands. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): wander the streets of Alcudia Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): kick back and relax at Playa de Alcudia, then kick back and relax at Playa de Muro, and then kick back and relax at Sa Canova Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Alcudia route tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Maspalomas to Alcudia takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. In November, Alcudia is a bit cooler than Maspalomas - with highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Alcudia

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Playa de Muro, Sa Canova Beach
Highlights from your plan
Playa de Muro ©
Playa de Muro
Playa de Alcudia ©
Playa de Alcudia
Alcudia Old Town ©
Alcudia Old Town

5
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Historic Centre of San Gimignano and Duomo di Orvieto. Venture out of the city with trips to Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa), Le mura di Lucca (in Lucca) and Siena (Duomo di Siena & Piazza del Campo). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Portovenere, make a trip to Piazza Maggiore, take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence day trip planning app .

Getting from Alcudia to Florence by combination of bus and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. When traveling from Alcudia in November, plan for slightly colder days in Florence, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Lindos.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Bologna, Siena, Castello Estense, Historic Centre of San Gimignano, Duomo di Orvieto
Highlights from your plan
Portovenere ©
Portovenere
Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Duomo di Orvieto ©
Duomo di Orvieto

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 Tsambika Beach and Agios Pavlos Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Vlycha Beach and Dormition of Theotokos Church. Spend the 24th (Sun) exploring ancient history at Village of Lindos. There's more to do: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Lindos.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Lindos trip itinerary site .

You can do a combination of train, flight, and bus from Florence to Lindos in 9.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Florence to Lindos, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Florence in November; daily highs in Lindos reach 24°C and lows reach 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Lindos

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Tsambika Beach, Dormition of Theotokos Church
Highlights from your plan
Tsambika Beach ©
Tsambika Beach
Agios Pavlos Beach ©
Agios Pavlos Beach
Dormition of Theotokos Church ©
Dormition of Theotokos Church

4
nights
Rethymnon, Greece

Rethymnon ©
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Monastery of Arkadi and Minoiko Nekrotafeio Armenon. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Falassarna Beach and Lake Kournas. Explore Rethymnon's surroundings by going to Koimiseos Theotokou Church (in Meronas), Old Venetian Harbor (in Chania Town) and Heraklion Archaeological Museum (in Heraklion). There's more to do: wander the streets of Rethymnon Old Town.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Rethymnon visit planning tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Lindos to Rethymnon takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and car. In November, daily temperatures in Rethymnon can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Falassarna Beach, Koimiseos Theotokou Church, Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Old Venetian Harbor, Lake Kournas
Highlights from your plan
Falassarna Beach ©
Falassarna Beach
Monastery of Arkadi ©
Monastery of Arkadi
Minoiko Nekrotafeio Armenon ©
Minoiko Nekrotafeio Armenon

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