57 days in Europe Itinerary

57 days in Europe Itinerary

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57 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Florence, Italy
Fly:  6​h
1
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 8 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  11​h 30​min
3
Lagos, Portugal
— 5 nights
+2
bus + shuttle + Fly:  11​h 30​min
4
Corralejo, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Maspalomas, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h 45​min
6
Alcudia, Spain
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
7
Valletta, Malta
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
8
Oia, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h
9
Lindos, Greece
— 5 nights
+3
bus + Fly + tram + train:  10​h
10
Siena, Italy
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
11
Florence, Italy
— 6 nights
End: Florence, Italy

8
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Explore hidden gems such as Bamburgh Castle and Cragside House and Gardens. Rosslyn Chapel and The Alnwick Garden will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Stirling Castle (in Stirling), Lindisfarne Priory (in Holy Island) and Alnwick Castle (in Alnwick). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Edinburgh Old Town, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, and enjoy the sea views from Calton Hill.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Edinburgh route planning app .

Florence, Italy to Edinburgh is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Florence to Edinburgh due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Florence in October, expect Edinburgh to be little chillier, temps between 15°C and 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Alnwick, Rosslyn Chapel, Bamburgh Castle, Lindisfarne Priory, Cragside House and Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Lindisfarne Priory ©
Lindisfarne Priory
Cragside House and Gardens ©
Cragside House and Gardens
Bamburgh Castle ©
Bamburgh Castle

5
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Visiting Thingvellir National Park and Strokkur will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition and Laugavegur. Change things up with a short trip to Gullfoss Falls in Blaskogabyggd (about 1h 45 min away). And it doesn't end there: see Off-Road Tours, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Reykjavik trip itinerary site .

You can fly from Edinburgh to Reykjavik in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Edinburgh in October, things will get a bit cooler in Reykjavik: highs are around 9°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lagos.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Tours Nature

Side Trips

Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss Falls, Strokkur
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park

5
nights
Lagos, Portugal

Lagos ©
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cape Saint Vincent and Old Town Faro. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Praia Dona Ana and Praia da Marinha. Change things up with these side-trips from Lagos: Praia da Azenha do Mar (in Sao Teotonio), Falesia Beach (in Olhos de Agua) and Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha). And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, step off the mainland to explore Tavira Island, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and explore the striking landscape at Ponta Da Piedale.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Lagos trip planner .

Getting from Reykjavik to Lagos by combination of flight and bus takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Reykjavik in October, with highs in Lagos at 28°C and lows at 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Corralejo.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Portimao, Albufeira, Praia da Marinha, Cape Saint Vincent, Old Town Faro
Highlights from your plan
Alvor Boardwalk ©
Alvor Boardwalk
Praia da Marinha ©
Praia da Marinha
Praia Dona Ana ©
Praia Dona Ana

5
nights
Corralejo, Spain

Corralejo ©
Surrounded by a series of white sand dunes, Corralejo is tiny enough to explore on foot or bicycle.
Visiting Playa de Cofete and Parque Natural de Corralejo will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Garcey Beach and Iglesia Catedral de Santa Maria de Betancuria. Get out of town with these interesting Corralejo side-trips: Playa Paraiso (in Costa Calma), Monte Marina (in Esquinzo) and Cuevas de Ajuy (in Ajuy). Pack the 7th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Oasis Wildlife Fuerteventura. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons, stroll through Majanicho Beach, and take in the dramatic natural features at Corralejo Dunes.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Corralejo trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by combination of train, bus, and flight from Lagos to Corralejo takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Lagos in November; daily highs in Corralejo reach 28°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Corralejo

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Fuerteventura, Cuevas de Ajuy, Playa de Cofete, Iglesia Catedral de Santa Maria de Betancuria, El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons
Highlights from your plan
Playa de Cofete ©
Playa de Cofete
El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons ©
El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons
Cuevas de Ajuy ©
Cuevas de Ajuy

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Playa de Mogan and Dunas de Maspalomas. Visit El Faro de Maspalomas and Vegueta for their historical value. Step out of Maspalomas to go to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and see Las Canteras Beach, which is approximately 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Playa de Amadores, stroll through Playa de Maspalomas, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Palmitos Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Maspalomas online journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Corralejo to Maspalomas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. November in Maspalomas sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Alcudia.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

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

6
nights
Alcudia, Spain

Alcudia
Alcúdia is a municipality and township of the Spanish autonomous community of the Balearic Islands. Get in touch with nature at Playa de Alcudia and Cala Turqueta. Get some cultural insight at Serra de Tramuntana and Catedral de Mallorca. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Alcudia: Palma de Mallorca (Passeig des Born, Castell de Bellver, & more), Parc Natural de Mondrago (in Santanyi) and Cap de Formentor (in Formentor). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Muro, enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Murta, and take a stroll through Alcudia Old Town.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Alcudia online holiday planner .

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 when traveling from Maspalomas to Alcudia is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Maspalomas in November, with highs in Alcudia at 22°C and lows at 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Valletta.

Things to do in Alcudia

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Palma de Mallorca, Campos, Cala Murta, Playa de Muro, Parc Natural de Mondrago
Highlights from your plan
Cala Turqueta
Cala Turqueta
Parc Natural de Mondrago ©
Parc Natural de Mondrago
Serra de Tramuntana ©
Serra de Tramuntana

2
nights
Valletta, Malta

Valletta ©
Malta's capital city, Valletta preserves most of its medieval architecture, built in the 16th and 17th centuries by the Knights Hospitaller, once a powerful military order.
Lascaris War Rooms and Saluting Battery will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Fort St Elmo - National War Museum and St. John's Co-Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront at Valletta Waterfront, get to know the fascinating history of Mdina Old City, delve into the distant past at Mnajdra, and admire the natural beauty at Upper Barrakka Gardens.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Valletta trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Alcudia to Valletta takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, train, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Alcudia in November since evenings lows in Valletta dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Oia.

Things to do in Valletta

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Mnajdra, Mdina Old City
Highlights from your plan
Mnajdra ©
Mnajdra
Lascaris War Rooms ©
Lascaris War Rooms
Saluting Battery ©
Saluting Battery

3
nights
Oia, Greece

Oia ©
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Get a sense of the local culture at Santo Winery and Akrotiri. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail and Amoudi Bay. Change things up with these side-trips from Oia: Ancient Thera (in Kamari) and Perissa Black Sand Beach (in Perissa). There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Sunset in Oia.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Oia trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Valletta to Oia in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Valletta to Oia, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 17°C. On the 27th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lindos.

Things to do in Oia

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, Ancient Thera, Perissa Black Sand Beach, Santo Winery
Highlights from your plan
Ancient Thera ©
Ancient Thera
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail ©
Santo Winery ©
Santo Winery

5
nights
Lindos, Greece

Lindos ©
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
Get a sense of the local culture at Feraklos Castle and Acropolis of Lindos. Visiting Agios Pavlos Beach and Lindos Beach will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lindos: Alyki Beach (in Monolithos), Prasonisi Beach (in Kattavia) and Limni Beach (in Apolakkia). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tsambika Beach, kick back and relax at Gennadi Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Dormition of Theotokos Church, and delve into the distant past at Village of Lindos.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Lindos sightseeing planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Oia to Lindos in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus. In November in Lindos, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Siena.

Things to do in Lindos

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Dormition of Theotokos Church, Tsambika Beach, Limni Beach, Kavos Beach, Feraklos Castle
Highlights from your plan
Tsambika Beach ©
Tsambika Beach
Agios Pavlos Beach ©
Agios Pavlos Beach
Lindos Beach ©
Lindos Beach

1
night
Siena, Italy

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena and then don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Torre del Mangia and then contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of San Gimignano.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Siena road trip planning website .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and train from Lindos to Siena in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lindos to Siena due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lindos in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 5°C in Siena. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Florence.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Highlights from your plan
Torre del Mangia ©
Torre del Mangia
Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena

6
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get some historical perspective at Civita di Bagnoregio and Centro Storico. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Portovenere and Duomo di Pisa. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Bologna (Piazza Maggiore, Basilica di San Petronio, & more), Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa) and Duomo di Orvieto (in Orvieto). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica San Miniato al Monte, steep yourself in history at Castello Estense, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

Plan a Florence trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by bus from Siena to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Bologna, Pisa, Civita di Bagnoregio, Duomo di Orvieto, Le mura di Lucca
Highlights from your plan
Civita di Bagnoregio ©
Civita di Bagnoregio
Portovenere ©
Portovenere
Basilica di San Petronio ©
Basilica di San Petronio

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