59 days in Europe Itinerary

59 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Cape Town, South Africa
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
3
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  4 h 45 min
4
Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
5
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
6
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  6 h
7
Pozzuoli, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
8
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
9
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
10
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h 45 min
11
Mendrisio, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  7 h 30 min
12
Moustiers Sainte-Marie, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
13
Grenoble, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
14
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  10 h
15
Soldeu, Andorra
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
16
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h
17
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
18
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  5 h 30 min
19
Lanzarote, Spain
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  3 h 30 min
20
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  22 h 30 min
End: Cape Town, South Africa

2
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London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Gallery and The British Museum. Appreciate the collections at Natural History Museum and Imperial War Museums. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Victoria and Albert Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Chapel Street Market, examine the collection at All Hallows By The Tower, and explore the activities along Regent's Canal.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the London trip site.

Cape Town, South Africa to London is an approximately 14.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Cape Town to London. Traveling from Cape Town in December, things will get much colder in London: highs are around 11°C and lows about 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

3
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Musee d'Orsay and Palais de Tokyo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou and Musee des Arts et Metiers will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, examine the collection at Musee de l'Orangerie, and contemplate the waterfront views at Seine River.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Paris online tour itinerary builder.

You can take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In December in Paris, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 7th (Mon), explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, and then take in the exciting artwork at Mark Raven Amsterdam Art. Keep things going the next day: stop by De Kaaskamer, explore the activities along Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht), then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, and finally stop by PGC Hajenius.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

3
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
On the 10th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Stockholm Canals, then take an in-depth tour of Vasa Museum, and then browse the range of quality goods at Nordiska Kompaniet (NK). Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Skansen, then learn about all things military at Royal Armory, and then relax and rejuvenate at Centralbadet.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Stockholm trip site.

Do a combination of train and flight from Amsterdam to Stockholm in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Amsterdam in December, expect Stockholm to be slightly colder, temps between 3°C and -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Royal Armory ©
Royal Armory

3
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica Cistern and Great Palace Mosaics Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate Chora Museum and Istanbul Modern. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Bosphorus Strait, slough off your stress at Suleymaniye Hamami, stop by Jennifer's Hamam, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Solar Plajı.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Istanbul itinerary planner.

You can fly from Stockholm to Istanbul in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Stockholm to Istanbul. Traveling from Stockholm in December, things will get a bit warmer in Istanbul: highs are around 7°C and lows about 7°C. On the 15th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Istanbul

Parks Museums Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Bosphorus Strait ©
Bosphorus Strait
Chora Museum ©
Chora Museum
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Heraion of Samos, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and finally get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, then examine the collection at Museum of Greek Folk Musical Instruments, and then admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Athens vacation maker site.

You can fly from Istanbul to Athens in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Istanbul to Athens due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in December, expect nights in Athens to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Pozzuoli.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Heraion of Samos
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum

2
nights
Pozzuoli, Italy

Pozzuoli ©
Pozzuoli is a city and comune of the Metropolitan City of Naples, in the Italian region of Campania. Get outdoors at Vulcano Solfatara and Lago d'Averno. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Centro Commerciale Campania and La Reggia Designer Outlet. The adventure continues: explore the galleries of Archaeological Museum of Campi Flegrei and relax and rejuvenate at Terme Stufe di Nerone.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Pozzuoli attractions planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Athens to Pozzuoli. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Athens in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Pozzuoli, with lows of 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Pozzuoli

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bacoli, Marcianise
Highlights from your plan
Archaeological Museum of Campi Flegrei ©
Archaeological Museum of Campi Flegrei
Lago d'Averno ©
Lago d'Averno
Vulcano Solfatara
Vulcano Solfatara

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nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get some historical perspective at Pantheon and Church of St. Louis of the French. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Vatican Museums and Art Studio Cafe. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, browse the exhibits of Palazzo Doria Pamphilj, and relax and rejuvenate at AcquaMadre Hammam.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Rome online trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Pozzuoli to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December in Rome, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Museums Historic Sites Spas

Side Trip

Vatican Museums
Highlights from your plan
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Galleria Borghese
Galleria Borghese

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Pitti Palace. Appreciate the collections at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Cappella Brancacci. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and relax and rejuvenate at Soulspace.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Florence day trip tool.

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Spas Parks
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

3
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Let the collections at Doge's Palace and Alice in Wonderland Fine Arts Gallery capture your imagination. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Basilica di San Marco. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Canal Grande, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Nicolo al Lido, explore the world behind art at Palazzo Grassi, and see the interesting displays at Ca' Rezzonico.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Venice trip planning app.

Getting from Florence to Venice by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Florence in December; daily highs in Venice reach 11°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mendrisio.

Things to do in Venice

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

3
nights
Mendrisio, Switzerland

Mendrisio ©
Mendrisio is a municipality in the district of Mendrisio in the canton of Ticino in Switzerland.Mendrisio is the seat of the Accademia di Architettura of the university of Italian-speaking Switzerland (USI).The municipality was boosted in size on 4 April 2004 when it incorporated the former municipality of Salorino. Get in touch with nature at Monte San Giorgio and Lido Golfo del Sole. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museo Vincenzo Vela and Museo di Valmaggia. When in Mendrisio, make a side trip to see Alprose Schokolade-Museum in Caslano, approximately Caslano away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Museo e Fondazione Hermann Hesse and indulge in some personalized pampering at Splash & Spa Tamaro.

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

You can drive from Venice to Mendrisio in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow time for travel to Moustiers Sainte-Marie.

Things to do in Mendrisio

Museums Theme Parks Spas

Side Trips

Alprose Schokolade-Museum, Museo e Fondazione Hermann Hesse, Monte San Giorgio, Museo Vincenzo Vela, Museo di Valmaggia
Highlights from your plan
Museo e Fondazione Hermann Hesse ©
Museo e Fondazione Hermann Hesse
Monte San Giorgio ©
Monte San Giorgio
Museo Vincenzo Vela ©
Museo Vincenzo Vela

3
nights
Moustiers Sainte-Marie, France

Moustiers Sainte-Marie ©
Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, or simply Moustiers, is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France, a part of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region and considered one of the "most beautiful villages of France".It lies at the western entrance to the Gorges du Verdon. Your inner history buff will appreciate Chapelle Saint-Barthélemy and Notre Dame de Beauvoir. Step out of the city life by going to Les Gorges du Verdon and Lac De Sainte Croix. Venture out of the city with trips to Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins (in Mougins), Naturozen (in Vidauban) and Centre Thetys Pegomas (in Pegomas).

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Moustiers Sainte-Marie trip planner.

You can drive from Mendrisio to Moustiers Sainte-Marie in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In January, daytime highs in Moustiers Sainte-Marie are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Grenoble.

Things to do in Moustiers Sainte-Marie

Parks Nature Spas

Side Trips

Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins, Centre Thetys Pegomas, Chapelle Saint-Barthélemy, Naturozen, Lac De Sainte Croix
Highlights from your plan
Les Gorges du Verdon ©
Les Gorges du Verdon
Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins ©
Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins
Lac De Sainte Croix ©
Lac De Sainte Croix

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nights
Grenoble, France

Grenoble ©
At the foot of the French Alps where the river Drac joins the Isère (the lion and the serpent), Grenoble offers you tons of winter and summer activities to keep the entire family busy, like hiking, climbing, skiing, and snowboarding, as well as swimming in clean mountain lakes.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): look for gifts at Fromagerie Les Alpages, then steep yourself in history at Abbaye de Pontigny, then see the interesting displays at Maison de Pays - Musee Archeologique du Lac de Paladru, and finally learn about winemaking at Chartreuse. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Chocolatier Zugmeyer, hunt for treasures at Halle Sainte-Claire, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Louis.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Grenoble day trip planning app.

You can drive from Moustiers Sainte-Marie to Grenoble in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In January, Grenoble is a bit cooler than Moustiers Sainte-Marie - with highs of 6°C and lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Zermatt.

Things to do in Grenoble

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Abbaye de Pontigny, Chartreuse, Maison de Pays - Musee Archeologique du Lac de Paladru
Highlights from your plan
Fromagerie Les Alpages ©
Fromagerie Les Alpages
Abbaye de Pontigny ©
Abbaye de Pontigny
Chartreuse ©
Chartreuse

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nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 7th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Fondation Pierre Gianadda and then make a trip to Fort d'Artillerie de Champex. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable ride with Matterhorn Glacier Paradise, see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, and then tour along fresh powder with Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Zermatt online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Grenoble to Zermatt takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Soldeu.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Fondation Pierre Gianadda, Fort d'Artillerie de Champex
Highlights from your plan
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise
Matterhorn Glacier Paradise ©
Matterhorn Glacier Paradise
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis ©
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis

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Soldeu, Andorra

Soldeu ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): fly down the slopes at Soldeu - El Tarter, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario de Meritxell, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sant Joan de Caselles. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Perfume Museum, examine the collection at Museo De La Miniatura De Ordino, and then examine the collection at Museu Nacional de l'Automobil.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Soldeu online attractions planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zermatt to Soldeu. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Soldeu

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Canillo, Museo De La Miniatura De Ordino, Perfume Museum, Museu Nacional de l'Automobil
Highlights from your plan
Soldeu - El Tarter ©
Soldeu - El Tarter
Santuario de Meritxell ©
Santuario de Meritxell
Church of Sant Joan de Caselles ©
Church of Sant Joan de Caselles

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional. Do your shopping at Vom FASS Barcelona and Mercat Santa Caterina. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Playa de La Barceloneta, indulge in some personalized pampering at Ambrosia Spa, and look for gifts at Papabubble.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip builder.

Drive from Soldeu to Barcelona in 3 hours. January in Barcelona sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Spas Shopping Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Playa de La Barceloneta ©
Playa de La Barceloneta
Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional ©
Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional

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Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 16th (Sat), make a trip to Belém Tower, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, and then admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Guincho Beach, then take in the exciting artwork at Sintra Museum Klaus Ohnsmann, then learn the tricks of the trade with Time Out Market Lisboa, and finally examine the collection at Fundacao Jose Saramago.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Lisbon trip itinerary maker app.

Fly from Barcelona to Lisbon in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. January in Lisbon sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. On the 18th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Lisbon

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Guincho Beach, Sintra Museum Klaus Ohnsmann
Highlights from your plan
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Museu Nacional do Azulejo ©
Museu Nacional do Azulejo
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

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nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia will appeal to museum buffs. Head to Macchinine and Mercado la Cebadafor plenty of shopping. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid, indulge in some personalized pampering at MasvitalZenter, stroll around Parque del Retiro, and stop by Cuesta de Moyano.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Madrid trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Madrid takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Madrid. In January, Madrid is a bit cooler than Lisbon - with highs of 12°C and lows of 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow time for travel to Lanzarote.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia ©
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia

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nights
Lanzarote, Spain

Lanzarote ©
Today, the entire island is a World Biosphere Reserve, with over 500 different kinds of plants, 17 of which are endemic.
Appreciate the collections at Fundacion Cesar Manrique and Museo de la Pirateria. Shop till you drop at Biosfera Plaza Shopping and Leisure Centre and Teguise Market. There's more to do: explore the striking landscape of Timanfaya Nationalpark and kick back and relax at Surf Spot Famara.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Lanzarote driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Madrid to Lanzarote takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Madrid to Lanzarote is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Madrid, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Lanzarote, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

Things to do in Lanzarote

Parks Nature Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Surf Spot Famara ©
Surf Spot Famara
Timanfaya Nationalpark ©
Timanfaya Nationalpark
Fundacion Cesar Manrique ©
Fundacion Cesar Manrique

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Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria ©
As the largest city in the Canary Islands, Las Palmas serves as a popular vacation destination, encompassing lively island culture and all the modern amenities of a major metropolis.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Las Canteras Beach and Playa de Maspalomas. Take a break from the city and head to Gran Canaria Divers and Blue Explorers Diving Centres. Step out of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to go to Maspalomas and see Fund Grube Yumbo, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's more to do: stop by Artesania Santa Catalina and get engrossed in the history at Casa Museo Leon & Castillo.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Palmas de Gran Canaria driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Lanzarote to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. In January, daytime highs in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Puerto de Mogan, Maspalomas, Casa Museo Leon & Castillo, La Maison Belge
Highlights from your plan
Las Canteras Beach ©
Las Canteras Beach
Gran Canaria Divers ©
Gran Canaria Divers
Blue Explorers Diving Centres ©
Blue Explorers Diving Centres

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