15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Chicago, United States
Fly + Bus:  16 h 45 min
1
Playa Blanca, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Corralejo, Spain
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  3 h 45 min
3
Maspalomas, Spain
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  5 h 15 min
4
Granada, Spain
— 1 night
+2
Shuttle + Fly + Train:  7 h 30 min
5
Turin, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
6
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h
7
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  10 h 30 min
End: Chicago, United States

1
night
Playa Blanca, Spain

Playa Blanca ©
On the 30th (Sun), do a tasting at Bodegas Stratvs and then Head underground at Los Hervideros. Here are some ideas for day two: get interesting insight from Tours, then explore the striking landscape of Timanfaya Nationalpark, and then take in the waterfront activity at Marina Rubicon.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Playa Blanca trip itinerary site.

Chicago, USA to Playa Blanca is an approximately 17- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Traveling from Chicago to Playa Blanca, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Chicago in January; daily highs in Playa Blanca reach 68°F and lows reach 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Corralejo.

Things to do in Playa Blanca

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lanzarote, Bodegas Stratvs
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Timanfaya Nationalpark ©
Timanfaya Nationalpark
Los Hervideros ©
Los Hervideros
Bodegas Stratvs ©
Bodegas Stratvs

1
night
Corralejo, Spain

Corralejo ©
Surrounded by a series of white sand dunes, Corralejo is tiny enough to explore on foot or bicycle.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons and then look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Natural de Corralejo.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Corralejo attractions site.

You can drive from Playa Blanca to Corralejo in 1.5 hours. In January in Corralejo, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 60°F at night. On the 1st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Corralejo

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons
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El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons ©
El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons
Parque Natural de Corralejo ©
Parque Natural de Corralejo

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 2nd (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Mogan, stroll through Playa de Amadores, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Maspalomas, and finally explore the striking landscape at Reserva Natural Especial de Las Dunas de Maspalomas. On the next day, take a stroll through Vegueta, kick back and relax at Las Canteras Beach, and then visit a coastal fixture at El Faro de Maspalomas.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Maspalomas trip builder tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and 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. In February in Maspalomas, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 59°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Granada.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Playa de Mogan, Playa de Amadores
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Playa de Mogan ©
Playa de Mogan
Vegueta ©
Vegueta
Playa de Amadores ©
Playa de Amadores

1
night
Granada, Spain

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
On the 4th (Fri), wander the streets of Albayzin, then contemplate the long history of Mirador de San Nicolas, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Chapel of Granada.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Granada tour planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Maspalomas to Granada in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Maspalomas, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Granada, ranging from highs of 54°F to lows of 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Turin.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Royal Chapel of Granada ©
Royal Chapel of Granada

2
nights
Turin, Italy

Turin ©
A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Palazzo Reale and Basilica of Superga will appeal to history buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Forte di Bard and Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile. The adventure continues: make a trip to Piazza Castello, admire the natural beauty at Parco del Valentino, admire the masterpieces at Museo Egizio, and see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale del Cinema.

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Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and train from Granada to Turin takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In February, Turin is a bit cooler than Granada - with highs of 41°F and lows of 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Turin

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Basilica of Superga, Forte di Bard
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Forte di Bard ©
Forte di Bard
Palazzo Reale ©
Palazzo Reale
Basilica of Superga ©
Basilica of Superga

3
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Stirling Castle and The Real Mary King's Close. Get a sense of the local culture at Edinburgh Old Town and Royal Yacht Britannia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Edinburgh: Glasgow (The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel & Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum). Next up on the itinerary: sample the fine beverages at The Scotch Whisky Experience, take in panoramic vistas at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, steep yourself in history at Palace of Holyroodhouse, and explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh trip planner.

Fly from Turin to Edinburgh in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Turin to Edinburgh. In February, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 44°F, while nighttime lows are 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Glasgow, Stirling Castle
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Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
Stirling Castle
Stirling Castle
Edinburgh Old Town ©
Edinburgh Old Town

2
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): shop like a local with Laugavegur, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, then appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, and finally explore and take pictures at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, take in panoramic vistas at Perlan, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Thingvellir National Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Reykjavik online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to Reykjavik takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. While traveling from Edinburgh, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Reykjavik, ranging from highs of 38°F to lows of 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Museums Shopping Nature

Side Trip

Thingvellir National Park
Find places to stay Feb 10 — 12:
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National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland
Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition ©
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park

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