43 days in Europe Itinerary

43 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Brasilia, Brazil
+2
Fly + Subway + Train:  15 h 15 min
1
Albufeira, Portugal
— 3 nights
+3
Bus + Shuttle + Fly + Bus:  8 h 15 min
2
Puerto Del Carmen, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
Maspalomas, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  7 h 45 min
4
Treviso, Italy
— 1 day
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Siena, Italy
— 4 nights
+2
Train + Tram + Fly:  6 h 30 min
6
Valletta, Malta
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  8 h
7
Oia, Greece
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  8 h
8
Lindos, Greece
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Drive:  11 h 15 min
9
Amboise, France
— 3 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Train:  7 h 30 min
10
York, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
11
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h
12
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  22 h
End: Brasilia, Brazil

3
nights
Albufeira, Portugal

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Attractions like Praia Dona Ana and Falesia Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Visit Praia da Marinha and Praia do Camilo for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Albufeira: Ponta da Piedade (in Lagos), Cape Saint Vincent (in Sagres) and Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha). Pack the 13th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Zoomarine Algarve. There's more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Albufeira vacation planner.

Brasilia, Brazil to Albufeira is an approximately 16- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Brasilia to Albufeira is 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Albufeira when traveling from Brasilia in July, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Puerto Del Carmen.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lagos, Praia Da Rocha, Praia da Marinha, Cape Saint Vincent
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 14:
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Praia da Marinha ©
Praia da Marinha
Praia Dona Ana ©
Praia Dona Ana
Praia do Camilo ©
Praia do Camilo

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons and Playa Blanca. Visiting Los Hervideros and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. Explore Puerto Del Carmen's surroundings by going to Parque Natural de Corralejo (in Corralejo) and Marina Rubicon (in Playa Blanca). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin de Cactus, explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva de los Verdes, see the interesting displays at Fundacion Cesar Manrique, and take in the dramatic natural features at Timanfaya Nationalpark.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Puerto Del Carmen trip builder app.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Albufeira to Puerto Del Carmen in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. In July in Puerto Del Carmen, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Puerto Del Carmen

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lanzarote, Playa Blanca, Jardin de Cactus, Parque Natural de Corralejo, El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 18:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons ©
El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons
Los Hervideros ©
Los Hervideros

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.
On the 19th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Mogan, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Amadores, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Maspalomas. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Reserva Natural Especial de Las Dunas de Maspalomas, then visit a coastal fixture at El Faro de Maspalomas, then kick back and relax at Las Canteras Beach, and finally visit Vegueta.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Maspalomas online driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Puerto Del Carmen to Maspalomas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Maspalomas can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Treviso.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Playa de Mogan, Playa de Amadores
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 20:
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Playa de Mogan ©
Playa de Mogan
Playa de Amadores ©
Playa de Amadores
Vegueta ©
Vegueta

1
day
Treviso, Italy

Treviso
The northern Italy medieval city of Treviso is known worldwide as the home of the Italian dessert tiramisu.
On the 21st (Sun), look for gifts at Hacker.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Treviso trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Maspalomas to Treviso in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Maspalomas to Treviso, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Maspalomas in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Treviso: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 22°C at night. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Siena.

Things to do in Treviso

Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 22:

4
nights
Siena, Italy

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Civita di Bagnoregio and Abbazia di San Galgano. Pozzo di San Patrizio and Chiesa di Santo Stefano will appeal to history buffs. Explore Siena's surroundings by going to Historic Centre of San Gimignano (in San Gimignano), Pisa (Leaning Tower of Pisa & Duomo di Pisa) and Giardino dei Tarocchi (in Pescia Fiorentina). There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Torre del Mangia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena, witness a stunning natural landmark at Cascate del Mulino, and admire the striking features of Duomo di Orvieto.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Siena road trip website.

Getting from Treviso to Siena by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. July in Siena sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Valletta.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Orvieto, Pisa, Giardino dei Tarocchi, Historic Centre of San Gimignano, Abbazia di San Galgano
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 25:
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Giardino dei Tarocchi ©
Giardino dei Tarocchi
Abbazia di San Galgano ©
Abbazia di San Galgano
Pozzo di San Patrizio ©
Pozzo di San Patrizio

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.
On the 26th (Fri), admire the natural beauty at Upper Barrakka Gardens, take a leisurely stroll along Valletta Waterfront, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Mdina Old City, then don't miss a visit to Mnajdra, and finally stroll through Spinola Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Chapel, take in the history at Saluting Battery, steep yourself in history at St. John's Co-Cathedral, then take in the history at Lascaris War Rooms, then browse the exhibits of Fort St Elmo - National War Museum, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Il-kalanka Beach.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Valletta trip itinerary builder site.

Do a combination of train and flight from Siena to Valletta in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Oia.

Things to do in Valletta

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

St Mary's Chapel, Mnajdra, Il-kalanka Beach, Spinola Bay, Mdina Old City
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 27:
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Mnajdra ©
Mnajdra
Lascaris War Rooms ©
Lascaris War Rooms
Spinola Bay ©
Spinola Bay

1
night
Oia, Greece

Oia ©
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
On the 28th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Kamari Beach, do a tasting at Santo Winery, and then don't miss a visit to Sunset in Oia. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, enjoy the sand and surf at Perissa Black Sand Beach, and then delve into the distant past at Akrotiri.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Oia travel route planner.

Getting from Valletta to Oia by combination of flight and bus takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of flight, car, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. In July, daytime highs in Oia are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lindos.

Things to do in Oia

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, Perissa Black Sand Beach, Kamari Beach, Akrotiri, Santo Winery
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 29:
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Santo Winery ©
Santo Winery
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail ©
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail
Perissa Black Sand Beach ©
Perissa Black Sand Beach

4
nights
Lindos, Greece

Lindos ©
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
Get some historical perspective at Village of Lindos and Acropolis of Lindos. Explore hidden gems such as Agios Pavlos Beach and Lindos Beach. Explore Lindos' surroundings by going to Prasonisi Beach (in Kattavia) and Alyki Beach (in Monolithos). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Vlycha Beach and stroll through Kiotari Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Lindos trip builder.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Oia to Lindos takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus; or ride a ferry. In July in Lindos, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Amboise.

Things to do in Lindos

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Tsambika Beach, Prasonisi Beach, Gennadi Beach, Lardos Beach, Kiotari Beach
Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 3:
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Agios Pavlos Beach ©
Agios Pavlos Beach
Stegna Beach ©
Stegna Beach
Tsambika Beach ©
Tsambika Beach

3
nights
Amboise, France

Amboise ©
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Get some cultural insight at Chateau de Cheverny and Eglise Saint-Florentin. Museum-lovers will appreciate Chateau de Chenonceau and Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci. Explore Amboise's surroundings by going to Blois (Cathedrale Saint-Louis & Chateau Royal de Blois), ZooParc de Beauval (in Saint-Aignan) and Chateau de Chambord (in Chambord). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Park and Chateau de Beauregard and steep yourself in history at Chateau Royal d'Amboise.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Amboise day trip planning site.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and car from Lindos to Amboise in 11.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lindos to Amboise. Traveling from Lindos in August, expect nights in Amboise to be much colder, around 16°C, while days are slightly colder, around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to York.

Things to do in Amboise

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

Blois, Chateau de Chenonceau, Park and Chateau de Beauregard, Chateau de Cheverny, ZooParc de Beauval
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 7:
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Chateau de Cheverny ©
Chateau de Cheverny
Chateau Royal de Blois
Chateau Royal de Blois
Park and Chateau de Beauregard ©
Park and Chateau de Beauregard

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Filey Beach and Peasholm Park. Get some historical perspective at Whitby Abbey and York Minster. Venture out of the city with trips to Lincoln Cathedral (in Lincoln), Durham Cathedral (in Durham) and Beamish Museum (in Beamish). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at York Castle Museum, get engrossed in the history at National Railway Museum, take in the pleasant sights at York City Walls, and take a stroll through York Shambles.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our York journey planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and train from Amboise to York takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amboise to York. Traveling from Amboise in August, expect nights in York to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are little chillier, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in York

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Filey Beach, Peasholm Park, Whitby Abbey, Lincoln Cathedral, Durham Cathedral
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 11:
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Filey Beach ©
Filey Beach
Whitby Abbey ©
Whitby Abbey
Lincoln Cathedral ©
Lincoln Cathedral

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nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at National Wallace Monument and Bamburgh Castle. Rosslyn Chapel and Cragside House and Gardens will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Edinburgh: Stirling Castle (in Stirling) and Glasgow (Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Buchanan Street, &more). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town, examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, sample the fine beverages at The Scotch Whisky Experience, and steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh day trip planning tool.

Getting from York to Edinburgh by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Glasgow, Stirling, Bamburgh Castle, Rosslyn Chapel, Cragside House and Gardens
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 15:
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Cragside House and Gardens ©
Cragside House and Gardens
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Bamburgh Castle ©
Bamburgh Castle

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nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition and Thingvallakirkja church will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Thingvellir National Park and Fishing Charters & Tours. Explore Reykjavik's surroundings by going to Strokkur (in Geysir) and Gullfoss Falls (in Blaskogabyggd). Treat yourself to a day of pampering on the 19th (Mon) at some of the best spas. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, trot along with a tour on horseback, take in the spiritual surroundings of Domkirkjan, and wander the streets of Laugavegur.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Reykjavik trip tool.

Getting from Edinburgh to Reykjavik by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight. While traveling from Edinburgh, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Reykjavik, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Thingvellir, Strokkur, Gullfoss Falls
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 20:
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Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Fishing Charters & Tours
Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition ©

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