39 days in Europe Itinerary

39 days in Europe Itinerary

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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 3 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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York, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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Maspalomas, Spain
— 1 night
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Corralejo, Spain
— 1 night
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Playa Blanca, Spain
— 2 nights
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Cordoba, Spain
— 1 night
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Granada, Spain
— 1 night
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Turin, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Valletta, Malta
— 2 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 6 nights
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Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
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Reykjavik, Iceland — 3 nights

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition and Thingvellir National Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at Perlan and Laugavegur. Venture out of the city with trips to Gullfoss Falls (in Blaskogabyggd) and Strokkur (in Geysir). There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, see Off-Road Tours, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Reykjavik road trip website.

Auckland, New Zealand to Reykjavik is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -12 hour difference. In March, Reykjavik is cooler than Auckland - with highs of 4°C and lows of -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): stroll around Holyrood Park, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Scotland, then steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, and finally go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the exhibits of Royal Yacht Britannia, pause for some serene contemplation at Rosslyn Chapel, sample the fine beverages at The Scotch Whisky Experience, enjoy breathtaking views from Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, then step into the grandiose world of Palace of Holyroodhouse, and finally wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Edinburgh road trip planning website.

Getting from Reykjavik to Edinburgh by flight takes about 5.5 hours. While traveling from Reykjavik, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Edinburgh, ranging from highs of 9°C to lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to take a train to York.
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York, United Kingdom — 3 nights

City of Festivals

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.
Get some cultural insight at York City Walls and The York Dungeon. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at York Castle Museum and Filey Beach. Get out of town with these interesting York side-trips: Eden Camp Modern History Museum (in Malton), Scarborough Beach (in Scarborough) and Room Escape Games (in Leeds). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at York's Chocolate Story, take a stroll through York Shambles, get engrossed in the history at National Railway Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of York Minster.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the York trip itinerary builder app.

Take a train from Edinburgh to York in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in York, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 6 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Explore hidden gems such as Westminster and Wallace Collection. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Houses of Parliament and National Portrait Gallery. And it doesn't end there: stop by Greenwich, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Mall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The London Oratory, and enjoy breathtaking views from Sky Garden.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read London road trip tool.

Getting from York to London by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. April in London sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can fly to Maspalomas.
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Maspalomas, Spain — 1 night

Home to Gran Canary's Most Beautiful Beach

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 12th (Wed): kick back and relax at Playa de Amadores, then stroll through Playa de Mogan, then take in the dramatic natural features at Reserva Natural Especial de Las Dunas de Maspalomas, and finally stroll through Playa de Maspalomas.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Maspalomas trip builder site.

You can fly from London to Maspalomas in 7.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in April: highs in Maspalomas hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Corralejo.
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Corralejo, Spain — 1 night

Surrounded by a series of white sand dunes, Corralejo is tiny enough to explore on foot or bicycle.
On the 13th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Parque Natural de Corralejo and then stroll through El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Corralejo day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Maspalomas to Corralejo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In April, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Playa Blanca.
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Playa Blanca, Spain — 2 nights

On the 14th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Quemada, contemplate the waterfront views at El Lago Verde / Charco de los Clicos, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Timanfaya Nationalpark, and finally Head underground at Los Hervideros. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, then go for a stroll along the water at Marina Rubicon, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Papagayo Beach.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Playa Blanca route planner.

You can ride a ferry from Corralejo to Playa Blanca in an hour. In April, daytime highs in Playa Blanca are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Cordoba.
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Cordoba, Spain — 1 night

Pearl of Muslim Spain

Andalucía’s thousand-year-old city, Córdoba, was once the capital of both the Roman Empire and the Moorish Kingdom, representing an alluring mix of cultural and political history.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): examine the collection at Medina Azahara - Conjunto Arqueológico Madinat al-Zahra, get engrossed in the history at Palacio de Viana, then don't miss a visit to Historic Centre of Cordoba, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Jewish Quarter (Juderia), and finally contemplate the long history of Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cordoba journey planner.

You can fly from Playa Blanca to Cordoba in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Traveling from Playa Blanca to Cordoba, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Playa Blanca in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Cordoba, with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Granada.
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Granada, Spain — 1 night

Pearl of Spain

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 17th (Mon), stroll through Generalife, take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Chapel of Granada, then contemplate the long history of Mirador de San Nicolas, and finally wander the streets of Albayzin.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Granada trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Cordoba to Granada in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Cordoba, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Granada, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Turin.
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Turin, Italy — 2 nights

City of Magic

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.
On the 18th (Tue), examine the collection at Forte di Bard, take in nature's colorful creations at Parco del Valentino, then make a trip to Piazza San Carlo, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museo Egizio. On your second day here, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, make a trip to Palazzo Reale Di Torino, see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale del Cinema, then make a trip to Piazza Castello, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Superga, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Turin online trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Granada to Turin in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Granada, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Turin, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Visit Campanile di Giotto and Historic Centre of San Gimignano for their historical value. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Le mura di Lucca and Basilica San Miniato al Monte. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Siena (Piazza del Campo, Duomo di Siena, &more), Pisa (Duomo di Pisa, Leaning Tower of Pisa, &more) and Lucca (St Martin Cathedral & Piazza Anfiteatro). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, ponder the world of politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, and don't miss a visit to Mercato Centrale.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Florence online tour planner.

Take a train from Turin to Florence in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Turin in April, you will find days in Florence are a bit warmer (22°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore, get engrossed in the history at Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini, pause for some photo ops at Monumento a Vittorio Emanuele II, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Square, then ponder the design of Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi, and finally delve into the distant past at Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Clement Basilica, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, then make a trip to Roman Forum, and finally make a trip to Piazza Venezia.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome vacation planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Valletta.
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Valletta, Malta — 2 nights

Most Proud

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): learn about all things military at Fort St Elmo - National War Museum, explore the galleries of Saluting Battery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Co-Cathedral, then witness the site of a historic battle at Lascaris War Rooms, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Upper Barrakka Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): kick back and relax at Mellieha Beach, explore the ancient world of Mnajdra, then get to know the fascinating history of Mdina Old City, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Valletta Waterfront.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Valletta online attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Valletta takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Rome in April since evenings lows in Valletta dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Athens.
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Athens, Greece — 6 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Temple of Hephaestus and Food Tours. Popular historic sites such as Philopappos Hill and Agia Paraskevi Church are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: make a trip to Ancient Agora of Athens, see the interesting displays at Museum Herakleidon, explore the ancient world of Monument of Lysikrates, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of St. George.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Athens itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Valletta to Athens in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Valletta to Athens. In April, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Krakow.
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Krakow, Poland — 2 nights

Slavic Rome

One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then explore the historical opulence of Wawel Royal Castle, then steep yourself in history at Wieliczka Salt Mine, and finally contemplate the long history of Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Krakow road trip planner.

Fly from Athens to Krakow in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Krakow. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Athens in May, with highs in Krakow at 22°C and lows at 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.
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