26 days in Europe Itinerary

26 days in Europe Itinerary

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26 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
York, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
4
Maspalomas, Spain
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  6​h 45​min
5
Alcudia, Spain
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h
6
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + bus + foot + train:  5​h 30​min
7
Syracuse, Italy
— 2 nights
+3
train + bus + Fly + bus:  9​h 15​min
8
Lindos, Greece
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  14​h 45​min
9
Killarney, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Mumbai, India

2
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
On the 2nd (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, examine the collection at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Thingvellir National Park, and finally see Off-Road Tours. On the next day, appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik route planner.

Mumbai, India to Reykjavik is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Reykjavik is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Mumbai in July, expect Reykjavik to be much colder, temps between 17°C and 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Thingvellir National Park
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Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rosslyn Chapel and Stirling Castle. Get some cultural insight at Edinburgh Old Town and Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. There's still lots to do: get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, and see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Edinburgh day trip app .

You can fly from Reykjavik to Edinburgh in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and train. When traveling from Reykjavik in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Edinburgh: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can catch the train to York.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Rosslyn Chapel, Stirling Castle, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
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Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Stirling Castle
Stirling Castle
Edinburgh Old Town ©
Edinburgh Old Town

3
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Scarborough Beach and Filey Beach. Get some cultural insight at Whitby Abbey and National Railway Museum. Step out of York to go to Durham and see Durham Cathedral, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of York City Walls, pause for some serene contemplation at York Minster, and take a stroll through York Shambles.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the York trip planning site .

You can take a train from Edinburgh to York in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In July, daily temperatures in York can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Durham Cathedral, Filey Beach, Whitby Abbey, Scarborough Beach
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Whitby Abbey ©
Whitby Abbey
Filey Beach ©
Filey Beach
Scarborough Beach ©
Scarborough Beach

1
night
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 10th (Fri): kick back and relax at Playa de Mogan, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Amadores, and then explore the striking landscape at Reserva Natural Especial de Las Dunas de Maspalomas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Las Canteras Beach, visit a coastal fixture at El Faro de Maspalomas, and then stroll through Playa de Maspalomas.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Maspalomas trip builder site .

Do a combination of train, bus, and flight from York to Maspalomas in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from York in July, expect Maspalomas to be a bit warmer, temps between 31°C and 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Alcudia.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Las Canteras Beach, Playa de Amadores, Playa de Mogan
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Playa de Mogan ©
Playa de Mogan
Playa de Amadores ©
Playa de Amadores
El Faro de Maspalomas ©
El Faro de Maspalomas

2
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 Parc Natural de Mondrago. Popular historic sites such as Castell de Bellver and Catedral de Mallorca are in your itinerary. Step out of Alcudia with an excursion to Passeig des Born in Palma de Mallorca--about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Serra de Tramuntana, kick back and relax at Playa de Muro, and wander the streets of Alcudia Old Town.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Alcudia day trip planning website .

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 moving from Western European Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Maspalomas in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Alcudia: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Alcudia

Parks Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Palma de Mallorca, Serra de Tramuntana, Playa de Muro, Parc Natural de Mondrago
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Serra de Tramuntana ©
Serra de Tramuntana
Playa de Muro ©
Playa de Muro
Playa de Alcudia ©
Playa de Alcudia

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Duomo di Pisa and Basilica San Miniato al Monte are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Abbazia di San Galgano and Duomo di Siena. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa), Piazza del Campo (in Siena) and Le mura di Lucca (in Lucca). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo and don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Florence trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Alcudia to Florence in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Syracuse.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Siena, Pisa, Abbazia di San Galgano, Le mura di Lucca
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Abbazia di San Galgano ©
Abbazia di San Galgano
Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa
Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Basilica San Miniato al Monte

2
nights
Syracuse, Italy

Syracuse ©
Philosopher Cicero once described Syracuse as "the greatest Greek city and the most beautiful of them all." A powerful city-state of ancient Greece, Syracuse now is the capital of the eponymous Italian province on the eastern coast of Sicily.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico and then step off the mainland to explore Ortigia. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Eloro, then kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Gallina, then explore the fascinating underground world of Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siracusa.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Syracuse online trip builder .

Getting from Florence to Syracuse by combination of flight and train takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lindos.

Things to do in Syracuse

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Noto, Spiaggia di Gallina
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Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Duomo di Siracusa ©
Duomo di Siracusa

2
nights
Lindos, Greece

Lindos ©
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): stroll through Agios Pavlos Beach and then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Lindos. On the next day, delve into the distant past at Village of Lindos and then kick back and relax at Tsambika Beach.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Lindos tour itinerary website .

You can do a combination of train, flight, and bus from Syracuse to Lindos in 9.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Syracuse to Lindos is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lindos

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Tsambika Beach
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Agios Pavlos Beach ©
Agios Pavlos Beach
Tsambika Beach ©
Tsambika Beach
Village of Lindos ©
Village of Lindos

3
nights
Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Take a break from the city and head to Kerry Cliffs and Lough Leane. Step off the beaten path and head to Irish Whiskey Experience and Kilcatherine Church and Cemetery. Take a break from Killarney with a short trip to Staigue Fort in Castlecove, about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Old Kenmare Road, stop by Aran Sweater Market, try your luck at Killarney Races, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Killarney trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Lindos to Killarney takes 15 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Lindos to Killarney is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Lindos in July, expect nights in Killarney to be little chillier, around 15°C, while days are colder, around 21°C. On the 25th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Old Kenmare Road, Staigue Fort, Kerry Cliffs, Kilcatherine Church and Cemetery
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Kerry Cliffs ©
Kerry Cliffs
Kilcatherine Church and Cemetery ©
Kilcatherine Church and Cemetery
Old Kenmare Road ©
Old Kenmare Road

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