49 days in Europe Itinerary

49 days in Europe Itinerary

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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York, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Killarney, Ireland
— 4 nights
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Lagos, Portugal
— 5 nights
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Malaga, Spain
— 5 nights
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Maspalomas, Spain
— 3 nights
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Alcudia, Spain
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
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Pisa, Italy
— 2 nights
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Valletta, Malta
— 3 nights
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Syracuse, Italy
— 2 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Lindos, Greece
— 3 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 6 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Explore hidden gems such as Boat Tours & Water Sports and The Scotch Whisky Experience. Change things up with these side-trips from Edinburgh: Lindisfarne Priory (in Holy Island), Falkirk (Falkirk Wheel & The Kelpies & The Helix) and Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum (in Glasgow). There's still lots to do: walk around Princes Street Gardens, step aboard Royal Yacht Britannia, get to know the fascinating history of Edinburgh Old Town, and get a taste of the local shopping with Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Edinburgh road trip website.

Auckland, New Zealand to Edinburgh is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -12 hour difference. Traveling from Auckland in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 7°C in Edinburgh. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to York.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 9 — 15:

York, United Kingdom

— 5 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Whitby Abbey and Fountains Abbey. Change things up with these side-trips from York: Lincoln (Lincoln Castle & Lincoln Cathedral), Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum (in Malton) and Peasholm Park (in Scarborough). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at York's Chocolate Story, explore the ancient world of York City Walls, take an in-depth tour of National Railway Museum, and take a stroll through York Shambles.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our York trip planning tool.

You can take a train from Edinburgh to York in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in York sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to fly to Killarney.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 15 — 20:

Killarney, Ireland

— 4 nights
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ladies' View and Gap of Dunloe. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Killarney: Blarney Castle & Gardens (in Blarney) and Rock of Cashel (in Cashel). Spend the 22nd (Sun) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Muckross House, explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, and admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, read our Killarney road trip planner.

Fly from York to Killarney in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. In May, daytime highs in Killarney are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Lagos.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 20 — 24:

Lagos, Portugal

— 5 nights

Jewel of the Algarve

The allure of the beaches and the town's historical center draw visitors to Lagos, a coastal destination in the Barlavento region of the Algarve.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ponta da Piedade and Praia Da Rocha. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lagos: Zoomarine Algarve (in Guia), Praia da Falesia (in Olhos de Agua) and Cape Saint Vincent (in Sagres). The adventure continues: stroll through Praia Dona Ana, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, take in the waterfront at Alvor Boardwalk, and go for a stroll along the water at Marina de Vilamoura.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Lagos trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Killarney to Lagos takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Killarney in May: high temperatures in Lagos hover around 28°C and lows are around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Malaga.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 24 — 29:

Malaga, Spain

— 5 nights

Capital of the Costa del Sol

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Marbella Old Town and Automobile and Fashion Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Malaga: Generalife (in Granada), Benalmadena (Parque De La Paloma & Puerto Marina Benalmadena) and Nerja (Fundación Cueva de Nerja & Balcony of Europe). And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Puente Nuevo, get engrossed in the history at Alcazaba, take a leisurely stroll along Puerto de Málaga, and pause for some serene contemplation at Malaga Cathedral.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Malaga travel app.

Traveling by car from Lagos to Malaga takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Lagos to Malaga is 1 hour. In May in Malaga, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can fly to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Malaga

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 3:

Maspalomas, Spain

— 3 nights

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Playa de Mogan and Playa de Amadores. There's lots more to do: visit a coastal fixture at El Faro de Maspalomas, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Palmitos Park, explore the striking landscape at Reserva Natural Especial de Las Dunas de Maspalomas, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Maspalomas.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Maspalomas tour itinerary app.

You can fly from Malaga to Maspalomas in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Malaga to Maspalomas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Malaga in June, you will find days in Maspalomas are slightly colder (30°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Alcudia.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 3 — 6:

Alcudia, Spain

— 2 nights
Alcúdia is a municipality and township of the Spanish autonomous community of the Balearic Islands. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): kick back and relax at Playa de Muro and then don't miss a visit to Cap de Formentor. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Alcudia Old Town and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Alcudia.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Alcudia route builder tool.

You can fly from Maspalomas to Alcudia in 4.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Maspalomas to Alcudia due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Maspalomas in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Alcudia, with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Florence.

Things to do in Alcudia

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 6 — 8:

Florence, Italy

— 4 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Basilica San Miniato al Monte and Torre del Mangia. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Historic Centre of San Gimignano (in San Gimignano), Bologna (Piazza Maggiore, Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, &more) and Siena (Duomo di Siena & Piazza del Campo). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, hunt for treasures at Mercato Centrale, ponder the world of politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, and make a trip to Piazza della Signoria.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Florence journey planner.

Fly from Alcudia to Florence in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In June, daytime highs in Florence are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Pisa.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 8 — 12:

Pisa, Italy

— 2 nights
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
On the 13th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Piazza Anfiteatro, contemplate the long history of Le mura di Lucca, then make a trip to Piazza dei Miracoli, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Leaning Tower of Pisa. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Pisa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Battistero di San Giovanni, and then take in panoramic vistas at Torre Guinigi.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Pisa trip maker app.

Drive from Florence to Pisa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Florence in June since evenings lows in Pisa dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to fly to Valletta.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 12 — 14:

Valletta, Malta

— 3 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Valletta Waterfront and Lascaris War Rooms. And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at Fort St Elmo - National War Museum, admire the natural beauty at Upper Barrakka Gardens, admire the striking features of St. John's Co-Cathedral, and get to know the fascinating history of Mdina Old City.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Valletta day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Pisa to Valletta takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry. Traveling from Pisa in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Valletta, with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Syracuse.

Things to do in Valletta

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 14 — 17:

Syracuse, Italy

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Mediterranean

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): explore the fascinating underground world of Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio), then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siracusa, and then head off the coast to Ortigia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Palazzo Ducezio and then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Syracuse trip planner.

Fly from Valletta to Syracuse in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to fly to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Syracuse

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 17 — 19:

Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
On the 20th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Pile Gate and then head off the coast to Lokrum Island. On the next day, take a stroll through Old Town.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik online itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Syracuse to Dubrovnik takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, daytime highs in Dubrovnik are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. You will leave for Lindos on the 22nd (Wed).

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 22:

Lindos, Greece

— 3 nights
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Lindos, enjoy the sand and surf at Agios Pavlos Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lindos Beach. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Village of Lindos.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Lindos online trip builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Dubrovnik to Lindos takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Dubrovnik to Lindos, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubrovnik in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Lindos, with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lindos

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 25: