33 days in Western Europe Itinerary

33 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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33 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Start: Auckland, New Zealand
Fly:  27 h
1
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h
2
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
3
Bath, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
4
Maspalomas, Spain
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  6 h 45 min
5
Alcudia, Spain
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Train:  8 h
6
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
7
Siena, Italy
— 4 nights
+3
Train + Tram + Fly + Bus:  10 h
8
Lindos, Greece
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  34 h
End: Auckland, New Zealand

3
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Thingvellir National Park and Hallgrimskirkja are good opportunities to explore the local culture. National Museum of Iceland and Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Reykjavik: Gullfoss Falls (in Blaskogabyggd), Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall (in Hella) and Strokkur (in Geysir). There's much more to do: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Reykjavik route app .

Auckland, New Zealand to Reykjavik is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 12 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Auckland in June since evenings lows in Reykjavik dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss Falls, Strokkur
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Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall

4
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Bamburgh Castle and Lindisfarne Priory will appeal to history buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Alnwick Castle and The Alnwick Garden. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Edinburgh: Stirling Castle (in Stirling) and Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum (in Glasgow). And it doesn't end there: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience, pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, and contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Edinburgh travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to Edinburgh takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train. When traveling from Reykjavik in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Edinburgh, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bath.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Alnwick, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Bamburgh Castle, Stirling Castle, Lindisfarne Priory
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Lindisfarne Priory ©
Lindisfarne Priory
Bamburgh Castle ©
Bamburgh Castle
Alnwick Castle ©
Alnwick Castle

5
nights
Bath, United Kingdom

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Popular historic sites such as Corfe Castle and Longleat are in your itinerary. You'll get in some beach time at Weymouth Beach and Bournemouth Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Bath side-trips: Portsmouth (The Mary Rose Museum & Portsmouth Historic Dockyard), Beaulieu National Motor Museum (in Beaulieu) and Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta (in Salisbury). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Monkey World, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey, and take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Bath trip site .

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to Bath takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Bath

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Portsmouth, Beaulieu National Motor Museum, Weymouth Beach, Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, Monkey World
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Corfe Castle ©
Corfe Castle
The Mary Rose Museum ©
The Mary Rose Museum
Monkey World ©
Monkey World

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Mogan, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Amadores, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Reserva Natural Especial de Las Dunas de Maspalomas. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Las Canteras Beach, then enjoy the sea views from El Faro de Maspalomas, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Maspalomas.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Maspalomas online visit planner .

You can fly from Bath to Maspalomas in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Alcudia.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Alcudia, Spain

Alcudia
Alcúdia is a municipality and township of the Spanish autonomous community of the Balearic Islands. You'll get in some beach time at Cala Turqueta and Playa Arenal De Son Saura. Step out of the city life by going to Serra de Tramuntana and Playa de Muro. Change things up with these side-trips from Alcudia: Parc Natural de Mondrago (in Santanyi) and Palma de Mallorca (Passeig des Born, Catedral de Mallorca, & more). There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Alcudia and take a stroll through Alcudia Old Town.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Alcudia travel planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Maspalomas to Alcudia in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Maspalomas to Alcudia. Traveling from Maspalomas in July, you will find days in Alcudia are somewhat warmer (36°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Alcudia

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Palma de Mallorca, Ciutadella, Serra de Tramuntana, Parc Natural de Mondrago, Playa de Muro
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Cala Turqueta
Cala Turqueta
Parc Natural de Mondrago ©
Parc Natural de Mondrago
Playa de Muro ©
Playa de Muro

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get a sense of the local culture at Battistero and Duomo di Pisa. Get some historical perspective at Centro Storico and Piazza della Signoria. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Bologna (Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, Piazza Maggiore, & more), Le mura di Lucca (in Lucca) and Montecatini Alto (in Montecatini Terme). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, take in panoramic vistas at Leaning Tower of Pisa, step into the grandiose world of Castello Estense, and take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Florence trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Alcudia to Florence takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of ferry and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can take a bus to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pisa, Bologna, Le mura di Lucca, Montecatini Alto, Castello Estense
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Baptistery of St. John ©
Baptistery of St. John
Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico

4
nights
Siena, Italy

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Get some cultural insight at Abbazia di San Galgano and Pozzo di San Patrizio. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola and Cascate del Mulino. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Siena: Historic Centre of San Gimignano (in San Gimignano), Duomo di Orvieto (in Orvieto) and Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi (in Assisi). Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Torre del Mangia, make a trip to Piazza del Campo, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Siena trip tool .

Getting from Florence to Siena by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Siena can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lindos.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Orvieto, Assisi, Abbazia di San Galgano, Historic Centre of San Gimignano, Cascate del Mulino
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Abbazia di San Galgano ©
Abbazia di San Galgano
Pozzo di San Patrizio ©
Pozzo di San Patrizio

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 28th (Tue): stroll through Tsambika Beach, then kick back and relax at Agios Pavlos Beach, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dormition of Theotokos Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Village of Lindos and then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Lindos.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Lindos trip builder tool .

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and bus from Siena to Lindos takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Siena to Lindos. Traveling from Siena in July, Lindos is a bit warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lindos

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Tsambika Beach, Dormition of Theotokos Church
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Tsambika Beach ©
Tsambika Beach
Agios Pavlos Beach ©
Agios Pavlos Beach
Dormition of Theotokos Church ©
Dormition of Theotokos Church

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