20 days in Central America & Europe Itinerary

20 days in Central America & Europe Itinerary

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20 days in Central America & Europe Itinerary

San Jose, Costa Rica
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Atenas, Costa Rica
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h 45​min
Fira, Greece
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
Catania, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h
San Jose, Costa Rica

1
day
Atenas, Costa Rica

Atenas ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): experience rural life at El Toledo Coffee Tour.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Atenas itinerary maker site .

San Jose to Atenas is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In May, daily temperatures in Atenas can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Madrid.

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El Toledo Coffee Tour ©
El Toledo Coffee Tour

4
days
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, nature, shopping, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro), don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, and admire all the interesting features of Stadio Santiago Bernabeu.

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Explore your travel options from Atenas to Madrid with the Route module. Traveling from Atenas to Madrid, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Atenas in May: high temperatures in Madrid hover around 28°C and lows are around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Fira.

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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro) ©
Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro)
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

5
days
Fira, Greece

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Go for a jaunt from Fira to Perissa to see Perissa Black Sand Beach about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, enjoy the sand and surf at KAMARA BEACH, stroll through Red Beach, and trek along Hiking Trail Fira - Oia.

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You can do a combination of flight and bus from Madrid to Fira in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Madrid to Fira due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Madrid in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Fira, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Catania.

Things to do in Fira

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Oia, Imerovigli, Akrotiri, Kamari, Megalochori
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

2
days
Catania, Italy

Catania ©
The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
On the 2nd (Sat), examine the collection at Herborarium Museum and then stop by Sicilian Wine Shop. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Piazza Duomo, then head outdoors with EtnaExcursion.it, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Villa Comunale.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Catania itinerary app .

Getting from Fira to Catania by combination of bus and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fira to Catania. On the 4th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Catania

#Outdoors, #Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

EtnaExcursion.it, Villa Comunale
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EtnaExcursion.it
Piazza Duomo ©
Piazza Duomo
Villa Comunale ©
Villa Comunale

5
days
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Spend the 9th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, pause for some photo ops at Casa Mila - La Pedrera, steep yourself in history at Casa Batllo, and examine the collection at Museo Picasso.

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You can fly from Catania to Barcelona in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Park Guell ©
Park Guell

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