20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

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20 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis, United States
Fly:  23​h
1
Playa Blanca, Spain
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
2
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  11​h
3
Kissamos, Greece
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Rhodes Town, Greece
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h
5
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 1 night
train + bus:  8​h 30​min
6
Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  13​h 30​min
7
Akureyri, Iceland
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
8
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
9
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Minneapolis, United States

1
night
Playa Blanca, Spain

Playa Blanca ©
Playa Blanca, meaning "White Beach" is the southernmost town of the Spanish island of Lanzarote. Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the water at your own pace with Thidays Ocean Adventures, then take in the waterfront activity at Puerto deportivo Marina Rubicon, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Timanfaya National Park.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Playa Blanca attractions planner.

Minneapolis, USA to Playa Blanca is an approximately 23-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Minneapolis to Playa Blanca due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Minneapolis, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Playa Blanca, ranging from highs of 74°F to lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Palma de Mallorca.

Things to do in Playa Blanca

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Timanfaya National Park
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Thidays Ocean Adventures ©
Thidays Ocean Adventures
Scuba & Snorkeling
Puerto deportivo Marina Rubicon ©
Puerto deportivo Marina Rubicon

1
night
Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Palma de Mallorca ©
Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
On the 2nd (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Mallorca, putt your heart out at MiniGolf Miraflores, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Escull Aventura, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with MallorcAlpina and then head outdoors with Rock and Ride Mallorca.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Palma de Mallorca road trip app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Playa Blanca to Palma de Mallorca in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Playa Blanca to Palma de Mallorca. Traveling from Playa Blanca in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Palma de Mallorca, with lows of 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Kissamos.

Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trips

Soller, Spas & Wellness, MiniGolf Miraflores
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Escull Aventura ©
Escull Aventura
Spas & Wellness
Catedral de Mallorca ©
Catedral de Mallorca

1
night
Kissamos, Greece

Kissamos ©
A quiet port town situated on Crete's western tip, Kissamos attracts mostly domestic tourists and possesses more of the quintessential Greek feel than livelier resorts strung along the island's coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Komolithi, hike along Sirikari Gorge - Polyrrinia Trail, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. George, and finally look for gifts at Sklopa. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Anoskeli Winery, make a trip to Kandanos War Memorial, and then head outdoors with Deliana Gorge.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kissamos trip itinerary maker website .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Palma de Mallorca to Kissamos in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Palma de Mallorca in May since evenings lows in Kissamos dip to 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rhodes Town.

Things to do in Kissamos

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Church of St. George, Deliana Gorge, Anoskeli Winery, Kandanos War Memorial
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Komolithi ©
Komolithi
Sklopa ©
Sklopa
Kandanos War Memorial ©
Kandanos War Memorial

1
night
Rhodes Town, Greece

Rhodes Town ©
A conglomeration of many distinct architectural styles, Rhodes Town is the biggest urban center of the eponymous Greek island known for its golden beaches and relaxed way of life.
On the 6th (Mon), delve into the distant past at Village of Lindos. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Lindos, look for gifts at Kori Lindos, examine the collection at Tsambika Byzantine Museum, then have some family-friendly fun at Throne of Helios, and finally experience the excitement of The Cage.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Rhodes Town trip maker website .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Kissamos to Rhodes Town in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Rhodes Town can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Rhodes Town

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums

Side Trips

Lindos, The Cage
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Village of Lindos ©
Village of Lindos
Throne of Helios ©
Throne of Helios
The Cage ©
The Cage

1
night
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take a tour of Royal Yacht Britannia, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then get curious at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at National Museum of Scotland, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, and then take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Edinburgh trip itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from Rhodes Town to Edinburgh takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. Traveling from Rhodes Town to Edinburgh, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Rhodes Town in May, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Edinburgh: temperatures range from 58°F by day to 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Tours Childrens Museums
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National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Walking tours
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat

1
night
Isle of Skye, United Kingdom

Isle of Skye ©
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): get outside with Waternish Point and then head outdoors with Rubha Hunish. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at RHA Waterfall, explore the striking landscape at Trotternish Ridge, and then get interesting insight from Seaflower Skye.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Isle of Skye road trip planning website .

Getting from Edinburgh to Isle of Skye by combination of train and bus takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Isle of Skye can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Outdoors Tours Nature
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Rubha Hunish ©
Rubha Hunish
Trotternish Ridge ©
Trotternish Ridge
RHA Waterfall ©
RHA Waterfall

1
night
Akureyri, Iceland

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): play a few rounds at Akureyri Golf Club, then take an in-depth tour of The Industry Museum, then examine the collection at The Motorcycle Museum of Iceland, and finally steep yourself in history at Saurbaejarkirkja. Keep things going the next day: explore and take pictures at Brunir Horse, then view the masterpieces at Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery, and then make a splash at Swimming Pool Dalvik.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Akureyri trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Isle of Skye to Akureyri in 13.5 hours. Traveling from Isle of Skye in May, expect Akureyri to be little chillier, temps between 49°F and 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Outdoors Theme Parks Golf

Side Trip

Swimming Pool Dalvik
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Swimming Pool Dalvik ©
Swimming Pool Dalvik
Brunir Horse ©
Brunir Horse
Saurbaejarkirkja ©
Saurbaejarkirkja

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 14th (Tue), relax in the rural setting at Hradastadir Horse Riding & Farm, then play a few rounds at Golfklubburinn Brautarholti, then pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja. Keep things going the next day: hit the slopes at Blafjoll Ski Resort.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik itinerary builder site .

You can fly from Akureyri to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 49°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Sun Voyager ©
Sun Voyager

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Zoological Museum, then make a trip to Kloster Engelberg - Benediktinerabtei, and then get interesting insight from Tours. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take a peaceful walk through Linner Linde, then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Lenzburg, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Parkanlage Zuerihorn.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Zurich tour itinerary website .

You can fly from Reykjavik to Zurich in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Reykjavik to Zurich, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Reykjavik in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Zurich: highs are around 65°F and lows about 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Adventure Outdoors

Side Trips

Engelberg, Linner Linde, Schloss Lenzburg, Room Escape Games, Baumli - Viewpoint
Find places to stay May 15 — 18:
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Room Escape Games
Schloss Lenzburg ©
Schloss Lenzburg

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