22 days in Europe Itinerary

22 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe attractions planner

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Drive
1
Turin, Italy
— 1 night
Train
2
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly
3
Valletta, Malta
— 2 nights
Fly to Malaga, Bus to Granada
4
Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Maspalomas, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly
6
Puerto Del Carmen, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly
7
York, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Train
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly
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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 3 nights
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Turin, Italy

— 1 night

City of Magic

A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
On the 17th (Fri), make a trip to Piazza San Carlo, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Egizio, and then make a trip to Piazza Castello. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Palazzo Reale Di Torino, then see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale del Cinema, then admire the natural beauty at Parco del Valentino, and finally take some stellar pictures from Basilica of Superga.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Turin day trip app.

Geneva, Switzerland to Turin is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Turin when traveling from Geneva in December, with lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Turin

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

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Florence, Italy

— 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Step off the beaten path and head to Centro Storico and Torre Guinigi. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Pisa (Leaning Tower of Pisa & Piazza dei Miracoli) and Siena (Duomo di Siena, Piazza del Campo, &more). Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of Museo Nazionale del Bargello, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, shop like a local with Mercato Centrale, and make a trip to Piazza della Signoria.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Florence trip builder tool.

You can take a train from Turin to Florence in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. While traveling from Turin, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Florence, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to fly to Valletta.

Things to do in Florence

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 18 — 21:

Valletta, Malta

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Upper Barrakka Gardens, then witness the site of a historic battle at Saluting Battery, and then get to know the fascinating history of Mdina Old City. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of St. John's Co-Cathedral.

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You can fly from Florence to Valletta in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Florence in December; daily highs in Valletta reach 20°C and lows reach 13°C. On the 23rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Granada.

Things to do in Valletta

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 21 — 23:

Granada, Spain

— 2 nights

Pearl of Spain

Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Generalife and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Chapel of Granada. On the next day, get to know the fascinating history of Albayzin and then get to know the fascinating history of Mirador de San Nicolas.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Granada travel route builder tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Valletta to Granada takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, bus, and train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Valletta in December, with highs in Granada at 15°C and lows at 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Maspalomas, Spain

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Reserva Natural Especial de Las Dunas de Maspalomas and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Maspalomas. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Mogan and then kick back and relax at Las Canteras Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Maspalomas day trip planning site.

You can fly from Granada 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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Granada to Maspalomas. Traveling from Granada in December, expect nights in Maspalomas to be much hotter, around 19°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Puerto Del Carmen.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:

Puerto Del Carmen, Spain

— 3 nights

Nightlife Capital of Lanzarote

One of the most lively and visited areas in the Canary Islands, Lanzarote’s largest city, Puerto del Carmen, is well-known for its vibrant nightlife and high concentration of bars and pubs.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fundacion Cesar Manrique and Cueva de los Verdes. Explore Puerto Del Carmen's surroundings by going to Playa Blanca (Marina Rubicon & Playa Blanca). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin de Cactus, explore the striking landscape of Timanfaya Nationalpark, get great views at Mirador Del Rio, and find something for the whole family at Rancho Texas Lanzarote Park.

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Getting from Maspalomas to Puerto Del Carmen by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can fly to York.

Things to do in Puerto Del Carmen

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:

York, United Kingdom

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): go for a walk through York City Walls and then see the interesting displays at National Railway Museum. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through York Shambles and then pause for some serene contemplation at York Minster.

To find more things to do and tourist information, you can read our York trip maker.

Fly from Puerto Del Carmen to York in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Puerto Del Carmen in December; daily highs in York reach 10°C and lows reach 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: sample the fine beverages at The Scotch Whisky Experience, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Scotland, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, and take a tour of Royal Yacht Britannia.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh travel route planner.

You can take a train from York to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Edinburgh

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Reykjavik, Iceland

— 3 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Step off the beaten path and head to Food Tours and National Museum of Iceland. Step out of Reykjavik with an excursion to Thingvellir National Park in Thingvellir--about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: see Off-Road Tours, steep yourself in history at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager, and pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik trip site.

Fly from Edinburgh to Reykjavik in 5.5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Edinburgh in January: high temperatures in Reykjavik hover around 3°C and lows are around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Side Trip

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