29 days in Europe Itinerary

29 days in Europe Itinerary

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29 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg, South Africa
+2
train + foot + Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h
2
Maspalomas, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Corralejo, Spain
— 2 nights
ferry:  3​h 45​min
4
Playa Blanca, Spain
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  12​h 45​min
5
Lindos, Greece
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
6
Naxos, Greece
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  9​h 30​min
7
Agrigento, Italy
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
8
Alghero, Italy
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + shuttle + train:  4​h 15​min
9
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
+2
Fly + foot + train:  16​h
End: Johannesburg, South Africa


3
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Relax by the water at Yntri Tunga Beach and Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach. Grotta Lighthouse and Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar) will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjavik: The Settlement Center (in Borgarnes) and Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Selfoss). Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Perlan, head off the coast to Videy Island, appreciate the extensive heritage of Reykjavik Open Air Museum, and examine the collection at Reykjavik Maritime Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik online trip builder .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Reykjavik is an approximately 20-hour flight. Traveling from Johannesburg to Reykjavik, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Johannesburg in December, things will get cooler in Reykjavik: highs are around 2°C and lows about -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Selfoss, Yntri Tunga Beach, The Settlement Center
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Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach ©
Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach
The Settlement Center ©
The Settlement Center
Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum

3
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Playa de Amadores and Paseo Costa Canaria. Visiting Anfi Tauro Golf and Playa de las Meloneras will get you outdoors. Take a break from Maspalomas with a short trip to Museo y Parque Arqueologico Cueva Pintada in Galdar, about 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, explore the fascinating underground world of Barranco de Guayadeque, putt your heart out at Minigolf Yumbo, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo Ecumenico de San Salvador.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Maspalomas itinerary planner.

You can fly from Reykjavik to Maspalomas in 10 hours. Traveling from Reykjavik in December, things will get much warmer in Maspalomas: highs are around 26°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Corralejo.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Anfi Tauro Golf, Scuba & Snorkeling, Playa de Amadores, Museo & Parque Arqueologico Cueva Pintada, Barranco de Guayadeque
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 26:
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Playa de Amadores ©
Playa de Amadores
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Corralejo, Spain

Corralejo ©
Surrounded by a series of white sand dunes, Corralejo is tiny enough to explore on foot or bicycle.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Natural de Corralejo, then tour the pleasant surroundings at El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons, and then see the interesting displays at Museum of Traditional Fishing. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia Catedral de Santa Maria de Betancuria, then pause for some photo ops at Morro Velosa Statues, then kick back and relax at Playa del Castillo Caleta de Fuste, and finally steep yourself in history at Centro de Artesania Molino de Antigua.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Corralejo driving holiday planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Maspalomas to Corralejo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. In December, daily temperatures in Corralejo can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Playa Blanca.

Things to do in Corralejo

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

El Cotillo, Antigua, Betancuria
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El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons ©
El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons
Parque Natural de Corralejo ©
Parque Natural de Corralejo
Morro Velosa Statues ©
Morro Velosa Statues

3
nights
Playa Blanca, Spain

Playa Blanca ©
Playa Blanca, meaning "White Beach" is the southernmost town of the Spanish island of Lanzarote. Get some cultural insight at Casa Jose Saramago and Castillo de las Coloradas. Explore hidden gems such as Playa Flamingo and Playa Blanca Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Playa Blanca: Teguise (Museo de la Pirateria & Castillo de Santa Barbara), Playa Del Jablillo (in Costa Teguise) and San Bartolome (Bodega El Grifo - Museo del Vino & Casa Museo Monumento al Campesino). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Playa Chica, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de los Pocillos, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and take a leisurely stroll along Puerto Calero Marina.

For where to stay and more tourist information, you can read our Playa Blanca visit planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Corralejo to Playa Blanca. In December, daily temperatures in Playa Blanca can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Lindos.

Things to do in Playa Blanca

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Puerto Del Carmen, San Bartolome, Teguise, Bodega La Geria, Puerto Calero Marina
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Playa Flamingo ©
Playa Flamingo
Playa Chica ©
Playa Chica
Playa de los Pocillos ©
Playa de los Pocillos

3
nights
Lindos, Greece

Lindos ©
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
Take a break from the city and head to Plakia Beach and Epta Piges. Visit Gennadi Beach and Glystra Beach for some beach relaxation. Get out of town with these interesting Lindos side-trips: Artistic Village Contemporary Art - Art gallery & Museum of Ceramic Art (in Kolimbia), Art Park Rhodes (in Archipoli) and Astronomy Cafe (in Faliraki). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dormition of Theotokos Church, steep yourself in history at Filerimos Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Church of the Panagia, and see the interesting displays at Tsambika Byzantine Museum.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Lindos trip itinerary site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Playa Blanca to Lindos. Traveling from Playa Blanca to Lindos, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Playa Blanca in January; daily highs in Lindos reach 17°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Naxos.

Things to do in Lindos

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Astronomy Cafe, Plakia Beach, Art Park Rhodes, Dormition of Theotokos Church, Gennadi Beach
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Epta Piges ©
Epta Piges
Plakia Beach ©
Plakia Beach
The Church of the Panagia ©
The Church of the Panagia

2
nights
Naxos, Greece

Naxos ©
Zeus, the master of all gods from Greek mythology, allegedly grew up in a cave on Naxos, a small but fertile island in the South Aegean Sea.
On the 4th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Panagia Drossiani Church, view the masterpieces at Fish & Olive, then examine the collection at Distillery M. G. Vallindras Eirini Frangoudaki, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Apollo, and finally kick back and relax at Maragas Beach. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Alyko Beach, then admire the striking features of Church of Agios Georgios Diasoritis, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Zas Mountain.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Naxos vacation planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Lindos to Naxos in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In January in Naxos, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Agrigento.

Things to do in Naxos

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Zas Mountain ©
Zas Mountain
Panagia Drossiani Church ©
Panagia Drossiani Church
Fish & Olive ©
Fish & Olive

4
nights
Agrigento, Italy

Agrigento ©
Historically one of ancient Greece's leading cities, Sicily's Agrigento is home to the seven monumental temples that make up the well-preserved Valley of the Temples.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Regaleali and Tempio di Giunone. Take a break from the city and head to Spiaggia di Bovo Marina and Cala Vincenzina. Go for a jaunt from Agrigento to Piazza Armerina to see Piazza Armerina about 1h 55 min away. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Temple of Olimpic Jupiter , take an in-depth tour of Museo Archeologico Regionale di Agrigento, contemplate the long history of Tempio dei Dioscuri, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tempio di Ercole.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Agrigento tour itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Naxos to Agrigento takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, flight, and train; or do a combination of ferry, car, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in January, and nighttime lows around 11°C. On the 10th (Thu), you'll travel to Alghero.

Things to do in Agrigento

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Piazza Armerina, Cala Vincenzina, Regaleali, Spiaggia di Bovo Marina, Riserva Naturale Orientata Torre Salsa
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Piazza Armerina ©
Piazza Armerina

4
nights
Alghero, Italy

Alghero ©
Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
Step out of the city life by going to Spiaggia dell'Arco and Spiaggia Compoltitu. We've included these beaches for you: Porto Alabe Beach and Spiaggia di Balai. Venture out of the city with trips to Basilica San Gavino (in Porto Torres), Spiaggia Rena Majore (in Rena Majore) and Parco di San Leonardo di Siete Fuentes (in Santu Lussurgiu).

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Alghero trip itinerary planning website .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Agrigento to Alghero in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Agrigento in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Alghero, with lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Alghero

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Porto Torres, Porto Alabe Beach, Spiaggia Compoltitu, Spiaggia dell'Arco, Spiaggia Rena Majore
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Spiaggia di Balai ©
Spiaggia di Balai
Basilica San Gavino ©
Basilica San Gavino
Spiaggia Compoltitu ©
Spiaggia Compoltitu

1
night
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore and then admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Centro Storico, explore the galleries of Museo Nazionale del Bargello, tour the pleasant surroundings at Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno, then get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Florence route maker website .

Do a combination of flight and train from Alghero to Florence in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Alghero in January; daily highs in Florence reach 11°C and lows reach 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Beaches
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Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Basilica San Miniato al Monte

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