30 days in Europe Itinerary

30 days in Europe Itinerary

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30 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Athens, Greece
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Valletta, Malta
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 30​min
2
Maspalomas, Spain
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + shuttle + bus:  8​h 45​min
3
Albufeira, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
4
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
5
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
6
York, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
Bath, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + tram + train:  6​h 45​min
8
Siena, Italy
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
9
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
+3
train + shuttle + Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
10
Lindos, Greece
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h
End: Athens, Greece

1
night
Valletta, Malta

Valletta ©
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 1st (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of St. John's Co-Cathedral, witness the site of a historic battle at Saluting Battery, and then get to know the fascinating history of Mdina Old City. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): delve into the distant past at Hagar Qim Temples, take in nature's colorful creations at Upper Barrakka Gardens, then witness the site of a historic battle at Lascaris War Rooms, and finally contemplate the long history of St Mary's Chapel.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Valletta driving holiday planner.

Athens, Greece to Valletta is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Central European Time is minus 1 hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Valletta

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Hagar Qim Temples, Mdina Old City, St Mary's Chapel
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Hagar Qim Temples ©
Hagar Qim Temples
Lascaris War Rooms ©
Lascaris War Rooms
Saluting Battery ©
Saluting Battery

2
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Vegueta and El Faro de Maspalomas. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Playa de Amadores and Playa de Mogan. Change things up with a short trip to Las Canteras Beach in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (about 46 minutes away). It doesn't end there: admire nature's extreme beauty at Dunas de Maspalomas and kick back and relax at Playa de Maspalomas.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Maspalomas visit planner.

You can fly from Valletta to Maspalomas in 9.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Valletta to Maspalomas is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Valletta in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Maspalomas: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Albufeira.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Playa de Mogan, Playa de Amadores
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El Faro de Maspalomas ©
El Faro de Maspalomas
Playa de Mogan ©
Playa de Mogan
Playa de Amadores ©
Playa de Amadores

2
nights
Albufeira, Portugal

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Town Faro and Cape Saint Vincent. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Praia da Marinha and Praia Da Rocha. Venture out of the city with trips to Lagos (Ponta Da Piedale & Praia Dona Ana). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Falesia Beach and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Albufeira trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Maspalomas to Albufeira takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or fly. In June in Albufeira, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lagos, Praia Da Rocha, Old Town Faro, Praia da Marinha, Cape Saint Vincent
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Praia da Marinha ©
Praia da Marinha
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha

1
night
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
On the 9th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Thingvellir National Park, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Reykjavik travel route site .

Traveling by flight from Albufeira to Reykjavik takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Albufeira in June, expect nights in Reykjavik to be slightly colder, around 9°C, while days are cooler, around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Spas Nature Parks

Side Trip

Thingvellir National Park
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Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland
Spas

3
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cragside House and Gardens and Etal Castle. Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and National Museum of Scotland will appeal to museum buffs. Go for a jaunt from Edinburgh to Bamburgh to see Bamburgh Castle about 1h 55 min away. Next up on the itinerary: sample the fine beverages at The Scotch Whisky Experience, engage your brain at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, and go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Edinburgh day trip 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 June, plan for a bit warmer days in Edinburgh, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to York.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Bamburgh Castle, Cragside House and Gardens, Etal Castle
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Bamburgh Castle ©
Bamburgh Castle
Cragside House and Gardens ©
Cragside House and Gardens
Etal Castle ©
Etal Castle

4
nights
York, United Kingdom

York ©
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fountains Abbey and Lincoln Castle. York Castle Museum and National Railway Museum will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near York: Lincoln Cathedral (in Lincoln), Whitby Abbey (in Whitby) and Durham Cathedral (in Durham). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to York City Walls, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at York Minster, and take a stroll through York Shambles.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the York tour builder site .

Getting from Edinburgh to York by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. June in York sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bath.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lincoln, Durham Cathedral, Fountains Abbey, Whitby Abbey
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Fountains Abbey ©
Fountains Abbey
Lincoln Cathedral ©
Lincoln Cathedral
Whitby Abbey ©
Whitby Abbey

4
nights
Bath, United Kingdom

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Let the collections at The Tank Museum and The Roman Baths capture your imagination. Discover out-of-the-way places like Weymouth Beach and Longleat. Venture out of the city with trips to Bournemouth Beach (in Bournemouth), Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta (in Salisbury) and Portsmouth Historic Dockyard (in Portsmouth). It doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Bath route tool .

Traveling by car from York to Bath takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Siena.

Things to do in Bath

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, Bournemouth Beach, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Longleat, The Tank Museum
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The Tank Museum ©
The Tank Museum
Weymouth Beach ©
Weymouth Beach
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard ©
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

1
night
Siena, Italy

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
On the 23rd (Tue), don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Siena Cathedral, then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre del Mangia, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbazia di San Galgano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Propositura di San Michele Arcangelo, appreciate the extensive heritage of Geburtshaus des San Galgano, and then don't miss a visit to Historic Centre of San Gimignano.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Siena road trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Bath to Siena in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bath to Siena. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Florence.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chiusdino, Historic Centre of San Gimignano
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Abbazia di San Galgano ©
Abbazia di San Galgano
Torre del Mangia ©
Torre del Mangia
Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Basilica San Miniato al Monte and Centro Storico are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Le mura di Lucca and Piazza della Signoria. Step out of Florence with an excursion to Montecatini Alto in Montecatini Terme--about 1 hour away. Dedicate the 26th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and don't miss a visit to Mercato Centrale.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Florence day trip planning app .

Getting from Siena to Florence by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. June in Florence sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Lindos.

Things to do in Florence

Tours Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Le mura di Lucca, Montecatini Alto
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Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Montecatini Alto ©
Montecatini Alto

2
nights
Lindos, Greece

Lindos ©
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
On the 28th (Sun), explore the ancient world of Village of Lindos. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Tsambika Beach, stroll through Agios Pavlos Beach, and then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Lindos.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Lindos day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and bus from Florence to Lindos takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Florence to Lindos, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Florence in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 25°C in Lindos. On the 30th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lindos

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Tsambika Beach
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Agios Pavlos Beach ©
Agios Pavlos Beach
Tsambika Beach ©
Tsambika Beach
Lindos Beach ©
Lindos Beach

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