31 days in Europe Itinerary

31 days in Europe Itinerary

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31 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Budapest, Hungary
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h
2
Puerto Del Carmen, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
3
Granada, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
4
Alcudia, Spain
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  9​h 30​min
5
Siena, Italy
— 1 night
+4
bus + Fly + bus + foot + train:  7​h
6
Syracuse, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Agrigento, Italy
— 1 night
+2
train + bus + Fly:  9​h
8
Oia, Greece
— 2 nights
ferry:  3​h
9
Rethymnon, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h 15​min
10
Lindos, Greece
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h
11
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Budapest, Hungary

4
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Discover out-of-the-way places like National Wallace Monument and Falkirk Wheel. Get out of town with these interesting Edinburgh side-trips: Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum (in Glasgow) and Stirling Castle (in Stirling). There's lots more to do: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, get curious at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, and go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh trip itinerary builder app .

Budapest, Hungary to Edinburgh is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Traveling from Budapest to Edinburgh, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Budapest in August, things will get a bit cooler in Edinburgh: highs are around 21°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Puerto Del Carmen.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Stirling, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Falkirk Wheel
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Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
Falkirk Wheel ©
Falkirk Wheel
National Wallace Monument ©
National Wallace Monument

3
nights
Puerto Del Carmen, Spain

Puerto Del Carmen ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Corralejo Dunes and Rancho Texas Lanzarote Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Puerto Del Carmen: Puerto deportivo Marina Rubicon (in Playa Blanca), Parque Natural de Corralejo (in Corralejo) and Timanfaya National Park (in Tinajo). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin de Cactus, take some stellar pictures from Mirador Del Rio, examine the collection at Fundacion Cesar Manrique, and hunt for treasures at Teguise Market.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Del Carmen driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to Puerto Del Carmen takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight, ferry, and bus. When traveling from Edinburgh in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Puerto Del Carmen, with highs around 34°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Granada.

Things to do in Puerto Del Carmen

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Lanzarote, Corralejo, Puerto deportivo Marina Rubicon, Jardin de Cactus, Timanfaya Nationalpark
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Timanfaya Nationalpark ©
Timanfaya Nationalpark
Corralejo Dunes ©
Corralejo Dunes
Jardin de Cactus ©
Jardin de Cactus

4
nights
Granada, Spain

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to El Caminito Del Rey, El Chorro and Carrera del Darro. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Granada: Malaga (Castillo de Gibralfaro, Parque de Malaga, & more), Nerja (Fundación Cueva de Nerja & Balcon de Europa) and Benalmadena (Benalmadena Puerto Marina & Parque De La Paloma). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Generalife, appreciate the extensive heritage of Mirador de San Nicolas, take a stroll through Albayzin, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Granada trip itinerary builder site .

Fly from Puerto Del Carmen to Granada in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Del Carmen to Granada due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Puerto Del Carmen in August, expect nights in Granada to be little chillier, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 39°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Alcudia.

Things to do in Granada

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Malaga, Benalmadena, Nerja, El Caminito Del Rey, El Chorro
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Generalife ©
Generalife
El Caminito Del Rey, El Chorro ©
El Caminito Del Rey, El Chorro
Carrera del Darro ©
Carrera del Darro

2
nights
Alcudia, Spain

Alcudia ©
Alcúdia is a municipality and township of the Spanish autonomous community of the Balearic Islands. On the 15th (Sat), meet the residents at Palma Aquarium, take some stellar pictures from Mirador Es Colomer Formentor, and then don't miss a visit to Cap de Formentor. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Playa de Muro and then take a stroll through Alcudia Old Town.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Alcudia holiday maker site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Granada to Alcudia in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Granada in August, you will find days in Alcudia are little chillier (36°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Siena.

Things to do in Alcudia

Parks Neighborhoods Beaches

Side Trips

Formentor, Playa de Muro, Palma Aquarium
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Playa de Muro ©
Playa de Muro
Cap de Formentor ©
Cap de Formentor
Mirador Es Colomer Formentor ©
Mirador Es Colomer Formentor

1
night
Siena, Italy

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbazia di San Galgano, take in panoramic vistas at Torre del Mangia, then pause for some serene contemplation at Siena Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Piazza del Campo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): get lost in a book at Biblioteca Piccolomini, then make a trip to Historic Centre of San Gimignano, and then explore the historical opulence of Castello di Monteriggioni.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Siena trip builder site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Alcudia to Siena in 9.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. In August in Siena, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Syracuse.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Historic Centre of San Gimignano, Abbazia di San Galgano, Castello di Monteriggioni
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Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Biblioteca Piccolomini ©
Biblioteca Piccolomini
Abbazia di San Galgano ©
Abbazia di San Galgano

1
night
Syracuse, Italy

Syracuse ©
Philosopher Cicero once described Syracuse as "the greatest Greek city and the most beautiful of them all." A powerful city-state of ancient Greece, Syracuse now is the capital of the eponymous Italian province on the eastern coast of Sicily.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Temple of Apollo (Tempio di Apollo), head off the coast to Ortigia, then pause for some serene contemplation at Syracuse Cathedral, and finally steep yourself in history at Greek Theater. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): Head underground at Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio), then make a trip to Centro Storico, and then make a trip to Marzameni.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Syracuse vacation maker .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and train from Siena to Syracuse in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Agrigento.

Things to do in Syracuse

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Marzameni, Centro Storico
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Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio) ©
Teatro Greco ©
Teatro Greco

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Scala dei Turchi, then admire the natural beauty at Il Giardino della Kolymbetra, and then delve into the distant past at Valley of the Temples (Valle dei Templi).

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Agrigento journey website .

Getting from Syracuse to Agrigento by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Agrigento can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Oia.

Things to do in Agrigento

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Scala dei Turchi
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Scala dei Turchi ©
Scala dei Turchi
Il Giardino della Kolymbethra ©
Il Giardino della Kolymbethra
Valle dei Templi ©
Valle dei Templi

2
nights
Oia, Greece

Oia ©
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hiking Trail Fira - Oia and Amoudi Bay. Venture out of the city with trips to KAMARA BEACH (in Kamari), Akrotiri (Red Beach & Akrotiri) and Perissa Black Sand Beach (in Perissa). There's much more to do: do a tasting at Santo Winery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, and get great views at Sunset in Oia.

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

You can do a combination of train and flight from Agrigento to Oia in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry. Traveling from Agrigento to Oia, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August in Oia, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Oia

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Perissa Black Sand Beach, Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, Kamari Beach, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail
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Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail ©
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay
Santo Winery ©
Santo Winery

2
nights
Rethymnon, Greece

Rethymnon ©
Rethymnon combines the old-fashioned charm of a small town with proximity to long sandy beaches with all the modern conveniences usually found in big tourist resorts.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas Church, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kournas, then steep yourself in history at The Venetian Fortezza, and finally wander the streets of Rethymnon Old Town. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Preveli Beach and then make a trip to Monastery of Arkadi.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Rethymnon trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Oia to Rethymnon by ferry takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Lindos.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Lake Kournas, St. Nicholas Church, Preveli Beach
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Lake Kournas ©
Lake Kournas
Monastery of Arkadi ©
Monastery of Arkadi
St. Nicholas Church ©
St. Nicholas Church

2
nights
Lindos, Greece

Lindos ©
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
Explore hidden gems such as Agios Pavlos Beach and Tsambika Beach. Take a break from Lindos with a short trip to Prasonisi Beach in Kattavia, about 48 minutes away. Spend the 27th (Thu) exploring ancient history at Village of Lindos. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Lindos Beach and explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Lindos.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Lindos visit planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Rethymnon to Lindos takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. August in Lindos sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Lindos

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Tsambika Beach, Prasonisi Beach
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Agios Pavlos Beach ©
Agios Pavlos Beach
Lindos Beach ©
Lindos Beach
Tsambika Beach ©
Tsambika Beach

1
night
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
On the 30th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Pile Gate, take a stroll through Old Town, and then make a trip to Onophrian Fountain. On your second day here, take a stroll through Cavtat Old Town, catch all the local highlights with Sightseeing Tours, and then head off the coast to Island of Lokrum.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Dubrovnik route builder site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Lindos to Dubrovnik takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Lindos in August since evenings lows in Dubrovnik dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Tours Nature

Side Trip

Cavtat Old Town
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Walking tours
Cavtat Old Town ©
Cavtat Old Town
Pile Gate ©
Pile Gate

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