60 days in Europe Itinerary

60 days in Europe Itinerary

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Fly to Madeira Airport, Drive to Funchal
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Funchal, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Maspalomas, Spain
— 2 nights
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Playa Blanca, Spain
— 2 nights
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Malaga, Spain
— 3 nights
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Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
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Benidorm, Spain
— 1 night
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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
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Rethymnon, Greece
— 4 nights
Taxi to Heraklion, Ferry to Fira
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Fira, Greece
— 2 nights
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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Bath, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
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York, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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Cork, Ireland
— 5 nights
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Reykjavik, Iceland
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Funchal, Portugal — 2 nights

The capital of the island of Madeira for more than 500 years, Funchal represents a laid-back city made popular by its historical sites and climate.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte and Municipal Gardens. Get a sense of the local culture at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption and Santa Clara Convent. Explore Funchal's surroundings by going to Ponta do Pargo (Ponta do Pargo Lighthouse & Church of Sao Pedro). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja do Colegio Sao Joao Evangelista, contemplate the long history of Colegio dos Jesuitas do Funchal, stroll through Madeira Explorers, and take in the pleasant sights at Santa Maria Street.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Funchal day trip planning tool.

Louisville, USA to Funchal is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is 5 hours. While traveling from Louisville, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Funchal, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Maspalomas.
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Maspalomas, Spain — 2 nights

Fondly referred to as “El Sur” by the locals, Maspalomas serves as a hub of entertainment and beach activity on Gran Canary Island.
On the 5th (Sun), walk around Parque Urbano del Sur, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de las Meloneras, take a leisurely stroll along Strandpromenade Meloneras, then explore the ancient world of Yacimiento Punta Mujeres, then stop by The Mint Company Luxe Meloneras, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at La Charca. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Mirador de Puerto de Mogan, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Nudista Montana Arena, play a few rounds at Campo del Golf de Maspalomas, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Park of Maspalomas (El Parque Botanico de Maspalomas), then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Gran Chaparral.

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

You can fly from Funchal to Maspalomas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. March in Maspalomas sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Playa Blanca.
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Playa Blanca, Spain — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia de Nuestra Senora Del Carmen, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Flamingo, enjoy the sea views from Faro de Punta Pechiguera, do a tasting at Bodegas Stratvs, then learn about winemaking at Bodega La Geria, and finally learn about winemaking at Bodegas Rubicon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Montana Bermeja, take in the dramatic natural features at El Golfo, stroll through Playa del Janubio, get a taste of local nightlife at Centro de Artesania La Antigua Escuela de Yaiza, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Santa Maria de los Remedios, and finally examine the collection at El Grifo - Museo del Vino.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Playa Blanca trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Maspalomas to Playa Blanca takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in March, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Malaga.
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Malaga, Spain — 3 nights

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Head to Mahatma Showroom and Factory Outlet Malagafor some retail therapy. Visit Iglesia de los Martires and Sacred Heart Church (Sagrado Corazon) for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Malaga: Antequera (Santa Eufemia Convent, Convento de Belen, &more), Senda Litoral Mijas - Malaga (in Mijas) and Ronda (Puente Viejo, Roman Bridge, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Episcopal Palace, admire the masterpieces at Museum Jorge Rando, pause for some photo ops at Estatua del Cenachero, and get outside with Adventure Rider Centre.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Malaga tour planning site.

Fly from Playa Blanca to Malaga in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Playa Blanca to Malaga. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Playa Blanca in March since evenings lows in Malaga dip to 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Granada.
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Granada, Spain — 2 nights

Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
On the 11th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de los Hospitalicos o Corpus Christi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Hospital Real De La Caridad De Guadix, steep yourself in history at El Duende De La Plaza, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia de Santiago Apostol, pause for some serene contemplation at Ermita de Gracia – Iglesia Cueva de Guadix, then make a trip to Puerta del Vino, and finally contemplate the long history of Plaza de los Aljibes.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Granada holiday app.

You can drive from Malaga to Granada in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Malaga in March, expect Granada to be little chillier, temps between 61°F and 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Benidorm.
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Benidorm, Spain — 1 night

A major seaside resort on the famous Costa Blanca, Benidorm was built compactly, thanks to the foresight of a local government administrator in the 1960s, who had a vision for a holiday destination that would grow upwards.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): stroll around L'Aiguera Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Tio Ximo, stroll around Parque Natural de la Serra Gelada, don't miss a visit to Faro de l'Albir, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia Nuestra Senora del Consuelo, and finally learn more about the world around you at Centro Cultural Maritimo.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Benidorm journey maker.

You can drive from Granada to Benidorm in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Granada in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Benidorm, with lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to fly to Palma de Mallorca.
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Palma de Mallorca, Spain — 3 nights

Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Castell d Alaro and Ermita de Betlem. Your inner history buff will appreciate Santuari de Cura and Iglesia La Porciuncula (la Iglesia de Cristal). Explore Palma de Mallorca's surroundings by going to Bodega Castell Miquel (in Alaro), Path of the Archduke (in Valldemossa) and Soller (Sala Picasso y Sala Miro & Església parroquial de Sant Bartomeu de Sóller). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of La Casa de Robert Graves, make a trip to Cruz del Descubrimiento, see the interesting displays at Museo Historico Militar de San Carlos, and pick up some local products at Mercado de Santa Catalina.

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Getting from Benidorm to Palma de Mallorca by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Benidorm in March, plan for slightly colder nights in Palma de Mallorca, with lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 5 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get a sense of the local culture at Church and Museum of Orsanmichele and Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona. Cappella Brancacci and Synagogue and Jewish Museum of Florence will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Corbucci (in Gambassi Terme), Volterra (Palazzo dei Priori, Porta all'Arco, &more) and Montalcino (Winery Solaria Patrizia Cencioni, Castiglion del Bosco Winery, &more). And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Fattoria di Montemaggio, contemplate the long history of Terme Bagno Vignoni, look for gifts at Wine & Cheese shop, and explore the world behind art at Palazzo Strozzi.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Florence day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Palma de Mallorca to Florence takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In March, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Rethymnon.
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Rethymnon, Greece — 4 nights

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Winery Stilianou and Cathedral of Eisodion tis Theotokou. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Off-Road Tours and Rethymno Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Rethymnon: Heraklion (Douloufakis Winery, Church and the Museum of St. Aikaterini, &more), Monastery Savvathiana (in Rodia) and Thirathen Museum of Musical Instruments (in Krousonas). The adventure continues: do a tasting at Anoskeli Winery Olive Mill, see the interesting displays at Ancient Olive Tree, make a trip to Moschea Neratze, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agia Triada Monastery.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rethymnon tour planner.

Getting from Florence to Rethymnon by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Florence in March, Rethymnon is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Fira.
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Fira, Greece — 2 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): explore the galleries of Pablo Cruzz Art. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Archaeological Museum Fira, don't miss a visit to Karavolades Stairs, explore the world behind art at MATI Art Gallery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, then view the masterpieces at Asimis Kolaitou Art Gallery Santorini, and finally see the interesting displays at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos.

To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Fira online trip maker.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Rethymnon to Fira takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and ferry. March in Fira sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can fly to Brighton and Hove.
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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom — 4 nights

The vibrant seaside resort of Brighton and Hove features a lively nightclub scene and an abundance of cultural sites sure to keep you entertained for days.
Get some cultural insight at St. Thomas the Martyr and Michelham Priory. Head to Oliver's Brighton and Nigel Greaves Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Venture out of the city with trips to Cuckmere Haven (in Seaford), Alfriston Clergy House (in Alfriston) and Eastbourne (Grand Parade Main Resort Beach & Museum of Shops). There's much more to do: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Rye Waterworks MIcropub, enjoy the sand and surf at Lee On Solent Beach, steep yourself in history at Southover Grange Gardens, and stroll through Scotney Castle Garden.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Brighton and Hove trip planner.

You can fly from Fira to Brighton and Hove in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Fira in March; daily highs in Brighton and Hove reach 51°F and lows reach 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bath.
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Bath, United Kingdom — 7 nights

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Explore hidden gems such as Tintern Abbey and Chalice Well. Do your shopping at Victoria Art Gallery and Sculpture by the Lakes. Change things up with these side-trips from Bath: White Castle (in Abergavenny), Usk Castle (in Usk) and Caerleon (Caerleon Roman Fortress and Baths & Caerleon Amphitheatre). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Aerospace Bristol, step into the grandiose world of Nunney Castle, contemplate the long history of National Trust - Hardy's Cottage, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Martin's Church.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Bath travel planner.

You can drive from Brighton and Hove to Bath in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to York.
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York, United Kingdom — 6 nights

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.
Get some historical perspective at Beverley Minster and Treasurer's House. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at World of James Herriot and Fudge Kitchen York. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around York: Monsal Trail (in Bakewell), Eyam (Eyam Museum, Eyam Hall & Craft Centre, &more) and Ladybower Reservoir (in Bamford). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Church, contemplate the long history of Merchant Adventurers' Hall, step into the grandiose world of Knaresborough Castle, and admire the landmark architecture of Durham Castle.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the York online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Bath to York takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in York can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 6 nights

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your inner history buff will appreciate The Birks of Aberfeldy and Church of Saint Aidan Bamburgh. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Jedburgh Castle Jail and Museum and Dunblane Cathedral. Get out of town with these interesting Edinburgh side-trips: The Lowry Trail (in Berwick upon Tweed), Bamburgh (Bamburgh Beach & St Aiden Beach) and Holy Island (Lindisfarne Centre, The Parish Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, &more). And it doesn't end there: stroll the grounds of Greyfriars Kirkyard, get to know the fascinating history of Black Spout Wood, step into the grandiose world of Aberdour Castle and Gardens, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Glenkinchie Distillery.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Edinburgh online trip builder.

You can take a train from York to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 53°F during the day and 37°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Cork.
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Cork, Ireland — 5 nights

One of the country's major artistic and cultural centers, famed for its many annual festivals, Cork straddles the Lee River and boasts over 30 bridges.
For shopping fun, head to Crawford Art Gallery or Peter Cox Photography Gallery. Get a sense of the local culture at Old Irish Ways and St. Patrick's Well. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cork: Craggaunowen (in Sixmilebridge), Dromoland Castle (in Newmarket-on-Fergus) and Quin Abbey (in Quin). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter and Paul's Church, steep yourself in history at James Fort, explore the fascinating underground world of Mitchelstown Cave, and look for all kinds of wild species at Killarney Falconry.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cork sightseeing website.

You can fly from Edinburgh to Cork in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in April, and nighttime lows around 41°F. On the 25th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Reykjavik.
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Reykjavik, Iceland — 4 nights

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Shop till you drop at Nordic Store and Arctic Photo. Do some cultural sightseeing at Grotta Lighthouse and Tales from Iceland. Get out of town with these interesting Reykjavik side-trips: Reykjadalur Hot Springs (in Olfuss), Grindavik (Hopsnes Lighthouse & Gunnuhver Hot Springs) and Urridafoss Waterfall (in Villingaholt). The adventure continues: try out the rides at Sundhollin Public Baths, get your game on at Mink Viking Portrait Studio, enjoy the sand and surf at Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Reykjavik road trip website.

You can fly from Cork to Reykjavik in 8.5 hours. In April, Reykjavik is little chillier than Cork - with highs of 43°F and lows of 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.
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