39 days in Europe Itinerary

39 days in Europe Itinerary

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39 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Chicago, United States
Fly:  16​h
1
Maspalomas, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Corralejo, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
3
Granada, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
4
Alcudia, Spain
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  9​h
5
Catania, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
6
Lindos, Greece
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h
7
Perissa, Greece
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + tram + train:  8​h 30​min
8
Siena, Italy
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 15​min
9
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
10
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Chicago, United States

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): catch some excitement at Motos Tivoli Gran Canaria, putt your heart out at Minigolf Yumbo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo Ecumenico de San Salvador, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Veril, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Paseo Costa Canaria. Keep things going the next day: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then take in the waterfront at Strandpromenade Meloneras, then look for all kinds of wild species at La Charca, and finally zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Maspalomas trip builder app .

Chicago, USA to Maspalomas is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Chicago to Maspalomas, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Maspalomas when traveling from Chicago in May, with lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Corralejo.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Motos Tivoli Gran Canaria ©
Motos Tivoli Gran Canaria
Scuba & Snorkeling
Playa de Veril ©
Playa de Veril

4
nights
Corralejo, Spain

Corralejo ©
Surrounded by a series of white sand dunes, Corralejo is tiny enough to explore on foot or bicycle.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Flag Beach and Playa de la Barca. We've included these beaches for you: Playa del Viejo Rey and Playa de Pozo Negro. Venture out of the city with trips to Faro de la Entallada (in Las Playitas), Scuba & Snorkeling (in Tarajalejo) and Laguna de Sotavento (in Costa Calma). There's still lots to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, take in the waterfront at Puerto de Corralejo, and look for gifts at Centro Comercial El Campanario.

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Traveling by flight from Maspalomas to Corralejo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. In May, daytime highs in Corralejo are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Granada.

Things to do in Corralejo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Playa de la Barca, Playa del Viejo Rey, Laguna de Sotavento, Playa de Pozo Negro
Highlights from your plan
Corralejo Tennis Academy ©
Corralejo Tennis Academy
Fishing Charters & Tours
Faro de la Entallada ©
Faro de la Entallada

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Playa de Cantarrijan and Nerja Donkey Sanctuary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Museo Cuevas del Sacromonte and Plaza de Carlos Cano. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Granada: Banos de la Encima Castle (in Banos de la Encina), Ron Montero (in Motril) and Castillo de Sabiote (in Sabiote). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Palacio de los Olvidados, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abadia del Sacromonte, steep yourself in history at Cuarto Real de Santo Domingo, and get a sense of history and politics at Real Chancilleria.

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You can fly from Corralejo to Granada in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. The time zone changes from Western European Time (WET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Corralejo in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Granada, with lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Alcudia.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Playa de Cantarrijan, Ron Montero, Nerja Donkey Sanctuary, Castillo de Sabiote, Banos de la Encima Castle
Highlights from your plan
Iglesia del Sagrario ©
Iglesia del Sagrario
Playa de Cantarrijan ©
Playa de Cantarrijan
Castillo de Sabiote ©
Castillo de Sabiote

3
nights
Alcudia, Spain

Alcudia ©
Alcúdia is a municipality and township of the Spanish autonomous community of the Balearic Islands. Get a sense of the local culture at Teatre Ròma and Museu Monografic de Pollentia. Get outdoors at Playa de Alcudia and Cala Gran. Venture out of the city with trips to Cala Marcal (in Portocolom) and Playa de S'Amarador (in Santanyi). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Playa El Mal Pas, take in the awesome beauty at Puig de Sant Marti, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala Molins, and make a trip to Plaza de Carlos V.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Alcudia trip itinerary builder website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Granada to Alcudia in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Alcudia can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Catania.

Things to do in Alcudia

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Cala Marcal, Cala Gran, Playa de S'Amarador, Cala Molins
Highlights from your plan
Playa de Alcudia ©
Playa de Alcudia
Aucanada Beach ©
Aucanada Beach
Teatre Ròma ©
Teatre Ròma

3
nights
Catania, Italy

Catania ©
The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
Get in touch with nature at Sampieri and Spiaggia di Gallina. Mulino ad Acqua - Museo Cavallo d'Ispica and Chiesa di San Placido are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Catania side-trips: Monastero del San salvatore (in Noto), Lido La Dolce Vita (in Taormina) and Diocesi Di Acireale (in Acireale). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of A Rutta ri Ron Carmelu, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Sant'Agata la Vetere, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giuliano, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Catania online day trip planner .

Getting from Alcudia to Catania by combination of bus and flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lindos.

Things to do in Catania

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Scicli, Spiaggia di Gallina, Mulino ad Acqua - Museo Cavallo d'Ispica, Monastero del San salvatore, Diocesi Di Acireale
Highlights from your plan
Villa Cerami ©
Villa Cerami
Sampieri ©
Sampieri
Spiaggia di Gallina ©
Spiaggia di Gallina

2
nights
Lindos, Greece

Lindos ©
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kounaki Wines and Rodos Nature - Folklore Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Glystra Beach and Alyki Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lindos: Church of St. Panteleimon (in Siana) and Fourni Beach (in Monolithos). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Vlycha Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Haraki Beach, stop by Kori Lindos, and pause for some serene contemplation at Monastery Skiadi.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Lindos trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Catania to Lindos takes 8 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Catania to Lindos. In June in Lindos, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Perissa.

Things to do in Lindos

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Monolithos, Church of St. Panteleimon, Monastery Skiadi, Rodos Nature - Folklore Museum, Kounaki Wines
Highlights from your plan
Fourni Beach ©
Fourni Beach
Kounaki Wines ©
Kounaki Wines
Rodos Nature - Folklore Museum ©
Rodos Nature - Folklore Museum

3
nights
Perissa, Greece

One of Santorini's seaside treasures, Perissa provides travelers with a lively restaurant scene and easy access to several archaeological sites.
Visit Katergo Beach and Agios Nikolaos Beach for some beach relaxation. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Livadaki Beach. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Vlychada Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, and ride a horse along Santo Horse Riding.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Perissa road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Lindos to Perissa takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Siena.

Things to do in Perissa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Folegandros, Fira, Akrotiri, Vlychada Beach, Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Vlychada Beach ©
Vlychada Beach
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos ©
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos

4
nights
Siena, Italy

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Podere Il Cocco and Museo della Tortura. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cappella di Piazza and Castiglion del Bosco. Change things up with these side-trips from Siena: Torre e Casa Campatelli (in San Gimignano), Poggio Rubino (in Montalcino) and Barberino Val d'Elsa (Fattoria Casa Sola & Barberino Val d'Elsa). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Archivio di Stato, steep yourself in history at Palazzo Chigi Saracini, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di S.Agostino, and don't miss a visit to Via di Citta.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Siena trip builder site .

Getting from Perissa to Siena by combination of flight and train takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Perissa to Siena. Traveling from Perissa in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Siena, with lows around 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Montalcino, Barberino Val d'Elsa, Torre e Casa Campatelli
Highlights from your plan
Podere Il Cocco ©
Podere Il Cocco
Castiglion del Bosco ©
Castiglion del Bosco
Fattoria Casa Sola ©
Fattoria Casa Sola

5
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Greyfriars Kirkyard and Gladstone's Land are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Portobello Beach and Yellowcraig Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Seacliff Beach (in North Berwick) and Jedburgh (Mary Queen of Scots' Visitor Centre & Jedburgh Castle Jail and Museum). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Modern Two, contemplate the long history of Cramond Village, relax in the rural setting at Gorgie City Farm & Cafe, and wander the streets of St Andrew Square.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Siena to Edinburgh in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Siena to Edinburgh due to the time zone difference. Expect colder weather when traveling from Siena in June: highs in Edinburgh hover around 63°F, while lows dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Jedburgh, North Berwick, Dalhousie Castle Falconry
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Highlights from your plan
Dalhousie Castle Falconry ©
Dalhousie Castle Falconry
Jedburgh Castle Jail and Museum ©
Jedburgh Castle Jail and Museum
Mary Queen of Scots' Visitor Centre ©

4
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Reykjavik Open Air Museum and The Settlement Center are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Horseback Riding Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjavik: Gljufrabui Waterfalls (in Skogar), Hraunfossar (in Husafell) and Kotstrandarkirkja (in Hveragerdi). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Langjokull Glacier, take in the dramatic scenery at Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, and see the interesting displays at The Icelandic Punk Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik online trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Edinburgh to Reykjavik in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Edinburgh in June, expect nights in Reykjavik to be about the same, around 46°F, while days are little chillier, around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

The Settlement Center, Kotstrandarkirkja, Gljufrabui Waterfalls, Hraunfossar, Langjokull Glacier
Highlights from your plan
Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Horseback Riding Tours

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