24 days in Europe Itinerary

24 days in Europe Itinerary

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Bordeaux, France
— 1 night
Fly
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Syracuse, Italy
— 6 nights
Drive
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Taormina, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly
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Paris, France
— 1 night
Train
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Maastricht, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Drive
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Brussels, Belgium
Fly
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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 2 nights
Fly
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly to Arrecife, Bus to Lanzarote
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Lanzarote, Spain
— 4 nights
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Bordeaux, France

— 1 night

The Port of the Moon

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Bordeaux attractions planning website.

Asuncion, Paraguay to Bordeaux is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone changes from Paraguay Standard Time (PYT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 5 hour difference. In June in Bordeaux, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. On the 1st (Sat), you're off to Syracuse.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Tours · Outdoors · Wineries · Nightlife

Syracuse, Italy

— 6 nights

Pearl of the Mediterranean

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Centro Storico and Ragusa Ibla. Get outdoors at Riserva Naturale Orientata Oasi faunistica di Vendicari and Spiaggia di Gallina. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Syracuse: Spiaggia Calamosche (in Noto) and Scicli (Scicli & Pezza Filippa). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Lido Le Nereidi, step off the mainland to explore Ortigia, and pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siracusa.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Syracuse road trip planning tool.

Getting from Bordeaux to Syracuse by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Taormina.

Things to do in Syracuse

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Taormina, Italy

— 2 nights
With its warm island weather and cliffside location overlooking the Ionion Sea, Taormina has been one of Sicily's most popular getaway destinations since the early 19th century.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): head off the coast to Isola Bella, don't miss a visit to Ancient Theatre of Taormina, and then walk around Villa Comunale. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia libera - Santa Teresa di Riva and then stroll through Grotte Beach Mongiove.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Taormina trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Syracuse to Taormina by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Taormina are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Taormina

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Paris, France

— 1 night

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Paris trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Taormina to Paris in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Taormina in July, with highs in Paris at 30°C and lows at 18°C. On the 10th (Mon), you're off to Maastricht.

Things to do in Paris

Nightlife · Tours · Shopping · Historic Sites

Maastricht, The Netherlands

— 1 night

Culinary Capital of the Netherlands

With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Maastricht trip tool.

You can take a train from Paris to Maastricht in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. On the 11th (Tue), you're off to Brussels.

Things to do in Maastricht

Fun & Games · Parks · Nightlife · Museums

Brussels, Belgium

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Brussels travel route site.

Getting from Maastricht to Brussels by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Brussels are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. You'll set off for St. Petersburg on the 11th (Tue).

Things to do in Brussels

Nightlife · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

St. Petersburg, Russia

— 2 nights

Venice of the North

Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and then admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the St. Petersburg road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Brussels to St. Petersburg in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Brussels to St. Petersburg due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in St. Petersburg are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 4 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Step off the beaten path and head to Melrose Abbey and Scott's View. Museum-lovers will get to explore Royal Yacht Britannia and Camera Obscura and World of Illusions. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town, don't miss a visit to The Real Mary King's Close, learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, and contemplate the long history of Palace of Holyroodhouse.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Edinburgh online journey builder.

Fly from St. Petersburg to Edinburgh in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and train; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from St. Petersburg to Edinburgh due to the time zone difference. Traveling from St. Petersburg in July, things will get a bit cooler in Edinburgh: highs are around 22°C and lows about 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Lanzarote.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Lanzarote, Spain

— 4 nights
Today, the entire island is a World Biosphere Reserve, with over 500 different kinds of plants, 17 of which are endemic.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Jardin de Cactus and Surf Spot Famara. Get outdoors at Volcán El Cuervo and Papagayo Beach. Take a break from Lanzarote with a short trip to Parque Natural de Corralejo in Corralejo, about 3h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Timanfaya Nationalpark, go for a stroll along the water at Marina Rubicon, examine the collection at Fundacion Cesar Manrique, and explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva de los Verdes.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, go to the Lanzarote trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Edinburgh to Lanzarote by combination of flight and bus takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight, ferry, and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Edinburgh in July, with highs in Lanzarote at 33°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lanzarote

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

Russia travel guide

4.6
Specialty Museums · Churches · Monuments
Mother Russia
Feared and revered not long ago as the land "behind the Iron Curtain" and before that as "the land of the Tsars," Russia is a land of many contrasts. Spreading over two continents, it is also the largest country in the world and one of the most powerful. Founded by a group of East Slavs in the 10th century, it is home to over 160 different ethnic groups and indigenous peoples. They have all left their mark on the land, but the Slavic and Byzantine traditions hold a special place in Russia's rich historical and cultural legacy. The diverse natural beauty includes vast swathes of plains intersected with thousands of rivers, lakes, and dramatic mountain ranges along the southern borders. Arctic tundra, taiga, mixed forests, steppe, and desert-like areas successively carpet the land from the north to the south. Perfectly preserved ancient towns surrounded by mighty kremlins with colorful onion-domed churches attract tourists just as much as the nation's biggest metropolises, Moscow and Saint Petersburg.