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
Fly
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Maspalomas, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly to Arrecife, Bus to Playa Blanca
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Playa Blanca, Spain
— 2 nights
Bus to Arrecife, Fly to Malaga
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Malaga, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive
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Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive
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Benidorm, Spain
— 1 night
Fly
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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly
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Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly
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Rethymnon, Greece
— 4 nights
Taxi to Heraklion, Ferry to Fira
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Fira, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly
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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive
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Bath, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
Drive
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York, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
Train
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
Fly
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Cork, Ireland
— 5 nights
Fly
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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 4 nights
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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 Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption. Get a sense of the local culture at Colegio dos Jesuitas do Funchal and Relicious Art Museum. Explore Funchal's surroundings by going to Ponta do Pargo (Ponta do Pargo Lighthouse & Church of Sao Pedro). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Church, admire the natural beauty at Municipal Gardens, stroll around Jardim de Sao Francisco, and examine the collection at Madeira Film Experience.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Funchal trip planner.

Louisville, USA to Funchal is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Louisville to Funchal is 5 hours. When traveling from Louisville in March, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Funchal: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Funchal

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Maspalomas, Spain

— 2 nights

Home to Gran Canary's Most Beautiful Beach

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 travel to Playa Blanca.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

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 Bodega El Grifo - Museo del Vino.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Playa Blanca trip builder.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Maspalomas to Playa Blanca in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In March, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Malaga.

Things to do in Playa Blanca

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Malaga, Spain

— 3 nights

Capital of the Costa del Sol

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 Puente Viejo for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Malaga: Senda Litoral Mijas - Malaga (in Mijas), Ronda (Roman Bridge, Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, &more) and Antequera (Santa Eufemia Convent, Convento de Belen, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sacred Heart Church (Sagrado Corazon), explore the world behind art at Museo de Artes y Costumbres Populares, examine the collection at Museum Jorge Rando, and pause for some photo ops at Estatua del Cenachero.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Malaga trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Playa Blanca to Malaga takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Playa Blanca in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Malaga, with lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Granada.

Things to do in Malaga

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Granada, Spain

— 2 nights

Pearl of Spain

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.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

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.

Things to do in Benidorm

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Palma de Mallorca, Spain

— 3 nights

Cultural Capital of the Balearic Islands

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 Santa Eulalia. Explore Palma de Mallorca's surroundings by going to Bodega Castell Miquel (in Alaro), Soller (Sala Picasso y Sala Miro & Església parroquial de Sant Bartomeu de Sóller) and Cruz del Descubrimiento (in Santa Ponsa). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia La Porciuncula (la Iglesia de Cristal), browse the fresh offerings at Mercado de Santa Catalina, stroll through Palma Nova Beach, and make a trip to Placa de Cort.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Palma de Mallorca online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Benidorm to Palma de Mallorca takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Benidorm in March, plan for little chillier 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.

Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Florence, Italy

— 5 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

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 Cappella Brancacci. Sinagoga di Firenze e Museo ebraico and Terme Bagno Vignoni will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Corbucci (in Gambassi Terme), Montalcino (Winery Solaria Patrizia Cencioni, Castiglion del Bosco Winery, &more) and Volterra (Palazzo dei Priori, Porta all'Arco, &more). There's much more to do: do a tasting at Fattoria di Montemaggio, examine the collection at Stibbert Museum, contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of the City of Pienza, and stop by Tuscany in a Bottle.

Before you visit Florence, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

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 in Florence, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 42°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Florence

Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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 Food Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Rethymnon: Monastery Savvathiana (in Rodia), Heraklion (Douloufakis Winery, Church and the Museum of St. Aikaterini, &more) and Thirathen Museum of Musical Instruments (in Krousonas). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Rethymno Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agia Triada Monastery, don't miss a visit to Moni Palianis, and view the masterpieces at Stagakis Cretan Lyra Workshop.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Rethymnon trip planner.

Fly from Florence to Rethymnon in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Florence in March, Rethymnon is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Fira.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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): shop like a local with 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, take in the exciting artwork 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 where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Fira trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Rethymnon to Fira in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In March in Fira, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Brighton and Hove.

Things to do in Fira

Museums · Tours · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom

— 4 nights

London-by-the-Sea

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 Standen and St. Mary's Parish Church. Head to Oliver's Brighton and Nigel Greaves Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Venture out of the city with trips to Eastbourne (Grand Parade Main Resort Beach & Museum of Shops), Michelham Priory (in Arlington) and Cuckmere Haven (in Seaford). The adventure continues: sample the tasty concoctions at Rye Waterworks MIcropub, do a tasting at Carr Taylor Vineyard, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Thomas the Martyr, and steep yourself in history at Southover Grange Gardens.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Brighton and Hove tour builder app.

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. Traveling from Fira in March, things will get little chillier in Brighton and Hove: highs are around 51°F and lows about 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Bath.

Things to do in Brighton and Hove

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bath, United Kingdom

— 7 nights

Queen of English Cities

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 Hook Norton Brewery. Do your shopping at Victoria Art Gallery and Sculpture by the Lakes. Change things up with these side-trips from Bath: Caerleon (Caerleon Roman Fortress and Baths & Caerleon Amphitheatre), White Castle (in Abergavenny) and Usk Castle (in Usk). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Mappa Mundi & Chained Library Exhibitions, get engrossed in the history at Aerospace Bristol, don't miss a visit to Chalice Well, and step into the grandiose world of Farleigh Hungerford Castle.

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.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

York, United Kingdom

— 6 nights

City of Festivals

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 Ripon Cathedral and Nunnington Hall. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Grainger Town and McArthurGlen's York Designer Outlet. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around York: Ladybower Reservoir (in Bamford), Monsal Trail (in Bakewell) and Eyam (Eyam Plague Village Museum, Eyam Hall & Craft Centre, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Beverley Minster, explore the historical opulence of Knaresborough Castle, contemplate the long history of Durham Castle, and examine the collection at World of James Herriot.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the York driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Bath to York in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in April, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 6 nights

Athens of the North

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 Dunblane Cathedral and Jedburgh Castle Jail and Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Edinburgh side-trips: Bamburgh (Bamburgh Beach & St Aiden Beach), Holy Island (Lindisfarne Centre, The Parish Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, &more) and The Lowry Trail (in Berwick upon Tweed). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Ossian's Hall, get to know the fascinating history of Scott's View, stroll the grounds of Greyfriars Kirkyard, and step into the grandiose world of Aberdour Castle and Gardens.

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Traveling by train from York to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in April, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can fly to Cork.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Cork, Ireland

— 5 nights

Rebel City

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 Blarney Chocolate Factory or St Patrick Street. Get a sense of the local culture at Old Irish Ways and Nano Nagle Place. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cork: Craggaunowen (in Sixmilebridge), Quin Abbey (in Quin) and Dromoland Castle (in Newmarket-on-Fergus). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Well, admire the masterpieces at Crawford Art Gallery, see the interesting displays at Thomond Park Stadium, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Collegiate Church.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cork tour itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Edinburgh to Cork in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In April, daily temperatures in Cork can reach 53°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. On the 25th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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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 Dead Gallery/Studio. Do some cultural sightseeing at Reykjavik Open Air Museum and The Settlement Center. Get out of town with these interesting Reykjavik side-trips: Reykjadalur Hot Springs (in Hveragerdi), Urridafoss Waterfall (in Villingaholt) and Grindavik (Hopsnes Lighthouse & Gunnuhver Hot Springs). Next up on the itinerary: laugh and play at Sundhollin Public Baths, kick back and relax at Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach, take an in-depth tour of Tales from Iceland, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemetery Holavallagardur.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Reykjavik day trip planner.

You can fly from Cork to Reykjavik in 8.5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Cork in April: high temperatures in Reykjavik hover around 43°F and lows are around 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Parks

Side Trips