36 days in Europe Itinerary

36 days in Europe Itinerary

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Fira, Greece
— 4 nights
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Ferry to Heraklion, Foot to Néa Alikarnassós, Bus to Heraklion, Fly to Rhodes, Bus to Lindos
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Lindos, Greece
— 3 nights
Bus to Rhodes, Fly to Valletta
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Valletta, Malta
— 3 nights
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Alcudia, Spain
— 3 nights
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Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
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Playa Blanca, Spain
— 2 nights
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Maspalomas, Spain
— 3 nights
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Funchal, Portugal
— 3 nights
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York, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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Fira, Greece — 4 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Perissa Black Sand Beach and Kamari Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail and Boat Tours & Water Sports. There's much more to do: do a tasting at Santo Winery, explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and explore the activities along Amoudi Bay.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Fira online trip maker.

Sydney, Australia to Fira is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 8 hours. October in Fira sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 20°C at night. On the 7th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lindos.
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Lindos, Greece — 3 nights

A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Village of Lindos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): kick back and relax at Lindos Beach, kick back and relax at Agios Pavlos Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Tsambika Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Lindos holiday maker site.

Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Fira to Lindos takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In October in Lindos, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 22°C at night. On the 10th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Valletta.
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Valletta, Malta — 3 nights

Malta's capital city, Valletta preserves most of its medieval architecture, built in the 16th and 17th centuries by the Knights Hospitaller, once a powerful military order.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Lascaris War Rooms and St. John's Co-Cathedral. Take a break from the city and head to Mellieha Beach and Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja). Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Saluting Battery, explore the galleries of Fort St Elmo - National War Museum, take a leisurely stroll along Valletta Waterfront, and get to know the fascinating history of Mdina Old City.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Valletta trip itinerary app.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Lindos to Valletta in 11.5 hours. Traveling from Lindos to Valletta, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in Valletta can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow time for the flight to Alcudia.
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Alcudia, Spain — 3 nights

Alcúdia is a municipality and township of the Spanish autonomous community of the Balearic Islands. Escape the urban bustle at Playa de Alcudia and Cala Figuera. Step off the beaten path and head to Cap de Formentor and Es Forti. Get out of town with these interesting Alcudia side-trips: Parc Natural de Mondrago (in Santanyi) and Santuari de Lluc (in Lluc). There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Muro and wander the streets of Alcudia Old Town.

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You can fly from Valletta to Alcudia in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Valletta in October since evenings lows in Alcudia dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight 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 17th (Mon), take a stroll through Albayzin, appreciate the extensive heritage of Mirador de San Nicolas, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Chapel of Granada. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Generalife and then don't miss a visit to Carrera del Darro.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Granada trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Alcudia to Granada in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and train. In October, daytime highs in Granada are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to fly to Playa Blanca.
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Playa Blanca, Spain — 2 nights

On the 19th (Wed), examine the collection at Centro de Interpretacion de Mancha Blanca, explore the striking landscape of Timanfaya Nationalpark, and then kick back and relax at Papagayo Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along El Lago Verde / Charco de los Clicos, tour the depths of the sea with a submarine tour, and then take in the waterfront activity at Marina Rubicon.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Playa Blanca route planner.

Getting from Granada to Playa Blanca by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Granada to Playa Blanca. Traveling from Granada in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Playa Blanca, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to fly to Maspalomas.
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Maspalomas, Spain — 3 nights

Fondly referred to as “El Sur” by the locals, Maspalomas serves as a hub of entertainment and beach activity on Gran Canary Island.
Get in touch with nature at Playa de Mogan and Playa de Maspalomas. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Playa de Amadores and Vegueta. Step out of Maspalomas with an excursion to Las Canteras Beach in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria--about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sea views from El Faro de Maspalomas, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Palmitos Park, and take in the dramatic natural features at Reserva Natural Especial de Las Dunas de Maspalomas.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Maspalomas road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Playa Blanca to Maspalomas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. October in Maspalomas sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Funchal.
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Funchal, Portugal — 3 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools and Ponta de Sao Lourenco. Visiting Off-Road Tours and Pico do Arieiro will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: indulge your taste buds at Blandy's Wine Lodge, take in nature's colorful creations at Monte Palace Madeira, and explore the striking landscape at Cabo Girao.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Funchal trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Maspalomas to Funchal in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and ferry. In October, daytime highs in Funchal are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to York.
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York, United Kingdom — 5 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.
Visit Filey Beach and Scarborough Beach for some beach relaxation. Get some historical perspective at Fountains Abbey and York Minster. Venture out of the city with trips to Eden Camp Modern History Museum (in Malton), Whitby (Whitby Abbey & Whitby Harbour) and Lincoln (Lincoln Cathedral & Lincoln Castle). There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of The York Dungeon, examine the collection at York's Chocolate Story, delve into the distant past at York City Walls, and take an in-depth tour of National Railway Museum.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our York online vacation planner.

You can fly from Funchal to York in 7 hours. Traveling from Funchal in October, you will find days in York are little chillier (17°C), and nights are cooler (8°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Bamburgh Castle and Lindisfarne Priory. Museum-lovers will get to explore Etal Castle and National Museum of Scotland. Explore Edinburgh's surroundings by going to Rosslyn Chapel (in Roslin), Stirling Castle (in Stirling) and Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum (in Glasgow). And it doesn't end there: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience, enjoy breathtaking views from Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, explore the historical opulence of Palace of Holyroodhouse, and stop by Edinburgh Old Town.

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Traveling by train from York to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. You will leave for home on the 6th (Sun).
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