36 days in Europe Itinerary

36 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Montgomery, United States
Fly + Drive:  20 h 15 min
1
Amboise, France
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6 h 45 min
2
Valencia, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Malaga, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h
4
Valletta, Malta
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  3 h 45 min
5
Palermo, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  6 h
6
Rethymnon, Greece
— 1 night
+3
Shuttle + Fly + Shuttle + Train:  7 h 15 min
7
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  6 h 15 min
8
Bath, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h
9
York, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
10
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h
11
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 4 nights
+3
Shuttle + Fly + Subway + Bus:  15 h 15 min
End: Montgomery, United States

3
nights
Amboise, France

Amboise ©
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chateau Royal d'Amboise and Chateau de Cheverny. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci and Chateau de Chambord. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Chateau de Chenonceau.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Amboise day trip website.

Montgomery, USA to Amboise is an approximately 20.5- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Montgomery in July; daily highs in Amboise reach 78°F and lows reach 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Valencia.

Things to do in Amboise

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Chateau de Cheverny, Chateau de Chenonceau, Chateau de Chambord
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Chateau de Cheverny ©
Chateau de Cheverny
Chateau Royal d'Amboise ©
Chateau Royal d'Amboise

3
nights
Valencia, Spain

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Step off the beaten path and head to Valencia Cathedral and La Lonja de la Seda. Popular historic sites such as Plaza de la Virgen and Guadalest Valley are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Jardi del Turia, hunt for treasures at Central Market of Valencia, observe the fascinating underwater world at Oceanografic Valencia, and don't miss a visit to Plaza del Mercado (Placa del Mercat).

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Valencia day trip app.

Getting from Amboise to Valencia by combination of car and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Amboise in July, with highs in Valencia at 88°F and lows at 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Malaga.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Guadalest Valley
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Valencia Cathedral ©
Valencia Cathedral
Plaza de la Virgen ©
Plaza de la Virgen
Guadalest Valley ©
Guadalest Valley

4
nights
Malaga, Spain

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Castillo de Gibralfaro and Roman Bridge will appeal to history buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Automobile and Fashion Museum and Jewish Quarter (Juderia). Change things up with these side-trips from Malaga: Granada (Royal Chapel of Granada, Mirador de San Nicolas, &more). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Malaga Cathedral, explore the galleries of Alcazaba, and don't miss a visit to Puerto de Málaga.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Malaga trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Valencia to Malaga in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Malaga can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Valletta.

Things to do in Malaga

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Granada, Cordoba
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Automobile and Fashion Museum ©
Automobile and Fashion Museum
Castillo de Gibralfaro ©
Castillo de Gibralfaro
Roman Bridge ©
Roman Bridge

2
nights
Valletta, Malta

Valletta ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): brush up on your military savvy at Fort St Elmo - National War Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Mdina Old City, and then take a leisurely stroll along Valletta Waterfront. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: witness the site of a historic battle at Lascaris War Rooms, then take in the history at Saluting Battery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Co-Cathedral, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Upper Barrakka Gardens.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Valletta trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Malaga to Valletta takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Valletta, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Palermo.

Things to do in Valletta

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Mdina Old City
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Lascaris War Rooms ©
Lascaris War Rooms
Saluting Battery ©
Saluting Battery
Fort St Elmo - National War Museum ©
Fort St Elmo - National War Museum

3
nights
Palermo, Italy

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Get some cultural insight at Duomo di Monreale and Duomo di Cefalu. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Selinunte Archaeological Park and Cattedrale di Palermo. Get out of town with these interesting Palermo side-trips: Tempio di Segesta (in Calatafimi-Segesta) and Cefalu (Cefalu Coast & Piazza del Duomo). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Norman Palace.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Palermo tour itinerary maker app.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Valletta to Palermo in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Cefalu, Selinunte Archaeological Park, Tempio di Segesta, Duomo di Monreale
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Duomo di Monreale ©
Duomo di Monreale
Selinunte Archaeological Park ©
Selinunte Archaeological Park
Duomo di Cefalu ©
Duomo di Cefalu

1
night
Rethymnon, Greece

Rethymnon ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Koimiseos Theotokou Church, make a trip to Monastery of Arkadi, and then visit Rethymnon Old Town. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Byzantine Church of Archangel Michael, then explore the activities along Lake Kournas, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Moni Profiti Ilia.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Rethymnon road trip planner.

Getting from Palermo to Rethymnon by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Palermo to Rethymnon due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Lake Kournas, Byzantine Church of Archangel Michael, Koimiseos Theotokou Church, Moni Profiti Ilia
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Monastery of Arkadi ©
Monastery of Arkadi
Moni Profiti Ilia ©
Moni Profiti Ilia
Rethymnon Old Town ©
Rethymnon Old Town

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Duomo di Pisa and Duomo di Siena. Step off the beaten path and head to Centro Storico and Baptistery of St. John. Venture out of the city with trips to Pisa (Leaning Tower of Pisa & Piazza dei Miracoli) and Siena (Piazza del Campo & Torre del Mangia). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, and make a trip to Piazza della Signoria.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Florence trip planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train from Rethymnon to Florence in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. Traveling from Rethymnon to Florence, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rethymnon in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 64°F in Florence. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Bath.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pisa, Siena
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Baptistery of St. John ©
Baptistery of St. John
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa

4
nights
Bath, United Kingdom

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Visit Highclere Castle and Model Village Gardens & Cafe for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Corfe Castle and Blenheim Palace. Get out of town with these interesting Bath side-trips: Beaulieu National Motor Museum (in Beaulieu), Longleat (in Warminster) and Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta (in Salisbury). There's much more to do: explore the galleries of Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey, and contemplate the long history of The Roman Baths.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Bath trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Florence to Bath in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from Florence to Bath, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to York.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Corfe Castle, Beaulieu National Motor Museum, Blenheim Palace, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Longleat
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Corfe Castle ©
Corfe Castle
Highclere Castle ©
Highclere Castle
Blenheim Palace ©
Blenheim Palace

3
nights
York, United Kingdom

York ©
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Whitby Abbey and York's Chocolate Story. Get some historical perspective at York City Walls and York Minster. Venture out of the city with trips to Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum (in Malton) and Durham Cathedral (in Durham). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at York Castle Museum, take a stroll through York Shambles, and take an in-depth tour of National Railway Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our York trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bath to York takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, daytime highs in York are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum, Whitby Abbey, Durham Cathedral
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York's Chocolate Story ©
York's Chocolate Story
Whitby Abbey ©
Whitby Abbey
Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum ©
Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum

3
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get some cultural insight at Doune Castle and Edinburgh Old Town. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Rosslyn Chapel and The Scotch Whisky Experience. When in Edinburgh, make a side trip to see Stirling Castle in Stirling, approximately Stirling away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, step into the grandiose world of Palace of Holyroodhouse, see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, and take in panoramic vistas at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh trip itinerary tool.

You can take a train from York to Edinburgh in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Stirling, Rosslyn Chapel
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Doune Castle ©
Doune Castle
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Stirling Castle
Stirling Castle

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nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition and Thingvellir National Park. Get a sense of the local culture at National Museum of Iceland and Hallgrimskirkja. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Reykjavik: Gullfoss Falls (in Blaskogabyggd) and Strokkur (in Geysir). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from Perlan, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Reykjavik trip planner.

You can fly from Edinburgh to Reykjavik in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and flight. When traveling from Edinburgh in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Reykjavik: temperatures range from 57°F by day to 47°F at night. You will leave for home on the 18th (Tue).

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Gullfoss Falls, Thingvellir National Park, Strokkur
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition ©
Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park

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