36 days in Europe Itinerary

36 days in Europe Itinerary

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Fly to Inverness, Bus to Isle of Skye
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Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Bus to Glasgow, Fly to Reykjavik
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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 2 nights
Fly
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Maspalomas, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train
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Meribel, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Fly
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly
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Chania Town, Greece
— 5 nights
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Isle of Skye, United Kingdom

— 2 nights
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Trotternish Art Gallery and Dunscaith Castle. Step off the beaten path and head to Sound of Sleat Beach and Skyeworks Gallery. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Bearreraig Bay, stop by Skyelark, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Praban na Linne - The Gaelic Whiskies, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Isle of Skye driving holiday planner.

New Delhi, India to Isle of Skye is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Isle of Skye is minus 5.5 hours. While traveling from New Delhi, expect much colder days and little chillier nights in Isle of Skye, ranging from highs of 9°C to lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 19:

Reykjavik, Iceland

— 2 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Head to Laugavegur and Kogga - Ceramic Studio - Galleryfor some retail therapy. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Thingvellir National Park and Hallgrimskirkja. Step out of Reykjavik to go to Arnarstapi and see Ytri Tunga Beach, which is approximately 2 hours away. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, and hit the slopes at Blafjoll Ski Resort.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik tour site.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Isle of Skye to Reykjavik takes 12.5 hours. In January, Reykjavik is a bit cooler than Isle of Skye - with highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can fly to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Museums

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Reserva Natural Especial de Las Dunas de Maspalomas and Playa de Maspalomas. Discover out-of-the-way places like Las Canteras Beach and Compania de la Galleta. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Playa de Amadores, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de San Agustin, catch some excitement at Motos Tivoli Gran Canaria, and take in the dramatic natural features at Los Azulejos de Veneguera.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Maspalomas online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to Maspalomas takes 12 hours. Traveling from Reykjavik in January, expect Maspalomas to be warmer, temps between 24°C and 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Paris.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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Paris, France

— 2 nights

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Saint Germain des Pres Quarter and Île de la Cité. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Le Marais and Champs-Elysees. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Paris sightseeing planning site.

Traveling by flight from Maspalomas to Paris takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Maspalomas in January: high temperatures in Paris hover around 8°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Meribel.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 28:

Meribel, France

— 2 nights
Get outdoors at Elements Park and La Piste des Animaux. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Raquett'Evasion and Oxygene Ski & Snowboard School La Tania. Step out of Meribel to go to Les Menuires and see Oxygene Ski & Snowboard School Les Menuires, which is approximately 44 minutes away.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Meribel trip builder tool.

You can take a train from Paris to Meribel in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In January in Meribel, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Meribel

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 28 — 31:

Prague, Czech Republic

— 1 night

City of a Hundred Spires

Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): take in the views from Charles Bridge, admire the striking features of St. Vitus Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: savor the flavors at Prague for Two, then steep yourself in history at Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally take a stroll through Lesser Town.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Prague route planner.

You can drive from Meribel to Prague in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Meribel in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Prague, with lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to fly to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 2:

Budapest, Hungary

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Danube

You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take a stroll through Andrassy Avenue, contemplate the long history of Heroes' Square, examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Matthias Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pick up some local products at Central Market Hall, take a stroll through Vaci Street, then test the waters at a local thermal spa, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Budapest trip itinerary site.

Getting from Prague to Budapest by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In February, daytime highs in Budapest are 7°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Venice.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Shopping · Spas · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 4:

Venice, Italy

— 3 nights

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Get some cultural insight at Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Basilica di San Marco. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cannaregio and St Mark's Campanile. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, see the interesting displays at Museo Ebraico di Venezia, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco.

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Traveling by flight from Budapest to Venice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Budapest in February: high temperatures in Venice hover around 11°C and lows are around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 7:

Florence, Italy

— 3 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 Piazza del Campo and Campanile di Giotto. Step off the beaten path and head to Duomo di Siena and Pitti Palace. When in Florence, make a side trip to see Falegnameria Artistica R.P. in Siena, approximately Siena away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Florence online travel route planner.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Florence are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

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Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Explore hidden gems such as Trastevere and Galleria Borghese. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pantheon and Colosseum. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vatican Museums, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and wander the streets of Via Condotti.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome travel planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in February, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Chania Town.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 10 — 13:

Chania Town, Greece

— 5 nights
The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
Explore hidden gems such as White Mountains and Balos Lagoon. Shop till you drop at Apostolakis Handmade Ceramics and Omen Art Gallery-Art Shop. Explore Chania Town's surroundings by going to Sklopa (in Kissamos), Paralia Ravdoucha (in Ravdoucha) and Elafonissi Beach (in Elafonissi). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Rethymnon Old Town, get engrossed in the history at Historical & Folklore Museum of Gavalochori, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Four Martyrs Church, and view the masterpieces at Stagakis Cretan Lyra Workshop.

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Getting from Rome to Chania Town by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Rome in February, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Chania Town, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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