33 days in Europe Itinerary

33 days in Europe Itinerary

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33 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Beijing, China
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  9​h 45​min
4
Adeje, Spain
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Maspalomas, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
8
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
9
Valletta, Malta
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
10
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Beijing, China

1
night
Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia

Ohrid ©
Located on Lake Ohrid, the town of Ohrid earned the nickname Jerusalem of the Balkans because it was once home to 365 churches.
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Beijing, China to Ohrid is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Beijing to Ohrid is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Beijing in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Ohrid, with lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Ohrid

Nature Parks
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Lake Ohrid ©
Lake Ohrid

3
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Attractions like Natural History Museum and St. James's Park make great kid-friendly stops. Get some cultural insight at British Museum and National Gallery. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, and don't miss a visit to Big Ben.

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

Do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Ohrid to London in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ohrid to London. Expect a bit warmer evenings in London when traveling from Ohrid in December, with lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

2
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Yntri Tunga Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Thingvellir National Park and Blafjoll Ski Resort. There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager, enjoy breathtaking views from Perlan, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Reykjavik travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from London to Reykjavik takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from London in December; daily highs in Reykjavik reach 2°C and lows reach -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Adeje.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Ytri Tunga Beach, Thingvellir National Park
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Ytri Tunga Beach ©
Ytri Tunga Beach

2
nights
Adeje, Spain

Adeje ©
Straddling the foothills of the Teide volcano and Tenerife’s southern shores, Adeje is known for its beautiful island architecture and a backdrop of green, mountainous scenery.
Kids will enjoy Playa Del Duque and El Medano. Step out of the city life by going to Teide National Park and Playa de las Vistas. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Los Cristianos Harbour.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Adeje trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to Adeje takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. In December, Adeje is much hotter than Reykjavik - with highs of 26°C and lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Adeje

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Los Cristianos, El Medano, Teide National Park
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Teide National Park ©
Teide National Park
Playa del Duque ©
Playa del Duque
El Medano ©
El Medano

4
nights
Maspalomas, Spain

Maspalomas ©
Fondly referred to as “El Sur” by the locals, Maspalomas serves as a hub of entertainment and beach activity on Gran Canary Island.
Escape the urban bustle at Playa de Amadores and Playa de Mogan. Discover out-of-the-way places like Playa de Las Canteras and Scuba & Snorkeling. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Playa de Maspalomas, explore the striking landscape at Los Azulejos de Veneguera, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Palmitos Park, and enjoy the sea views from El Faro de Maspalomas.

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Getting from Adeje to Maspalomas by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and flight. December in Maspalomas sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Las Canteras Beach, Playa de Amadores, Scuba & Snorkeling, Los Azulejos de Veneguera, Playa de Mogan
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Playa de Amadores ©
Playa de Amadores
Playa de Mogan ©
Playa de Mogan
Playa de Maspalomas ©
Playa de Maspalomas

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Belém Tower and Quinta da Regaleira are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Lisbon, make a side trip to see Cabo da Roca in Colares, approximately 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, take a stroll through Alfama, contemplate the long history of Jeronimos Monastery, and explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Lisbon trip itinerary builder app .

Fly from Maspalomas to Lisbon in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Traveling from Maspalomas in December, things will get a bit cooler in Lisbon: highs are around 18°C and lows about 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Cabo da Roca, Quinta da Regaleira
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Explore hidden gems such as Catedral Primada and Alcazar de Segovia. Kids will appreciate attractions like Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro) and Royal Palace of Madrid. Step out of Madrid to go to Segovia and see Segovia Aqueduct, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum and admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Madrid trip itinerary builder app .

You can fly from Lisbon to Madrid in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Madrid is 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Lisbon in January: high temperatures in Madrid hover around 12°C and lows are around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Segovia, Catedral Primada
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Acueduct of Segovia ©
Acueduct of Segovia
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum

3
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Passeig de Gracia and Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Park Guell, see the interesting displays at Museo Picasso, pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo, and admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Barcelona trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by train from Madrid to Barcelona takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in January, expect Barcelona to be somewhat warmer, temps between 17°C and 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Valletta.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): kick back and relax at Mellieha Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Co-Cathedral, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Upper Barrakka Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Malta Falconry Centre, then wander the streets of Spinola Bay, and then stroll through Koperattiva Rurali Manikata.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Valletta visit planner .

Getting from Barcelona to Valletta by combination of flight and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. In January in Valletta, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Valletta

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mellieha, Malta Falconry Centre, Spinola Bay
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Mellieha Beach ©
Mellieha Beach
Spinola Bay ©
Spinola Bay
St. John's Co-Cathedral ©
St. John's Co-Cathedral

5
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Louvre Museum and Arc de Triomphe are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Family-friendly places like Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou and The Catacombs of Paris will thrill your kids. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Chartres Cathedral (in Chartres) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, and shop like a local with Champs-Elysees.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris trip planning website .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and train from Valletta to Paris in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Valletta in January, expect Paris to be slightly colder, temps between 8°C and 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Chartres Cathedral, Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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