9 days in Europe Itinerary

9 days in Europe Itinerary

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9 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Manchester, United Kingdom
Fly:  5 h 45 min
1
Granada, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  8 h 15 min
2
Valletta, Malta
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Tram + Train:  6 h 30 min
3
Siena, Italy
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 15 min
4
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 45 min
5
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
End: Manchester, United Kingdom

1
night
Granada, Spain

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Granada online travel planner .

Manchester, UK to Granada is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Granada is 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Manchester in May, with highs in Granada at 29°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Valletta.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Royal Chapel of Granada ©
Royal Chapel of Granada

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 24th (Sun): take in the history at Saluting Battery, appreciate the extensive heritage of Mdina Old City, and then admire the natural beauty at Upper Barrakka Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Hagar Qim Temples, take in the history at Lascaris War Rooms, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Co-Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Valletta trip planning site .

Getting from Granada to Valletta by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Granada in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Valletta, with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Siena.

Things to do in Valletta

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Mdina Old City, Mnajdra
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Mnajdra ©
Mnajdra
Lascaris War Rooms ©
Lascaris War Rooms
Saluting Battery ©
Saluting Battery

1
night
Siena, Italy

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
On the 26th (Tue), enjoy breathtaking views from Torre del Mangia, make a trip to Piazza del Campo, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Siena driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Valletta to Siena takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. Traveling from Valletta in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 13°C in Siena. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Florence.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites
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Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Torre del Mangia ©
Torre del Mangia
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo

1
night
Florence, Italy

Florence
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 27th (Wed), indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, then take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte, then don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence itinerary planner .

Take a bus from Siena to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. May in Florence sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Florence

Tours Historic Sites
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Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo
Piazza della Signoria ©
Piazza della Signoria

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nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Explore hidden gems such as Rosslyn Chapel and The Scotch Whisky Experience. Your inner history buff will appreciate Stirling Castle and Edinburgh Old Town. Go for a jaunt from Edinburgh to Glasgow to see Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, and engage your brain at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Florence to Edinburgh takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Florence to Edinburgh, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Florence in May: high temperatures in Edinburgh hover around 17°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Stirling Castle, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Rosslyn Chapel
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Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
The Scotch Whisky Experience ©
The Scotch Whisky Experience
Stirling Castle
Stirling Castle

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