8 days in Western Europe Itinerary

8 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Maspalomas, Spain
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reykjavik, Iceland
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Maspalomas, Spain

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): kick back and relax at Las Canteras Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Playa de Mogan, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Amadores, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Maspalomas, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Reserva Natural Especial de Las Dunas de Maspalomas.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Maspalomas trip builder app.

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Maspalomas is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from San Juan to Maspalomas due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from San Juan in February, with highs in Maspalomas at 24°C and lows at 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Edinburgh Old Town and The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel. You'll explore and learn at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and National Museum of Scotland. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, get curious at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, make a trip to The Real Mary King's Close, and explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Edinburgh tour website.

Traveling by flight from Maspalomas to Edinburgh takes 8 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Maspalomas in February, with highs in Edinburgh at 7°C and lows at 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Nature

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Reykjavik, Iceland

— 2 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, then pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, and finally take an in-depth tour of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Reykjavik tour planning app.

Fly from Edinburgh to Reykjavik in 6 hours. When traveling from Edinburgh in February, plan for a bit cooler days in Reykjavik, with highs around 3°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -1°C. On the 26th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

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