29 days in Europe & Mexico Itinerary

29 days in Europe & Mexico Itinerary

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29 days in Europe & Mexico Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
train:  2​h 15​min
1
Manchester, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
2
Akureyri, Iceland
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h 45​min
3
Mexico City, Mexico
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Puebla, Mexico
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
— 4 nights
+3
bus + subway + foot + Fly:  23​h 30​min
6
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: London, United Kingdom

6
nights
Manchester, United Kingdom

Manchester ©
Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
Get out of town with these interesting Manchester side-trips: Royal Albert Dock Liverpool (in Liverpool), York (York Castle Museum, York Shambles, & more) and Bowness-on-Windermere (St Martin's Church & The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction). There's much more to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, meet the residents at Chester Zoo, pause for some serene contemplation at St Andrew's church, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Keswick Brewing Company.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Manchester tour itinerary planning site .

London to Manchester is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Manchester

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

York, Bowness-on-Windermere, Grasmere, Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, St Andrew's church
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National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York Minster ©
York Minster
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool ©
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool

2
nights
Akureyri, Iceland

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Akureyri is known for nature, wildlife, parks, adventure, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, look for gifts at Flora, Akureyri, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saurbaejarkirkja.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Akureyri online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Manchester to Akureyri takes 8.5 hours. Traveling from Manchester in February, expect Akureyri to be slightly colder, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
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Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Photography Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
nights
Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Take a break from Mexico City with a short trip to Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 in San Juan Teotihuacan, about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, explore the ancient world of Museo del Templo Mayor, explore the galleries of Museo Frida Kahlo, and make a trip to Zocalo.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Mexico City trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Akureyri to Mexico City takes 21 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Akureyri to Mexico City, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Akureyri in February, expect Mexico City to be much warmer, temps between 28°C and 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to Puebla.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
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Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes
Museo Frida Kahlo ©
Museo Frida Kahlo

3
nights
Puebla, Mexico

Puebla ©
Recognized as a World Heritage Site thanks to its photogenic colonial buildings, Puebla remains one of Mexico's top destinations for architecture enthusiasts.
Venture out of the city with trips to San Pedro Cholula (Zona Arqueológica de Cholula & La monarca), Tonantzintla (in San Andres Cholula) and Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Tlaxcala (in Tlaxcala). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Basilica de Puebla, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario), admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanico de las Cactaceas, and wander the streets of Zocalo.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Puebla tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by bus from Mexico City to Puebla takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. February in Puebla sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Puebla

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

San Pedro Cholula, Tonantzintla, Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Tlaxcala
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Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario) ©
Catedral Basilica de Puebla ©
Catedral Basilica de Puebla
Amparo Museum (Museo Amparo) ©
Amparo Museum (Museo Amparo)

4
nights
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

San Miguel de Allende ©
A relatively small town in central Mexico, relaxed San Miguel de Allede offers an ideal setting for visitors in search of a bit of history and a great deal of photogenic architecture.
Get out of town with these interesting San Miguel de Allende side-trips: Queretaro City (Templo y ex-convento de la Santa Cruz de los Milagros, Convento de Santa Clara, & more) and Guanajuato (Mina Turistica Bocamina San Cayetano & Alhondiga de Granaditas). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, examine the collection at Museo La Esquina, and stroll around El Charco del Ingenio.

Plan my day in San Miguel de Allende using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Puebla to San Miguel de Allende in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in February, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Queretaro City, Guanajuato
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Chapel of Jimmy Ray Gallery ©
Chapel of Jimmy Ray Gallery
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel ©
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel
El Charco del Ingenio ©
El Charco del Ingenio

5
nights
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria ©
As the largest city in the Canary Islands, Las Palmas serves as a popular vacation destination, encompassing lively island culture and all the modern amenities of a major metropolis.
Step out of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to go to Artenara and see Parque Rural del Nublo, which is approximately 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: stroll through Las Canteras Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get outside with Centro de Buceo Mirafondos, and steep yourself in history at Vegueta.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Las Palmas de Gran Canaria route maker tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from San Miguel de Allende to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. The time zone difference when traveling from San Miguel de Allende to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is 6 hours. When traveling from San Miguel de Allende in February, plan for a bit cooler days in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, with highs around 24°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Parque Rural del Nublo
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Las Canteras Beach ©
Las Canteras Beach
Vegueta ©
Vegueta
Jardin Botanico Viera & Clavijo ©
Jardin Botanico Viera & Clavijo

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