34 days in Europe Itinerary

34 days in Europe Itinerary

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34 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Christchurch, New Zealand
Fly:  31​h
1
Catania, Italy
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + ferry:  6​h 45​min
2
Isola di Favignana, Italy
— 1 day
+3
ferry + bus + Fly + bus:  11​h 15​min
3
Matera, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
4
Assisi, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Siena, Italy
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
6
Porto-Vecchio, France
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
7
Marseille, France
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  9​h 30​min
8
Killarney, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Liscannor, Ireland
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + train:  7​h 45​min
10
York, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
train:  2​h
11
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Christchurch, New Zealand

2
nights
Catania, Italy

Catania ©
The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
Explore hidden gems such as Monastero dei Benedettini and Isola Bella. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Catania: Taormina (Villa Comunale & Corso Umberto) and Syracuse (Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio) & Syracuse Cathedral). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Piazza Duomo and get impressive views of Mount Etna.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Catania trip itinerary builder tool .

Christchurch, New Zealand to Catania is an approximately 31-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time to Central European Time is minus 11 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Isola di Favignana.

Things to do in Catania

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Syracuse, Taormina, Isola Bella
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Mount Etna ©
Mount Etna
Monastero dei Benedettini ©
Monastero dei Benedettini
Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella

1
day
Isola di Favignana, Italy

Isola di Favignana ©
On the 12th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Ex Stabilimento Florio delle Tonnare di Favignana e Formica, then kick back and relax at Cala Rossa, and then make a trip to Grotte bue marino.

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Getting from Catania to Isola di Favignana by combination of bus and ferry takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. In June, daytime highs in Isola di Favignana are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Matera.

Things to do in Isola di Favignana

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Grotte bue marino ©
Grotte bue marino
Cala Rossa ©
Cala Rossa

2
nights
Matera, Italy

Matera ©
Famous for its resemblance to the ancient settlements of Jerusalem and Cappadocia, Matera remains one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Castello Aragonese and Casa Noha. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Matera: I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site (in Alberobello), Grotte di Castellana (in Castellana Grotte) and Ponte Girevole (in Taranto). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica San Nicola, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Sassi di Matera.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Matera trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Isola di Favignana to Matera takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Taranto, Grotte di Castellana, Basilica San Nicola, Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare, I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site
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Sassi di Matera ©
Sassi di Matera
Castello Aragonese ©
Castello Aragonese
Casa Noha ©
Casa Noha

2
nights
Assisi, Italy

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola and Pozzo di San Patrizio. Venture out of the city with trips to Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto (in Spoleto), Cascata delle Marmore (in Marmore) and Civita di Bagnoregio (in Civita di Bagnoregio). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Chiara, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica inferiore di San Francesco d'Assisi, explore the historical opulence of Rocca Paolina, and explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte di Frasassi.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Assisi online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Matera to Assisi in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Siena.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Orvieto, Rocca Paolina, Grotte di Frasassi, Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto, Civita di Bagnoregio
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Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola
Basilica di Santa Chiara ©
Basilica di Santa Chiara

2
nights
Siena, Italy

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbazia di San Galgano, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre del Mangia, then pause for some serene contemplation at Siena Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Piazza del Campo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): get lost in a book at Biblioteca Piccolomini, steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of San Gimignano, and then explore the historical opulence of Castello di Monteriggioni.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Siena route planner .

You can drive from Assisi to Siena in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In June in Siena, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Porto-Vecchio.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Castello di Monteriggioni, Abbazia di San Galgano, Historic Centre of San Gimignano
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Siena Cathedral ©
Siena Cathedral
Biblioteca Piccolomini ©
Biblioteca Piccolomini
Abbazia di San Galgano ©
Abbazia di San Galgano

1
night
Porto-Vecchio, France

Porto-Vecchio ©
Porto-Vecchio is a commune in the Corse-du-Sud department of France on the island of Corsica. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): contemplate the long history of Bonifacio Citadel, then don't miss a visit to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps), and then explore the fascinating underground world of Grottes de Bonifacio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Palombaggia and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Santa Giulia.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Porto-Vecchio tour planner .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Siena to Porto-Vecchio in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Porto-Vecchio

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Bonifacio
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Plage de Palombaggia ©
Plage de Palombaggia
Grottes de Bonifacio ©
Grottes de Bonifacio

4
nights
Marseille, France

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chateau des Baux de Provence and Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau. Venture out of the city with trips to Palais des Papes (in Avignon), Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence) and Le Sentier des Ocres (in Roussillon). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes, explore and take pictures at Arenes de Nimes, steep yourself in history at Salin d'Aigues-Mortes, and take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Marseille visit planner .

You can fly from Porto-Vecchio to Marseille in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. In June in Marseille, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Killarney.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trips

Aigues-Mortes, Les Baux de Provence, Palais des Papes, Le Sentier des Ocres, Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau
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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau ©
Chateau des Baux de Provence ©
Chateau des Baux de Provence

3
nights
Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ladies' View and St. Anne's Church. Explore Killarney's surroundings by going to Blarney Castle & Gardens (in Blarney) and Fota Wildlife Park (in Carrigtwohill). Spend the 28th (Sun) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. There's lots more to do: appreciate the views at Gap of Dunloe, take in nature's colorful creations at Muckross House, and admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Killarney trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Marseille to Killarney in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Marseille to Killarney. Traveling from Marseille in June, expect Killarney to be a bit cooler, temps between 20°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Liscannor.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fota Wildlife Park, St. Anne's Church, Blarney Castle & Gardens
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Ladies' View ©
Ladies' View
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Gap of Dunloe ©
Gap of Dunloe

1
night
Liscannor, Ireland

Liscannor ©
Liscannor is a coastal village in County Clare, Ireland.GeographyLying on the west coast of Ireland, on Liscannor Bay, the village is located on the R478 road between Lahinch, to the east, and Doolin, to the north. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen, then explore the fascinating underground world of Doolin Cave, and then explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Moher.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Liscannor visit planner.

Drive from Killarney to Liscannor in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to York.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Poulnabrone Dolmen, Doolin Cave
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Doolin Cave ©
Doolin Cave
Poulnabrone Dolmen ©
Poulnabrone Dolmen

4
nights
York, United Kingdom

York ©
Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Roaches Peak District and Newstead Abbey. You'll find plenty of places to visit near York: Newark Castle (in Newark-on-Trent), Gawsworth Hall (in Gawsworth) and Beth Shalom Holocaust Centre (in Laxton). And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at International Bomber Command Centre, appreciate the history behind Dambusters Memorial, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Matlock Bath Aquarium & Exhibitions, and stop by The Old Cheese Shop.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our York road trip tool .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and train from Liscannor to York takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. In July, daytime highs in York are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can catch the train to London.

Things to do in York

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Matlock, Solomon's Temple, Wild Park Derbyshire, Newark Castle, Gawsworth Hall
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International Bomber Command Centre ©
Cromford Canal ©
Cromford Canal
Newstead Abbey ©
Newstead Abbey

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Heathrow Travel Information Centre. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): get answers to all your questions at Heathrow Travel Information Centre, then contemplate the long history of Southover Grange Gardens, and then look for all kinds of wild species at East Sussex Falconry. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Weald & Downland Living Museum and then don't miss a visit to Ditchling Beacon.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the London sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from York to London takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. July in London sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 9th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

East Sussex Falconry, Ditchling Beacon, English Martyrs Catholic Church, Southover Grange Gardens, Weald & Downland Living Museum
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East Sussex Falconry ©
East Sussex Falconry
Weald & Downland Living Museum ©
Weald & Downland Living Museum
English Martyrs Catholic Church ©
English Martyrs Catholic Church

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