40 days in Europe Itinerary

40 days in Europe Itinerary

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40 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
+3
Fly + train + bus + ferry:  30​h
1
Portoferraio, Italy
— 3 nights
+4
ferry + bus + train + Fly + bus:  9​h 45​min
2
Cabras, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Carloforte, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
4
Ciutadella, Spain
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h
5
Alcudia, Spain
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
6
Skiathos, Greece
— 3 nights
7
Kefalos, Greece
— 2 nights
8
Karpathos, Greece
— 3 nights
ferry + Drive:  8​h 45​min
9
Plakias, Greece
— 3 nights
10
Naxos, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Melbourne, Australia

3
nights
Portoferraio, Italy

Portoferraio ©
Portoferraio is a town and comune in the province of Livorno, on the edge of the eponymous harbour of the island of Elba. Get in touch with nature at Spiaggia delle Tombe and Spiaggia Di Sottobomba. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Spiaggia di Seccione and Spiaggia del Relitto. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Di Sansone and tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Capo Bianco.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Portoferraio tour itinerary maker app .

Melbourne, Australia to Portoferraio is an approximately 30-hour combination of flight, train, and ferry. You can also do a combination of shuttle, flight, train, and ferry. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Portoferraio due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Melbourne in July, with highs in Portoferraio at 33°C and lows at 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Cabras.

Things to do in Portoferraio

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Spiaggia delle Tombe, Spiaggia del Relitto
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Padulella Beach ©
Padulella Beach
Spiaggia di Seccione ©
Spiaggia di Seccione
Spiaggia Di Sottobomba ©
Spiaggia Di Sottobomba

3
nights
Cabras, Italy

Cabras ©
Visiting Capo San Marco and Maimoni Beach will get you outdoors. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Spiaggia dell'Arco and Spiaggia tra San Giovanni di Sinis e Is Aruttas. Venture out of the city with trips to San Vero Milis (I Gatti di Su Pallosu & Sa Mesa Longa).

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cabras trip itinerary app .

Do a combination of ferry and car from Portoferraio to Cabras in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. When traveling from Portoferraio in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Cabras: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Carloforte.

Things to do in Cabras

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

San Giovanni di Sinis, San Vero Milis, Spiaggia dell'Arco
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Maimoni Beach ©
Maimoni Beach
Spiaggia di Is Arutas ©
Spiaggia di Is Arutas
Sa Mesa Longa ©
Sa Mesa Longa

2
nights
Carloforte, Italy

Carloforte ©
Carloforte is a fishing and resort town of located on Isola di San Pietro, approximately 7km off the southwestern coast of Sardinia, in southern Sardinia, Italy.HistoryAccording to a legend, a local church was founded in the early 14th century in honour of hundreds of participants to the so-called Children's Crusade of 1212 who perished in a shipwreck just off the island on their way to North Africa during a gale. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Punta Nera, then stroll through Cape Sandalo, and then stroll through La Conca. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Girin, kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Cala Fico, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Punta Delle Colonne.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Carloforte trip maker app .

Drive from Cabras to Carloforte in 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Carloforte are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Ciutadella.

Things to do in Carloforte

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Spiaggia di Punta Nera ©
Spiaggia di Punta Nera

3
nights
Ciutadella, Spain

Ciutadella ©
Ciutadella of Minorca or simply Ciutadella is a town and a municipality in the western end of Minorca, one of the Balearic Islands (Spain). You'll get in some beach time at Playa Sa Mesquida and Platja de Sant Tomas. Step out of the city life by going to Playa De Binigaus and Cala Algaierens. Step out of Ciutadella with an excursion to Playa de Son Bou in Alaior--about 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Cala Es Talaier, examine the collection at Museo Diocesa de Menorca, stroll through Cala Turqueta, and hike along Pas d'en Revull.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Ciutadella trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Carloforte to Ciutadella. While traveling from Carloforte, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Ciutadella, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Alcudia.

Things to do in Ciutadella

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Playa Sa Mesquida, Cala Pregonda, Playa De Binigaus, Pas d'en Revull, Platja de Sant Tomas
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Cala Es Talaier ©
Cala Es Talaier
Cala Pregonda ©
Cala Pregonda
Platja de Sant Tomas ©
Platja de Sant Tomas

4
nights
Alcudia, Spain

Alcudia ©
Alcúdia is a municipality and township of the Spanish autonomous community of the Balearic Islands. Get in touch with nature at Cala Mesquida Beach and Playa dels Estanys. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Castell de Capdepera and Parroquia de Nuestra Senora de los Angeles. Step out of Alcudia to go to Palma de Mallorca and see Catedral de Mallorca, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Muro, tour the water at your own pace with Quest Heroes, stroll through Cala Molins, and wander the streets of Alcudia Old Town.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Alcudia online itinerary planner .

You can ride a ferry from Ciutadella to Alcudia in 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Alcudia are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Skiathos.

Things to do in Alcudia

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Playa dels Estanys, Cala Mesquida Beach, Parroquia de Nuestra Senora de los Angeles, Cala Molins, Catedral de Mallorca
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Playa de Muro ©
Playa de Muro
Cala Molins ©
Cala Molins
Playa de Alcudia ©
Playa de Alcudia

3
nights
Skiathos, Greece

Skiathos ©
Boasting some of Greece's finest beaches, Skiathos swells with vacationers from colder European countries at the height of the tourist season.
We've included these beaches for you: Kolios Beach and Maratha Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Troulos Beach and Diamanti sailing in Skiathos. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Lalaria Beach, tour the water at your own pace with GR Boat Rentals, take in panoramic vistas at Agios Nikolaos Church and Clock Tower, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Skiathos Mountain Bikes.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Skiathos day trip tool .

Getting from Alcudia to Skiathos by combination of bus and flight takes about 9 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Alcudia to Skiathos due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Alcudia in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Skiathos, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kefalos.

Things to do in Skiathos

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Maratha Beach ©
Maratha Beach
Diamanti sailing in Skiathos ©
Diamanti sailing in Skiathos
Agios Nikolaos Church and Clock Tower ©

2
nights
Kefalos, Greece

Kefalos ©
A small town with well-developed tourist infrastructure, Kefalos stretches along the slopes of a gentle hill, its immaculate beaches drawing pleasure seekers from around the world.
Escape the urban bustle at Kata Beach and Agios Stefanos Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Xerokambos (Exotic Beach) and Agion Apostolon Church. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Camel Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lagada Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kefalos online visit planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Skiathos to Kefalos in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Karpathos.

Things to do in Kefalos

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Lagada Beach, Agion Apostolon Church
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Agion Apostolon Church ©
Agion Apostolon Church

3
nights
Karpathos, Greece

Karpathos ©
Known largely for its secluded coves and untamed mountains, rugged Karpathos reputedly remains one of the last truly authentic Greek islands.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chicken Bay and Lefkos Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Agios Theodoros and Kira Panagia Beach. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Amoopi Beach and enjoy the sand and surf at Apella Beach.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Karpathos travel planner .

Getting from Kefalos to Karpathos by combination of bus and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. August in Karpathos sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Plakias.

Things to do in Karpathos

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Diakoftis Beach ©
Diakoftis Beach

3
nights
Plakias, Greece

Plakias ©
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Episkopi Beach and Marmara Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Ammoudaki Beach and Triopetra Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Plakias side-trips: Glika Nera Beach (in Sfakia), Winery Dourakis (in Alikampos) and Frangokastello Beach (in Frangokastello).

Plan my trip to Plakias with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Do a combination of ferry and car from Karpathos to Plakias in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. In August, daily temperatures in Plakias can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Naxos.

Things to do in Plakias

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Winery Dourakis, Episkopi Beach, Frangokastello Beach, Marmara Beach, Glika Nera Beach
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Frangokastello Beach ©
Frangokastello Beach
Skinaria Beach ©
Skinaria Beach
Damnoni Beach ©
Damnoni Beach

4
nights
Naxos, Greece

Naxos ©
Zeus, the master of all gods from Greek mythology, allegedly grew up in a cave on Naxos, a small but fertile island in the South Aegean Sea.
Visit Psili Ammos Beach and Alyko Dimou Naxou for some beach relaxation. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Maragas Beach and Kastraki Beach. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Mikri Vigla Beach, delve into the distant past at Tower of Zevgolis, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Zas Mountain, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Agios Prokopios Beach.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Naxos trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Plakias to Naxos takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and flight. In August in Naxos, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Naxos

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Kastro ©
Kastro
Agios Prokopios Beach ©
Agios Prokopios Beach
Old Town ©
Old Town

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