40 days in Europe Itinerary

40 days in Europe Itinerary

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40 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly + bus:  15​h 30​min
1
Ciutadella, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
2
Portoferraio, Italy
— 4 nights
ferry + taxi:  7​h 30​min
3
San Teodoro, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Baunei, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Teulada, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
6
Lefkada, Greece
— 3 nights
Drive + ferry:  6​h 30​min
7
Skiathos, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
8
Agios Nikolaos, Greece
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Plakias, Greece
— 3 nights
Drive + ferry:  3​h 15​min
10
Oia, Greece
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h
11
Naxos, Greece
— 6 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Toronto, Canada

2
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). Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): kick back and relax at Cala Mitjana and then kick back and relax at Cala Mitjaneta. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Playas de Cavelleria, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Son Bou, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala'n Porter Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Ciutadella trip itinerary planning app .

Toronto, Canada to Ciutadella is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Portoferraio.

Things to do in Ciutadella

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Alaior
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Playa de Son Bou ©
Playa de Son Bou

4
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 di Capo Bianco. Go for a jaunt from Portoferraio to Seccheto to see Spiaggia di Cavoli about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Di Sansone and enjoy the sand and surf at Stabilimento Balneare Il Delfino.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Portoferraio vacation planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ciutadella to Portoferraio. July in Portoferraio sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Teodoro.

Things to do in Portoferraio

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Stabilimento Balneare Il Delfino, Spiaggia di Cavoli, Spiaggia delle Tombe, Spiaggia Capo Perla
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Spiaggia Di Sottobomba ©
Spiaggia Di Sottobomba
Spiaggia di Cavoli ©
Spiaggia di Cavoli
Spiaggia di Seccione ©
Spiaggia di Seccione

3
nights
San Teodoro, Italy

San Teodoro ©
A chance to sip cocktails at swanky beach bars by day and experience the vibrant club scene by night makes San Tedoro vacations extremely popular.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Spiaggia di Santa Lucia and Spiaggia dell' Isuledda. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Spiaggia Sa Capannizza and Spiaggia del Dottore.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the San Teodoro tour builder .

Getting from Portoferraio to San Teodoro by combination of ferry and taxi takes about 7.5 hours. When traveling from Portoferraio in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in San Teodoro: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Baunei.

Things to do in San Teodoro

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Spiaggia di Santa Lucia, Spiaggia del Dottore, Cala Brandinchi, Spiaggia Sa Capannizza, Isuledda Beach
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 2:
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Lu Impostu Beach ©
Lu Impostu Beach
Cala Brandinchi ©
Cala Brandinchi
La Cinta ©
La Cinta

4
nights
Baunei, Italy

Baunei ©
Baunei is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Nuoro in the Italian island of Sardinia.GeographyThe municipality of Baunei is located about 100km northeast of Cagliari and about 11km north of Tortolì. Visiting Immersioni a Cala Mariolu and Lido di Orri will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cala dei Gabbiani and Spiaggia di Cea. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Baunei: Spiaggia di Milanesi / Musculedda (in Tortoli) and Spiaggia di Girasole (in Girasole). There's still lots to do: stroll through Cala Luna, identify plant and animal life at Grotta del Fico, and kick back and relax at Cala Mariolu.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Baunei trip itinerary maker website .

Drive from San Teodoro to Baunei in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Baunei when traveling from San Teodoro in August, with lows around 26°C. On the 6th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Teulada.

Things to do in Baunei

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Tortoli, Spiaggia di Cea, Spiaggia di Girasole
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 6:
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Cala Mariolu ©
Cala Mariolu
Cala Luna ©
Cala Luna
Spiaggia di Cea ©
Spiaggia di Cea

3
nights
Teulada, Italy

Teulada ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Arboi, then kick back and relax at Spiaggia del Morto, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Tuerredda. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Area Animal Friendly and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Porto Pino.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Teulada road trip website .

Traveling by car from Baunei to Teulada takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Teulada sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lefkada.

Things to do in Teulada

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Domus de Maria, Spiaggia di Porto Pino, Area Animal Friendly
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 9:
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Spiaggia di Tuerredda ©
Spiaggia di Tuerredda
Spiaggia di Porto Pino ©
Spiaggia di Porto Pino
Spiaggia del Morto ©
Spiaggia del Morto

3
nights
Lefkada, Greece

Lefkada ©
Connected to mainland Greece by a long causeway and floating bridge, Lefkada represents more than just an island paradise of modern seaside resorts and pristine Ionian beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Egremni Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Porto Katsiki. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Milos Beach, stroll through Kathisma Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Avali Beach.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Lefkada trip itinerary builder .

Explore your travel options from Teulada to Lefkada with the Route module. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Teulada to Lefkada due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Skiathos.

Things to do in Lefkada

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Egremni Beach ©
Egremni Beach
Kathisma Beach ©
Kathisma Beach
Porto Katsiki ©
Porto Katsiki

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): stroll through Elia Beach. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Mandraki Beach, kick back and relax at Agia Eleni Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Koukounaries Beach.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Skiathos itinerary planning website .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Lefkada to Skiathos in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Lefkada in August, you will find days in Skiathos are slightly colder (34°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Agios Nikolaos.

Things to do in Skiathos

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Maratha Beach ©
Maratha Beach
Koukounaries Beach ©
Koukounaries Beach

4
nights
Agios Nikolaos, Greece

Agios Nikolaos ©
Step out of the city life by going to Agia Fotia Beach and Agriomantra Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Havania Beach and Istro Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Agios Nikolaos side-trips: Achlia (Achlia Beach & Galini Beach).

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Agios Nikolaos online road trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Skiathos to Agios Nikolaos in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Skiathos in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Agios Nikolaos, with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Plakias.

Things to do in Agios Nikolaos

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Achlia, Elounda, Agriomantra Beach, Havania Beach, Agia Fotia Beach
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 19:
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Agia Fotia Beach ©
Agia Fotia Beach
Eklektos Bookshop ©
Eklektos Bookshop
Fortress Spinalonga ©
Fortress Spinalonga

3
nights
Plakias, Greece

Plakias ©
Get outdoors at Shinaria Beach and Frangokastello Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Glika Nera Beach and Agios Pavlos beach. Explore Plakias' surroundings by going to Rethymnon Old Town (in Rethymnon) and Ilingas (in Sfakia).

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Plakias road trip planning app .

You can drive from Agios Nikolaos to Plakias in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In August in Plakias, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Oia.

Things to do in Plakias

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Rethymnon, Sfakia, Agios Pavlos beach, Glika Nera Beach
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 22:
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Damnoni Beach ©
Damnoni Beach
Frangokastello Beach ©
Frangokastello Beach
Ilingas ©
Ilingas

3
nights
Oia, Greece

Oia ©
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Eros Beach and Aquamarine Jewelry. Popular historic sites such as Akrotiri and Sunset in Oia are in your itinerary. Explore Oia's surroundings by going to Perivolos (in Perivolos), Red Beach (in Akrotiri) and Perissa Black Sand Beach (in Perissa). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Vourvoulos Beach, learn about winemaking at Santo Winery, explore the activities along Amoudi Bay, and take in the exciting artwork at Mnemossyne Gallery.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Oia trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Plakias to Oia takes 3.5 hours. In August in Oia, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Naxos.

Things to do in Oia

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Perivolos, Perissa Black Sand Beach, Vourvoulos Beach, Santo Winery
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 25:
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Perivolos ©
Perivolos
Aquamarine Jewelry ©
Aquamarine Jewelry
Mnemossyne Gallery ©
Mnemossyne Gallery

6
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Maragas Beach and Agia Anna Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kastro and Eggares Olive Press Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Naxos: Platis Gialos Beach (in Platys Gialos), Agios Sostis Beach (in Agios Sostis) and Paradise Beach (in Paradise Beach). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Old Town, delve into the distant past at Portara, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plaka Beach, and delve into the lush surroundings at Alyko Dimou Naxou.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Naxos day trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Oia to Naxos takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Naxos

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Platis Gialos Beach, Agios Sostis Beach
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 31:
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Kastro ©
Kastro
Agios Prokopios Beach ©
Agios Prokopios Beach
Plaka Beach ©
Plaka Beach

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