41 days in Europe Itinerary

41 days in Europe Itinerary

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41 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Adelaide, Australia
+2
Fly + foot + train:  27​h
1
Syracuse, Italy
— 3 nights
2
Agrigento, Italy
— 3 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  8​h 15​min
3
Alghero, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
4
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Burgos, Spain
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 30​min
6
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h
7
Odense, Denmark
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
8
Lindos, Greece
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h
9
Naxos, Greece
— 3 nights
ferry:  4​h 30​min
10
Rethymnon, Greece
— 4 nights
End: Adelaide, Australia

3
nights
Syracuse, Italy

Syracuse ©
Philosopher Cicero once described Syracuse as "the greatest Greek city and the most beautiful of them all." A powerful city-state of ancient Greece, Syracuse now is the capital of the eponymous Italian province on the eastern coast of Sicily.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Via del Mare and Suore Adoratrici Del Ss. Sacramento. Get a sense of the local culture at Buscemi Paese Mueseo and Mulino ad Acqua - Museo Cavallo d'Ispica. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Syracuse: Ragusa Ibla (in Ragusa), Centro Storico (in Noto) and Chiesa San Paolo (in Palazzolo Acreide). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Fonte Diana, make a trip to Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siracusa, and head off the coast to Ortigia.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Syracuse trip itinerary planner .

Adelaide, Australia to Syracuse is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, ferry, and train. Traveling from Adelaide to Syracuse, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Agrigento.

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Scicli, Comiso, Mulino ad Acqua - Museo Cavallo d'Ispica, Centro Storico, Buscemi Paese Mueseo
Find places to stay May 6 — 9:
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Syracuse Cathedral ©
Syracuse Cathedral
Chiesa San Paolo ©
Chiesa San Paolo

3
nights
Agrigento, Italy

Agrigento ©
Historically one of ancient Greece's leading cities, Sicily's Agrigento is home to the seven monumental temples that make up the well-preserved Valley of the Temples.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Museo Etnoantropologico and Collezione La Gaipa. Do some cultural sightseeing at Regaleali and Fabbriche Chiaramontane. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Agrigento: Museo della Zolfara (in Montedoro), Chiesa di San Francesco (in Naro) and Cattedrale (Chiesa Matrice) (in Caltabellotta). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Museo Degli Archi Di Pasqua, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario di San Calogero, explore the striking landscape at Scala dei Turchi, and delve into the distant past at Valley of the Temples (Valle dei Templi).

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Agrigento trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Syracuse to Agrigento takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In May in Agrigento, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Alghero.

Things to do in Agrigento

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Museo Etnoantropologico, Scala dei Turchi, Museo della Zolfara, Regaleali, Cattedrale (Chiesa Matrice)
Find places to stay May 9 — 12:
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Museo Etnoantropologico ©
Museo Etnoantropologico
Museo Degli Archi Di Pasqua ©
Museo Degli Archi Di Pasqua
Museo della Zolfara ©
Museo della Zolfara

3
nights
Alghero, Italy

Alghero ©
Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Chiesa di Nostra Signora di Bonu Ighinu and CULTER - Museo Internazionale del Coltello in Pattada. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chiesa di Santa Sabina and Santuario di Nostra Signora di Bonacattu. Change things up with these side-trips from Alghero: La Pelosa Beach (in Stintino), Nuraghe Sant'Antine (in Torralba) and Santa Trinita di Saccargia (in Codrongianos). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Pozzo e Villaggio Nuragico S. Cristina, see the interesting displays at Viddalba, do a tasting at Azienda Agricola Leda' d'Ittiri, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Maria.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Alghero route maker .

Getting from Agrigento to Alghero by combination of bus and flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Agrigento in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 13°C in Alghero. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Palma de Mallorca.

Things to do in Alghero

Historic Sites Wineries Beaches

Side Trips

Bonarcado, Chiesa di Nostra Signora di Bonu Ighinu, Pozzo e Villaggio Nuragico S. Cristina, CULTER - Museo Internazionale del Coltello in Pattada, La Pelosa Beach
Find places to stay May 12 — 16:
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3
nights
Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Palma de Mallorca ©
Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
Serra de Tramuntana and Parroquia de Nuestra Senora de los Angeles are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Bodega Son Artigues and Calo d'en Pellicer. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Palma de Mallorca: SON PRIM Bodega (in Sencelles), Santuari de Nostra Senyora de Cura (in Randa) and Castell d Alaro (in Alaro). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Alcudia Old Town, explore the galleries of Iglesia La Porciuncula (la Iglesia de Cristal), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa dels Estanys, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Mallorca.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Palma de Mallorca trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Alghero to Palma de Mallorca by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. In May, daily temperatures in Palma de Mallorca can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Burgos.

Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Parks Beaches Historic Sites

Side Trips

Majorca, Bodega Son Artigues, Playa dels Estanys, Alcudia Old Town, SON PRIM Bodega
Find places to stay May 16 — 20:
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Serra de Tramuntana ©
Serra de Tramuntana
Bodega Son Artigues ©
Bodega Son Artigues
SON PRIM Bodega ©
SON PRIM Bodega

3
nights
Burgos, Spain

Burgos ©
Burgos is a city in northern Spain and the historic capital of Castile. Cartuja de Miraflores and Villa Romana La Olmeda are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Junguitu - Museo del Vino del Portal de La Rioja and Centro de Interpretacion de la Mineria. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Burgos: Bodega Valenciso (in Ollauri), San Pedro de Cervatos (in Cervatos) and Tobelos Bodegas y Vinedos (in Brinas). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Historic Center of Burgos, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Santa Maria, examine the collection at Museo de los Aromas, and explore the galleries of Iglesia de San Esteban.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Burgos trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from Palma de Mallorca to Burgos takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Palma de Mallorca in May: high temperatures in Burgos hover around 20°C and lows are around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Burgos

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Brinas, Centro de Interpretacion de la Mineria, Monasterio de Santa Maria de La Vid, San Pedro de Cervatos, Villa Romana La Olmeda
Find places to stay May 20 — 24:
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Catedral De Burgos ©
Catedral De Burgos
Cartuja de Miraflores ©
Cartuja de Miraflores
Villa Romana La Olmeda ©
Villa Romana La Olmeda

3
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Explore hidden gems such as Bamburgh Castle and Grace Darling Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Edinburgh Old Town and Royal Yacht Britannia. Change things up with a short trip to Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow (about 1h 45 min away). The adventure continues: get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh trip app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Burgos to Edinburgh in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Burgos in May, you will find days in Edinburgh are little chillier (17°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Odense.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Bamburgh, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Find places to stay May 24 — 28:
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Bamburgh Castle ©
Bamburgh Castle
Grace Darling Museum ©
Grace Darling Museum
Edinburgh Old Town ©
Edinburgh Old Town

3
nights
Odense, Denmark

Odense ©
The capital of the island of Funen, Odense represents the birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen, who penned such classics as "The Little Mermaid" and "The Ugly Duckling." Denmark's third-largest city proudly displays its link to the famous writer with museums, sculptures, and public art installations dedicated to Andersen and his stories.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Egeskov Castle and Faaborg Miniby Vaerksted Og Udstilling. Get some cultural insight at The Town Jail Museum and Church of Our Lady. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Odense: Erholm Gods (in Aarup), Strojer Samlingen (in Assens) and Faaborg (Klokketaarnet, Faaborg Museum, & more). There's much more to do: cruise along Helnaes, view the masterpieces at Mal Ravn Art Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at Bellinge Church, and see the interesting displays at The Danish Railway Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Odense trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Edinburgh to Odense. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Lindos.

Things to do in Odense

Museums Historic Sites Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Faaborg, Assens, Erholm Gods, Helnaes
Find places to stay May 28 — Jun 1:
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Faaborg Miniby Vaerksted Og Udstilling ©
Egeskov Castle ©
Egeskov Castle
Helnaes ©
Helnaes

3
nights
Lindos, Greece

Lindos ©
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
Get some cultural insight at Monolithos Castle and Dormition of Theotokos Church. Explore hidden gems such as The Church of the Panagia and Tsambika Byzantine Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lindos: Profiti Elias Monastery (in Salakos), Art Park Rhodes (in Archipoli) and Siana (Ladomylos & Church of St. Panteleimon). Spend the 2nd (Sun) exploring ancient history at Village of Lindos. Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Kounaki Wines, explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of Fourni, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agios Nikolaos Fountoukli, and contemplate the long history of Campochiaro.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Lindos trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Odense to Lindos. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Odense to Lindos due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Odense in June, expect nights in Lindos to be much hotter, around 25°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Naxos.

Things to do in Lindos

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Rhodes, Siana, Eleousa, Dormition of Theotokos Church, Ebonas Winecellar
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 5:
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Village of Lindos ©
Village of Lindos
Monolithos Castle ©
Monolithos Castle
Kounaki Wines ©
Kounaki Wines

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Old Town and Monastery of Fotodotis. Panagia Aperathitissa and Tower of Zevgolis are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Naxos to go to Mykonos Town and see Little Venice, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: take in the exciting artwork at Petalouda Art Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agia Marina Church, examine the collection at Eggares Olive Press Museum, and delve into the distant past at Ancient Sanctuary at Flerio Water Spring.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Naxos road trip planner .

Getting from Lindos to Naxos by combination of bus and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Naxos

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Little Venice
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 9:
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Monastery of Fotodotis ©
Monastery of Fotodotis
Fish & Olive ©
Fish & Olive

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nights
Rethymnon, Greece

Rethymnon ©
Rethymnon combines the old-fashioned charm of a small town with proximity to long sandy beaches with all the modern conveniences usually found in big tourist resorts.
Explore hidden gems such as Monastery of Arkadi and Historical & Folklore Museum of Gavalochori. Get a sense of the local culture at Venetian Wells and Winery Dourakis. Change things up with these side-trips from Rethymnon: Episkopi Beach (in Episkopi) and Archaeological Site of Azoires (in Stilos). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Agia Irini Convent, wander the streets of Rethymnon Old Town, shop like a local with Terzisart, and view the masterpieces at Cloclo's Art Handmade Creations.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Rethymnon trip itinerary tool .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Naxos to Rethymnon in 4.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In June in Rethymnon, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. On the 13th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Historic Sites Beaches Museums

Side Trips

Gavalochori, Winery Dourakis, Archaeological Site of Azoires, Agia Irini Convent, The Monastery Arsaniou
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 13:
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Monastery of Arkadi ©
Monastery of Arkadi
Agia Irini Convent ©
Agia Irini Convent

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