55 days in Europe Itinerary

55 days in Europe Itinerary

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55 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Fly:  14​h
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Naxos, Greece
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
4
Llanes, Spain
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  9​h 45​min
5
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive + ferry:  3​h
6
Portoferraio, Italy
— 7 nights
ferry + Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Alghero, Italy
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
San Teodoro, Italy
— 6 nights
+2
bus + Fly + train:  4​h 30​min
10
Cannes, France
— 7 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  6​h
11
Stockholm, Sweden
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

3
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Get a sense of the local culture at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Sultan Ahmed Mosque. Get some historical perspective at Basilica Cistern and Suleymaniye Cami . The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, take a stroll through Ortakoy, admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern Museum, and see the interesting displays at Rahmi M. Koc Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul trip itinerary site .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Istanbul is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 6 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in August; daily highs in Istanbul reach 34°C and lows reach 25°C. On the 2nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Naxos.

Things to do in Istanbul

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 2:
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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Town and Fish & Olive. Get outdoors at Maragas Beach and Mikri Vigla Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Naxos: Paradise Beach (in Paradise Beach), Agios Sostis Beach (in Agios Sostis) and Platis Gialos Beach (in Platys Gialos). It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Alyko Beach and stroll through Alyko Dimou Naxou.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Naxos trip planner .

You can fly from Istanbul to Naxos in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. When traveling from Istanbul in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Naxos, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Naxos

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Platis Gialos Beach, Agios Sostis Beach, Paradise Beach
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 8:
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Mikri Vigla Beach ©
Mikri Vigla Beach
Agios Prokopios Beach ©
Agios Prokopios Beach
Psili Ammos Beach ©
Psili Ammos Beach

2
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): make a trip to Park Guell. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then appreciate the history behind Casa Mila "La Pedrera", and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona driving holiday planner .

Getting from Naxos to Barcelona by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. September in Barcelona sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. On the 10th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Llanes.

Things to do in Barcelona

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 10:
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

6
nights
Llanes, Spain

Llanes ©
Llanes is a municipality of the province of Asturias, in northern Spain. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Playa del Borizo and Playa de Andrin. Visiting Playa de San Antolin and Playa de Barro will get you outdoors. When in Llanes, make a side trip to see Playa De Valdearenas in Liencres, approximately 1h 25 min away. There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de la Ballota and stroll through Playa de San Martin.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Llanes journey planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Barcelona to Llanes in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Barcelona in September, with highs in Llanes at 26°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Llanes

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Beach of La Franca, Playa De Valdearenas
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 16:
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Playa del Borizo ©
Playa del Borizo
Playa de Torimbia ©
Playa de Torimbia
Playa de Barro ©
Playa de Barro

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Siena Cathedral and Uffizi Galleries. Explore hidden gems such as Torre di Pisa and Piazza della Signoria. Venture out of the city with trips to Piazza del Campo (in Siena) and Bagno Eva (in Marina di Pietrasanta). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, and take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Florence sightseeing planner.

Getting from Llanes to Florence by combination of bus and flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In September in Florence, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Portoferraio.

Things to do in Florence

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Beaches

Side Trips

Siena, Torre di Pisa, Bagno Eva
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 20:
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Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Siena Cathedral ©
Siena Cathedral
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

7
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. Take a break from the city and head to Spiaggia Luigi d'Angelo and Spiaggia delle Tombe. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Spiaggia di Seccione and Spiaggia di Chiessi. Explore Portoferraio's surroundings by going to Spiaggia del Relitto (in Pomonte), Spiaggia di Cavoli (in Seccheto) and Spiaggia di Cotoncello (in Marciana). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Di Sansone and stroll through Spiaggia Canata.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Portoferraio trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Florence to Portoferraio in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. In September, daytime highs in Portoferraio are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Portoferraio

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Spiaggia di Cotoncello, Spiaggia delle Tombe, Spiaggia del Relitto, Spiaggia Stecchi, Spiaggia di Cavoli
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 27:
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Spiaggia di Cavoli ©
Spiaggia di Cavoli
Spiaggia di Seccione ©
Spiaggia di Seccione
Spiaggia di Acquarilli ©
Spiaggia di Acquarilli

2
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill and then delve into the distant past at Colosseum. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Pietro, then admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and then make a trip to Pantheon.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Rome road trip planning site .

Do a combination of ferry and car from Portoferraio to Rome in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Portoferraio in September: highs in Rome hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Alghero.

Things to do in Rome

#Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 29:
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

6
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.
Get in touch with nature at Punta Negra and Sa Mesa Longa. Visit Spiaggia della Pelosetta and La Pelosa Beach for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Alghero: S'Archittu (in Cuglieri), Nuraghe Sant'Antine (in Torralba) and Cala Sabina / Cala dei Ponzesi (in Stintino). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Mari Ermi and stroll through I Gatti di Su Pallosu.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Alghero trip planner .

You can fly from Rome to Alghero in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Alghero can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to San Teodoro.

Things to do in Alghero

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Stintino, San Vero Milis, Cala Sabina, Spiaggia della Frana, Nuraghe Sant'Antine
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 5:
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La Pelosa Beach ©
La Pelosa Beach
Sa Mesa Longa ©
Sa Mesa Longa
Spiaggia Mari Ermi ©
Spiaggia Mari Ermi

6
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 get in some beach time at Spiaggia Sa Capannizza and Oasis Bidderosa. Step out of the city life by going to Immersioni a Cala Mariolu and Spiaggia dell' Isuledda. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Teodoro: Cala Mariolu (in Baunei), Spiaggia del Dottore (in Murta Maria) and Spiaggia Sas Enas Appara (in Porto Istana).

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Teodoro online route planner .

You can drive from Alghero to San Teodoro in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. October in San Teodoro sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 11th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cannes.

Things to do in San Teodoro

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Baunei, Spiaggia del Dottore, Cala Brandinchi, Oasi Biderosa, Spiaggia Sas Enas Appara
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 11:
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La Cinta ©
La Cinta
Cala Mariolu ©
Cala Mariolu
Cala Brandinchi ©
Cala Brandinchi

7
nights
Cannes, France

Cannes ©
Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Visit Lérins Islands and Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe) for their historical value. Escape the urban bustle at Plage de Sylvabelle and Plage des Esclamandes. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cannes: Le Lavandou (Grande Plage du Lavandou, Plage d'Aiguebelle, & more), Nice (Coco Beach & Palais Lascaris) and Plage de Gigaro (in La Croix-Valmer). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Passable, and stroll through Plage des Canebiers.

To plan Cannes vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from San Teodoro to Cannes by combination of bus, flight, and train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. When traveling from San Teodoro in October, plan for little chillier days in Cannes, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Cannes

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Le Lavandou, Nice, St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, La Croix-Valmer, Escalet Beach
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 18:
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Plage de Gigaro ©
Plage de Gigaro
Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands

4
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Skansen and Vasa Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Stockholm Old Town and Royal Palace. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Fotografiska, explore the world behind art at Moderna Museet - Stockholm, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Stockholm day trip site .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Cannes to Stockholm takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Cannes, expect much colder days and little chillier nights in Stockholm, ranging from highs of 12°C to lows of 4°C. On the 22nd (Mon), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Stockholm

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 22:
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Skansen ©
Skansen
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

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