58 days in Europe Itinerary

58 days in Europe Itinerary

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58 days in Europe Itinerary

Wellington, New Zealand
Fly:  36​h
Rethymnon, Greece
— 3 nights
taxi + ferry:  4​h 45​min
Naxos, Greece
— 4 nights
ferry:  4​h 15​min
Milos, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi + bus:  4​h 45​min
Lindos, Greece
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h
Alghero, Italy
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Villasimius, Italy
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
San Teodoro, Italy
— 5 nights
bus + Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
Syracuse, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Agrigento, Italy
— 2 nights
train + bus + Fly:  7​h 15​min
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
Lanzarote, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
Durness, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly:  44​h
Wellington, New Zealand

3
days
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.
Visiting Glika Nera Beach and Glika Nera Bay will get you outdoors. Get a sense of the local culture at Wooden Museum and Rethymnon Old Town. Venture out of the city with trips to Episkopi Beach (in Episkopi), The Palace of Knossos (in Heraklion) and Kourtaliotiko Gorge (in Plakias).

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Rethymnon sightseeing planning site .

Wellington, New Zealand to Rethymnon is an approximately 36-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time to Eastern European Time is minus 10 hours. When traveling from Wellington in June, plan for much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Rethymnon: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Naxos.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Wooden Museum, Episkopi Beach, Glika Nera Beach, Glika Nera Bay, Kourtaliotiko Gorge
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Glika Nera Bay ©
Glika Nera Bay
Wooden Museum ©
Wooden Museum
Kourtaliotiko Gorge ©
Kourtaliotiko Gorge

3
days
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Agios Prokopios Beach and Mikri Vigla Beach. Popular historic sites such as Portara and Old Town are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: view the masterpieces at Fish & Olive, kick back and relax at Maragas Beach, wander the streets of Kastro, and delve into the lush surroundings at Alyko Dimou Naxou.

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Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Rethymnon to Naxos takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In June in Naxos, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Milos.

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Kastraki Beach ©
Kastraki Beach
Old Town ©
Old Town
Portara ©
Portara

4
days
Milos, Greece

Milos ©
The result of thousands of years of volcanic activity, the island of Milos features a craggy coastline interspersed by shallow beaches.
Escape the urban bustle at Firiplaka Beach and Sarakiniko Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Kleftiko Beach and Ammoudaraki Beach. There's more to do: stroll through Kastanas Beach and enjoy the sand and surf at Kalogries Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Milos holiday builder site .

You can ride a ferry from Naxos to Milos in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June in Milos, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. On the 2nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lindos.

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Kleftiko Beach ©
Kleftiko Beach
Sarakiniko Beach ©
Sarakiniko Beach
Firiplaka Beach ©
Firiplaka Beach

4
days
Lindos, Greece

Lindos ©
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Church of the Panagia and Acropolis of Lindos. Do some cultural sightseeing at Village of Lindos and Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lindos: Anthony Quinn Bay (in Faliraki) and Profiti Elias Monastery (in Salakos). It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Agathi Beach and stroll through Stegna Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Lindos day trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight, taxi, and bus from Milos to Lindos takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. July in Lindos sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Alghero.

Things to do in Lindos

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Plakia Beach, Profiti Elias Monastery, Agathi Beach, Anthony Quinn Bay, Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes
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Anthony Quinn Bay ©
Anthony Quinn Bay
Agathi Beach ©
Agathi Beach
Stegna Beach ©
Stegna Beach

5
days
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like I Gatti di Su Pallosu and Sa Mesa Longa. Your inner history buff will appreciate Nuraghe Sant'Antine and S'Archittu. Venture out of the city with trips to Spiaggia dell'Arco (in S'archittu), La Pelosa Beach (in Stintino) and Pozzo e Villaggio Nuragico S. Cristina (in Paulilatino Oristano). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Maimoni Beach, identify plant and animal life at Alghero Rock Climbing Sites, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Trinita di Saccargia.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Alghero trip builder .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Lindos to Alghero in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lindos to Alghero due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Alghero when traveling from Lindos in July, with lows around 21°C. On the 12th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Villasimius.

Things to do in Alghero

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

San Vero Milis, Nuraghe Sant'Antine, Maimoni Beach, Santa Trinita di Saccargia, Spiaggia dell'Arco
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La Pelosa Beach ©
La Pelosa Beach
Nuraghe Sant'Antine ©
Nuraghe Sant'Antine
I Gatti di Su Pallosu
I Gatti di Su Pallosu

6
days
Villasimius, Italy

Villasimius ©
Get a sense of the local culture at Area Archeologica di Nora and Basilica Romanico Pisana di S. MARIA di MONSERRAT. Step out of the city life by going to Spiaggia di Tuerredda and Spiaggia Is Arenas Bianca. Explore Villasimius' surroundings by going to Spiaggia del Morto (in Domus de Maria), Ali del Mare (in Chia) and Su Nuraxi Barumini (in Barumini).

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Villasimius trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Alghero to Villasimius takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Alghero in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Villasimius, with lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Teodoro.

Things to do in Villasimius

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Teulada, Ali del Mare, Area Archeologica di Nora, Spiaggia Piscina Rei, Su Nuraxi Barumini
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Spiaggia del Morto ©
Spiaggia del Morto
Spiaggia di Tuerredda ©
Spiaggia di Tuerredda
Area Archeologica di Nora
Area Archeologica di Nora

5
days
San Teodoro, Italy

San Teodoro ©
Visit Nuraghe Majori and Castello di Balaiana for their historical value. Escape the urban bustle at Oasis Bidderosa and Cala Brandinchi. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Teodoro: Spiaggia di Talmone (in Palau), Museo etnografico Galluras "il museo della Femina Agabbadora" (in Luras) and Spiaggia Lu Litarroni (in Aglientu).

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the San Teodoro trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Villasimius to San Teodoro in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Villasimius in July since evenings lows in San Teodoro dip to 22°C. On the 24th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Syracuse.

Things to do in San Teodoro

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Spiaggia di Talmone, Cala Brandinchi, Castello di Balaiana, Nuraghe Majori, Oasis Bidderosa
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La Cinta ©
La Cinta
Oasis Bidderosa ©
Oasis Bidderosa
Cala Brandinchi ©
Cala Brandinchi

3
days
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.
Visiting Spiaggia di Gallina and Spiaggia di Punta Cirica will get you outdoors. Your inner history buff will appreciate Centro Storico di Noto and Duomo di Siracusa. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Syracuse: Ragusa Ibla (in Ragusa) and Basilica San Salvatore (in Noto). It doesn't end there: head off the coast to Ortigia.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Syracuse trip itinerary maker website .

Do a combination of bus and flight from San Teodoro to Syracuse in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from San Teodoro in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 26°C in Syracuse. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Agrigento.

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Noto, Ragusa Ibla, Spiaggia di Gallina, Spiaggia di Punta Cirica
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Centro Storico di Noto ©
Centro Storico di Noto
Ragusa Ibla ©
Ragusa Ibla
Duomo di Siracusa
Duomo di Siracusa

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tempio della Concordia and then explore the ancient world of Valley of the Temples (Valle dei Templi). On your second day here, delve into the distant past at Tempio di Giunone, take in the dramatic natural features at Scala dei Turchi, and then identify plant and animal life at Riserva Naturale Orientata Torre Salsa.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Agrigento visit planner.

You can drive from Syracuse to Agrigento in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Palma de Mallorca.

Things to do in Agrigento

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Riserva Naturale Orientata Torre Salsa, Scala dei Turchi
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Tempio della Concordia ©
Tempio della Concordia

4
days
Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Palma de Mallorca ©
Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Playa Portals Vells and Playa de Muro. Visiting Cala Morlanda and Cala Molins will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Palma de Mallorca: Campos (Sa Canova Beach, Es Trenc, & more) and Alcudia Old Town (in Port d'Alcudia). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Mallorca.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Palma de Mallorca trip itinerary maker app .

Do a combination of train and flight from Agrigento to Palma de Mallorca in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Lanzarote.

Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Campos, Playa Portals Vells, Cala Molins, Playa de Muro, Cala Morlanda
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Playa de Muro ©
Playa de Muro
Cala Morlanda ©
Cala Morlanda
Playa Portals Vells ©
Playa Portals Vells

1
day
Lanzarote, Spain

Lanzarote ©
Today, the entire island is a World Biosphere Reserve, with over 500 different kinds of plants, 17 of which are endemic.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Fundacion Cesar Manrique.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Lanzarote trip itinerary builder website .

You can fly from Palma de Mallorca to Lanzarote in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Palma de Mallorca to Lanzarote, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 25°C. You'll set off for Edinburgh on the 6th (Mon).

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Timanfaya National Park ©
Timanfaya National Park
Fundacion Cesar Manrique ©
Fundacion Cesar Manrique
Cueva de los Verdes ©
Cueva de los Verdes

2
days
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, then get to know the fascinating history of The Royal Mile, then steep yourself in history at Real Mary King's Close, and finally wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town. Keep things going the next day: learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, and then contemplate the long history of Palace of Holyroodhouse.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Edinburgh trip builder .

You can fly from Lanzarote to Edinburgh in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Lanzarote in August, expect Edinburgh to be colder, temps between 21°C and 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Durness.

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The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
Edinburgh Old Town ©
Edinburgh Old Town
Palace of Holyroodhouse ©
Palace of Holyroodhouse

5
days
Durness, United Kingdom

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Escape the urban bustle at Sandwood Bay Beach and Achmelvich Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Oldshoremore Beach and Balnakeil Bay. Get out of town with these interesting Durness side-trips: Polin Beach (in Kinlochbervie), Scourie Bay (in Scourie) and Holburn Head Lighthouse (in Scrabster). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Durness Beach, identify plant and animal life at Handa Island Wildlife Reserve, tour the pleasant surroundings at Balnakeil Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Sango Bay.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Durness travel planner .

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Durness takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In August in Durness, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Durness

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kinlochbervie, Achmelvich Beach, Handa Island Wildlife Reserve, Holburn Head Lighthouse, Scourie Bay
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Sandwood Bay Beach ©
Sandwood Bay Beach
Oldshoremore Beach ©
Oldshoremore Beach
Handa Island Wildlife Reserve ©
Handa Island Wildlife Reserve

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