16 days in Canada & Europe Itinerary

16 days in Canada & Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Canada & Europe Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
1
Toronto, Canada
— 1 night
Fly:  10 h
2
Porto, Portugal
— 1 day
Fly:  2 h 30 min
3
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Albufeira, Portugal
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Shuttle + Fly:  9 h
5
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 1 night
Ferry:  2 h
6
Akrotiri, Greece
— 2 nights
Ferry:  2 h
7
Heraklion, Greece
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h 30 min
8
Bucharest, Romania
— 2 nights
Fly:  14 h
End: Toronto, Canada

1
night
Toronto, Canada

Toronto
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
On the 26th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Royal Ontario Museum, then examine the collection at Hockey Hall of Fame, and then admire the landmark architecture of CN Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: engage your brain at Ontario Science Centre, step into the grandiose world of Casa Loma, and then explore the striking landscape at Bluffs Tours.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Toronto travel route planner.

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airports are Lester B. Pearson International Airport and Billy Bishop Toronto City Centre Airport. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in June, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Royal Ontario Museum
Royal Ontario Museum
CN Tower
CN Tower
Ontario Science Centre ©
Ontario Science Centre

1
day
Porto, Portugal

Porto ©
Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), then browse the collection at Livraria Lello, and finally pause for some photo ops at Monumento aos Herois da Guerra Peninsular.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Porto attractions planning tool .

Getting from Toronto to Porto by flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Porto is 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena). And it doesn't end there: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, wander the streets of Alfama, and don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco).

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Lisbon route planner .

Getting from Porto to Lisbon by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Porto in June, expect nights in Lisbon to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Albufeira.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trip

Sintra
Highlights from your plan
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

3
nights
Albufeira, Portugal

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Get out of town with these interesting Albufeira side-trips: Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha), Ponta Da Piedale (in Lagos) and Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos (in Lagoa). There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Zoomarine Algarve, kick back and relax at Falesia Beach, stroll through Praia da Senhora da Rocha, and have some family-friendly fun at Hot Wheels Raceway.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Albufeira trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Lisbon to Albufeira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Albufeira can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Praia da Senhora da Rocha, Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos, Praia da Cordoama, Ponta da Piedade, Praia Da Rocha
Highlights from your plan
Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos ©
Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos
Zoomarine Algarve ©
Zoomarine Algarve
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha

1
night
Mykonos Town, Greece

Mykonos Town ©
A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
On the 5th (Sun), kick back and relax at Kapari Beach and then wander the streets of Little Venice. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, kick back and relax at Panormos Beach, and then kick back and relax at Agios Sostis Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Mykonos Town travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Albufeira to Mykonos Town takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Albufeira to Mykonos Town due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Mykonos Town can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Panormos Beach, Paradise Beach, Agios Sostis Beach, Kapari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Agios Sostis Beach ©
Agios Sostis Beach

2
nights
Akrotiri, Greece

Akrotiri ©
Located on Santorini's southwestern coastline, the small village of Akrotiri sits just a short walk from one of Europe's most significant Bronze Age archaeological sites.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): learn about winemaking at Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A., then ride a horse along Santo Horse Riding, then kick back and relax at Red Beach, and finally explore the ancient world of Akrotiri. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then stroll through Vlychada Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Caldera Beach.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Akrotiri trip itinerary planner .

You can ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Akrotiri in 2 hours. July in Akrotiri sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Vlychada Beach, Parasailing & Paragliding, Boutari Winery
Highlights from your plan
Experience Horse Riding ©
Experience Horse Riding
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Parasailing & Paragliding

1
night
Heraklion, Greece

Heraklion ©
Crete's largest city, Heraklion remains best known for its proximity to a sprawling Bronze Age archaeological site, once the center of a vanished Minoan civilization.
On the 9th (Thu), examine the collection at Kazantzakis Museum, then meet the residents at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, and then delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Heraklion route planner.

You can ride a ferry from Akrotiri to Heraklion in 2 hours. July in Heraklion sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Bucharest.

Things to do in Heraklion

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

The Palace of Knossos, Kazantzakis Museum, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
Highlights from your plan
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos ©
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
Kazantzakis Museum ©
Kazantzakis Museum

2
nights
Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest ©
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): get your game on at Gateway Virtual Reality Studio, get a sense of history and politics at Palace of Parliament, then pause for some serene contemplation at Stavropoleos Monastery, then stop by Mesteshukar ButiQ, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Keep things going the next day: stroll around State Circus Park, admire the striking features of Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti", and then walk around Herăstrău Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Bucharest online trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Heraklion to Bucharest takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of ferry and flight. Traveling from Heraklion in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Bucharest, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bucharest

Fun & Games Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Gateway Virtual Reality Studio ©
Gateway Virtual Reality Studio
Room Escape Games
Palace of Parliament ©
Palace of Parliament

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