18 days in Western Europe Itinerary

18 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Start: Panama City, Panama
Fly + Drive:  27​h
1
Naxos, Greece
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Fira, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Positano, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Panama City, Panama

4
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 Agios Prokopios Beach. Get in touch with nature at Kastraki Beach and Plaka Beach. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Old Town, explore the ancient world of Portara, wander the streets of Kastro, and enjoy the sand and surf at Mikri Vigla Beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Naxos itinerary builder.

Panama City, Panama to Naxos is an approximately 27-hour flight. Traveling from Panama City to Naxos, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Panama City, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Naxos, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Naxos

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Mikri Vigla Beach ©
Mikri Vigla Beach
Plaka Beach ©
Plaka Beach

3
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Aquamarine Jewelry and The Good Heart. Get in touch with nature at Perivolos and Perissa Black Sand Beach. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, stroll through KAMARA BEACH, take some stellar pictures from Sunset in Oia, and kick back and relax at Vlychada Beach.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Fira itinerary builder.

Getting from Naxos to Fira by ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly. In September in Fira, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow time for travel to Florence.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Oia, Vourvoulos Beach, Perivolos, Kamari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Perissa Black Sand Beach ©
Perissa Black Sand Beach
Perivolos ©
Perivolos
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and The Baptistery of St. John. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Siena (Piazza del Campo & Siena Cathedral) and Le mura di Lucca (in Lucca). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Uffizi Gallery, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria, and admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Florence travel itinerary creator.

You can fly from Fira to Florence in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Florence when traveling from Fira in September, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Siena, Le mura di Lucca
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
The Baptistery of St. John ©
The Baptistery of St. John

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): admire the striking features of Pantheon, then contemplate the long history of Colosseum, and then explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, explore the galleries of Vatican Museums, and then don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome trip generator.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September in Rome, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Positano.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

2
nights
Positano, Italy

Positano ©
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
On the 28th (Thu), look for gifts at Nana' Positano, then choose your vessel at L'Uomo e il Mare, and then kick back and relax at Fornillo. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Duomo di Ravello, then explore the historical opulence of Villa Rufolo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea Apostolo, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Bagni d'Arienzo.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Positano vacation planner.

Getting from Rome to Positano by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Rome in September since evenings lows in Positano dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ravello, Duomo di Sant'Andrea
Highlights from your plan
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea

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