27 days in Europe Itinerary

27 days in Europe Itinerary

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27 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Launceston, Australia
Fly + bus:  35​h
1
Lindos, Greece
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h
2
Agios Nikolaos, Greece
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Rethymnon, Greece
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Kissamos, Greece
— 3 nights
Drive + ferry:  3​h 45​min
5
Oia, Greece
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  9​h 30​min
6
Syracuse, Italy
— 1 night
+3
train + foot + bus + Fly:  7​h 15​min
7
Alghero, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h 45​min
8
Killarney, Ireland
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h
9
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  37​h
End: Launceston, Australia

2
nights
Lindos, Greece

Lindos ©
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Monastery Tsambika and The Church of the Panagia. Spend the 27th (Tue) exploring ancient history at Village of Lindos. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Tsambika Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Agios Pavlos Beach, delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Lindos, and explore the activities along Vliha Bay.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Lindos trip maker .

Launceston, Australia to Lindos is an approximately 35-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Launceston to Lindos. Traveling from Launceston in August, things will get warmer in Lindos: highs are around 36°C and lows about 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Agios Nikolaos.

Things to do in Lindos

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Tsambika Beach, Monastery Tsambika
Highlights from your plan
Agios Pavlos Beach ©
Agios Pavlos Beach
Lindos Beach ©
Lindos Beach
The Church of the Panagia ©
The Church of the Panagia

2
nights
Agios Nikolaos, Greece

Agios Nikolaos ©
A tour of Agios Nikolaos leads visitors through charming neighborhoods with white washed houses, squares with taverns, steep pedestrian streets, and sea as a backdrop, ideal for exploration on foot.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lake Voulismeni and Agriomantra Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Agios Nikolaos: Paralia Mochlos (in Sitia) and Agrilos Beach (in Xerocambos).

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Agios Nikolaos trip itinerary builder app .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Lindos to Agios Nikolaos in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Agios Nikolaos when traveling from Lindos in August, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Agios Nikolaos

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Elounda, Agriomantra Beach, Paralia Mochlos, Agrilos Beach
Highlights from your plan
Fortress Spinalonga ©
Fortress Spinalonga
Lake Voulismeni ©
Lake Voulismeni
Voulisma Beach ©
Voulisma Beach

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Kourtaliotiko Gorge, explore the stunning scenery at Kotsifou Canyon, and then wander the streets of Rethymnon Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable tour with Tours, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas Church, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Episkopi Beach.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Rethymnon online itinerary planner .

Drive from Agios Nikolaos to Rethymnon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a shuttle. In September, daily temperatures in Rethymnon can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kissamos.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

St. Nicholas Church, Kourtaliotiko Gorge, Episkopi Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kourtaliotiko Gorge ©
Kourtaliotiko Gorge
St. Nicholas Church ©
St. Nicholas Church
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

3
nights
Kissamos, Greece

Kissamos ©
A quiet port town situated on Crete's western tip, Kissamos attracts mostly domestic tourists and possesses more of the quintessential Greek feel than livelier resorts strung along the island's coastline.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Sklopa and Kastro Gramvoussas. Change things up with these side-trips from Kissamos: Elafonissi (Elafonissi Beach & Elafonisi Viewpoint). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Falassarna Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Paralia Ravdoucha, and get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Kissamos.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Kissamos attractions planner .

You can drive from Rethymnon to Kissamos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Oia.

Things to do in Kissamos

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Elafonissi, Kastro Gramvoussas, Falassarna Beach, Paralia Ravdoucha
Highlights from your plan
Elafonissi  Beach ©
Elafonissi Beach
Kastro Gramvoussas ©
Kastro Gramvoussas
Falassarna Beach ©
Falassarna Beach

2
nights
Oia, Greece

Oia ©
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): kick back and relax at Perissa Black Sand Beach, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then look for gifts at Atlantis Books, and finally view the masterpieces at Mnemossyne Gallery. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Sunset in Oia, hike along Hiking Trail Fira - Oia, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Oia trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Kissamos to Oia takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, daytime highs in Oia are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Syracuse.

Things to do in Oia

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Perissa Black Sand Beach, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail
Highlights from your plan
Perissa Black Sand Beach ©
Perissa Black Sand Beach
Atlantis Books ©
Atlantis Books
Mnemossyne Gallery ©
Mnemossyne Gallery

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): stop by Caseificio Borderi, pause for some serene contemplation at Syracuse Cathedral, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Filippo Apostolo, and finally head off the coast to Ortigia. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Isola di Capo Passero, then don't miss a visit to Isola delle Correnti, then get to know the fascinating history of Basilica San Salvatore, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Syracuse trip maker website .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Oia to Syracuse in 9.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Oia to Syracuse is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Alghero.

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Portopalo di Capo Passero, Noto
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Siracusa ©
Duomo di Siracusa
Isola delle Correnti ©
Isola delle Correnti
Isola di Capo Passero ©
Isola di Capo Passero

1
night
Alghero, Italy

Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): get outside with Spiaggia di Argentiera and then stroll through La Pelosa Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Alghero trip planning site .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Syracuse to Alghero in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. September in Alghero sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Killarney.

Things to do in Alghero

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Spiaggia di Argentiera, La Pelosa Beach
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
La Pelosa Beach ©
La Pelosa Beach

1
night
Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall, then steep yourself in history at Muckross House, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Killarney Brewing Company. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Killarney trip itinerary maker .

Fly from Alghero to Killarney in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Alghero to Killarney is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Alghero in September, things will get little chillier in Killarney: highs are around 20°C and lows about 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Killarney Brewing Company ©
Killarney Brewing Company
Muckross House ©
Muckross House

4
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Explore hidden gems such as Horseback Riding Tours and Hekluhestar. Explore Reykjavik's surroundings by going to Fridheimar (in Selfoss), Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall (in Skalholt) and Hveradalir (in Hveragerdi). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Gljufrabui Waterfalls, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, and look for gifts at Una Local Store.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Killarney to Reykjavik takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. In September, Reykjavik is little chillier than Killarney - with highs of 13°C and lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hella, Thingvellir National Park, Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, Gljufrabui Waterfalls, Hveradalir
Highlights from your plan
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Horseback Riding Tours
Fridheimar ©
Fridheimar

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