54 days in Europe Itinerary

54 days in Europe Itinerary

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54 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Zurich, Switzerland
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
2
Naxos, Greece
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Milos, Greece
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
4
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
5
Amsterdam, Holland
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Hyeres, France
— 4 nights
+2
train + shuttle + Fly:  7​h 15​min
7
San Teodoro, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Baunei, Italy
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Alghero, Italy
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + shuttle + train:  4​h 15​min
10
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive + ferry:  3​h
11
Portoferraio, Italy
— 5 nights
ferry + Drive:  4​h 15​min
12
Rome, Italy
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h
13
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Zurich, Switzerland

1
night
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.
On the 2nd (Sun), kick back and relax at Suma Beach and then stroll through Florya Sahil Parkı. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Dalia Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Solar Plajı.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul vacation planner .

Zurich, Switzerland to Istanbul is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Zurich in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Istanbul, with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Naxos.

Things to do in Istanbul

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Florya Sahil Parkı ©
Florya Sahil Parkı
Suma Beach ©
Suma Beach
Solar Plajı ©
Solar Plajı

5
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Psili Ammos Beach and Mikri Vigla Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Maragas Beach and Alyko Beach. There's still lots to do: stroll through Agios Prokopios Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Amitis Beach, take a peaceful walk through Alyko Dimou Naxou, and wander the streets of Old Town.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Naxos vacation maker website .

Fly from Istanbul to Naxos in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Istanbul to Naxos. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Istanbul in June since evenings lows in Naxos dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Milos.

Things to do in Naxos

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Psili Ammos Beach ©
Psili Ammos Beach
Maragas Beach ©
Maragas Beach
Mikri Vigla Beach ©
Mikri Vigla Beach

5
nights
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 Thiorichia Beach and Kalogries Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Mandrakia Beach and Sikia Beach. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Alogomandra Beach and kick back and relax at Kleftiko Beach.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Milos trip planning app .

You can fly from Naxos to Milos in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Milos

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Kleftiko Beach ©
Kleftiko Beach
Agios Ioannis Beach ©
Agios Ioannis Beach
Paliochori Beach ©
Paliochori Beach

1
night
St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©
Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
On the 14th (Fri), examine the collection at Saint Isaac's Cathedral and then examine the collection at State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Russian Museum, then see the interesting displays at The Marly Palace, then admire the masterpieces at Peterhof Grand Palace, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Milos to St. Petersburg takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Milos to St. Petersburg. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Milos in June: high temperatures in St. Petersburg hover around 23°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Peterhof Grand Palace ©
Peterhof Grand Palace
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum

1
night
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 16th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, and then examine the collection at Anne Frank House. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable tour with Flagship Amsterdam, take an in-depth tour of The Resistance Museum (Amsterdams Verzetsmuseum), and then explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip itinerary builder tool .

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Amsterdam in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from St. Petersburg to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. June in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hyeres.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

4
nights
Hyeres, France

Hyeres ©
Hyères, Provençal Occitan: Ieras in classical norm, or Iero in Mistralian norm) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.The old town lies 4km from the sea clustered around the Castle of Saint Bernard, which is set on a hill. Visit La plage and Plage de Jean Blanc for some beach relaxation. Get in touch with nature at Plage de Sylvabelle and Plage des Canebiers. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hyeres: Le Lavandou (Plage de l'Anglade, Grande Plage du Lavandou, & more), La Croix-Valmer (Plage de Vergeron & Plage de Gigaro) and Plage de Guerrevieille (in Grimaud).

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Traveling by combination of train, flight, and bus from Amsterdam to Hyeres takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in June, with highs in Hyeres at 30°C and lows at 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to San Teodoro.

Things to do in Hyeres

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Le Lavandou, La Croix-Valmer, Plage de Guerrevieille, Plage des Canebiers
Highlights from your plan
Plage de Gigaro ©
Plage de Gigaro
Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
La plage ©
La plage

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Spiaggia di Santa Lucia and La Cinta. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Spiaggia Lu Litarroni and Spiaggia della Tartaruga o de Ghjlgolu. Get out of town with these interesting San Teodoro side-trips: Spiaggia Sa Capannizza (in Budoni), Spiaggia del Dottore (in Murta Maria) and Cala Sabina (in Olbia). There's more to do: kick back and relax at Cala Brandinchi and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala Ginepro Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the San Teodoro trip planner .

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and bus from Hyeres to San Teodoro takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Baunei.

Things to do in San Teodoro

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Spiaggia Sas Enas Appara, Cala Sabina, Spiaggia di Santa Lucia, Spiaggia Lu Litarroni, Cala Brandinchi
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia La Cinta ©
Spiaggia La Cinta
Cala Brandinchi ©
Cala Brandinchi
Spiaggia Lu Litarroni ©
Spiaggia Lu Litarroni

5
nights
Baunei, Italy

Baunei ©
Baunei is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Nuoro in the Italian island of Sardinia.GeographyThe municipality of Baunei is located about 100km northeast of Cagliari and about 11km north of Tortolì. Relax by the water at Immersioni a Cala Mariolu and Cala Biriala. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cala Goloritzè and Spiaggia di Milanesi / Musculedda. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Baunei: Spiaggia di Girasole (in Girasole), Spiaggia di Foxiglioni (in Tortoli) and Bari Sardo (Spiaggia di Cea & Sa Marina). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala Mariolu and enjoy the sand and surf at Cala dei Gabbiani.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Baunei attractions planner.

Drive from San Teodoro to Baunei in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Alghero.

Things to do in Baunei

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bari Sardo, Tortoli, Spiaggia di Girasole
Highlights from your plan
Diving Cala Mariolu ©
Diving Cala Mariolu
Cala Goloritzè ©
Cala Goloritzè
Spiaggia di Cea ©
Spiaggia di Cea

5
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 outdoors at Punta Negra and Spiaggia Mari Ermi. Explore hidden gems such as Spiaggia della Pelosetta and Summer Dream. Change things up with these side-trips from Alghero: Nuraghe Sant'Antine (in Torralba), Spiaggia La Marinedda (in Isola Rossa) and La Pelosa Beach (in Stintino). It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at I Gatti di Su Pallosu and tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia delle Bombarde.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Alghero trip planning tool .

You can drive from Baunei to Alghero in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Baunei in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Alghero, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Alghero

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Stintino, Spiaggia Mari Ermi, Spiaggia La Marinedda, I Gatti di Su Pallosu, Nuraghe Sant'Antine
Highlights from your plan
La Pelosa Beach ©
La Pelosa Beach
Spiaggia della Pelosetta ©
Spiaggia della Pelosetta
Spiaggia La Marinedda ©
Spiaggia La Marinedda

3
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 Galleria dell'Accademia and Uffizi Galleries. Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Siena Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Go for a jaunt from Florence to Siena to see Piazza del Campo about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, and admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Florence road trip planning app .

Getting from Alghero to Florence by combination of flight and train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. In July, daytime highs in Florence are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Portoferraio.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Siena
Highlights from your plan
Piazza della Signoria ©
Piazza della Signoria
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi

5
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. Visiting Spiaggia Luigi d'Angelo and Spiaggia di Seccione will get you outdoors. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Spiaggia delle Tombe and Spiaggia di Cavoli. Change things up with these side-trips from Portoferraio: Spiaggia Punta Nera (in Capoliveri), Spiaggia di Cotoncello (in Marciana) and Spiaggia di Chiessi (in Chiessi). There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Stabilimento Balneare Il Delfino and stroll through Spiaggia di Acquarilli.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Portoferraio trip planning website .

Getting from Florence to Portoferraio by combination of car and ferry takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. July in Portoferraio sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Portoferraio

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Capoliveri, Marciana, Spiaggia di Cavoli, Spiaggia delle Tombe, Spiaggia di Chiessi
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia di Seccione ©
Spiaggia di Seccione
Spiaggia di Cavoli ©
Spiaggia di Cavoli
Spiaggia di Acquarilli ©
Spiaggia di Acquarilli

6
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.
Get in touch with nature at Cascata delle Marmore and Acqua e Sale - Stabilimento Balneare. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica. Change things up with these side-trips from Rome: Orvieto (Pozzo di San Patrizio & Duomo di Orvieto). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, and get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Rome day trip site .

Getting from Portoferraio to Rome by combination of ferry and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Portoferraio in July: highs in Rome hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow time for travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Vatican City, Orvieto, Cascata delle Marmore, Acqua e Sale - Stabilimento Balneare
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Sistine Chapel ©
Sistine Chapel

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and then stroll through Lloret Beach. On your second day here, take a stroll through Ciutat Vella, then kick back and relax at Fenals Beach, and then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona day trip site .

Getting from Rome to Barcelona by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. While traveling from Rome, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Barcelona, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 25°C. On the 24th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Lloret de Mar
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Fenals Beach ©
Fenals Beach
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

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