55 days in Europe Itinerary

55 days in Europe Itinerary

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55 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Auckland, New Zealand
+3
Fly + train + bus + ferry:  37​h
1
Portoferraio, Italy
— 4 nights
ferry:  7​h 30​min
2
San Teodoro, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Baunei, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Teulada, Italy
— 6 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  15​h 15​min
5
Serifos, Greece
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
6
Tinos, Greece
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  12​h 15​min
7
Sarti, Greece
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h
8
Plakias, Greece
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
9
Sitia, Greece
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Agios Nikolaos, Greece
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h
11
Milos, Greece
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
12
Naxos, Greece
— 6 nights
taxi + Fly:  34​h
End: Auckland, New Zealand

4
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. Get outdoors at Spiaggia Luigi d'Angelo and Spiaggia di Chiessi. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Spiaggia delle Tombe and Spiaggia di Cavoli. Step out of Portoferraio with an excursion to Spiaggia di Cotoncello in Marciana--about 44 minutes away. There's more to do: stroll through Spiaggia di Seccione and kick back and relax at Stabilimento Balneare Il Delfino.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Portoferraio trip itinerary builder site .

Auckland Central, New Zealand to Portoferraio is an approximately 37-hour flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -11 hour difference. While traveling from Auckland Central, expect warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Portoferraio, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Teodoro.

Things to do in Portoferraio

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Capoliveri, Marciana, Spiaggia di Cavoli, Spiaggia di Chiessi, Spiaggia delle Tombe
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia di Seccione ©
Spiaggia di Seccione
Spiaggia di Cotoncello ©
Spiaggia di Cotoncello
Stabilimento Balneare Il Delfino ©

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Spiaggia di Santa Lucia and Cala Ginepro Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Oasi Biderosa and La Cinta. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Teodoro: Spiaggia Lu Litarroni (in Aglientu) and Cala Sabina (in Olbia). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala Brandinchi.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our San Teodoro online trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Portoferraio to San Teodoro in 7.5 hours. Traveling from Portoferraio in July, expect nights in San Teodoro to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 37°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Baunei.

Things to do in San Teodoro

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Cala Sabina, Cala Brandinchi, Spiaggia di Santa Lucia, Spiaggia Lu Litarroni, Oasi Biderosa
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia Lu Litarroni ©
Spiaggia Lu Litarroni
Oasi Biderosa ©
Oasi Biderosa
Cala Brandinchi ©
Cala Brandinchi

4
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. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Immersioni a Cala Mariolu and Spiaggia di Foxiglioni. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cala Biriala and Sa Marina. Explore Baunei's surroundings by going to Spiaggia di Milanesi / Musculedda (in Tortoli) and Spiaggia di Girasole (in Girasole). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Cala Mariolu, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala dei Gabbiani, and Head underground at Grotta del Fico.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Baunei road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from San Teodoro to Baunei takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Baunei sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Teulada.

Things to do in Baunei

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Tortoli, Sa Marina, Spiaggia di Girasole
Highlights from your plan
Grotta del Fico ©
Grotta del Fico
Diving Cala Mariolu ©
Diving Cala Mariolu

6
nights
Teulada, Italy

Teulada ©
Get outdoors at Cala Ferraglione and Ali del Mare. You'll get in some beach time at Area Animal Friendly and Spiaggia di Kal' e Moru. Explore Teulada's surroundings by going to Porto Pino (Cala Piombo & Le Dune Beach), Domus de Maria (Spiaggia del Morto & Spiaggia di Arboi) and Carloforte (Spiaggia di Cala Fico, Capo Sandalo, & more). There's more to do: kick back and relax at Spiaggia Is Arenas Bianca.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Teulada travel tool .

Drive from Baunei to Teulada in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Teulada sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Serifos.

Things to do in Teulada

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Porto Pino, Domus de Maria, Carloforte, Spiaggia di Kal' e Moru
Highlights from your plan
Le Dune Beach ©
Le Dune Beach
Spiaggia di Cala Fico ©
Spiaggia di Cala Fico
Spiaggia del Morto ©
Spiaggia del Morto

3
nights
Serifos, Greece

Serifos ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Agios Sostis Beach and Ganema Beach. Get in touch with nature at Agios Ioannis beach Serifos and Kalo Ambeli beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Serifos trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Teulada to Serifos. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Teulada to Serifos due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Teulada in July, Serifos is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Tinos.

Things to do in Serifos

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Agios Sostis Beach ©
Agios Sostis Beach
Psili Ammos Beach ©
Psili Ammos Beach
Agios Ioannis beach Serifos ©
Agios Ioannis beach Serifos

3
nights
Tinos, Greece

Tinos ©
Tinos is a Greek island situated in the Aegean Sea. Discover out-of-the-way places like Agia Kyriaki Beach and Santa Margarita beach. Step out of the city life by going to Pachia Ammos Beach and Lichnaftia Beach. There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of Panayia Evanyelistria Cathedral and Museums, kick back and relax at Agios Romanos Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kalyvia Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Tinos road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Serifos to Tinos takes 9 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Sarti.

Things to do in Tinos

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Pachia Ammos Beach ©
Pachia Ammos Beach
Livada Beach ©
Livada Beach
Paralia Isternion ©
Paralia Isternion

3
nights
Sarti, Greece

Sarti ©
You'll get in some beach time at Agridia Beach and Sykia beach. Explore hidden gems such as Kavourotripes beach and Spathies Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Sarti side-trips: Azapiko Beach (in Azapiko) and Koviou Beach (in Nikitis).

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Sarti travel itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Tinos to Sarti with the Route module. Traveling from Tinos in July, you will find days in Sarti are a bit warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Plakias.

Things to do in Sarti

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Nikitis, Tigania Beach, Sykia beach, Azapiko Beach, Agridia Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kavourotripes beach ©
Kavourotripes beach
Koviou Beach ©
Koviou Beach
Orange Beach ©
Orange Beach

3
nights
Plakias, Greece

Plakias ©
You'll get in some beach time at Glika Nera Beach and Chalikia Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Frangokastello Beach and Kalamaki Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Plakias: Agiofarago beach (in Kaloi Limenes), Ilingas (in Sfakia) and Rethymnon Old Town (in Rethymnon).

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Plakias trip itinerary builder .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sarti to Plakias. August in Plakias sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sitia.

Things to do in Plakias

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Rethymnon Old Town, Agiofarago beach, Ilingas, Chalikia Beach, Kalamaki Beach
Highlights from your plan
Ilingas ©
Ilingas
Glika Nera Beach ©
Glika Nera Beach
Agiofarago beach ©
Agiofarago beach

3
nights
Sitia, Greece

Sitia ©
Sitia is a port town and a municipality in Lasithi, Crete, Greece. Explore hidden gems such as Goudouras Beach and Erimoupolis Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Karoumes Beach and Makrigialos Beach. Step out of Sitia with an excursion to Chiona Beach in Palaikastron--about 36 minutes away. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Itanos Beach and stroll through Kouremenos Beach.

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

You can drive from Plakias to Sitia in 4 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Agios Nikolaos.

Things to do in Sitia

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Goudouras Beach, Makrigialos Beach, Itanos Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kouremenos Beach ©
Kouremenos Beach
Itanos Beach ©
Itanos Beach
Erimoupolis Beach ©
Erimoupolis Beach

4
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.
Get outdoors at Havania Beach and Pachia Ammos Beach. Relax by the water at Agriomantra Beach and Spinalonga Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Achlia (Achlia Beach & Galini Beach).

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Agios Nikolaos trip itinerary builder app .

Drive from Sitia to Agios Nikolaos in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Agios Nikolaos can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Milos.

Things to do in Agios Nikolaos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Elounda, Achlia, Havania Beach, Pachia Ammos Beach, Agriomantra Beach
Highlights from your plan
Galini Beach ©
Galini Beach
Pachia Ammos Beach ©
Pachia Ammos Beach
Fortress Spinalonga ©
Fortress Spinalonga

3
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 Mandrakia Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kalogries Beach and Kastanas Beach. It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Paliochori Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sikia Beach.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Milos trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Agios Nikolaos to Milos in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Milos can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Naxos.

Things to do in Milos

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Alogomandra Beach ©
Alogomandra Beach
Sikia Beach ©
Sikia Beach
Kleftiko Beach ©
Kleftiko Beach

6
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Psili Ammos Beach and Maragas Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Alyko Beach and Mikri Vigla Beach. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Agios Prokopios Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyrgaki, delve into the lush surroundings at Alyko Dimou Naxou, and see the interesting displays at Eggares Olive Press Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Naxos trip planner.

You can fly from Milos to Naxos in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Naxos

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Alyko Beach ©
Alyko Beach
Eggares Olive Press Museum ©
Eggares Olive Press Museum
Kastraki Beach ©
Kastraki Beach

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