8 days in Europe Itinerary

8 days in Europe Itinerary

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8 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  14​h 45​min
1
Vik, Iceland
— 1 night
Drive:  13​h
2
Ullapool, United Kingdom
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  11​h 30​min
3
Carloforte, Italy
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Alghero, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  14​h
End: New York City, United States

1
night
Vik, Iceland

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach, then stroll through Black Sand Beach, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. Keep things going the next day: hike along Fimmvorduhals Hiking Trail, then admire the sheer force of Kvernufoss, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Vik road trip planner.

New York City, USA to Vik is an approximately 15-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. When traveling from New York City in May, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in Vik: temperatures range from 46°F by day to 41°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ullapool.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Skogar
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Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Horseback Riding Tours
Reynisfjara Beach ©
Reynisfjara Beach

1
night
Ullapool, United Kingdom

Ullapool ©
Ullapool is a village of around 1,500 inhabitants in Ross-shire, Scottish Highlands. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): trek along Lael Forest Walks, look for all kinds of wild species at Inverpolly Nature Reserve, then trek along Ullapool Hill, and finally take in the exciting artwork at RhueArt. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve, then step into the grandiose world of Ardvreck Castle, and then identify plant and animal life at Little Assynt Estate.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Ullapool trip planner .

You can drive from Vik to Ullapool in 95.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. When traveling from Vik in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Ullapool, with highs around 56°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Carloforte.

Things to do in Ullapool

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Ardvreck Castle, Little Assynt Estate
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Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve ©
Ardvreck Castle ©
Ardvreck Castle
Inverpolly Nature Reserve ©
Inverpolly Nature Reserve

1
day
Carloforte, Italy

Carloforte ©
Carloforte is a fishing and resort town of located on Isola di San Pietro, approximately 7km off the southwestern coast of Sardinia, in southern Sardinia, Italy.HistoryAccording to a legend, a local church was founded in the early 14th century in honour of hundreds of participants to the so-called Children's Crusade of 1212 who perished in a shipwreck just off the island on their way to North Africa during a gale. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at La Conca, kick back and relax at Cape Sandalo, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Cala Fico, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Punta Delle Colonne.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Carloforte trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Ullapool to Carloforte with the Route module. Traveling from Ullapool to Carloforte, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Ullapool in May: highs in Carloforte hover around 78°F, while lows dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Alghero.

Things to do in Carloforte

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Cape Sandalo ©
Cape Sandalo
Spiaggia di Cala Fico ©
Spiaggia di Cala Fico

2
nights
Alghero, Italy

Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then kick back and relax at La Pelosa Beach. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Alghero Rock Climbing Sites.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Alghero route builder website .

Traveling by car from Carloforte to Alghero takes 4.5 hours. When traveling from Carloforte in May, plan for slightly colder days in Alghero, with highs around 73°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Alghero

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Stintino
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Alghero Rock Climbing Sites ©
Alghero Rock Climbing Sites
La Pelosa Beach ©
La Pelosa Beach

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