29 days in Western Europe Itinerary

29 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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29 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Start: Vancouver, Canada
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h
2
Alcudia, Spain
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h
3
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Siena, Italy
— 3 nights
+4
bus + Fly + bus + foot + train:  7​h
5
Syracuse, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Agrigento, Italy
— 1 night
+2
train + foot + Fly:  9​h
7
Oia, Greece
— 2 nights
ferry:  3​h
8
Rethymnon, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h 15​min
9
Lindos, Greece
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Vancouver, Canada

4
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bamburgh Castle and Stirling Castle. Venture out of the city with trips to Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum (in Glasgow) and Lindisfarne Priory (in Holy Island). Next up on the itinerary: sample the fine beverages at The Scotch Whisky Experience, see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town, and learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Edinburgh road trip app .

Vancouver, Canada to Edinburgh is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Vancouver to Edinburgh due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Vancouver in October since evenings lows in Edinburgh dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Alcudia.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Lindisfarne Priory, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Stirling Castle, Bamburgh Castle
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Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
Lindisfarne Priory ©
Lindisfarne Priory
The Scotch Whisky Experience ©
The Scotch Whisky Experience

2
nights
Alcudia, Spain

Alcudia ©
Alcúdia is a municipality and township of the Spanish autonomous community of the Balearic Islands. Explore hidden gems such as Playa de Alcudia and Passeig des Born. Venture out of the city with trips to Palma de Mallorca (Castell de Bellver & Catedral de Mallorca) and Cap de Formentor (in Formentor). There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Muro and wander the streets of Alcudia Old Town.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Alcudia trip maker app .

Getting from Edinburgh to Alcudia by combination of flight and bus takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Edinburgh to Alcudia due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Edinburgh in October, with highs in Alcudia at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Alcudia

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Palma de Mallorca, Playa de Muro, Cap de Formentor
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Playa de Muro ©
Playa de Muro
Playa de Alcudia ©
Playa de Alcudia
Cap de Formentor ©
Cap de Formentor

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Step off the beaten path and head to Basilica San Miniato al Monte and Battistero. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Le mura di Lucca (in Lucca), Bologna (Torri degli Asinelli e Garisenda & Piazza Maggiore) and Pisa (Leaning Tower of Pisa, Duomo di Pisa, & more). There's still lots to do: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and don't miss a visit to Mercato Centrale.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence travel planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Alcudia to Florence takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. October in Florence sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Tours Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Pisa, Bologna, Le mura di Lucca
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa

3
nights
Siena, Italy

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wine Tours & Tastings and Duomo di Orvieto. Get out of town with these interesting Siena side-trips: Abbazia di San Galgano (in Chiusdino) and Historic Centre of San Gimignano (in San Gimignano). Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Torre del Mangia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena, and don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Siena trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by bus from Florence to Siena takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Siena can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Syracuse.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Historic Centre of San Gimignano, Duomo di Orvieto, Abbazia di San Galgano
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Torre del Mangia ©
Torre del Mangia
Abbazia di San Galgano ©
Abbazia di San Galgano

3
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Syracuse Cathedral and Centro Storico. Change things up with these side-trips from Syracuse: Tonnara di Marzamemi (in Marzamemi), Spiaggia Scalo Mandrie (in Portopalo di Capo Passero) and Ragusa Ibla (in Ragusa). There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio) and head off the coast to Ortigia.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Syracuse online visit planner .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and train from Siena to Syracuse in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Agrigento.

Things to do in Syracuse

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Ragusa Ibla, Tonnara di Marzamemi, Spiaggia Scalo Mandrie, Centro Storico
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Duomo di Siracusa ©
Duomo di Siracusa
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Ragusa Ibla ©
Ragusa Ibla

1
night
Agrigento, Italy

Agrigento ©
Historically one of ancient Greece's leading cities, Sicily's Agrigento is home to the seven monumental temples that make up the well-preserved Valley of the Temples.
On the 19th (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at Scala dei Turchi and then delve into the distant past at Valle dei Templi.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Agrigento trip planner .

Drive from Syracuse to Agrigento in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Agrigento can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Oia.

Things to do in Agrigento

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Scala dei Turchi
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Valle dei Templi ©
Valle dei Templi
Scala dei Turchi ©
Scala dei Turchi

2
nights
Oia, Greece

Oia ©
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Step off the beaten path and head to Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail and Perissa Black Sand Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Akrotiri in Akrotiri (about 46 minutes away). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Amoudi Bay, get great views at Sunset in Oia, and do a tasting at Santo Winery.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Oia trip planner .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Agrigento to Oia in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Agrigento to Oia is 1 hour. October in Oia sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Oia

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Santo Winery, Akrotiri, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, Perissa Black Sand Beach
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Perissa Black Sand Beach ©
Perissa Black Sand Beach
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay
Santo Winery ©
Santo Winery

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Monastery of Arkadi and Ammoudaki Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rethymnon: Heraklion Archaeological Museum (in Heraklion), Old Venetian Harbor (in Chania Town) and Lake Kournas (in Kournas). It doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Ancient Eleutherna and take a stroll through Rethymnon Old Town.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rethymnon trip itinerary site .

Traveling by ferry from Oia to Rethymnon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In October, daytime highs in Rethymnon are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Lindos.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Lake Kournas, Ammoudaki Beach, Old Venetian Harbor
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Old Venetian Harbor ©
Old Venetian Harbor
Monastery of Arkadi ©
Monastery of Arkadi
Lake Kournas ©
Lake Kournas

3
nights
Lindos, Greece

Lindos ©
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
On the 26th (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Feraklos Castle, then enjoy the sand and surf at Tsambika Beach, and then kick back and relax at Stegna Beach. On the next day, explore the ancient world of Village of Lindos and then stroll through Agios Pavlos Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Lindos trip itinerary planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Rethymnon to Lindos in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. October in Lindos sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 22°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Lindos

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Stegna Beach, Tsambika Beach, Feraklos Castle
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Agios Pavlos Beach ©
Agios Pavlos Beach
Stegna Beach ©
Stegna Beach
Tsambika Beach ©
Tsambika Beach

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