29 days in Western Europe Itinerary

29 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Alcudia, Spain
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Siena, Italy
— 3 nights
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Syracuse, Italy
— 3 nights
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Agrigento, Italy
— 1 night
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Oia, Greece
— 2 nights
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Rethymnon, Greece
— 3 nights
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Lindos, Greece
— 3 nights

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Explore hidden gems such as Bamburgh Castle and Lindisfarne Priory. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Edinburgh: Stirling Castle (in Stirling) and Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum (in Glasgow). The adventure continues: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience, enjoy breathtaking views from Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, and steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh trip planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Edinburgh is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 8 hours. Traveling from Vancouver in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Edinburgh, with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Alcudia.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
Bamburgh Castle ©
Bamburgh Castle
Lindisfarne Priory ©
Lindisfarne Priory

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Alcudia, Spain

Alcudia ©
Alcúdia is a municipality and township of the Spanish autonomous community of the Balearic Islands. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cap de Formentor and Playa de Alcudia. Change things up with these side-trips from Alcudia: Palma de Mallorca (Castell de Bellver, Catedral de Mallorca, &more). There's more to do: visit Alcudia Old Town and kick back and relax at Playa de Muro.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Alcudia driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Edinburgh to Alcudia in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Edinburgh to Alcudia, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, Alcudia is somewhat warmer than Edinburgh - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Alcudia

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Playa de Muro ©
Playa de Muro
Cap de Formentor ©
Cap de Formentor
Passeig des Born ©
Passeig des Born

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bologna (Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell & Piazza Maggiore), Le mura di Lucca (in Lucca) and Pisa (Leaning Tower of Pisa, Baptistery of St. John, &more). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercato Centrale.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Florence online tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Alcudia to Florence takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. October in Florence sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trips

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Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo
Baptistery of St. John ©
Baptistery of St. John
Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa

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Siena, Italy

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wine Tours & Tastings and Abbazia di San Galgano. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Siena: Duomo di Orvieto (in Orvieto) and Historic Centre of San Gimignano (in San Gimignano). There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Torre del Mangia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena, and don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Siena itinerary site.

Getting from Florence to Siena by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. October in Siena sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Syracuse.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries

Side Trips

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Wine Tours & Tastings
Torre del Mangia ©
Torre del Mangia
Abbazia di San Galgano ©
Abbazia di San Galgano

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Syracuse, Italy

Syracuse ©

Pearl of the Mediterranean

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio) and Tonnara di Marzamemi. Change things up with these side-trips from Syracuse: Centro Storico (in Noto), Spiaggia Scalo Mandrie (in Portopalo di Capo Passero) and Ragusa Ibla (in Ragusa). There's more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siracusa and head off the coast to Ortigia.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Syracuse road trip planner.

Getting from Siena to Syracuse by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Agrigento.

Things to do in Syracuse

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

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Ortigia ©
Ortigia
Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio) ©
Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio)
Tonnara di Marzamemi ©
Tonnara di Marzamemi

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Agrigento, Italy

Agrigento ©

Valley of the Temples

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Scala dei Turchi and then explore the ancient world of Valle dei Templi.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Agrigento trip planner.

Traveling by car from Syracuse to Agrigento takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October in Agrigento, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 22°C at night. 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

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

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Oia, Greece

Oia ©
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Explore hidden gems such as Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail and Santo Winery. Get out of town with these interesting Oia side-trips: Perissa Black Sand Beach (in Perissa) and Akrotiri (in Akrotiri). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay and make a trip to Sunset in Oia.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Oia attractions planner.

Getting from Agrigento to Oia by combination of train and flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. October in Oia sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Oia

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

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Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail ©
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail
Santo Winery ©
Santo Winery

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Monastery of Arkadi and Ammoudaki Beach. Explore Rethymnon's surroundings by going to Old Venetian Harbor (in Chania Town), Heraklion Archaeological Museum (in Heraklion) and Lake Kournas (in Kournas). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Ancient Eleutherna and take a stroll through Rethymnon Old Town.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Rethymnon online road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Oia to Rethymnon takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lindos.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Monastery of Arkadi ©
Monastery of Arkadi
Lake Kournas ©
Lake Kournas
Ammoudaki Beach
Ammoudaki Beach

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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, kick back and relax at Tsambika Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Stegna Beach. On your second day here, delve into the distant past at Village of Lindos and then kick back and relax at Agios Pavlos Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Lindos online route planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Rethymnon to Lindos takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. In October in Lindos, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 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

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 25 — 28:
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Agios Pavlos Beach ©
Agios Pavlos Beach
Tsambika Beach ©
Tsambika Beach
Stegna Beach ©
Stegna Beach

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