51 days in Europe Itinerary

51 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New York City, United States
Fly + Train:  9 h 30 min
1
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
+2
Train + Shuttle + Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
Alghero, Italy
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Villasimius, Italy
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  11 h
4
Skiathos, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
5
Milos, Greece
— 5 nights
Drive:  6 h 45 min
6
Naxos, Greece
— 5 nights
Drive:  5 h
7
Fira, Greece
— 6 nights
Ferry + Taxi:  3 h
8
Rethymnon, Greece
— 5 nights
Fly + Bus:  13 h 15 min
9
Dingle, Ireland
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  11 h 30 min
10
Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  17 h 30 min
End: New York City, United States

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Pitti Palace are good opportunities to explore the local culture. For shopping fun, head to Bianco e Nero di Sonia Staccioli or Siena Tartufi (truffle hunting). Take a break from Florence with a short trip to La Fabbrica delle Candele in Siena, about 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, look for gifts at Davide Cerasi Leather Boutique, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens.

Make your Florence itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

New York City, USA to Florence is an approximately 15- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or fly. Traveling from New York City to Florence, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. On the 3rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Alghero.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Siena
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Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at La Pelosa Beach and Cala Banana. Step out of the city life by going to La Baia Dei Venti and AsinarAvventura. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Alghero: Rosa Dei Venti (in Stintino), I Gatti di Su Pallosu (in San Vero Milis) and Bagella Abbigliamento Sardo (in Sassari). There's more to do: join in the after-dark buzz at Maracaibo Cocktail Bar.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Alghero trip builder.

Getting from Florence to Alghero by combination of train and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Alghero can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. You'll set off for Villasimius on the 8th (Sat).

Things to do in Alghero

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Stintino, I Gatti di Su Pallosu, Bagella Abbigliamento Sardo, Cala Banana
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Cala Banana ©
Cala Banana
La Pelosa Beach ©
La Pelosa Beach
La Baia Dei Venti ©
La Baia Dei Venti

5
nights
Villasimius, Italy

Villasimius ©
Get outdoors at Spiaggia di Tuerredda and Su Giudeo. Explore hidden gems such as Spiaggia Is Arenas Bianca and La Bottega delle Meraviglie. Take a break from Villasimius with a short trip to Enoteca Cagliaritana in Cagliari, about 1h 10 min away.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Villasimius vacation builder website.

Drive from Alghero to Villasimius in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Villasimius can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. You will leave for Skiathos on the 13th (Thu).

Things to do in Villasimius

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Teulada, Cagliari, Su Giudeo
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Spiaggia di Tuerredda ©
Spiaggia di Tuerredda
Su Giudeo ©
Su Giudeo
Enoteca Cagliaritana ©
Enoteca Cagliaritana

3
nights
Skiathos, Greece

Skiathos ©
Boasting some of Greece's finest beaches, Skiathos swells with vacationers from colder European countries at the height of the tourist season.
Get in touch with nature at Mandraki Beach and Agios Ioannis Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bourtzi Beach and Driftwood Art. There's more to do: look for gifts at Papapanagiotakis Jewelry.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Skiathos itinerary builder website.

Getting from Villasimius to Skiathos by combination of bus and flight takes about 11 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Traveling from Villasimius to Skiathos, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Villasimius in July, you will find days in Skiathos are a bit cooler (84°F), and nights are a bit warmer (75°F). On the 16th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Milos.

Things to do in Skiathos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Agios Ioannis Beach
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Bourtzi Beach ©
Bourtzi Beach
Driftwood Art ©
Driftwood Art

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Sarakiniko Beach and Alogomandra Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Kleftiko Beach and Kastanas Beach. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sikia Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Kalogries Beach, see the interesting displays at Ecclesiastical Museum of Milos - Church of the Holy Trinity, and stop by Vanilla.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Milos tour builder.

Fly from Skiathos to Milos in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Milos are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. On the 21st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Naxos.

Things to do in Milos

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Sarakiniko Beach ©
Sarakiniko Beach
Kleftiko Beach ©
Kleftiko Beach
Alogomandra Beach ©
Alogomandra Beach

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Portara and Plaka Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Little Venice and Old Town. Change things up with a short trip to Panormos Beach in Panormos (about 1h 35 min away). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Agios Prokopios Beach, look for gifts at Naxia Sweet Home, view the masterpieces at Fish & Olive, and take a peaceful walk through Alyko Dimou Naxou.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Naxos online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Milos to Naxos takes 7 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Naxos can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Fira.

Things to do in Naxos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Little Venice, Panormos Beach
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Old Town ©
Old Town
Portara ©
Portara

6
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Get in touch with nature at Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail and Perissa Black Sand Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Akrotiri and Ekklisia Panagia Platsani. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Skaros Rock, kick back and relax at Red Beach, stop by Stardust, and contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Fira trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Naxos to Fira in 5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Fira are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Oia, Akrotiri, Skaros Rock, Perissa Black Sand Beach, Eduart Gjopalaj Workshop
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Skaros Rock ©
Skaros Rock
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail ©
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri

5
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Glika Nera Beach and Ilingas. Do your shopping at Stagakis Cretan Lyra Workshop and Feel Silver Jewelry stores. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rethymnon: Chania Town (Georgina Skalidi & Tzompanakis Blown Glass-Art Of Living), Kourtaliotiko Gorge (in Plakias) and The Lion Fountains (in Spili). There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Faestos.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rethymnon tour builder.

Getting from Fira to Rethymnon by combination of ferry and taxi takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. August in Rethymnon sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Dingle.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Chania Town, Glika Nera Beach, Ilingas, Kourtaliotiko Gorge, Faestos
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Glika Nera Beach ©
Glika Nera Beach
Ilingas ©
Ilingas
Kourtaliotiko Gorge ©
Kourtaliotiko Gorge

5
nights
Dingle, Ireland

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Explore hidden gems such as Slea Head Drive and Coumeenoole Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Siopa Ceoil An Daingin - Dingle Music Shop and Holden Leathergoods. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dingle: Innisfallen Island (in Killarney), Kenmare (Lorge Chocolatier & Kenmare Soap Shop) and Ladies Beach (in Ballybunion). There's much more to do: head off the coast to Great Blasket Island, explore the wide array of goods at Strand House Cafe, stop by Dingle Crystal, and explore the galleries of The Carol Cronin Gallery.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Dingle day trip planning site.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Rethymnon to Dingle in 15 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, bus, and train. Traveling from Rethymnon to Dingle, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Rethymnon in August, plan for much colder days and slightly colder nights in Dingle: temperatures range from 64°F by day to 54°F at night. On the 12th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Kenmare, Dingle Peninsula, Innisfallen Island, Ladies Beach
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Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Coumeenoole Beach ©
Coumeenoole Beach
Great Blasket Island ©
Great Blasket Island

4
nights
Isle of Skye, United Kingdom

Isle of Skye ©
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Quiraing and The Old Man of Storr. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Skye Batiks and The Isle of Skye Soap Company. Spend the 15th (Tue) exploring nature at Skye Serpentarium. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Neist Point, trek along with Skye Adventure, see Go to St Kilda, and get your game on at A.C.E Target Sports.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Isle of Skye travel itinerary planner.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Dingle to Isle of Skye in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. In August in Isle of Skye, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Neist Point ©
Neist Point
The Quiraing ©
The Quiraing
The Old Man of Storr ©
The Old Man of Storr

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