51 days in Europe Itinerary

51 days in Europe Itinerary

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51 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
Fly:  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:  9​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
8
Rethymnon, Greece
— 5 nights
+2
shuttle + Fly + bus:  13​h 30​min
9
Dingle, Ireland
— 5 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  11​h 30​min
10
Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  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.
Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Pitti Palace are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Do your shopping at Bianco e Nero di Sonia Staccioli and La Fabbrica delle Candele. Take a break from Florence with a short trip to Siena Tartufi (truffle hunting) in Siena, about 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, look for gifts at Davide Cerasi Leather Boutique, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Campanile di Giotto.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence road trip planning website .

New York City, USA to Florence is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Florence is 6 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to 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
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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 AsinarAvventura. Step out of the city life by going to I Gatti di Su Pallosu and Cala Banana. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Alghero: Bagella (in Sassari) and Rosa Dei Venti (in Stintino). It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at La Baia Dei Venti and get a taste of local nightlife at Maracaibo Cocktail Bar.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Alghero trip itinerary builder app .

Do a combination of train and flight from Florence to Alghero in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and ferry. July in Alghero sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 65°F at night. On the 8th (Sat), you're off toVillasimius.

Things to do in Alghero

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Stintino, Cala Banana, Bagella, I Gatti di Su Pallosu
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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 Spiaggia di Porto Sa Ruxi. Explore hidden gems such as Su Giudeo and Enoteca Cagliaritana. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Villasimius: La Bottega delle Meraviglie (in Cagliari) and Spiaggia Is Arenas Bianca (in Teulada).

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Villasimius driving holiday planner .

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, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 67°F. On the 13th (Thu), you're off toSkiathos.

Things to do in Villasimius

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Cagliari, Teulada, 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 Agios Ioannis Beach and Mandraki 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 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and flight. 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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Mandraki Beach ©
Mandraki Beach

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 Ammoudaraki 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 Alogomandra 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 Old Town and Plaka Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Little Venice and Portara. 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

Panormos Beach, Little Venice
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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 Perissa Black Sand Beach and Skaros Rock. Your inner history buff will appreciate Akrotiri and Ekklisia Panagia Platsani. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay, kick back and relax at Red Beach, look for gifts at Epilekton, and view the masterpieces at Eduart Gjopalaj Workshop.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Fira visit planner.

You can drive from Naxos to Fira in 5 hours. July in Fira sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 74°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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 Olive Wood Workshop. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rethymnon: Georgina Skalidi (in Chania Town), The Lion Fountain (in Spili) and Kourtaliotiko Gorge (in Plakias). 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 ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. 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

Georgina Skalidi, The Lion Fountain, Faestos, Ilingas, Kourtaliotiko Gorge
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Ilingas ©
Ilingas
Glika Nera Beach ©
Glika Nera Beach
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 Siopa Ceoil An Daingin - Dingle Music Shop. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Coumeenoole Beach and Ladies Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Dingle side-trips: Kenmare (Lorge Chocolatier & Kenmare Soap Shop) and Innisfallen Island (in Killarney). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Great Blasket Island, look for gifts at Holden Leathergoods, view the masterpieces at The Carol Cronin Gallery, and browse the range of quality goods at Strand House Cafe.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Dingle trip simple and quick.

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Rethymnon to Dingle takes 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, train, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Rethymnon, expect colder days and a bit cooler nights in Dingle, ranging from highs of 64°F to lows of 54°F. 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, Ladies Beach, Innisfallen Island
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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 Skye Serpentarium. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Isle of Skye Soap Company and Skye Batiks. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at The Old Man of Storr, make a trip to Neist Point, get your game on at A.C.E Target Sports, and trek along with Skye Adventure.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Isle of Skye trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Dingle to Isle of Skye takes 14 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to 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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