34 days in Europe Itinerary

34 days in Europe Itinerary

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34 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + bus + ferry:  8​h 30​min
3
Formentera, Spain
— 5 nights
+3
ferry + foot + bus + ferry:  11​h
4
Isola di Favignana, Italy
— 2 nights
+3
ferry + foot + shuttle + Fly:  12​h
5
Rhodes Town, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 15​min
6
Rethymnon, Greece
— 5 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
7
Fira, Greece
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Naxos, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Sydney, Australia

1
day
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Istanbul online trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Istanbul is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Istanbul. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Sydney in September since evenings lows in Istanbul dip to 26°C. You will leave for Dubrovnik on the 5th (Wed).

Things to do in Istanbul

Tours Nightlife Shopping
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4
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Visit Beach Kupari and Srebreno Beach for some beach relaxation. Do some cultural sightseeing at Vlaho Bukovac House and Old Town. There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Island of Lokrum and don't miss a visit to Dubrovnik Cable Car.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Dubrovnik takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Istanbul in September, Dubrovnik is little chillier at night with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Formentera.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Vlaho Bukovac House, Srebreno Beach
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Beach Kupari ©
Beach Kupari
Vlaho Bukovac House ©
Vlaho Bukovac House
Srebreno Beach ©
Srebreno Beach

5
nights
Formentera, Spain

Formentera ©
On holiday on Formentera, you'll enjoy the simple charms of island life.
You'll get in some beach time at Playa Ses Platgetes and Calo Des Mort. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cap de Barbaria and La Mola Lighthouse.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Formentera tour itinerary maker site .

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Dubrovnik to Formentera in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. September in Formentera sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Isola di Favignana.

Things to do in Formentera

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Cap de Barbaria ©
Cap de Barbaria
Playa de Llevant ©
Playa de Llevant
Calo Des Mort ©
Calo Des Mort

2
nights
Isola di Favignana, Italy

Isola di Favignana ©
Once famous for its white tuff shell quarries and tuna can factory--now turned into a museum--Isola di Favignana attracts divers and beachgoers with its jagged coastline rich in coves and caves.
On the 15th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Ex Stabilimento Florio delle Tonnare di Favignana e Formica and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Rossa.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Isola di Favignana trip itinerary planner .

Explore your travel options from Formentera to Isola di Favignana with the Route module. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rhodes Town.

Things to do in Isola di Favignana

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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4
nights
Rhodes Town, Greece

Rhodes Town ©
A conglomeration of many distinct architectural styles, Rhodes Town is the biggest urban center of the eponymous Greek island known for its golden beaches and relaxed way of life.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Church of the Panagia and Acropolis of Lindos. Get some historical perspective at Village of Lindos and Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes. Go for a jaunt from Rhodes Town to Lindos to see Agios Pavlos Beach (Saint Paul) about 56 minutes away. There's more to do: stroll through Anthony Quinn Bay.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Rhodes Town road trip site .

Getting from Isola di Favignana to Rhodes Town by combination of ferry, flight, and bus takes about 12 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Isola di Favignana to Rhodes Town. Traveling from Isola di Favignana in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Rhodes Town, with lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Rhodes Town

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Lindos, Anthony Quinn Bay
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Agios Pavlos Beach ©
Agios Pavlos Beach
Anthony Quinn Bay ©
Anthony Quinn Bay
The Church of the Panagia ©
The Church of the Panagia

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.
Visit St. Nicholas Church and The Monastery Arsaniou for their historical value. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Glika Nera Beach and Shinaria Beach. Explore Rethymnon's surroundings by going to Paralia Ravdoucha (in Ravdoucha), Frangokastello Beach (in Frangokastello) and Ancient Olive Tree (in Vouves). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Episkopi Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Skinaria Beach, do a tasting at Winery Dourakis, and take a stroll through Rethymnon Old Town.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Rethymnon day trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Rhodes Town to Rethymnon takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Rhodes Town in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 23°C in Rethymnon. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

The Monastery Arsaniou, Winery Dourakis, Episkopi Beach, Skinaria Beach, Paralia Ravdoucha
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St. Nicholas Church ©
St. Nicholas Church
Frangokastello Beach ©
Frangokastello Beach
Skinaria Beach ©
Skinaria Beach

7
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Perivolos and Vlychada Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Akrotiri LightHouse and Castelli of Emporio. Get out of town with these interesting Fira side-trips: La Ponta (in Akrotiri) and Perissa Black Sand Beach (in Perissa). The adventure continues: do a tasting at Santo Winery, enjoy the sand and surf at Mesa Pigadia Beach, stroll through KAMARA BEACH, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Fira trip builder site .

You can ride a ferry from Rethymnon to Fira in 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Naxos.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Oia, Santorini, Akrotiri, Perissa Black Sand Beach, Vourvoulos Beach
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Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist ©
Perivolos ©
Perivolos
Santo Winery ©
Santo Winery

4
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Portara and Roman Catholic Cathedral. Fish & Olive and Eggares Olive Press Museum will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Maragas Beach, stroll through Mikri Vigla Beach, wander the streets of Kastro, and contemplate the long history of Old Town.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Naxos vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Fira to Naxos by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight. In October, daytime highs in Naxos are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. On the 6th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Naxos

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Mikri Vigla Beach ©
Mikri Vigla Beach
Portara ©
Portara

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