16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly + Bus:  9 h 30 min
1
Syracuse, Italy
— 1 night
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  8 h
2
Fira, Greece
— 3 nights
Ferry:  2 h
3
Hersonissos, Greece
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Rethymnon, Greece
— 3 nights
+4
Shuttle + Fly + Shuttle + Train + Bus:  10 h 45 min
5
Montalcino, Italy
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  12 h 30 min
6
Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
— 1 day
+2
Taxi + Bus + Fly:  32 h
End: Sydney, Australia

1
night
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.
On the 25th (Fri), expand your horizons at L'Arte per Inciso, look for gifts at Ceramiche Artigianali Dolu, look for gifts at Avola con Noi, then steep yourself in history at Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto, and finally look for gifts at Ibla Souvenir Avola.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Syracuse trip itinerary builder site.

Sydney, Australia to Syracuse is an approximately 28- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, ferry, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 9 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Fira.

Things to do in Syracuse

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Avola, Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto
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Ibla Souvenir Avola ©
Ibla Souvenir Avola
Ceramiche Artigianali Dolu ©
Ceramiche Artigianali Dolu
Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto ©
Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto

3
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Artemis Karamolegos Winery and Eduart Gjopalaj Workshop are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Atlantis Books E.E. and Ekklisia Panagia Platsani. Step out of Fira to go to Akrotiri and see Galatea Pottery, which is approximately 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: stop by Koukla Art, view the masterpieces at Mnemossyne Gallery, and explore the galleries of Aegean Designs.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Fira tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Syracuse to Fira takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of train, flight, taxi, and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. November in Fira sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hersonissos.

Things to do in Fira

Shopping Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Oia, Akrotiri, Eduart Gjopalaj Workshop, Aegean Designs
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 29:
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Koukla Art ©
Koukla Art
Artemis Karamolegos Winery ©
Artemis Karamolegos Winery
Atlantis Books E.E. ©
Atlantis Books E.E.

3
nights
Hersonissos, Greece

Hersonissos ©
Wholeheartedly dedicated to tourism, Hersonissos remains best known for its vibrant nightlife, its bars and clubs attracting partygoers from around the world.
Do your shopping at Luxurious Furs and Faestos. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cretan Secrets and Nostimon. Venture out of the city with trips to Elounda (Eklektos Bookshop & Maria & Vangelis - Unique Handmade Creations) and Mirabello Bay (in Agios Nikolaos). Next up on the itinerary: stop by Imperial Furs and learn something new at The Bronze - Kelesis Yannis.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Hersonissos trip itinerary builder website.

Ride a ferry from Fira to Hersonissos in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Fira in November since evenings lows in Hersonissos dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Shopping Museums Classes

Side Trips

Elounda, Nostimon, Mirabello Bay
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 2:
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Hantra ©
Hantra
Eklektos Bookshop ©
Eklektos Bookshop
Mirabello Bay ©
Mirabello Bay

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): learn something new at Tzompanakis Blown Glass-Art Of Living, look for gifts at George and Lilian's Jewellery, then stop by Feel Silver Jewelry stores, and finally look for gifts at Royale Shopping. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at mariannas, then look for gifts at Athos Workshop, then stop by Tsika Lario, and finally look for gifts at Creta Earth.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Rethymnon trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Hersonissos to Rethymnon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Rethymnon, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 10°C at night. On the 5th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Montalcino.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Shopping Classes Museums

Side Trips

Royale Shopping, Athos Workshop, George and Lilian's Jewellery, Tsika Lario, Creta Earth
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 5:
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George and Lilian's Jewellery ©
George and Lilian's Jewellery
mariannas ©
mariannas
Athos Workshop ©
Athos Workshop

2
nights
Montalcino, Italy

Montalcino ©
In the heart of wine country, the hill town of Montalcino offers a glimpse of untouched medieval-era Tuscany.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): expand your horizons at Ceramiche Il Volo, then stop by Il Granaio di Gabriello, then take in the exciting artwork at Bianco e Nero di Sonia Staccioli , and finally look for gifts at La Fabbrica delle Candele.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Montalcino tour itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, train, and bus from Rethymnon to Montalcino takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Rethymnon in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 5°C in Montalcino. On the 7th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Montalcino

Shopping Wineries Classes

Side Trips

Sarteano, Siena
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La Fabbrica delle Candele ©
La Fabbrica delle Candele
Caprili ©
Caprili
Bianco e Nero di Sonia Staccioli ©
Bianco e Nero di Sonia Staccioli

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day
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.
On the 8th (Thu), view the masterpieces at JR Art Gallery (Jeremy Rossiter), look for gifts at Tippecanoe, stop by The Isle of Skye Soap Company, then explore the striking landscape at The Quiraing, and finally look for gifts at Skyelight.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Isle of Skye driving holiday planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Montalcino to Isle of Skye. Traveling from Montalcino to Isle of Skye, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Montalcino in December, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Isle of Skye: temperatures range from 9°C by day to 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Shopping Nature Parks
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Skyelight ©
Skyelight
The Quiraing ©
The Quiraing
JR Art Gallery (Jeremy Rossiter) ©
JR Art Gallery (Jeremy Rossiter)

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