17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Reykjavik, Iceland
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  7​h
2
Fira, Greece
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h
3
Hersonissos, Greece
— 2 nights
4
Chania Town, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  13​h 15​min
5
Dingle, Ireland
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  12​h 30​min
6
Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  13​h
End: Reykjavik, Iceland

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get a sense of the local culture at Galleria dell'Accademia and Pitti Palace. Uffizi Gallery and Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence will appeal to museum buffs. Go for a jaunt from Florence to San Gimignano to see Sovestro in Poggio Winery about 56 minutes away. There's much more to do: stop by Jean Saade, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Florence travel itinerary creator.

Reykjavik, Iceland to Florence is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Traveling from Reykjavik to Florence, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Reykjavik in September: highs in Florence hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Fira.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trip

Guardastelle Vineyard
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

3
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Get a sense of the local culture at Eduart Gopalaj Wood Gallery and Artemis Karamolegos Winery. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Aquamarine Jewelry and Atlantis Books. Change things up with these side-trips from Fira: Akrotiri (Galatea Pottery, Faros Market, & more). There's lots more to do: stop by Oneiro Jewelry, explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Fira online itinerary creator.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Florence to Fira in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Florence to Fira is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Fira when traveling from Florence in September, with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Hersonissos.

Things to do in Fira

Shopping Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Oia, Akrotiri, Eduart Gjopalaj Workshop
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Artemis Karamolegos Winery ©
Artemis Karamolegos Winery
Ekklisia Panagia Platsani ©
Ekklisia Panagia Platsani

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): stop by Maria & Vangelis - Unique, stop by Eklektos Bookshop, then look for gifts at Idolio, then look for gifts at Luxurious Furs, and finally look for gifts at Cretan Secrets. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Historical Museum of Crete, then stop by The Bronze, then look for gifts at Hantra, and finally look for gifts at Kristina Boutique.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Hersonissos vacation planner.

Getting from Fira to Hersonissos by car ferry takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly. In September, daytime highs in Hersonissos are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Chania Town.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Shopping Museums Classes

Side Trips

Elounda, Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete
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3
nights
Chania Town, Greece

Chania Town ©
The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
Step off the beaten path and head to Fisika and George and Lilian's Jewellery. For shopping fun, head to Creta Earth Traditional Products or Mitos Objects of Art. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chania Town: Fabio Zardi Floral Design & Decoration (in Vamos), Athos Workshop (in Aggeliana) and Tsika Lario (in Margarites). There's more to do: look for gifts at Art of Living Glass Factory and learn about winemaking at Karavitakis Emmanouil.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Chania Town travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Hersonissos to Chania Town by taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. September in Chania Town sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. On the 27th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Dingle.

Things to do in Chania Town

Shopping Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Athos Workshop, Tsika Lario, Fisika, Karavitakis Emmanouil, Creta Earth
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Fisika ©
Fisika
Karavitakis Emmanouil ©
Karavitakis Emmanouil
Athos Workshop ©
Athos Workshop

1
night
Dingle, Ireland

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 28th (Wed), stop by Strand house, stop by Dingle Crystal, stop by NU goldsmith, then look for gifts at Dingle Record Shop, then look for gifts at Kathleen McAuliffe, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.James Church. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Holden Leathergoods.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Dingle sightseeing planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Chania Town to Dingle. The time zone difference when traveling from Chania Town to Dingle is minus 2 hours. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Chania Town in September: highs in Dingle hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 12°C. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Thu) before leaving for Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Dingle

Shopping Historic Sites
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Kathleen McAuliffe ©
Kathleen McAuliffe
St.James Church ©
St.James Church
Holden Leathergoods ©
Holden Leathergoods

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Quiraing (Hill Walk), then stop by The Isle of Skye Soap Company, then stop by Skye Batiks, and finally stop by Skyelight Candles. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Isle of Skye Oysters, then stop by Grumpy George, and then stop by Duncan House.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Isle of Skye trip builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Dingle to Isle of Skye. While traveling from Dingle, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Isle of Skye, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Shopping Parks Nature
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The Quiraing ©
The Quiraing
Skyelight ©
Skyelight
The Isle of Skye Soap Company ©
The Isle of Skye Soap Company

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