19 days in Europe Itinerary

19 days in Europe Itinerary

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19 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Halifax, Canada
Fly + Drive:  19​h 30​min
1
Arzachena, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Alghero, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Villasimius, Italy
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + taxi:  9​h
4
Naxos, Greece
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Fira, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Halifax, Canada

3
nights
Arzachena, Italy

Arzachena ©
Arzachena is a town and comune in the province of Sassari, northern Sardinia, Italy. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lu Impostu Beach and La Cinta Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Spiaggia dell' Isuledda (in San Teodoro), Santa Teresa Gallura (Complesso nuragico di Lu Brandali, Spiaggia Rena di Ponente, & more) and Cala Brandinchi (in Capo Coda Cavallo).

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Arzachena vacation builder.

Halifax, Canada to Arzachena is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Halifax to Arzachena is 5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Halifax in July; daily highs in Arzachena reach 36°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Alghero.

Things to do in Arzachena

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Santa Teresa Gallura, San Teodoro, Spiaggia Isuledda, Cala Brandinchi
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Spiaggia Isuledda ©
Spiaggia Isuledda
Lu Impostu Beach ©
Lu Impostu Beach
Cala Brandinchi ©
Cala Brandinchi

3
nights
Alghero, Italy

Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
Nuraghe Sant'Antine and S'Archittu are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Spiaggia dell'Arco and Necropoli Sant'Andrea Priu. There's much more to do: stroll through La Baia Dei Venti, indulge your taste buds at Dolce Pan Bacco Di Marongiu Emanuela, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Alghero travel planner.

You can drive from Arzachena to Alghero in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Alghero can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Villasimius.

Things to do in Alghero

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Spiaggia dell'Arco, Nuraghe Sant'Antine, Necropoli Sant'Andrea Priu, S'Archittu
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
S'Archittu ©
S'Archittu
Nuraghe Sant'Antine ©
Nuraghe Sant'Antine

2
nights
Villasimius, Italy

Villasimius ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): stroll through Punta Molentis and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala Sinzias. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Porto Sa Ruxi and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Porto Giunco.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Villasimius custom trip planner.

Traveling by car from Alghero to Villasimius takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Alghero in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 27°C in Villasimius. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Naxos.

Things to do in Villasimius

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Cala Sinzias
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Cala Sinzias ©
Cala Sinzias
Porto Giunco ©
Porto Giunco
Spiaggia di Punta Molentis ©
Spiaggia di Punta Molentis

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fish & Olive and Agios Prokopios Beach. Get some historical perspective at Portara and Kastro. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Old Town, see the interesting displays at Eggares Olive Press Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Plaka Beach, and stroll through Maragas Beach.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Naxos trip builder.

Getting from Villasimius to Naxos by flight takes about 9 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Villasimius to Naxos due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Villasimius in July, expect nights in Naxos to be about the same, around 27°C, while days are little chillier, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Naxos

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Portara ©
Portara
Plaka Beach ©
Plaka Beach

4
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Artemis Karamolegos Winery and Santo Winery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Let the collections at S.M.A.G Spira Marble Art Gallery and Eduart Gjopalaj capture your imagination. Step out of Fira with an excursion to The Good Heart in Akrotiri--about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, do a tasting at Domaine Sigalas, pause for some serene contemplation at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Fira trip planner.

Traveling by car ferry from Naxos to Fira takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to fly to Athens.

Things to do in Fira

Wineries Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Oia, Kamari, Pyrgos, Venetsanos Winery, Perissa Black Sand Beach
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Santo Winery ©
Santo Winery
Venetsanos Winery ©
Venetsanos Winery

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 21st (Fri), explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens and then examine the collection at Acropolis Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Athens custom trip planner.

Getting from Fira to Athens by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. While traveling from Fira, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Athens, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

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