28 days in Western Europe Itinerary

28 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Fira, Greece
— 2 nights
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Mykonos Town, Greece
— 2 nights
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Funchal, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Lagos, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
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Sant Josep de Sa Talaia, Spain
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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Fira, Greece — 2 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): look for gifts at Kalipso, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Boutari Winery, explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, then kick back and relax at Red Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Kamari Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Fira trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Fira is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Fira. Traveling from Sydney in July, expect Fira to be much warmer, temps between 35°C and 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Mykonos Town.
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Mykonos Town, Greece — 2 nights

Chora Mykonos

A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): stop by Mytho, make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), don't miss a visit to Rarity Gallery, then don't miss a visit to Matoyianni Street, and finally wander the streets of Little Venice. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Elia Beach and then make a trip to Kapopoulos Fine Arts.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Mykonos Town vacation builder tool.

Traveling by ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, daytime highs in Mykonos Town are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Funchal.
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Funchal, Portugal — 3 nights

The capital of the island of Madeira for more than 500 years, Funchal represents a laid-back city made popular by its historical sites and climate.
Funchal is known for parks, wildlife, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico do Arieiro, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Funchal attractions planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Mykonos Town to Funchal takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Mykonos Town to Funchal due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mykonos Town in July, expect Funchal to be little chillier, temps between 30°C and 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to fly to Lagos.
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Lagos, Portugal — 3 nights

Jewel of the Algarve

The allure of the beaches and the town's historical center draw visitors to Lagos, a coastal destination in the Barlavento region of the Algarve.
Get out of town with these interesting Lagos side-trips: Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha), Zoomarine Algarve (in Guia) and Praia da Falesia (in Olhos de Agua). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Ponta da Piedade, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, stroll through Praia Dona Ana, and enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Camilo.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Lagos itinerary planner.

Getting from Funchal to Lagos by flight takes about 5 hours. While traveling from Funchal, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Lagos, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can drive to Seville.
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Seville, Spain — 2 nights

City of Towers

A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): make a trip to Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), contemplate the long history of Royal Tobacco Factory, then steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, and finally steep yourself in history at Plaza de España. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, then make a trip to Plaza de Santa Marta, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, and finally admire the natural beauty at Parque de Maria Luisa.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Seville trip planner.

You can drive from Lagos to Seville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lagos to Seville. Traveling from Lagos in July, you will find days in Seville are somewhat warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, and walk around Casa de Campo.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Madrid trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Seville to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Madrid can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can fly to Sant Josep de Sa Talaia.
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Sant Josep de Sa Talaia, Spain — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Cala Vadella, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Moli, then kick back and relax at Cala Comte, and finally kick back and relax at Cala Bassa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head off the coast to Es Vedra, stroll through Cala d'Hort, then get outside with Ushuaia Ibiza Beach Club, and finally look for gifts at De Mil Amores.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Sant Josep de Sa Talaia online itinerary planner.

Getting from Madrid to Sant Josep de Sa Talaia by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Madrid in August: highs in Sant Josep de Sa Talaia hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Rome route planner.

You can fly from Sant Josep de Sa Talaia to Rome in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train. In August in Rome, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, delve into the lush surroundings at Foresta di Vallombrosa, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, then steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally make a trip to Palazzo Vecchio.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Florence trip tool.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Rome in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 20°C in Florence. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 3 nights

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Venice is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Canal Grande, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, and admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Venice road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Florence to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.
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Greece travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.
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Mykonos travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Landmarks · Nightlife
Island of the Winds
Local tradition claims that Mykonos, the trendiest of the Cyclades group of islands, came into existence from the petrified bodies of giants killed by the mythological hero Hercules. Named after the grandson of the god Apollo, this cosmopolitan "Ibiza of Greece" offers modern tourists a blend of glamour and simplicity. Be prepared for hip and loud dance clubs along the coastline and quieter areas farther from the water. Avoid cruise ship crowds thronging the narrow streets by exploring the small villages located in the center of the island. The easiest way to discover the island's golden beaches is by guided boat tour, private car, or motorcycle.
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Madeira travel guide

4.2
Gardens · Geologic Formations · Mountains
Pearl of the Atlantic
Madeira, the largest island of the eponymous archipelago, serves as one of Portugal's top year-round holiday destinations. Although it draws a growing number of visitors, the island retains much of its relaxed atmosphere and provides an alternative vacation idea for travelers seeking a tropical paradise still relatively unspoiled by mass tourism. The capital city of Funchal, settled in the 15th century, attracts the biggest crowds and serves as a convenient stopover for trans-Atlantic cruise ships sailing from the Caribbean. When you get tired of exploring Fuchal's lively streets and beaches, hop on a boat tour of the archipelago for some whale watching or big game fishing.
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Algarve travel guide

4.4
Beaches · Nightlife · Theme Parks
Occupying the southernmost portion of Portugal's mainland, Algarve is wholeheartedly devoted to tourism and continuously ranks among Europe's top holiday destinations. Nearly 10 million annual visitors include Algarve on their itineraries, drawn mostly by the region's developed coastline, boasting nearly 200 km (125 mi) of impeccable beaches. Farther away from the water, the region offers an extensive network of hiking trails, ideal for active vacationers seeking a chance to explore a rugged southwestern corner of Europe once considered the very end of the world. If you need a few urban things to do on your vacation, head for the regional capital Faro, featuring a lively Old Town full of plazas, pedestrian lanes, and outdoor cafes.
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Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Nightlife · Architectural Buildings
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.
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Ibiza travel guide

3.8
Beaches · Nightlife · Outdoor Activities
Famous for its vibrant nightlife and numerous near-perfect beaches, Ibiza also features a rustic countryside few casual visitors ever get to see. Seaside festivals offer a convenient opportunity to soak up lots of local culture, but for a taste of genuine island life try to get away from the overcrowded tourist spots along the most popular sections of the coast. Though for many visitors Ibiza remains synonymous with endless raves on the waterfront, savvier travelers explore the island’s unspoiled northeast, which is covered by thick pine forests and olive groves. Away from the jostling tourist crowds you can experience the island’s lesser-known charms, including quiet wooded trails, secluded bays, and outstanding vineyards.
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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.
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