59 days in Western Europe Itinerary

59 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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59 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Shuttle + Fly:  16 h 45 min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
2
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
3
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Alghero, Italy
— 8 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  8 h 30 min
5
Rethymnon, Greece
— 5 nights
Ferry:  2 h 45 min
6
Oia, Greece
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
7
Naxos, Greece
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  6 h 15 min
8
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
9
Cannes, France
— 5 nights
Fly + Bus:  11 h 30 min
10
Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  3 h 15 min
11
Isle of Lewis, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  10 h
12
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  16 h 45 min
End: Buenos Aires, Argentina

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get some cultural insight at Belém Tower and Jeronimos Monastery. You'll get in some beach time at Praia da Nazare and Praia do Carvalhal. Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Shrine of our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima (in Fatima), Cabo da Roca (in Colares) and Corticarte - Arte em Cortica (in Azaruja). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela dos Ossos, shop like a local with Chiado, and look for gifts at Gente da Minha Terra.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Lisbon online trip itinerary builder .

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Lisbon is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry and flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Buenos Aires to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. In March, Lisbon is little chillier than Buenos Aires - with highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Shopping Beaches

Side Trips

Evora, Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima, Cabo da Roca, Praia da Nazare, Corticarte - Arte em Cortica
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Praia da Nazare ©
Praia da Nazare
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Head to Bianco e Nero di Sonia Staccioli and Siena Tartufi (truffle hunting)for plenty of shopping. Discover out-of-the-way places like La Fabbrica delle Candele and Artesia Ceramica. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Manifatture Mezzetti (in San Gimignano), Castello di Verrazzano (in Greve in Chianti) and Siena (Dolce Siena craft specialties, Nino & Friends, & more). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Borgo di Lucignano d’Arbia, stroll through Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno, get some fabulous bargains at The Mall, and look for gifts at Jean Saade.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Florence trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Florence takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Florence. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Lisbon in March; daily highs in Florence reach 17°C and lows reach 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Shopping Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Siena, Manifatture Mezzetti, Borgo di Lucignano d’Arbia, The Mall, Castello di Verrazzano
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Bianco e Nero di Sonia Staccioli ©
Borgo di Lucignano d’Arbia ©
Borgo di Lucignano d’Arbia
Castello di Verrazzano ©
Castello di Verrazzano

5
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Shop till you drop at Via Condotti and Lavanda del Lago. Visit Riva di Polline and Acqua e Sale - Stabilimento Balneare for some beach relaxation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rome: Cascata delle Marmore (in Marmore), Duomo di Orvieto (in Orvieto) and Il Borgo di Monteleone di Spoleto (in Monteleone di Spoleto). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, take a stroll through Trastevere, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rome visit app .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. March in Rome sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Alghero.

Things to do in Rome

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Vatican City, Orvieto, Riserva Naturale Regionale Macchiatonda, Il Borgo di Monteleone di Spoleto, Cascata delle Marmore
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

8
nights
Alghero, Italy

Alghero ©
Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cala Tinnari and Spiaggia Di Tramariglio. Visit Spiaggia dell'Arco and spiaggia di Porto Ferro for some beach relaxation. Venture out of the city with trips to Necropoli Sant'Andrea Priu (in Bonorva), Cabras (Spiaggia Mari Ermi & Chiesa di San Giovanni in Sinis) and S'Arena Scoada Beach (in San Vero Milis). And it doesn't end there: stop by Oleificio Corrias Giovanni Matteo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parrocchia Santa Giulia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria, and enjoy the sand and surf at Li Feruli Beach.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Alghero trip planning app .

Getting from Rome to Alghero by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. March in Alghero sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Alghero

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cuglieri, Sassari, Porto Torres, Bonarcado, Cabras
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Cala Tinnari ©
Cala Tinnari
Spiaggia dell'Arco ©
Spiaggia dell'Arco
Chiesa di San Nicola ©
Chiesa di San Nicola

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.
Shop till you drop at Botano Cretan Mountain Herbs and Athos Workshop. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Monastery Arsaniou and Agia Irini Convent. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rethymnon: Kurtes (in Zaros), Matala (Red Sand Beach (Kokkini Ammos) & Goods of the Ground) and Heraklion (The Palace of Knossos, Nerium Oleander, & more). Next up on the itinerary: stop by mariannas, shop like a local with Apostolakis Handmade Ceramics, do a tasting at Manousakis Winery, and take a peaceful walk through Gorge of Mili.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rethymnon trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Alghero to Rethymnon takes 8.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Alghero to Rethymnon. Traveling from Alghero in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of 11°C in Rethymnon. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Oia.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Heraklion, Maleme, Kissamos, Chania Town, Souda
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Red Sand Beach (Kokkini Ammos) ©
Red Sand Beach (Kokkini Ammos)
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Agii Apostoli Beach ©
Agii Apostoli Beach

4
nights
Oia, Greece

Oia ©
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Head to Epilekton and Faros Marketfor some retail therapy. Popular historic sites such as Castelli of Emporio and Akrotiri are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Oia: Red Beach (in Akrotiri), S.M.A.G Spira Marble Art Gallery (in Pyrgos) and Perissa (Scuba & Snorkeling & Perissa Black Sand Beach). The adventure continues: stop by Aquamarine Jewelry, learn about winemaking at Artemis Karamolegos Winery, hunt for treasures at The Secret Room, and tour the pleasant surroundings at KAMARA BEACH.

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You can ride a ferry from Rethymnon to Oia in 3 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Naxos.

Things to do in Oia

Shopping Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fira, Akrotiri, Kamari, Perissa, Sand Lily Boutique
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Epilekton ©
Epilekton
Perissa Black Sand Beach ©
Perissa Black Sand Beach
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri

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.
Visit Panagia Drossiani Church and Temple of Apollo for their historical value. You'll get in some beach time at Maragas Beach and Alyko Dimou Naxou. And it doesn't end there: view the masterpieces at Aelia Art Gallery, stop by Melissinos Jewellery, enjoy the sand and surf at Pyrgaki, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Zas Mountain.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Naxos online trip itinerary planner .

Ride a ferry from Oia to Naxos in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Naxos

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Alyko Dimou Naxou ©
Alyko Dimou Naxou
Maragas Beach ©
Maragas Beach
Fish & Olive ©
Fish & Olive

4
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Step out of the city life by going to Île de la Cité and Axo Plage. Popular historic sites such as Champs-Elysees and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Champagne Tarlant (in Oeuilly), Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Chartres Cathedral (in Chartres). The adventure continues: get a taste of the local shopping with Le Marais, see the interesting displays at Musee d'Orsay, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and take a stroll through Montmartre.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planning website .

Getting from Naxos to Paris by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Naxos in April; daily highs in Paris reach 18°C and lows reach 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Cannes.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Axo Plage, Palace of Versailles, Chartres Cathedral, Champagne Tarlant
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Le Marais ©
Le Marais
Chartres Cathedral ©
Chartres Cathedral
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

5
nights
Cannes, France

Cannes ©
Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Popular historic sites such as La Croisette and Vieille Ville are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Rue d'Antibes and Saint-Paul de Vence. Explore Cannes' surroundings by going to Port Grimaud Beach (in Port Grimaud), Ramatuelle (Escalet Beach & Plage de Pampelonne) and Villa Kerylos (in Beaulieu-sur-Mer). There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Lérins Islands, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral, Nice, tour the pleasant surroundings at Isola 2000, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Promenade Le Corbusier.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Cannes trip planner.

Getting from Paris to Cannes by combination of train, bus, and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in April; daily highs in Cannes reach 22°C and lows reach 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Cannes

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Nice, Saint-Tropez, Villa Kerylos, Basilica St. Michel, Saint-Paul de Vence
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Plage de l'Escalet ©
Plage de l'Escalet
Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

5
nights
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Sound of Sleat Beach and Bearreraig Bay. Head to Skyelark and Isle of Skye Candle Companyfor plenty of shopping. There's much more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Trotternish Art Gallery, stop by Skye Batiks, explore the ancient world of Dunscaith Castle, and play a few rounds at Isle of skye golf club.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Isle of Skye trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and bus from Cannes to Isle of Skye takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cannes to Isle of Skye. In April, Isle of Skye is little chillier than Cannes - with highs of 11°C and lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Isle of Lewis.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Outdoors Shopping
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Sound of Sleat Beach ©
Sound of Sleat Beach
Talisker Beach ©
Talisker Beach
Dunscaith Castle ©
Dunscaith Castle

4
nights
Isle of Lewis, United Kingdom

Isle of Lewis ©
Forming the northern part of Lewis and Harris, the largest island in the Outer Hebrides archipelago, Isle of Lewis offers scenery consisting of fertile pastures and a meandering, rocky coastline.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Huisinis Beach and Traigh Bhostadh (Bosta Beach). Take a break from the city and head to Dalmore Beach and Dailbeag Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Isle of Lewis: Hebscape Gallery and Tearoom (in Ardhasaig), The Harris Tweed Company Grosebay (in Grosebay) and Isle of Scalpay Lighthouse (in Isle of Scalpay). The adventure continues: look for gifts at Hebridean Soap Company, take in the exciting artwork at Blue Pig Studio, shop like a local with Morven Gallery, and explore the ancient world of Callanish Standing Stones.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Isle of Lewis online driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Isle of Skye to Isle of Lewis in 3.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Isle of Lewis are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Isle of Lewis

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Isle of Harris, The Harris Tweed Company Grosebay, Hebscape Gallery, Isle of Scalpay Lighthouse
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Traigh Bhostadh (Bosta Beach) ©
Traigh Bhostadh (Bosta Beach)
Huisinis Beach ©
Huisinis Beach
The Harris Tweed Company Grosebay ©
The Harris Tweed Company Grosebay

3
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
We've included these beaches for you: La Barceloneta and La Playa de Sitges. Discover out-of-the-way places like Passeig de Gracia and Cellarer. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Barcelona: La Boella (in La Canonja), Lloret de Mar (Fenals Beach & Lloret Beach) and El Lloro (in Tarragona). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, pause for some photo ops at Casa Mila - La Pedrera, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Park Guell.

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Fly from Isle of Lewis to Barcelona in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Isle of Lewis to Barcelona. Traveling from Isle of Lewis in April, expect Barcelona to be a bit warmer, temps between 22°C and 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Lloret de Mar, El Lloro, La Playa de Sitges, La Boella
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Fenals Beach ©
Fenals Beach
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

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