57 days in Europe Itinerary

57 days in Europe Itinerary

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57 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
+2
Fly + bus + train:  27​h
1
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  7​h 45​min
2
Killarney, Ireland
— 1 night
+2
train + bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
3
Albufeira, Portugal
— 1 night
+2
bus + shuttle + Fly:  8​h 45​min
4
Maspalomas, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
6
Alcudia, Spain
— 3 nights
+3
bus + Fly + bus + ferry:  4​h
7
Formentera, Spain
— 2 nights
+3
ferry + bus + Fly + train:  6​h 30​min
8
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  6​h
9
Valletta, Malta
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  10​h 15​min
10
Lindos, Greece
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  9​h
11
Hohenschwangau, Germany
— 3 nights
+4
train + foot + subway + foot + ferry:  21​h
12
Isola di Favignana, Italy
— 4 nights
ferry + bus:  58​h
13
Goreme, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
14
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
15
Lampedusa, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  10​h 30​min
16
Kissamos, Greece
— 2 nights
+2
shuttle + Fly + bus:  8​h 30​min
17
Matera, Italy
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
18
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Sydney, Australia

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Bamburgh Castle and Stirling Castle. Get a sense of the local culture at Rosslyn Chapel and Lindisfarne Priory. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Edinburgh: Cragside House and Gardens (in Rothbury) and Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum (in Glasgow). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town, steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, and explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Edinburgh trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Edinburgh is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Sydney to Edinburgh. Traveling from Sydney in December, things will get cooler in Edinburgh: highs are around 9°C and lows about 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Bamburgh Castle, Lindisfarne Priory, Rosslyn Chapel, Cragside House and Gardens
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Lindisfarne Priory ©
Lindisfarne Priory
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Bamburgh Castle ©
Bamburgh Castle

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Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Hotel Dunloe Castle Gardens, sample the tasty concoctions at Killarney Brewing Company, stop by Aran Sweater Market, then take in the exciting artwork at Peter Cox Photography Gallery, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church of Ireland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Killarney House Gardens, then appreciate the views at The Black Valley, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Irish Whiskey Experience.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Killarney day trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Edinburgh to Killarney takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Traveling from Edinburgh in December, Killarney is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Albufeira.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Breweries & Distilleries
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Irish Whiskey Experience ©
Irish Whiskey Experience
The Black Valley ©
The Black Valley
St. Mary's Church of Ireland ©
St. Mary's Church of Ireland

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Albufeira, Portugal

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
On the 9th (Thu), take some stellar pictures from Pau da Bandeira Viewpoint, kick back and relax at Praia do Peneco, get your game on at Crazy Paintball Adventure, then do a tasting at Adega do Cantor, and finally trek along Paderne Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz (Parish Church Nossa Senhora da Conceição), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sant'Ana Church, then kick back and relax at Pescadores Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Lagoa dos Salgados, and finally find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Albufeira online road trip planner .

Fly from Killarney to Albufeira in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Killarney in December: high temperatures in Albufeira hover around 20°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Albufeira

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Pescadores Beach
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Paderne Castle ©
Paderne Castle
Pescadores Beach ©
Pescadores Beach
Praia do Peneco ©
Praia do Peneco

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Maspalomas, Spain

Fondly referred to as “El Sur” by the locals, Maspalomas serves as a hub of entertainment and beach activity on Gran Canary Island.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Motos Tivoli Gran Canaria. Step off the beaten path and head to Paseo Costa Canaria and Strandpromenade Meloneras. Explore Maspalomas' surroundings by going to Basilica de la Virgen del Pino (in Teror) and Las Salinas (in Agaete). And it doesn't end there: get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, delve into the distant past at Yacimiento Punta Mujeres, get interesting insight from Tours, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo Ecumenico de San Salvador.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Maspalomas driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Albufeira to Maspalomas in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Albufeira in December; daily highs in Maspalomas reach 26°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Granada.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Las Salinas, Basilica de la Virgen del Pino
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 13:
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Basilica  de la Virgen del Pino ©
Basilica de la Virgen del Pino
Las Salinas ©
Las Salinas

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Granada, Spain

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Guadix Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Centro de Interpretacion Cuevas de Guadix, then pause for some serene contemplation at Ermita de Gracia – Iglesia Cueva de Guadix, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally see the interesting displays at Casa-Museo de Manuel de Falla. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Dar al-Horra, admire the striking features of Cuarto Real de Santo Domingo, explore the historical opulence of Nasrid Palaces, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monasterio de San Bernardo, then ponder the world of politics at Real Chancilleria, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia del Sagrario.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Granada trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Maspalomas to Granada takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone changes from Western European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Maspalomas in December, you will find days in Granada are a bit cooler (15°C), and nights are cooler (2°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Alcudia.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Guadix
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Nasrid Palaces ©
Nasrid Palaces
Guadix Cathedral ©
Guadix Cathedral
Casa-Museo de Manuel de Falla ©
Casa-Museo de Manuel de Falla

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Alcudia, Spain

Alcudia ©
Alcúdia is a municipality and township of the Spanish autonomous community of the Balearic Islands. Santuari de Cura and Sanctuary of Sant Salvador are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Cala Domingos and Puig de Sant Marti. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Alcudia: Palma de Mallorca (Iglesia La Porciuncula (la Iglesia de Cristal) & Basilica de Sant Francesc) and Castell d Alaro (in Alaro). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Molins, explore the ancient world of Teatre Ròma, make a trip to Plaza de Carlos V, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Oratorio de Santa Anna.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Alcudia online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Granada to Alcudia by combination of flight and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Granada in December since evenings lows in Alcudia dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Formentera.

Things to do in Alcudia

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Palma de Mallorca, Santuari de Cura, Iglesia parroquial de Santa Maria la Major, Cala Domingos, Castell d Alaro
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Sanctuary of Sant Salvador ©
Sanctuary of Sant Salvador
Basilica de Sant Francesc ©
Basilica de Sant Francesc
Teatre Ròma ©
Teatre Ròma

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Formentera, Spain

Formentera ©
On holiday on Formentera, you'll enjoy the simple charms of island life.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Sepulcro Megalitico de Ca Na Costa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sa Tanca Vella Chapel, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque Natural de Ses Salines, then explore the ancient world of Castellum Romanum de Can Blei, and finally don't miss a visit to Es Calo de San Agusti. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Sant Francesc Xavier, step into the grandiose world of Big Store, then take some stellar pictures from Torre de sa Punta Prima, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Ses Platgetes.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Formentera trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry from Alcudia to Formentera in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. December in Formentera sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Formentera

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Parque Natural de Ses Salines ©
Parque Natural de Ses Salines
Playa Ses Platgetes ©
Playa Ses Platgetes
Big Store ©
Big Store

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore hidden gems such as San Gimignano 1300 and Palazzo Strozzi. Sinagoga di Firenze e Museo ebraico and Church and Museum of Orsanmichele will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from Florence with a short trip to Duomo di San Gimignano in San Gimignano, about 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Corridoio Vasariano, wander the streets of Piazza della Repubblica, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cappella Brancacci.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Florence holiday planner.

Do a combination of ferry, flight, and train from Formentera to Florence in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Formentera in December, expect Florence to be a bit cooler, temps between 15°C and 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Valletta.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

San Gimignano, Florence American Cemetery and Memorial
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 23:
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Palazzo Strozzi ©
Palazzo Strozzi
San Gimignano 1300 ©
San Gimignano 1300
Duomo di San Gimignano ©
Duomo di San Gimignano

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Valletta, Malta

Valletta ©
Malta's capital city, Valletta preserves most of its medieval architecture, built in the 16th and 17th centuries by the Knights Hospitaller, once a powerful military order.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Casa Bernard, see the interesting displays at Palace Armoury, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Catherine of Italy, contemplate the long history of Auberge de Castille, then pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Victories Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Andrew's Scots Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Cirkoncizzjoni tal-Mulej, view the masterpieces at Malta Postal Museum, get engrossed in the history at Great Siege of Malta and the Knights of St. John, then look for gifts at Chocolate District, then contemplate the long history of War HQ Tunnel, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Msida Parish Church.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Valletta trip itinerary maker site .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Florence to Valletta in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and ferry. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Florence in December: high temperatures in Valletta hover around 20°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Lindos.

Things to do in Valletta

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Casa Bernard, Msida Parish Church
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:
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Casa Bernard ©
Casa Bernard
Msida Parish Church ©
Msida Parish Church
War HQ Tunnel ©
War HQ Tunnel

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Lindos, Greece

Lindos ©
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Archanggelos Michail Thari Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Panteleimon, admire the striking features of Agios Nikolaos Fountoukli, then explore the engaging exhibits at Rhodes Toy Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Tsambika Byzantine Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Vlycha Beach, then stop by Kori Lindos, then explore the activities along Vliha Bay, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Church of the Panagia.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Lindos vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Valletta to Lindos takes 10.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Valletta to Lindos. In December, daily temperatures in Lindos can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Lindos

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Agios Nikolaos Fountoukli, Archanggelos Michail Thari Monastery, Rhodes Toy Museum, Rodos Nature - Folklore Museum, Church of St. Panteleimon
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 28:
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The Church of the Panagia ©
The Church of the Panagia
Archanggelos Michail Thari Monastery ©
Agios Nikolaos Fountoukli ©
Agios Nikolaos Fountoukli

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Hohenschwangau, Germany

Hohenschwangau ©
A picturesque village nestled in a green valley on the shores of a lake, Hohenschwangau receives nearly two million visitors every year.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): get outside with FlyTeam, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kloster Benediktbeuern, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kalvarienberg und Kirche. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): head outdoors with Poellat Gorge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Marienmunster, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Welfenmünster, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ehem. Stiftskirche Mariä Geburt.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hohenschwangau trip site .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and car from Lindos to Hohenschwangau in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lindos to Hohenschwangau. While traveling from Lindos, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Hohenschwangau, ranging from highs of 6°C to lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hohenschwangau

Outdoors Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Kalvarienberg und Kirche, St. Koloman, FlyTeam, Welfenmünster, Ehem. Stiftskirche Mariä Geburt
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 31:
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FlyTeam ©
FlyTeam
St. Koloman ©
St. Koloman
Kloster Benediktbeuern ©
Kloster Benediktbeuern

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Isola di Favignana, Italy

Isola di Favignana ©
Once famous for its white tuff shell quarries and tuna can factory--now turned into a museum--Isola di Favignana attracts divers and beachgoers with its jagged coastline rich in coves and caves.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lido Punta Burrone and Lido Radangia. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Scalo Cavallo and Praia Beach. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Castello di Santa Caterina, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa Madre Maria SS. Immacolata, contemplate the waterfront views at Egadi Sea, and don't miss a visit to Villa Margherita Giardini Ipogei.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Isola di Favignana trip planner .

Do a combination of train and ferry from Hohenschwangau to Isola di Favignana in 21 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Hohenschwangau in January, you will find days in Isola di Favignana are much hotter (17°C), and nights are a bit warmer (9°C). On the 5th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Goreme.

Things to do in Isola di Favignana

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Lido Punta Burrone ©
Lido Punta Burrone
Castello di Santa Caterina ©
Castello di Santa Caterina
Grotta del Pozzo ©
Grotta del Pozzo

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Goreme, Turkey

Goreme ©
Famed for its landscape of unusually shaped stone formations and churches cut into the natural rocks, Goreme sits in the central part of the country, an area originally settled during Roman times.
Your inner history buff will appreciate El Nazar Kilise and Agzikarahan Hani. Step out of the city life by going to Camel Rock and Horseback Riding Tours. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kolonlu Kilise, make a trip to Karanlik Kilise, take an in-depth tour of Zelve Open Air Museum, and do a tasting at Kocabag Winery.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Goreme trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of ferry and bus from Isola di Favignana to Goreme in 58 hours. Traveling from Isola di Favignana to Goreme, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Isola di Favignana in January: highs in Goreme hover around 5°C, while lows dip to -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Zelve Open Air Museum, Kocabag Winery
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Zelve Open Air Museum ©
Zelve Open Air Museum
Horseback Riding Tours
Kolonlu Kilise ©
Kolonlu Kilise

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Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Dominican Monastery and Brsalje Street will appeal to history buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Srebreno Beach and Sveti Jakov Beach. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Fort Bokar, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Blaise, explore the ancient world of Minceta Fortress, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St Joseph.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik online tour itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Dubrovnik takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Goreme in January: high temperatures in Dubrovnik hover around 12°C and lows are around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Lampedusa.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Cavtat, Srebreno Beach
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 13:
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Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola ©
Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola
Dominican Monastery ©
Dominican Monastery
Sveti Jakov Beach ©
Sveti Jakov Beach

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Lampedusa, Italy

Lampedusa ©
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
Get in touch with nature at Cala Uccello and Mare Morto. Explore hidden gems such as Centro Recupero Tartarughe Marine and La Tabaccara. There's much more to do: enjoy the sea views from Faro di Capo Grecale, don't miss a visit to Archivio Storico Lampedusa, stop by Il Pescato Di Lampedusa S.A.S. Di Costa Antonino & C., and see the vivid underwater world at Capo Ponente.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Lampedusa road trip website .

You can fly from Dubrovnik to Lampedusa in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In January, Lampedusa is somewhat warmer than Dubrovnik - with highs of 18°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kissamos.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Centro Recupero Tartarughe Marine
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 16:
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La Tabaccara ©
La Tabaccara
Capo Ponente ©
Capo Ponente
Mare Morto ©
Mare Morto

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Kissamos, Greece

Kissamos ©
A quiet port town situated on Crete's western tip, Kissamos attracts mostly domestic tourists and possesses more of the quintessential Greek feel than livelier resorts strung along the island's coastline.
Get a sense of the local culture at Anoskeli Winery and The Ancient City Lissos. Visit Sfinari Beach and Grammeno for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Kissamos: Cretan Brewery S.A. (in Zounaki), Deliana Gorge (in Deliana) and Elafonisi Viewpoint (in Elafonissi). There's more to do: experience rural life at Astrikas Estate Biolea and learn about winemaking at Karavitakis Emmanouil.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Kissamos day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Lampedusa to Kissamos takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, ferry, and shuttle; or do a combination of flight, train, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Lampedusa to Kissamos is 1 hour. Traveling from Lampedusa in January, Kissamos is little chillier at night with lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Matera.

Things to do in Kissamos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Platanias, The Ancient City Lissos, Grammeno, Deliana Gorge, Elafonisi Viewpoint
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 19:
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Grammeno ©
Grammeno
Sfinari Beach ©
Sfinari Beach
Karavitakis Emmanouil ©
Karavitakis Emmanouil

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Matera, Italy

Matera ©
Famous for its resemblance to the ancient settlements of Jerusalem and Cappadocia, Matera remains one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Materasum Ipogeo and Convicinio Di Sant' Antonio. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Parco delle Chiese Rupestri di Matera and Chiesa dei Quattro Evangelisti. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Matera: Basilica del Santo Sepolcro (in Barletta), Chiesa della Santissima Trinita (in Venosa) and Andria (Confetti Andria & Basilica Santa Maria dei Miracoli). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Piazza San Pietro Caveoso, don't miss a visit to Palombaro Lungo, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nazionale d’Arte Medievale e Moderna della Basilicata, and pause for some serene contemplation at Gravina in Puglia - Cattedrale.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Matera trip planner .

Getting from Kissamos to Matera by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Kissamos to Matera is minus 1 hour. In January, Matera is slightly colder than Kissamos - with highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Andria, Basilica del Santo Sepolcro, Chiesa della Santissima Trinita, La Cantina Frrud - Museo del Vino, Gravina in Puglia - Cattedrale
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 22:
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Parco delle Chiese Rupestri di Matera ©
La Cantina Frrud - Museo del Vino ©
La Cantina Frrud - Museo del Vino
Confetti Andria ©
Confetti Andria

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Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Augustinerkirche, then admire the masterpieces at MAK - Austrian Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Art, then step into the grandiose world of Burg Liechtenstein, and finally explore the historical opulence of Burgruine Duernstein. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Stift Heiligenkreuz, take in the spiritual surroundings of Stift Klosterneuburg, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kirche am Steinhof, then admire the striking features of Cafe Gloriette, and finally stroll the grounds of St. Marx Cemetery.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Vienna travel planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Matera to Vienna in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Matera in January, expect Vienna to be slightly colder, temps between 3°C and -3°C. On the 25th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Stift Heiligenkreuz, Burgruine Duernstein, Burg Liechtenstein, Stift Klosterneuburg
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Kirche am Steinhof
Burgruine Duernstein
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