16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Newark, United States
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
2
Bonifacio, France
— 1 night
+2
Fly + foot + train:  8​h 15​min
3
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 1 day
train:  6​h 30​min
4
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
+2
train + shuttle + Fly:  7​h
5
Rethymnon, Greece
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Rhodes Town, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  8​h 30​min
7
Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
train + Fly:  5​h 45​min
8
Dublin, Ireland
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Newark, United States

1
night
Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Palma de Mallorca
Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
On the 16th (Mon), kick back and relax at Port de Pollenca Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Muro. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Sa Rapita, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa dels Estanys, and then examine the collection at Bellver Castle (Castell de Bellver).

For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Palma de Mallorca trip itinerary planning app .

Newark, USA to Palma de Mallorca is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Bonifacio.

Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Playa de Muro, Playa dels Estanys, Playa de Sa Rapita, Port de Pollenca Beach
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Port de Pollenca Beach
Port de Pollenca Beach
Playa de Muro ©
Playa de Muro
Bellver Castle ©
Bellver Castle

1
night
Bonifacio, France

Bonifacio ©
At the southernmost tip of the island of Corsica, Bonifacio is a city with chalk-white limestone outcrops sculpted into unusual shapes by the ocean.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de San Giovanni and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Palombaggia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Bonifacio Citadel and then kick back and relax at Plage de Stagnolu.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Bonifacio road trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Palma de Mallorca to Bonifacio takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Palma de Mallorca in September, Bonifacio is slightly colder at night with lows of 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Plage de San Giovanni, Plage de Palombaggia
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Plage de Palombaggia ©
Plage de Palombaggia
Bonifacio Citadel ©
Bonifacio Citadel
Plage de San Giovanni ©
Plage de San Giovanni

1
day
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): get great views at Gornergrat.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Zermatt trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and train from Bonifacio to Zermatt takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, tram, and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. On the 20th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Zermatt

Transportation Scenic Drive Outdoors
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Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat

1
night
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, get a sense of history and politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, then don't miss a visit to The Baptistery of St. John, and finally examine the collection at Pitti Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, then relax in the rural setting at Castello di Verrazzano, and then take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence trip itinerary site .

You can take a train from Zermatt to Florence in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. In September, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trip

Castello di Verrazzano
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The Baptistery of St. John ©
The Baptistery of St. John
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace
Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Basilica San Miniato al Monte

1
night
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.
On the 23rd (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Episkopi Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas Church, then steep yourself in history at The Venetian Fortezza, and finally wander the streets of Rethymnon Old Town. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Damnoni Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Skinaria Beach.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rethymnon road trip planning website .

Do a combination of train and flight from Florence to Rethymnon in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Florence in September: high temperatures in Rethymnon hover around 84°F and lows are around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Rhodes Town.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Plakias, St. Nicholas Church, Episkopi Beach
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St. Nicholas Church ©
St. Nicholas Church
Skinaria Beach ©
Skinaria Beach
Damnoni Beach ©
Damnoni Beach

3
nights
Rhodes Town, Greece

Rhodes Town ©
A conglomeration of many distinct architectural styles, Rhodes Town is the biggest urban center of the eponymous Greek island known for its golden beaches and relaxed way of life.
Relax by the water at Agathi Beach and Agios Pavlos Beach. Get some historical perspective at Medieval City and Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rhodes Town: Lindos (The Church of the Panagia & Lindos Beach). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights) and take a stroll around Kallithea Springs.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Rhodes Town tour planner.

Getting from Rethymnon to Rhodes Town by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Rhodes Town can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rhodes Town

Beaches Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lindos, Kallithea Springs, Agathi Beach
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Medieval City ©
Medieval City
Agios Pavlos Beach ©
Agios Pavlos Beach
Agathi Beach ©
Agathi Beach

1
night
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Brugse Vrije, take an in-depth tour of Folklore Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerusalem Chapel & Adornes Domain, then see the interesting displays at Holy Savior Cathedral (Sint-Salvatorskathedraal), and finally hike along Bruges Art Route.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Bruges trip builder website .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Rhodes Town to Bruges takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Rhodes Town to Bruges is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Rhodes Town in September, expect nights in Bruges to be cooler, around 52°F, while days are slightly colder, around 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Bruges

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Bruges Art Route ©
Bruges Art Route
Folklore Museum ©
Folklore Museum
Jerusalem Chapel & Adornes Domain ©
Jerusalem Chapel & Adornes Domain

1
night
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
On the 29th (Sun), see the interesting displays at GPO & GPO Witness History Visitor Centre, steep yourself in history at Trim Castle, and then explore the historical opulence of Malahide Castle.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Dublin travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Bruges to Dublin takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Bruges to Dublin, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Bruges in September, plan for slightly colder days in Dublin, with highs around 62°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Portmarnock Beach, Trim Castle, Malahide Castle
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Trim Castle ©
Trim Castle
Malahide Castle ©
Malahide Castle

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