38 days in Europe Itinerary

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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Drive
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Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
— 11 nights
Drive to Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport, Fly to Palermo
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Palermo, Italy
— 9 nights
Fly
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Fira, Greece
— 4 nights
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Agia Efimia, Greece
— 5 nights
Drive to Kefallinia Airport, Fly to Christchurch

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Barcelona, Spain — 4 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Take a break from Barcelona with a short trip to PortAventura in Salou, about 1h 35 min away. And it doesn't end there: walk around Parc Guell, make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, take a stroll through Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic), and pick up some local products at La Boqueria.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona travel planner.

Christchurch, New Zealand to Barcelona is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -11 hour difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Christchurch in August; daily highs in Barcelona reach 33°C and lows reach 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Villefranche-sur-Mer.
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Villefranche-sur-Mer, France — 11 nights

Villefranche-sur-Mer is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region on the French Riviera.GeographyVillefranche-sur-Mer adjoins the city of Nice to the east along Mont Boron, Mont Alban and Mont Vinaigrier, and 10km south west of Monaco. Venture out of the city with trips to Menton (Esplanade Francis Palmero, Port de Garavan, &more) and Roquebrune-Cap-Martin (L'Olivier Millenaire, Grotte du Vallonnet, &more). There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the waterfront activity at Old Harbor (La Darse), take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle de Saint Pierre des Pecheurs.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Villefranche-sur-Mer road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Barcelona to Villefranche-sur-Mer takes 7 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. On the 10th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Palermo.
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Palermo, Italy — 9 nights

The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tempio di Segesta (in Calatafimi-Segesta), Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro (in Castellammare del Golfo) and Boat Tours & Water Sports (in San Vito lo Capo). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Palermo, admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Conte Federico, appreciate the extensive heritage of Via d'Amelio, and contemplate the long history of Catacombe dei Cappuccini.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Palermo trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Villefranche-sur-Mer to Palermo. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Fira.
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Fira, Greece — 4 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for nightlife, wineries, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, kick back and relax at Perissa Black Sand Beach, and learn about winemaking at Santo Winery.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Fira route maker site.

Getting from Palermo to Fira by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Palermo to Fira, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Agia Efimia.
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Agia Efimia, Greece — 5 nights

Tourism in Agia Efimia booms largely thanks to the area's natural bay and pretty beach.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Agia Efimia: Makris Gialos Beach (in Lassi), Drapano Bridge (De Bosset) (in Argostolion) and Drogarati Cave (in Chaliotata). There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at Odyssey Hotel Spa, stroll through Antisamos Beach, kick back and relax at Skala Beach, and indulge your senses at Kefalonia Wine Tour.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Agia Efimia sightseeing planner.

Travel from Fira to Agia Efimia in 15 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Fri) before leaving for home.
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Sicily travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Churches
The largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily is a ruggedly attractive land. The island has a long history of foreign domination and has been controlled by the Greeks, Romans, Arabs, and Normans. The result is a distinct culture blending elements from all of those areas and featuring an intriguing dialect. This is a huge island with plenty of small villages to tour, each with its own treasures. Beyond the popular coastal areas, Sicily's inland attractions include an unspoiled landscape of mountains, hills, and villages that sometimes seem frozen in time. While the natural environment is its biggest draw, Sicily's greatest asset may be its people. They are proud of their traditions and incredibly hospitable to visitors.
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Santorini travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.
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Kefalonia travel guide

4.4
Beaches · Caves · Nightlife
Famous for its pristine natural scenery, Cephalonia boasts a string of clean and friendly towns packed with traditional taverns, trendy coffeehouses, and family-run inns. A place of rugged cliffs and lush forests, the island features a coastline of golden beaches, lapped by the azure waters of the Ionian Sea. Home to less than 40,000 permanent residents, Cephalonia clings to its relaxed way of life, seemingly unfazed by mass tourism. A devastating earthquake destroyed much of the island's old architecture in 1953, leveling all but two of its major towns. Today, in addition to modern port towns and quaint villages, you can also explore a tranquil countryside rich in lush vineyards and remote monasteries.
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