35 days in Europe Itinerary

35 days in Europe Itinerary

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Larnaca, Cyprus
— 2 nights
Drive
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Paphos, Cyprus
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kyrenia, Cyprus
— 2 nights
Fly
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly
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Antalya, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Goreme, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Fly to Bodrum, Shuttle to Bodrum Otogar, Ferry to Rhodes Town
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Rhodes Town, Greece
— 3 nights
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Naxos Town, Greece
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Paros, Greece
— 4 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly to Split, Ferry to Hvar
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Hvar, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Larnaca, Cyprus — 2 nights

Situated on the southernmost coast of Cyprus, the 6,000-year-old city of Larnaka features a bustling promenade full of bars, cafes, restaurants, and plenty of spots in the sun.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Finikoudes Beach and Nissi Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Makronissos Beach and Kyriazis Medical Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Ayia Thekla Beach in Ayia Napa (about 48 minutes away). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Kastella Beach, examine the collection at Pierides Museum - Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Lazarus, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Larnaca trip planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Larnaca is an approximately 3-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 24°C in Larnaca. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Paphos.
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Paphos, Cyprus — 3 nights

The legendary birthplace of the Greek goddess Aphrodite and the capital of western Cyprus, the city of Paphos showcases an abundance of archaeological, architectural, and historical sites.
Get outdoors at Avakas Gorge and Coral Bay. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Blue Lagoon and Aphrodite's Beach. When in Paphos, make a side trip to see Akamas Peninsula National Park in Neo Chorion, approximately Neo Chorion away. The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, play a few rounds at Marios Golf Park, do a tasting at Fikardos Winery, and take in the exciting artwork at The Place.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Paphos day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Larnaca to Paphos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Paphos are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kyrenia.
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Kyrenia, Cyprus — 2 nights

Famous for its natural port and Byzantine castle, Kyrenia is not only a lovely old Venetian town, but also the most visited tourist destination in Northern Cyprus.
On the 28th (Thu), get interesting insight from Aphrodite Accommodation, Boat Tours & Fishing Trips Agent Girne and then explore the activities along Kyrenia Harbour.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kyrenia online vacation planner.

Drive from Paphos to Kyrenia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Paphos in July, you will find days in Kyrenia are a bit warmer (43°C), and nights are about the same (27°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Istanbul.
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Istanbul, Turkey — 3 nights

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Explore hidden gems such as Ural Ataman Classic Car Museum and Madame Tussauds Istanbul. Appreciate the collections at Topkapi Palace and Istanbul Modern | Istanbul Museum of Modern Art. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Mosque, take a stroll through Ortakoy, stop by Eminonu Square, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami .

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Istanbul online day trip planner.

Fly from Kyrenia to Istanbul in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kyrenia to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kyrenia in July, expect Istanbul to be slightly colder, temps between 34°C and 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Antalya.
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Antalya, Turkey — 2 nights

Offering both sandy beaches packed with modern amenities and a historical town center filled with Roman ruins and Ottoman mosques, Antalya serves as one of the country's major tourist destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): see the interesting displays at Sandland, then cast your line with a fishing tour, and then visit Kaleici. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Hadrian's Gate, then examine the collection at Antalya Toy Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mermerli Beach.

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Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Antalya takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Istanbul, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Antalya, ranging from highs of 41°C to lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to fly to Goreme.
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Goreme, Turkey — 2 nights

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.
You'll explore and learn at Zelve Open Air Museum and Guray Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Zemi Valley and Off-Road & ATV Trails. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Love Valley, take in breathtaking views at Peri Bacalari, ride a horse along Lucky Horse Ranch, and soak in style at Turkish baths.

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Getting from Antalya to Goreme by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Goreme when traveling from Antalya in August, with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Rhodes Town.
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Rhodes Town, Greece — 3 nights

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Kahal Kadosh Shalom Synagogue and Bee Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Street of the Knights and Monastery Tsambika. Go for a jaunt from Rhodes Town to Archangelos to see Stegna Beach about 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady of Filerimos, kick back and relax at Mandomata Nudist Beach, stroll through Ladiko Beach, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Nectarios Church.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rhodes Town trip website.

Do a combination of flight, shuttle, and ferry from Goreme to Rhodes Town in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time (TRT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Goreme in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 29°C in Rhodes Town. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Naxos Town.
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Naxos Town, Greece — 4 nights

Naxos Town tops the itinerary of most visitors exploring the Aegean islands, drawing their attention with taverns, shops, beaches, and ancient ruins.
Appreciate the collections at Distillery M. G. Vallindras Eirini Frangoudaki and Archeological Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Plaka Beach and The Temple of Apollo – Portara. Change things up with a short trip to Temple of Demeter in Sangri (about 32 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Abram Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Finikas Beach, view the masterpieces at Fish & Olive, and pause for some serene contemplation at Panagia Myrtidiotissa.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Naxos Town trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Rhodes Town to Naxos Town in 4.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Paros.
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Paros, Greece — 4 nights

Long ignored by tourists because of its reputation as a plain ferry hub, Paros today serves as one of the Aegean's major holiday destinations, luring travelers with its fashionable resort towns and quaint mountain villages.
Explore hidden gems such as Parikia Town and Punda Beach. Visit Martselo beach and Pountas Beach for some beach relaxation. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Faragas Beach, stroll through Aliki Beach, examine the collection at Folklore Art Museum Of Cycladic Civilization Benetos & Popi Skiadas., and discover the deep blue sea with Cycladic Diving.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Paros trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Naxos Town to Paros takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Athens.
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Athens, Greece — 4 nights

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Temple of Hephaestus. Get some cultural insight at Acropolis of Athens and Temple of Athena Nike. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, explore the world behind art at Museum of Cycladic Art, and visit Plaka.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Athens trip builder app.

Fly from Paros to Athens in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. When traveling from Paros in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Athens: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Hvar.
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Hvar, Croatia — 3 nights

The Croatian island of Hvar serves as a picturesque location for a Mediterranean holiday, with a range of offerings from quiet coves to a lively medieval town.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dubovica Beach and Sveta Nedilja. Escape the urban bustle at Exotic Beach and Glavica Hill. The adventure continues: get great views at Spanish Fortress, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fortress Church of St. Mary of Mercy, admire the striking features of Franciscan Monastery, and make a trip to Church of St. Stephen.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Hvar day trip website.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Athens to Hvar in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Athens in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 26°C in Hvar. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.
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Cappadocia travel guide

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History Museums · Historic Walking Areas · Geologic Formations
The region of Cappadocia reveals fascinating tales of civilizations long past with its honeycombed hills characterized by geological rarities, including two World Heritage Sites. Sedimentary rocks formed in lakes and ignimbrite deposits from erupted volcanoes left soft rock formations scattered across the land, which were then carved out to create houses, churches, and monasteries in 300 CE. Explore these rock houses on your own or on a tour, or take in the topography from above on a hot air balloon ride. Complete your holiday with a hike along the trails and marvel at the dusky orange panorama and accordion-shaped valleys.
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Rhodes travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
Island of the Knights
An island of green hills, fertile valleys, and golden beaches, Rhodes blends cosmopolitan and traditional cultures, exemplified by its traditional taverns, upscale hotels, and archaeological sites. Nicknamed the "Island of Roses," this island offers visitors a chance to discover lively tourist resorts in the north and tranquil rural areas in the south. The island's slow pace seems utterly unaffected by the challenges of mass tourism, its permanent residents stubbornly clinging to their age-old traditions and relaxed lifestyle. As you explore the areas farther away from the busy coastline, take time to meet the garrulous locals in their natural environment, the village tavern.
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Naxos travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
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. Renowned for its unspoiled beaches and advantageous winds, the island offers excellent conditions for windsurfing and other watersports. Most of the island's western coastline boasts one sandy beach splashed by blue waters rich in marine life--a big draw for amateur scuba divers. The mountainous interior provides a look at the quieter side of the island, featuring a patchwork of lush valleys, quaint villages, and ancient sites. For a change of pace and a bit of modern dining and shopping, visit Hora, the island's biggest city.
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