42 days in Europe Itinerary

42 days in Europe Itinerary

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42 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  10 h 30 min
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
2
Lyon, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Geneva, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 45 min
4
Marseille, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Nice, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Genoa, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
7
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 15 min
8
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
9
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  5 h 45 min
10
Pula, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
11
Split, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
12
Hvar, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
13
Korcula Town, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
14
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  8 h 15 min
15
Gouvia, Greece
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8 h
16
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
17
Ios, Greece
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
18
Akrotiri, Greece
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
19
Heraklion, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly + Subway:  2 h 45 min
20
Athens, Greece
— 1 night
Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: Toronto, Canada


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2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, then steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, and then explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Île de la Cité, then take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Paris road trip planning site.

Toronto, Canada to Paris is an approximately 10.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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Lyon, France

Lyon ©
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Fourviere Hill, admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, then get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Traboules du Vieux Lyon, stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or, and then see the interesting displays at Musee Miniature et Cinema.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Lyon trip itinerary planning tool.

You can take a train from Paris to Lyon in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and tram; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Lyon are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval
Highlights from your plan
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or
Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval ©
Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval

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nights
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale de St-Pierre. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to The Flower Clock, explore the activities along Lake Geneva, and then stop by Bazar d'Ouchy.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Geneva trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Lyon to Geneva in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Marseille.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Bazar d'Ouchy
Highlights from your plan
Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Palais des Nations, Genève ©
Palais des Nations, Genève
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre

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nights
Marseille, France

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
On the 10th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major, then take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and finally don't miss a visit to Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through The Panier, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Saint Victor, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Parc National des Calanques, and finally stroll around Le Palais de Justice.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Marseille day trip site.

Traveling by train from Geneva to Marseille takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, tram, and flight. In June, Marseille is a bit warmer than Geneva - with highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks Neighborhoods Nature
Highlights from your plan
Parc National des Calanques ©
Parc National des Calanques
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
The Panier ©
The Panier

2
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Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): observe the fascinating underwater world at Marineland, make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, make a trip to Place Massena, then take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, and finally take a stroll through Vieille Ville.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Nice planning site.

You can drive from Marseille to Nice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Marseille in June, you will find days in Nice are little chillier (28°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Genoa.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Marineland
Highlights from your plan
Marineland ©
Marineland
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

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nights
Genoa, Italy

Genoa ©
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Palazzo Ducale, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium of Genoa, and finally stop by Boccadasse. Keep things going the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Spianata Castelletto, make a trip to Piazza Raffaele De Ferrari, get to know the fascinating history of Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, then see the interesting displays at Galata Museo del Mare, and finally take in the waterfront at Old Port.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Genoa holiday builder tool.

Traveling by car from Nice to Genoa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Genoa

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Aquarium of Genoa ©
Aquarium of Genoa
Boccadasse ©
Boccadasse
Via Giuseppe Garibaldi ©
Via Giuseppe Garibaldi

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night
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
On the 16th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, then make a trip to Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Campo del Ghetto.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Venice itinerary planner.

You can drive from Genoa to Venice in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Venice are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 18th (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Campanile di Giotto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of The Baptistery of St. John, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then explore the world behind art at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, and finally contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce.

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

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

3
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.
Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and finally admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Rome road trip planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Pula.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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nights
Pula, Croatia

Pula ©
It's the mild climate and calm seas of Pula that draw visitors to the southernmost point of the Istrian peninsula, but the city's ample Roman architecture is a key reason they stay.
Step out of Pula with an excursion to Kamenjak National Park in Premantura--about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre de Pula, have some family-friendly fun at Alpha Strike Laser Tag, admire the landmark architecture of Arco dei Sergi, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Pula day trip planner.

Getting from Rome to Pula by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect little chillier evenings in Pula when traveling from Rome in June, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Split.

Things to do in Pula

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kamenjak National Park
Highlights from your plan
Kamenjak National Park ©
Kamenjak National Park
Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Benazic Winery ©
Benazic Winery

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nights
Split, Croatia

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
On the 25th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Split Synagogue, then admire the striking features of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church Of St. Roch, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Palazzo di Diocleziano. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic, then stroll around Marjan Park, and then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Split trip builder app.

You can drive from Pula to Split in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. June in Split sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Church Of St. Roch
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Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

1
night
Hvar, Croatia

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): admire the striking features of Franciscan Monastery, take some stellar pictures from Spanjola, and then head off the coast to Jerolim. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): learn about winemaking at Tomic Winery and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see maps and tourist information, go to the Hvar trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Split to Hvar takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Hvar

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tomic Winery
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery

1
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Korcula Town, Croatia

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): kick back and relax at Pupnatska Luca Beach, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and then get to know the fascinating history of Kula Svih Svetih. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Vela Przina Beach, examine the collection at House of Marco Polo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mark's Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Korcula Old City, and finally don't miss a visit to Atelier Abel.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Korcula Town trip itinerary site.

Drive from Hvar to Korcula Town in 5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Korcula Town are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Korcula Old City, Vela Przina Beach
Highlights from your plan
Vela Przina Beach ©
Vela Przina Beach
Korcula Old City ©
Korcula Old City
St. Mark's Cathedral ©
St. Mark's Cathedral

2
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Dubrovnik, Croatia

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.
On the 1st (Wed), add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then head off the coast to Lokrum Island, and then browse the collection at The Franciscan Church and Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): make a trip to Pile Gate and then get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Dubrovnik day trip planner.

Getting from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik by car takes about 3 hours. In June in Dubrovnik, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 21°C at night. On the 2nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Gouvia.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours Adventure Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island

2
nights
Gouvia, Greece

Gouvia ©
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): appreciate the history behind Schulenburg Statue, delve into the distant past at Old Fortress Corfu, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and finally stroll through Paleokastritsa Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): admire the striking features of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, stop by Corfu Old Town, then examine the collection at Achilleion Museum, and finally learn about all things military at WW1 Serbian Memorial.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Gouvia itinerary planning site.

Explore your travel options from Dubrovnik to Gouvia with the Route module. Traveling from Dubrovnik to Gouvia, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Dubrovnik in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Gouvia: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Gouvia

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Corfu Town, Paleokastritsa Beach, Achilleion Museum, WW1 Serbian Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art
Horseback Riding Tours

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Mykonos Town, Greece

Mykonos Town ©
A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
On the 5th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Matoyianni Street, take a stroll through Little Venice, then make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and finally don't miss a visit to Rarity Gallery. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Hermes Gallery, kick back and relax at Elia Beach, then sample the tasty concoctions at Mykonos Brewing Company, then kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Platis Gialos Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Mykonos Town trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Gouvia to Mykonos Town with the Route module. When traveling from Gouvia in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Mykonos Town: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ios.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mykonos Brewing Company, Elia Beach, Paradise Beach, Platis Gialos Beach
Highlights from your plan
Elia Beach ©
Elia Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

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nights
Ios, Greece

Ios ©
Halfway between Naxos and Santorini lies tiny Ios, famous worldwide as one of the Aegean's liveliest nightlife hubs.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Manganari Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Ag. Theodoti Beach, and then kick back and relax at Mylopotas Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Koumbara Beach and then don't miss a visit to La Tomba di Omero.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Ios trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Mykonos Town to Ios in 4.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Ios can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Ios

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Manganari Beach ©
Manganari Beach
Mylopotas Beach ©
Mylopotas Beach
Koumbara Beach ©
Koumbara Beach

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Akrotiri, Greece

Akrotiri ©
Located on Santorini's southwestern coastline, the small village of Akrotiri sits just a short walk from one of Europe's most significant Bronze Age archaeological sites.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kamari Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Beach, and then explore the ancient world of Akrotiri. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trot along with Santo Horse Riding, then learn about winemaking at Boutari Winery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Perissa Black Sand Beach, and finally take an in-depth tour of La Ponta.

Plan trip to Akrotiri with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Ios to Akrotiri takes 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kamari Beach, Perissa Black Sand Beach, Boutari Winery
Highlights from your plan
Experience Horse Riding ©
Experience Horse Riding
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Boutari Winery ©
Boutari Winery

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Heraklion, Greece

Heraklion ©
Crete's largest city, Heraklion remains best known for its proximity to a sprawling Bronze Age archaeological site, once the center of a vanished Minoan civilization.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then stop by Nerium Oleander, then explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos. On your second day here, ponder the design of Morosini Fountain (Lion's Fountain), take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, then get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus, and finally go for a stroll along the water at Old Venetian Harbor.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Heraklion road trip planning app.

You can ride a ferry from Akrotiri to Heraklion in 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Heraklion are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

The Palace of Knossos, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
Highlights from your plan
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos ©
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos

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Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, appreciate the history behind Erechtheion, and then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens trip builder website.

Do a combination of flight and subway from Heraklion to Athens in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Heraklion in July, you will find days in Athens are a bit warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Temple of Olympian Zeus ©
Temple of Olympian Zeus
Erechtheion ©
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