20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly
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Mykonos Town, Greece
— 1 night
Ferry
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Akrotiri, Greece
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Heraklion, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly
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Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly to Split, Ferry to Hvar
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Hvar, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Castiglione di Sicilia, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive to Catania-Fontanarossa Airport, Fly to Mariscal Sucre International Airport

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Paris, France

— 3 nights

City of Light

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Versailles (Palace of Versailles & Costumes et chateaux). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Sainte-Chapelle, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary planner.

Quito, Ecuador to Paris is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Ecuador Time (ECT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Mykonos Town, Greece

— 1 night

Chora Mykonos

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): make a trip to Rarity Gallery, stop by Little Venice, then make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), then examine the collection at Aegean Maritime Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Kapopoulos Fine Arts.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Mykonos Town route planner.

You can fly from Paris to Mykonos Town in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Paris to Mykonos Town due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Paris in August, things will get a bit warmer in Mykonos Town: highs are around 33°C and lows about 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Neighborhoods · Museums

Akrotiri, Greece

— 2 nights

Greek Pompeii

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.
On the 7th (Fri), do a tasting at Boutari Winery, explore by horseback at Experience Horse Riding, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Beach, and finally explore the ancient world of Akrotiri. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of La Ponta, examine the collection at Cultural Village, then step off the mainland to explore Nea Kameni, and finally kick back and relax at Caldera Beach.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Akrotiri trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by ferry from Mykonos Town to Akrotiri takes 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

Heraklion, Greece

— 2 nights
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.
On the 9th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, and then do a tasting at Winery Stilianou. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then take an in-depth tour of Historical Museum of Crete, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Heraklion trip itinerary maker.

You can ride a ferry from Akrotiri to Heraklion in 2.5 hours. August in Heraklion sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Athens, Greece

— 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, appreciate the history behind Erechtheion, and take a stroll through Plaka.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Athens trip itinerary maker site.

Fly from Heraklion to Athens in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. While traveling from Heraklion, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Athens, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Hvar, Croatia

— 3 nights

Croatian St. Tropez

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.
Hvar is known for adventure, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Spanish Fortress, step off the mainland to explore Jerolim, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Hvar trip maker site.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Athens to Hvar in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Athens to Hvar, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Athens in August, Hvar is little chillier at night with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Castiglione di Sicilia.

Things to do in Hvar

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Wineries

Castiglione di Sicilia, Italy

— 3 nights
Go for a jaunt from Castiglione di Sicilia to Linguaglossa to see Etna Donkey Trekking about 44 minutes away.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Castiglione di Sicilia travel tool.

Getting from Hvar to Castiglione di Sicilia by car takes about 21 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Castiglione di Sicilia

Wineries · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Greece travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.