21 days in Crete Itinerary

21 days in Crete Itinerary

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Hersonissos
— 7 nights
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Rethymnon
— 5 nights
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Chania Town
— 8 nights

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Hersonissos

Hersonissos ©
Wholeheartedly dedicated to tourism, Hersonissos remains best known for its vibrant nightlife, its bars and clubs attracting partygoers from around the world.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hersonissos: House of Vrahassi Folk Exhibition (in Vrachasi), Fortress Spinalonga (in Elounda) and Aegeo Spas (in Istron). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, learn about winemaking at Winery Stilianou, and take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum.

For reviews and tourist information, go to the Hersonissos trip planner.

Washington DC, USA to Hersonissos is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Hersonissos, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in Hersonissos can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Fortress Spinalonga ©
Fortress Spinalonga
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

5
nights
Rethymnon

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Rethymnon side-trips: Massage From Agapi (in Plakias), Reptisland (in Melidoni) and Monastery of Christ and St. Gedeon (in Margarites). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Rethymnon Old Town, visit Venetian Harbour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Arkadi, and contemplate the long history of The Venetian Fortezza.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Rethymnon trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Hersonissos to Rethymnon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In October in Rethymnon, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Chania Town.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Reptisland ©
Reptisland
Rethymnon Old Town ©
Rethymnon Old Town
Monastery of Arkadi ©
Monastery of Arkadi

8
nights
Chania Town

Chania Town ©
The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
Explore Chania Town's surroundings by going to Elafonissi (Elafonissi Beach & Elafonisi Viewpoint), Samaria Gorge National Park (in Sfakia) and Kissamos (Sirikari Gorge - Polyrrinia Trail, Balos Lagoon, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront activity at Old Venetian Harbor, explore the different monuments and memorials at Souda Bay War Cemetery, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Chania, and glide peacefully along the water with SUP in Crete.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Chania Town online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Rethymnon to Chania Town in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in October, and nighttime lows around 61°F. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Elafonissi Beach ©
Elafonissi Beach
Old Venetian Harbor ©
Old Venetian Harbor
Samaria Gorge National Park ©
Samaria Gorge National Park

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