21 days in Greece & France Itinerary

21 days in Greece & France Itinerary

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21 days in Greece & France Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis, United States
Fly + Subway:  19 h 45 min
1
Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  2 h 45 min
2
Akrotiri, Greece
— 3 nights
Ferry:  45 min
3
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
4
Nice, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
5
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  18 h
End: Minneapolis, United States

4
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Acropolis of Athens and Erechtheion. Get outdoors at Glyfada Beach and Mount Lycabettus. When in Athens, make a side trip to see Temple of Poseidon in Sounio, approximately 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Plaka District, shop like a local with Monastiraki, delve into the distant past at Temple of Hephaestus, and take an in-depth tour of National Archaeological Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Athens trip generator.

Minneapolis, USA to Athens is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. In June, Athens is somewhat warmer than Minneapolis - with highs of 85°F and lows of 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Temple of Poseidon, Glyfada Beach
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus

3
nights
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.
Get some historical perspective at Akrotiri and La Ponta. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Perivolos and Hiking Trail Fira - Oia. Explore Akrotiri's surroundings by going to Amoudi Bay (in Oia) and Vourvoulos Beach (in Vourvoulos). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Perissa Black Sand Beach and stop by Galatea Pottery.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Akrotiri travel planner.

Traveling by combination of subway, flight, and taxi from Athens to Akrotiri takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. June in Akrotiri sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, Perivolos, Vourvoulos Beach, Amoudi Bay, Perissa Black Sand Beach
Highlights from your plan
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail ©
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail
Perissa Black Sand Beach ©
Perissa Black Sand Beach
Perivolos ©
Perivolos

4
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Kapari Beach and Agios Sostis Beach. For shopping fun, head to 100% Mykonos or T-bar Mykonos.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Mykonos Town trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Akrotiri to Mykonos Town in an hour. Another option is to ride a ferry. In June, daytime highs in Mykonos Town are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Agios Sostis Beach, Platis Gialos Beach, Ornos Beach, Panormos Beach
Highlights from your plan
Ornos Beach ©
Ornos Beach
Platis Gialos Beach ©
Platis Gialos Beach
Super Paradise Beach ©
Super Paradise Beach

4
nights
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.
Get some cultural insight at La Croisette and Une Maison à Saint-Paul de Vence. Get some historical perspective at Vieille Ville and Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe). Change things up with a short trip to Lérins Islands in Cannes (about 52 minutes away). Spend the 26th (Tue) in some colorful company at Marineland. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and steep yourself in history at Villa Grecque Kerylos.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Nice trip builder.

Getting from Mykonos Town to Nice by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Mykonos Town to Nice due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Antibes, Cannes, Villa Kerylos, Saint-Paul de Vence, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
Highlights from your plan
Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

3
nights
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Champs-Elysees and Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. Your inner history buff will appreciate Dôme Sacre Coeur and Montmartre. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, examine the collection at Musée d'Orsay, admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, and contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Paris trip planner.

You can fly from Nice to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Nice in June since evenings lows in Paris dip to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

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