42 days in Europe Itinerary

42 days in Europe Itinerary

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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): don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and then browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Île de la Cité, admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Paris day trip planner.

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 difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. In June in Paris, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can 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): get to know the fascinating history of Fourviere Hill, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, then get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Traboules du Vieux Lyon, then walk around Parc de la Tete d'Or, and then see the interesting displays at Musee Miniature et Cinema.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Lyon tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Lyon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can 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
Traboules du Vieux Lyon ©
Traboules du Vieux Lyon
Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale de St-Pierre. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to The Flower Clock, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, and then stop by Bazar d'Ouchy.

To see maps and tourist information, refer to the Geneva online visit planner.

You can drive from Lyon to Geneva in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Geneva can reach 28°C, while at night they dip 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 Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major, then take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and finally explore the galleries of 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 explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parc National des Calanques, and finally stroll around Le Palais de Justice.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Marseille road 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. Traveling from Geneva in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Marseille: highs are around 33°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks Museums 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
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Marineland, then make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, make a trip to Place Massena, then take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, and finally stop by Vieille Ville.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Nice tour itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Marseille to Nice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Marseille in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Nice: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Genoa.

Things to do in Nice

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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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, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, then meet the residents at Aquarium of Genoa, and finally visit Boccadasse. Here are some ideas for day two: take in panoramic vistas at Spianata Castelletto, make a trip to Piazza Raffaele De Ferrari, admire the striking features of Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, then examine the collection at Galata Museo del Mare, and finally take in the waterfront at Old Port.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Genoa travel planner.

You can drive from Nice to Genoa in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Genoa

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, then steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then make a trip to Piazza San Marco, then browse the exhibits of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Venice holiday builder site.

You can drive from Genoa to Venice in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. June in Venice sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

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

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, and finally steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Florence tour itinerary builder website.

Getting from Venice to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Florence are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then 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 more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Rome day trip tool.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Pula.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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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.
Take a break from Pula with a short trip to Kamenjak National Park in Premantura, about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Amphitheatre de Pula, admire the striking features of Arco dei Sergi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Of Augustus, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Pula trip planning site.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Rome to Pula in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Pula when traveling from Rome in June, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car 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

3
nights
Split, Croatia

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): make a trip to Split Synagogue, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church Of St. Roch, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Palazzo di Diocleziano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic, then stroll around Marjan Park, and then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Split trip maker.

Traveling by car from Pula to Split takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In June, daytime highs in Split are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. 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
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Galerija Mestrovic ©
Galerija Mestrovic

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.
On the 27th (Sat), admire the striking features of Franciscan Monastery, then get great views at Spanjola, and then step off the mainland to explore Jerolim. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at Tomic Winery and then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Hvar online day trip planner.

Drive from Split to Hvar in 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Hvar are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Hvar

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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Korcula Town, Croatia

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
On the 29th (Mon), stroll through Pupnatska Luca Beach, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Kula Svih Svetih. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Vela Przina Beach, see the interesting displays at House of Marco Polo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mark's Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Korcula Old City, and finally make a trip to Atelier Abel.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Korcula Town sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Hvar to Korcula Town takes 5 hours. June in Korcula Town sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

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

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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), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then head off the coast to Lokrum Island, and then contemplate the long history of The Franciscan Church and Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Pile Gate and then get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik trip planner.

You can drive from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik in 3 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time for travel to Gouvia.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Adventure Tours 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): pause for some photo ops at Schulenburg Statue, explore the ancient world of Old Fortress Corfu, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and finally kick back and relax at Paleokastritsa Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, then wander the streets of Corfu Old Town, then contemplate the long history of Achilleion Museum, and finally learn about all things military at WW1 Serbian Memorial.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Gouvia trip planning tool.

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. Traveling from Dubrovnik in July, you will find days in Gouvia are a bit warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). 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, Achilleion Museum, Paleokastritsa Beach, 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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Matoyianni Street, then take a stroll through Little Venice, then make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and finally make a trip to Rarity Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Hermes Gallery, enjoy the sand and surf at Elia Beach, then sample the tasty concoctions at Mykonos Brewing Company, then enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Platis Gialos Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Mykonos Town trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gouvia to Mykonos Town. When traveling from Gouvia in July, plan for slightly colder days in Mykonos Town, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Ios.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Outdoors Parks

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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Ios, Greece

Ios ©
Halfway between Naxos and Santorini lies tiny Ios, famous worldwide as one of the Aegean's liveliest nightlife hubs.
On the 7th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Manganari Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Ag. Theodoti Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mylopotas Beach. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Koumbara Beach and then don't miss a visit to La Tomba di Omero.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Ios day trip app.

Traveling by car from Mykonos Town to Ios takes 4.5 hours. July in Ios sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Ios

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Manganari Beach ©
Manganari Beach
Mylopotas Beach ©
Mylopotas Beach
Ag. Theodoti Beach
Ag. Theodoti 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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Kamari Beach, stroll through Red Beach, and then delve into the distant past at Akrotiri. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ride a horse along Experience Horse Riding, then do a tasting at Boutari Winery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Perissa Black Sand Beach, and finally take an in-depth tour of La Ponta.

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You can drive from Ios to Akrotiri in 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Akrotiri are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

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

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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.
Start 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 meet the residents at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the local landmark of Morosini Fountain (Lion's Fountain), get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, 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, and more tourist information, refer to the Heraklion trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by ferry from Akrotiri to Heraklion takes 2 hours. July in Heraklion sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can 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, pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion, and then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Athens trip itinerary 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. When traveling from Heraklion in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Athens, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough 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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