60 days in Arnhem & Crete Itinerary

60 days in Arnhem & Crete Itinerary

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60 days in Arnhem & Crete Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, Holland
train:  1​h 15​min
1
Arnhem, Holland
— 19 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
2
Chania Town, Greece
— 9 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Rethymnon, Greece
— 10 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Ierapetra, Greece
— 10 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Hersonissos, Greece
— 10 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Amsterdam, Holland

19
nights
Arnhem, Holland

Arnhem ©
Arnhem is known mostly for its John Frost Bridge, which the British tried to secure during World War II.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Canals area and Designer Outlet Roermond. Visit St. John's Cathedral and Kasteel Doorwerth for their historical value. Explore Arnhem's surroundings by going to Stadhuis Roermond (in Roermond), Den Bosch (Grote Kerk Den Bosch, Sint-Janstoren, & more) and Nationaal Park Veluwezoom (in Rheden). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Hoge Veluwe National Park, take an in-depth tour of National Military Museum, contemplate the long history of Fort Sint Pieter, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Dom Tower.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Arnhem trip maker website .

Amsterdam to Arnhem is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. April in Arnhem sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Chania Town.

Things to do in Arnhem

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Den Bosch, Venlo, Utrecht, Maastricht, Leeuwarden
Highlights from your plan
Airborne Cemetery ©
Airborne Cemetery
Nationaal Park Veluwezoom ©
Nationaal Park Veluwezoom
Hoge Veluwe National Park ©
Hoge Veluwe National Park

9
nights
Chania Town, Greece

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.
Head to Municipal Market of Chani and Sandali Love My Shoesfor some retail therapy. Step off the beaten path and head to Agii Apostoli Beach and Off-Road Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Akrotiri (Seitan Limania Beach & Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada)), Kastro Gramvoussas (in Gramvousa) and Church of St. George (in Kavousi). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Agia Irini Gorge, explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site of Ancient Aptera, learn about winemaking at Manousakis Winery, and step into the grandiose world of Firkas Fortress.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Chania Town driving holiday planning site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Arnhem to Chania Town. Traveling from Arnhem to Chania Town, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Arnhem in April, expect Chania Town to be a bit warmer, temps between 24°C and 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can catcht the bus to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Platanias, Sougia, Kissamos, Akrotiri, Souda
Highlights from your plan
Agii Apostoli Beach ©
Agii Apostoli Beach
Kedrodasos Beach ©
Kedrodasos Beach
Manousakis Winery ©
Manousakis Winery

10
nights
Rethymnon, Greece

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Palace of Faistos and The Holy Monastery of Preveli. Visit Karavostasi Beach and Damnoni Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rethymnon: St. Anthony Gorge (Gorge of Patsos) (in Patsos), War Museum Askifou (in Askifou) and St. Nicholas Church (in Georgioupolis). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Reptisland, take in the exciting artwork at Moozart Wood Art Shop, explore the striking landscape at The Gorge of Aradena, and see Off-Road Tours.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Rethymnon online tour planner .

You can take a bus from Chania Town to Rethymnon in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In April, daytime highs in Rethymnon are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Ierapetra.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Plakias, Winery Dourakis, Episkopi Beach, Frangokastello Beach, The Gorge of Aradena
Highlights from your plan
Reptisland ©
Reptisland
Skinaria Beach ©
Skinaria Beach
Marmara Beach ©
Marmara Beach

10
nights
Ierapetra, Greece

Ierapetra ©
Ierapetra, Europe's southernmost city, sits on Crete's southwestern coastline and draws attention with its mild weather and award-winning beaches.
Step out of the city life by going to Spiaggia Xerokampos and Makrigialos Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Koutsounari beach and Almyros Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Ierapetra side-trips: Gorge of the Dead (in Kato Zakros), Olive (in Analipsi) and Pefki (Vreiko Cave & Stavromenos Chapel). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Richtis Gorge, get to know the fascinating history of Voila, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Afendis Christos, and take in breathtaking views at Canyon Koudoumas.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Ierapetra trip planner .

You can drive from Rethymnon to Ierapetra in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In May in Ierapetra, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hersonissos.

Things to do in Ierapetra

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sitia, Agios Nikolaos, Pefki, Gorge of the Dead, Agios Petros Church & Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Richtis Gorge ©
Richtis Gorge
Voulisma Beach ©
Voulisma Beach
The Gorge of Agioi Pantes ©
The Gorge of Agioi Pantes

10
nights
Hersonissos, Greece

Hersonissos ©
Wholeheartedly dedicated to tourism, Hersonissos remains best known for its vibrant nightlife, its bars and clubs attracting partygoers from around the world.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathedral of St. Minas and Church of Saint Titus. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Lyrarakis Winery and Lychnostatis Open Air Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hersonissos: Milatos Cave (in Milatos), Monastery Savvathiana (in Rodia) and Heraklion (Room Escape Games, The Natural History Museum of Crete, & more). There's much more to do: stroll through Red Sand Beach (Kokkini Ammos), experience rural life at Cretan Olive Oil Farm, look for gifts at Daedalus Shop, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Hersonissos online holiday planner .

Getting from Ierapetra to Hersonissos by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Ierapetra in May, plan for little chillier nights in Hersonissos, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Heraklion, Agios Nikolaos, Malia, Sissi, Fishing Charters & Tours
Highlights from your plan
Stalis Beach ©
Stalis Beach
Red Sand Beach (Kokkini Ammos) ©
Red Sand Beach (Kokkini Ammos)
Fishing Charters & Tours

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