23 days in Greece & Paris Itinerary

23 days in Greece & Paris Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Mykonos Town, Greece
— 4 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 5 nights
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Elafonissi, Greece
— 1 night
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Chania Town, Greece
— 3 nights
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Elounda, Greece
— 1 night
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Heraklion, Greece
— 3 nights
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Paris, France — 5 nights

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.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Sainte-Chapelle, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and get a taste of the local shopping with Le Marais.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris online visit planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Paris is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Riyadh to Paris, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Riyadh in August, things will get much colder in Paris: highs are around 29°C and lows about 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Mykonos Town.
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Mykonos Town, Greece — 4 nights

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.
Mykonos Town is known for sightseeing, nightlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with GoDive Mykonos PADI Diving Resort, don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), see the interesting displays at Aegean Maritime Museum, and kick back and relax at Panormos Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Mykonos Town trip maker.

You can fly from Paris to Mykonos Town in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, Mykonos Town is a bit warmer than Paris - with highs of 33°C and lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Athens.
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Athens, Greece — 5 nights

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Athens: Archaeological Site Mycenae (in Mycenae), Corinth Canal (in Isthmia) and Tiryns (in Nafplio). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, steep yourself in history at Ancient Agora of Athens, and take an in-depth tour of National Archaeological Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Athens trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Mykonos Town to Athens takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. When traveling from Mykonos Town in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Athens: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to fly to Elafonissi.
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Elafonissi, Greece — 1 night

Located just off Crete's southwestern corner, Elafonissi offers an alternative vacation idea for those looking to avoid the larger, more crowded Greek islands.
On the 16th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Museum of platanias, kick back and relax at Elafonissi Beach, and then hike along Elafonisi Viewpoint.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Elafonissi using our trip planner.

Fly from Athens to Elafonissi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Athens in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Elafonissi, with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Chania Town.
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Chania Town, Greece — 3 nights

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 Rethymnon (Historical and Folklore Museum of Rethymno & Rethymnon Old Town), Lake Kournas (in Kournas) and Afrata Beach (in Platanias). There's much more to do: experience rural life at Astrikas Estate Biolea, get all the equipment you need at Royal Octopus DIVE CENTER, enjoy the sand and surf at Balos Lagoon, and explore the different monuments and memorials at German Military Cemetery.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Chania Town trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Elafonissi to Chania Town takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Chania Town are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Elounda.
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Elounda, Greece — 1 night

Long a sleepy fishing settlement on Crete's northern coastline, Elounda today serves as a major travel destination, drawing vacationers with a blend of unspoiled natural scenery and luxury resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Virgin Mary, then explore the ancient world of Archaia Poli Tis Lato, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Voulismeni, and finally contemplate the long history of Spinalonga (Kalydon).

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Elounda road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Chania Town to Elounda takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Chania Town in August, expect nights in Elounda to be about the same, around 29°C, while days are slightly colder, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Heraklion.
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Heraklion, Greece — 3 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.
Heraklion is known for museums, historic sites, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, see the interesting displays at Kazantzakis Museum, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at CRETAquarium.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Heraklion road trip planning app.

Drive from Elounda to Heraklion in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Heraklion can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time for the flight back home.
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Greece travel guide

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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.
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Crete travel guide

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Great Island
The largest of the Greek islands, Crete offers travelers more than just sun, sea, and sand. Famed for its warm hospitality, outstanding infrastructure, and contrasting landscapes, the island represents one of the world's richest areas in terms of history and culture. Crete burst onto the world scene over 4,000 years ago, when it served as the center of the Minoan civilization, one of Europe's earliest organized societies. Despite the island's wealth of developed beaches, the traces of the mysterious and enchanting Minoan empire remain Crete's top attraction, drawing visitors from all over the world. The island capital Heraklion provides an ideal base for exploring a renowned Minoan palace complex, the site of Europe's oldest city.
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