18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Madurai, India
Fly + Drive:  29 h
1
Hersonissos, Greece
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Chania Town, Greece
— 3 nights
+2
Shuttle + Fly + Taxi:  4 h 15 min
3
Naxos, Greece
— 3 nights
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
4
Fira, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
5
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  20 h 30 min
End: Madurai, India

3
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Stalis Beach and Ligaria Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Lyrarakis Winery and The Bronze - Kelesis Yannis. Go for a jaunt from Hersonissos to Elounda to see Eklektos Bookshop about 46 minutes away. There's more to do: look for gifts at Luxurious Furs.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Hersonissos trip itinerary maker site.

Madurai, India to Hersonissos is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Madurai to Hersonissos, you'll gain 3.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Madurai in November; daily highs in Hersonissos reach 21°C and lows reach 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Chania Town.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Shopping Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Lyrarakis Winery, Eklektos Bookshop, Ligaria Beach, Stalis Beach
Highlights from your plan
Hantra ©
Hantra
Stalis Beach ©
Stalis Beach
Lyrarakis Winery ©
Lyrarakis Winery

3
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Fisika and Kurkuta. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Falassarna Beach and Chalikia Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Chania Town: Balos Lagoon (in Kissamos), Bonsai and Art (in Trachilos) and George and Lilian's Jewellery (in Almyrida). It doesn't end there: look for gifts at Mitos Objects of Art and step into the grandiose world of Kastro Gramvoussas.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Chania Town trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Hersonissos to Chania Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in November, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Naxos.

Things to do in Chania Town

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Kissamos, Falassarna Beach, Kastro Gramvoussas, Fisika, Chalikia Beach
Highlights from your plan
Falassarna Beach ©
Falassarna Beach
Balos Lagoon ©
Balos Lagoon
Kastro Gramvoussas ©
Kastro Gramvoussas

3
nights
Naxos, Greece

Naxos ©
Zeus, the master of all gods from Greek mythology, allegedly grew up in a cave on Naxos, a small but fertile island in the South Aegean Sea.
Step out of the city life by going to Mikri Vigla Beach and Maragas Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Old Town and Roman Catholic Cathedral. When in Naxos, make a side trip to see Little Venice in Mykonos Town, approximately Mykonos Town away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Portara, visit Kastro, stop by Naxia Sweet Home, and enjoy the sand and surf at Agios Prokopios Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Naxos trip planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi from Chania Town to Naxos takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In November, daytime highs in Naxos are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Naxos

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Little Venice
Highlights from your plan
Maragas Beach ©
Maragas Beach
Old Town ©
Old Town
Portara ©
Portara

4
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Perivolos and Perissa Black Sand Beach. You'll explore and learn at Tzamia - Krystalla Art Gallery Santorini and Aegean Designs. Explore Fira's surroundings by going to Galatea Pottery (in Akrotiri) and Atlantis Books E.E. (in Oia). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, do a tasting at Artemis Karamolegos Winery, stop by Koukla Art, and take in the exciting artwork at Ernesto Workshop & Gallery.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Fira tour builder app.

Ride a ferry from Naxos to Fira in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Fira

Shopping Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Oia, Santorini, Akrotiri, Perissa Black Sand Beach
Highlights from your plan
Koukla Art ©
Koukla Art
Perissa Black Sand Beach ©
Perissa Black Sand Beach
Perivolos ©
Perivolos

2
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Colosseum and Palatine Hill. Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, get engrossed in the history at Musei Capitolini, make a trip to Trevi Fountain, and admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Rome holiday builder tool.

Fly from Fira to Rome in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fira to Rome due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Rome when traveling from Fira in December, with lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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