14 days in Greece, Albania & Paris Itinerary

14 days in Greece, Albania & Paris Itinerary

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14 days in Greece, Albania & Paris Itinerary

Start: South Bend, United States
Fly:  22​h
1
Heraklion, Greece
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + subway:  2​h 45​min
2
Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + ferry:  4​h 15​min
3
Saranda, Albania
— 1 night
+3
ferry + foot + bus + Fly:  6​h 15​min
4
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: South Bend, United States


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3
nights
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.
When in Heraklion, make a side trip to see Fortress Spinalonga in Elounda, approximately 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, get in on the family fun at Acqua Plus Water Park, learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Heraklion online trip planner .

South Bend, USA to Heraklion is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 7 hours. Traveling from South Bend in July, Heraklion is a bit warmer at night with lows of 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Heraklion

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Hersonissos, The Palace of Knossos, Fortress Spinalonga, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
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Fortress Spinalonga ©
Fortress Spinalonga
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos ©
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos

4
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, wander the streets of Plaka, enjoy the sand and surf at Glyfada Beach, and explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Athens road trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and subway from Heraklion to Athens takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Heraklion in July, you will find days in Athens are somewhat warmer (91°F), and nights are about the same (75°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Saranda.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Glyfada Beach
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

1
night
Saranda, Albania

Saranda
A popular summer destination for its inexpensive accommodation and stony Mediterranean beaches, Saranda has become a favorite of both Albanian and foreign travelers.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Mirror (Pasqyra) Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Saranda route builder site .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Athens to Saranda takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Athens in July since evenings lows in Saranda dip to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Saranda

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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4
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.
Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Musee d'Orsay, contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, and admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Paris online trip planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Saranda to Paris takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Saranda in July, things will get little chillier in Paris: highs are around 77°F and lows about 60°F. On the 30th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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