17 days in Greek Isles, Rome & France Itinerary

17 days in Greek Isles, Rome & France Itinerary

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Fira, Greece
— 2 nights
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Heraklion, Greece
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Nice, France
— 2 nights
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Mont-Saint-Michel, France
— 2 nights
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Bayeux, France
— 1 night
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Fira, Greece

— 2 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Fira trip planner.

New York City, USA to Fira is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Fira is 7 hours. Traveling from New York City in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Fira: highs are around 68°F and lows about 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Fira

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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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.
Step out of Heraklion to go to Tylissos and see Snail Farm and Fun, which is approximately 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Historical Museum of Crete, delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus, and relax and rejuvenate at Aegeo Spas.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Heraklion sightseeing planning website.

You can ride a ferry from Fira to Heraklion in 2.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Heraklion are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Rome.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Zoos & Aquariums

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Rome, Italy

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 1st (Wed), admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, then make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, then take in panoramic vistas at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rome trip planning app.

You can fly from Heraklion to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Heraklion to Rome. Expect slightly colder evenings in Rome when traveling from Heraklion in April, with lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to fly to Nice.

Things to do in Rome

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 2:

Nice, France

— 2 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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 3rd (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, then get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, then make a trip to Place Massena, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Massif de l'Esterel.

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Fly from Rome to Nice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Rome in May, you will find days in Nice are slightly colder (69°F), and nights are about the same (57°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can fly to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 2 — 4:

Mont-Saint-Michel, France

— 2 nights
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, then appreciate the history behind Mont Saint-Michel, and then cool off at Alligator Bay.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Mont-Saint-Michel day trip planning tool.

Getting from Nice to Mont-Saint-Michel by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Nice in May: high temperatures in Mont-Saint-Michel hover around 62°F and lows are around 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites · Theme Parks

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Bayeux, France

— 1 night
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take in the history at Omaha Beach, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, then contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc, and finally learn about all things military at Musee D-Day Omaha. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, then get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, and finally savor the flavors at Cave Cidricole Lecornu.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Bayeux trip planner.

Drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Bayeux are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

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Find places to stay May 6 — 7:

Paris, France

— 3 nights

City of Light

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 still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Bayeux to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Paris are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Paris

Side Trip

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France travel guide

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France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.