18 days in Europe & Seattle Itinerary

18 days in Europe & Seattle Itinerary

Make it your trip
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly
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Rethymnon, Greece
— 1 night
Drive
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Kissamos, Greece
— 1 night
Fly
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York, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 1 night
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Seattle, United States
— 4 nights

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Musee de l'Orangerie and Île de la Cité. Step off the beaten path and head to The Army Museum and Pont Alexandre III. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, take a stroll through Montmartre, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle.

To see maps and more tourist information, read our Paris online day trip planner.

Seattle, USA to Paris is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Seattle to Paris. In August, daytime highs in Paris are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can fly to Berlin.
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Berlin, Germany — 3 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Let the collections at Neues Museum and Museum St. Nicholas Church capture your imagination. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Deutsches Historisches Museum and Berliner Dom. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Gendarmenmarkt, admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

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

Fly from Paris to Berlin in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Rethymnon.
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Rethymnon, Greece — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Arkadi, tour the pleasant surroundings at Baja Beach Club, and then wander the streets of Rethymnon Old Town.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rethymnon tour builder website.

You can fly from Berlin to Rethymnon in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. In August, daytime highs in Rethymnon are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kissamos.
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Kissamos, Greece — 1 night

A quiet port town situated on Crete's western tip, Kissamos attracts mostly domestic tourists and possesses more of the quintessential Greek feel than livelier resorts strung along the island's coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mavros Molos, kick back and relax at Falassarna Beach, and then learn about winemaking at Pnevmatikakis Winery.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Kissamos planner.

You can drive from Rethymnon to Kissamos in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Kissamos are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to fly to York.
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York, United Kingdom — 2 nights

City of Festivals

Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
On the 14th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of National Railway Museum, examine the collection at York Castle Museum, and then explore the ancient world of York City Walls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): stop by York Shambles, then see the interesting displays at York's Chocolate Story, then admire the landmark architecture of York Minster, and finally get engrossed in the history at Eden Camp Modern History Museum.

You can plan York trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can fly from Kissamos to York in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Kissamos to York, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kissamos in August, things will get little chillier in York: highs are around 69°F and lows about 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, then browse the exhibits of Royal Yacht Britannia, then don't miss a visit to The Real Mary King's Close, and finally take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rosslyn Chapel, then get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, then enjoy breathtaking views from Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh road trip site.

You can take a train from York to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. August in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Reykjavik.
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Reykjavik, Iceland — 1 night

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
On the 18th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, then appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Iceland.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Reykjavik trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Edinburgh to Reykjavik in 5.5 hours. When traveling from Edinburgh in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Reykjavik: temperatures range from 57°F by day to 47°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Seattle.
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Seattle, United States — 4 nights

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museum of Pop Culture and Wine Tours & Tastings. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Museum of Flight and Soundbridge Seattle Symphony Music Discovery Center. Change things up with a short trip to Seahurst Beach Park in Burien (about 34 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: walk around Kerry Park, wander the streets of Pike Place Market, take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and stop by Capitol Hill.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Seattle trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to Seattle takes 10.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Reykjavik to Seattle is minus 8 hours. When traveling from Reykjavik in August, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Seattle: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.
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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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