12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

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12 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
Fly:  21​h 30​min
1
Hersonissos, Greece
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Chania Town, Greece
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  19​h 30​min
3
Durness, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h
4
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  10​h 15​min
End: New York City, United States

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): stop by Nostimon, stop by Eklektos Bookshop, and then head off the coast to Fortress Spinalonga. On your second day here, ride a horse along Odysseia Stables, stop by Faestos, then stop by Hantra, and finally stop by Luxurious Furs.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Hersonissos sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Oia to Hersonissos in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in April, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Chania Town.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Elounda, Odysseia Stables, Nostimon
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Fortress Spinalonga ©
Fortress Spinalonga
Odysseia Stables ©
Odysseia Stables
Eklektos Bookshop ©
Eklektos Bookshop

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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): stop by Art of Living Glass Factory and then stop by George and Lilian's Jewellery. On your second day here, look for gifts at Mitos Objects of Art, look for gifts at Georgina Skalidi, then do a tasting at Manousakis Winery, and finally look for gifts at Fisika.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Chania Town vacation builder.

Drive from Hersonissos to Chania Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Chania Town sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Durness.

Things to do in Chania Town

Shopping Wineries Museums

Side Trips

George and Lilian's Jewellery, Manousakis Winery, Fisika
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Manousakis Winery ©
Manousakis Winery
Fisika ©
Fisika
George and Lilian's Jewellery ©
George and Lilian's Jewellery

3
nights
Durness, United Kingdom

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Escape the urban bustle at Clachtoll Beach Campsite and Sango Bay. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Balnakeil Bay and Durness Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Durness: Scourie Bay (in Scourie), Highland Stoneware, Baddidarroch (in Lochinver) and Castle Varrich (in Tongue).

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Durness holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Chania Town to Durness. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 2 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Chania Town in April; daily highs in Durness reach 51°F and lows reach 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Durness

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Highland Stoneware, Baddidarroch, Castle Varrich, Scourie Bay, Clachtoll Beach Campsite
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Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach
Clachtoll Beach Campsite ©
Clachtoll Beach Campsite
Scourie Bay ©
Scourie Bay

1
night
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja and then browse the exhibits of Perlan.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Reykjavik custom trip planner.

You can drive from Durness to Reykjavik in 104 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In April, Reykjavik is little chillier than Durness - with highs of 43°F and lows of 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Museums Historic Sites
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Perlan ©
Perlan
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja

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