15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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1
Rethymnon, Greece
— 3 nights
2
Oia, Greece
— 3 nights
3
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
4
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
5
Paris, France
— 3 nights

3
nights
Rethymnon, Greece

Rethymnon ©
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Rethymnon Old Town and Episkopi Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Damoni Beach and Loutraki Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Rethymnon: Kourtaliotiko Gorge (in Plakias) and Reptisland (in Melidoni).

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rethymnon trip itinerary app.

New York City, USA to Rethymnon is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from New York City to Rethymnon, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Rethymnon: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Oia.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kourtaliotiko Gorge, Reptisland, Loutraki Beach, Episkopi Beach
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Rethymnon Old Town ©
Rethymnon Old Town
Reptisland ©
Reptisland
Kourtaliotiko Gorge ©
Kourtaliotiko Gorge

3
nights
Oia, Greece

Oia ©
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, explore the galleries of MATI Art Gallery, and then take a memorable tour with Tours. On your second day here, take in the exciting artwork at Mnemossyne Gallery, thensteep yourself in history at The castle of St Nicholas, thendo a tasting at Domaine Sigalas, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Oia day trip planning website.

Getting from Rethymnon to Oia by combination of ferry and taxi takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. May in Oia sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Oia

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Fira, Red Beach
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Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist ©
Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 23rd (Wed), experience rural life at Fattoria di Maiano and then stop by Chianti Cashmere Goat Farm. On the next day, stroll through Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno and then do a tasting at Castello di Verrazzano.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Florence travel route planning site.

Traveling by flight from Oia to Florence takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train. Traveling from Oia to Florence, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Florence when traveling from Oia in May, with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Outdoors Wineries Beaches

Side Trips

Chianti Cashmere Goat Farm, Castello di Verrazzano, Fattoria di Maiano
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Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno ©
Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno
Castello di Verrazzano ©
Castello di Verrazzano
Chianti Cashmere Goat Farm ©
Chianti Cashmere Goat Farm

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Colosseum and Colle del Gianicolo. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to St. Clement Basilica and Sabbianera Super Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Riva di Polline in Trevignano Romano (about 48 minutes away).

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rome day trip planning site.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Florence in May since evenings lows in Rome dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Rome

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sabbianera Super Beach, Riva di Polline
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Clement Basilica ©
St. Clement Basilica
Colle del Gianicolo ©
Colle del Gianicolo

3
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.
On the 28th (Mon), wander the streets of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum de Versailles-Chevreloup, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Île de la Cité, kick back and relax at Paris Plage, thenadmire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and finally step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Paris itinerary planner.

Getting from Rome to Paris by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rome in May, expect Paris to be a bit cooler, temps between °F and °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Arboretum de Versailles-Chevreloup
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Arboretum de Versailles-Chevreloup ©
Arboretum de Versailles-Chevreloup
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

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