32 days in Greece, France & Iceland Itinerary

32 days in Greece, France & Iceland Itinerary

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32 days in Greece, France & Iceland Itinerary

Start: Cape Town, South Africa
Fly:  16​h
1
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 1 night
Ferry:  1​h 45​min
2
Fira, Greece
— 3 nights
Ferry:  1​h 45​min
3
Heraklion, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly + Subway:  2​h 45​min
4
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
5
Nice, France
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Saint-Raphael, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Marseille, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Bayeux, France
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
9
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
10
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 4 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Cape Town, South Africa

1
night
Mykonos Town, Greece

Mykonos Town ©
A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take a stroll through Little Venice, don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and then see the interesting displays at Aegean Maritime Museum. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Panormos Beach, sample the tasty concoctions at Mykonos Brewing Company, then make a trip to Kapopoulos Fine Arts, and finally take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Mykonos.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town trip builder site .

Cape Town, South Africa to Mykonos Town is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. Traveling from Cape Town in December, expect nights in Mykonos Town to be slightly colder, around 12°C, while days are colder, around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Panormos Beach, Mykonos Brewing Company
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Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

3
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for nightlife, museums, spas, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and contemplate the long history of Ancient Thera.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Fira day trip planner .

Getting from Mykonos Town to Fira by ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Fira

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Oia, Ancient Thera, Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel
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Helicopter Tours
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Wine Tours & Tastings

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, and then delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Kazantzakis Museum, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, then get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and finally experience rural life at Snail Farm and Fun.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Heraklion trip itinerary planning site .

You can ride a ferry from Fira to Heraklion in 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Heraklion are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, Snail Farm and Fun, The Palace of Knossos, Kazantzakis Museum
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Snail Farm and Fun ©
Snail Farm and Fun
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Go for a jaunt from Athens to Mycenae to see Archaeological Site Mycenae about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Lycabettus.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Athens trip simple and quick.

You can do a combination of flight and subway from Heraklion to Athens in 3 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Archaeological Site Mycenae
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

4
nights
Nice, France

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Galerie Lifetime Gallery (in Mougins) and Colgan's Brewery (in Mouans-Sartoux). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, get great views at Mt Boron, make a trip to Place Massena, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marineland.

Plan trip to Nice with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Nice takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in December, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

Galerie Lifetime Gallery, Colgan's Brewery, Marineland
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Food Tours
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

3
nights
Saint-Raphael, France

Saint-Raphael ©
Venture out of the city with trips to La Certosa di La Verne (in Bormes-Les-Mimosas), Kelys (in Sainte-Maxime) and Vivier Gallo-Romain des Issambres (in Roquebrune-sur-Argens).

Find out how to plan Saint-Raphael trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Nice to Saint-Raphael takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier evenings in Saint-Raphael when traveling from Nice in December, with lows around 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

La Certosa di La Verne, Les Gorges du Verdon, Domaine Val d'Iris, Kelys, Vivier Gallo-Romain des Issambres
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Les Gorges du Verdon ©
Les Gorges du Verdon
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Domaine Val d'Iris ©
Domaine Val d'Iris

3
nights
Marseille, France

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Get out of town with these interesting Marseille side-trips: Aix-en-Provence (Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, Musee Granet, & more), Palais des Papes (in Avignon) and Route des Cretes (in La Ciotat). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, have some family-friendly fun at Laser game Evolution, relax in the rural setting at Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras, and explore the striking landscape at Calanques.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Marseille tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Saint-Raphael to Marseille takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Marseille are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras, Palais des Papes, Route des Cretes, Laser game Evolution
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Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras ©
Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes

2
nights
Bayeux, France

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, then stroll the grounds of Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, then get engrossed in the history at Pegasus Memorial, and finally step into the grandiose world of Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Bayeux day trip planning tool .

You can fly from Marseille to Bayeux in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Marseille in December, expect nights in Bayeux to be about the same, around 4°C, while days are little chillier, around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant, Normandy American Cemetery, Pegasus Memorial, Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery
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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
 Bayeux War Cemetery ©
Bayeux War Cemetery

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 lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, don't miss a visit to Champs-Elysees, contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Paris trip builder app .

You can take a train from Bayeux to Paris in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December in Paris, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

4
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Explore Reykjavik's surroundings by going to Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir), Thermal Spas (in Grindavik) and Bruarfoss Waterfall (in Brekkuskogur). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, and admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Reykjavik trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Paris to Reykjavik by flight takes about 7 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Paris in December, expect Reykjavik to be a bit cooler, temps between 2°C and -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Bruarfoss Waterfall, Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, Strokkur, Thermal Spas, Gullfoss Falls
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Food Tours
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thermal Spas

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