11 days in London & Crete Itinerary

11 days in London & Crete Itinerary

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11 days in London & Crete Itinerary

Start: Chicago, United States
Fly:  8​h
1
London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
Chania Town, Greece
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Heraklion, Greece
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Mires, Greece
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Palaiochora, Greece
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Chania Town, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Fly:  12​h
End: Chicago, United States

1
night
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Westminster as well as Spa & Massage. On the 23rd (Thu), explore the world behind art at National Gallery, then take a stroll through Westminster, and then relax and rejuvenate at Spa & Massage.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the London trip itinerary builder tool .

Chicago, USA to London is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Chicago to London due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in May, things will get a bit cooler in London: highs are around 62°F and lows about 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Chania Town.

Things to do in London

Museums Spas Neighborhoods
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Westminster ©
Westminster
Spa & Massage ©
Spa & Massage

2
nights
Chania Town, Greece

The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Scuba & Snorkeling as well as Etz Hayyim Synagogue. Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): make a trip to Etz Hayyim Synagogue. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Old Venetian Harbor, then examine the collection at MINOAN'S WORLD, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Eisodion tis Theotokou, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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Getting from London to Chania Town by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. In May, Chania Town is a bit warmer than London - with highs of 77°F and lows of 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to catch the shuttle to Heraklion.

Things to do in Chania Town

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Etz Hayyim Synagogue
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Cathedral of Eisodion tis Theotokou ©
 MINOAN'S WORLD ©
MINOAN'S WORLD

1
night
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.
You've now added The Natural History Museum of Crete to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): kick back and relax at Agia Pelagia Beach. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, and then get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Heraklion trip itinerary app .

Traveling by shuttle from Chania Town to Heraklion takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Heraklion can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mires.

Things to do in Heraklion

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Agia Pelagia Beach, The Palace of Knossos
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The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
The Natural History Museum of Crete ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

1
night
Mires, Greece

Mires ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Domaine Zacharioudakis, S. - B. Tsipa O.E., Agia Marina Donkey Rescue Sanctuary and Fishing Day Trip 'Elizabeth'. Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): cast your line with Fishing Day Trip 'Elizabeth', explore and take pictures at Agia Marina Donkey Rescue Sanctuary, and then do a tasting at Domaine Zacharioudakis, S. - B. Tsipa O.E..

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Mires online tour planner .

You can drive from Heraklion to Mires in an hour. In May, daily temperatures in Mires can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Palaiochora.

Things to do in Mires

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Fishing Day Trip 'Elizabeth', Domaine Zacharioudakis, S. - B. Tsipa O.E.
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1
night
Palaiochora, Greece

Palaiochora ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Samaria Gorge National Park as well as Elafonissi Beach. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take in breathtaking views at Samaria Gorge National Park and then kick back and relax at Elafonissi Beach.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Palaiochora road trip app .

Traveling by car from Mires to Palaiochora takes 3.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Chania Town.

Things to do in Palaiochora

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Samaria Gorge National Park, Elafonissi Beach
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Samaria Gorge National Park ©
Samaria Gorge National Park
Elafonissi  Beach ©
Elafonissi Beach

2
nights
Chania Town, Greece

Chania Town ©
You've now added Museum Of Typography to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Firkas Fortress, enjoy the sea views from Chania Venetian Lighthouse, then enjoy the sand and surf at Chrissi Akti Beach, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum Of Typography.

To find out how to plan a trip to Chania Town, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Palaiochora to Chania Town in 1.5 hours. On the 31st (Fri), you'll travel to London.

Things to do in Chania Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Museum Of Typography, Chrissi Akti Beach
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Chrissi Akti Beach ©
Chrissi Akti Beach
Chania Venetian Lighthouse ©
Chania Venetian Lighthouse
Firkas Fortress ©
Firkas Fortress

1
night
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tower of London as well as Victoria and Albert Museum. On the 31st (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Buckingham Palace and then admire the masterpieces at Victoria and Albert Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the London road trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Chania Town to London takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Chania Town to London due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Chania Town in May, with highs in London at 62°F and lows at 46°F. On the 1st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums
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Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Victoria and Albert Museum ©
Victoria and Albert Museum

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