12 days in United States & Europe Itinerary

12 days in United States & Europe Itinerary

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12 days in United States & Europe Itinerary

Start: Norfolk, United States
Fly:  2​h 45​min
1
Washington DC, United States
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  12​h 15​min
2
Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
3
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h 45​min
4
Heraklion, Greece
— 1 day
ferry:  2​h
5
Akrotiri, Greece
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h
6
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Nice, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Norfolk, United States


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1
night
Washington DC, United States

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol and then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, and finally appreciate the history behind Jefferson Memorial.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC day trip planner.

Norfolk to Washington DC is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Washington DC are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Glasgow.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
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Lincoln Memorial ©
Lincoln Memorial
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

1
night
Glasgow, United Kingdom

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Glasgow Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, admire the masterpieces at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Glasgow Botanic Gardens.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Glasgow road trip planning app .

You can do a combination of subway, bus, and flight from Washington DC to Glasgow in 12.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Washington DC to Glasgow. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Washington DC in June: high temperatures in Glasgow hover around 64°F and lows are around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum ©
Glasgow Cathedral ©
Glasgow Cathedral

3
nights
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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read London day trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Glasgow to London takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. June in London sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

1
day
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 1st (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum and then contemplate the long history of The Palace of Knossos.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Heraklion day trip tool .

Do a combination of flight and bus from London to Heraklion in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Heraklion is 2 hours. In July, Heraklion is somewhat warmer than London - with highs of 85°F and lows of 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Heraklion

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

The Palace of Knossos
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The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

1
night
Akrotiri, Greece

Akrotiri ©
Located on Santorini's southwestern coastline, the small village of Akrotiri sits just a short walk from one of Europe's most significant Bronze Age archaeological sites.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): do a tasting at Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A., then look for all kinds of wild species at Santo Horse Riding, then kick back and relax at Red Beach, and finally delve into the distant past at Akrotiri.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Akrotiri road trip site .

You can ride a ferry from Heraklion to Akrotiri in 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Akrotiri are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A.
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Santo Horse Riding ©
Santo Horse Riding
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): kick back and relax at Panormos Beach and then wander the streets of Little Venice.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Mykonos Town day trip app .

You can ride a ferry from Akrotiri to Mykonos Town in 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Mykonos Town can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Panormos Beach
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Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice

2
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, then take a stroll through Vieille Ville, then stroll the grounds of Cimetiere du Chateau, and finally take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marineland and then don't miss a visit to Place Massena.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Nice trip builder app .

Traveling by flight from Mykonos Town to Nice takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. In July in Nice, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 71°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Marineland
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Marineland ©
Marineland
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

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