15 days in Europe & Mexico Itinerary

15 days in Europe & Mexico Itinerary

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15 days in Europe & Mexico Itinerary

Start: Mexico City, Mexico
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h 45​min
2
Heraklion, Greece
— 1 day
ferry + taxi:  2​h 15​min
3
Oia, Greece
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
4
Delphi, Greece
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
6
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
7
Mexico City, Mexico
— 1 night
End: Mexico City, Mexico


2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Royal Palace of Madrid and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. Get some historical perspective at Catedral Primada and Plaza Mayor. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Prado National Museum, steep yourself in history at Templo de Debod, tour the pleasant surroundings at Casa de Campo, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Sorolla.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Madrid day trip planning website .

Mexico City, Mexico to Madrid is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mexico City to Madrid is 7 hours. Traveling from Mexico City in September, you will find days in Madrid are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Catedral Primada
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©

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 9th (Sun): steep yourself in history at The Palace of Knossos, get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Heraklion online trip planner .

Getting from Madrid to Heraklion by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Madrid to Heraklion due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Heraklion when traveling from Madrid in September, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Oia.

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
Church of Saint Titus ©
Church of Saint Titus

1
night
Oia, Greece

Oia ©
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
On the 10th (Mon), view the masterpieces at Mnemossyne Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, stop by Eponymo, look for gifts at Aquamarine Jewelry, then take some stellar pictures from Sunset in Oia, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Oia online route planner .

Ride a ferry from Heraklion to Oia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Delphi.

Things to do in Oia

Nature Parks Shopping
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Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay
Ekklisia Panagia Platsani ©
Ekklisia Panagia Platsani
Sunset in Oia ©
Sunset in Oia

1
day
Delphi, Greece

Delphi ©
Ancient Greeks revered Delphi as the center of their universe, building an impressive sanctuary to Apollo in order to mark this sacred spot.
On the 11th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Holy Trinity, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Apollo, then delve into the distant past at Delphi, and finally take an in-depth tour of Delphi Archaeological Museum.

Discover how to plan a Delphi trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Oia to Delphi in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Oia in September since evenings lows in Delphi dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Athens.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Church of the Holy Trinity
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Delphi ©
Delphi
Temple of Apollo ©
Temple of Apollo
Delphi Archaeological Museum ©
Delphi Archaeological Museum

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Get a sense of the local culture at Acropolis Museum and National Archaeological Museum. Acropolis of Athens and Erechtheion will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Plaka, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Cycladic Art, delve into the distant past at Theater of Dionysus, and steep yourself in history at Ancient Agora of Athens.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Athens route builder tool .

You can drive from Delphi to Athens in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Delphi in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Athens, with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Plaka ©
Plaka
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

2
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.
Musee d'Orsay and Louvre Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Arc de Triomphe and Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, browse the exhibits of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, and see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris online road trip planner .

Fly from Athens to Paris in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Paris is minus 1 hour. In September, Paris is a bit cooler than Athens - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

1
night
Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): examine the collection at Frida Kahlo Museum, then ponder the world of politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional), then step into the grandiose world of Chapultepec Castle, and finally examine the collection at National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia). Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, then explore the ancient world of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), then browse the exhibits of Museo del Templo Mayor, and finally don't miss a visit to Zocalo.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Mexico City trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Paris to Mexico City in 15 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Paris to Mexico City due to the time zone difference. September in Mexico City sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums Historic Sites
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National Museum of Anthropology ©
National Museum of Anthropology
Museo del Templo Mayor ©
Museo del Templo Mayor
Frida Kahlo Museum ©
Frida Kahlo Museum

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