10 days in Crete Itinerary

10 days in Crete Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Jakarta, Indonesia
Fly + Drive:  23 h 15 min
1
Hersonissos
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Vai
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Rethymnon
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  23 h
End: Jakarta, Indonesia

3
nights
Hersonissos

Hersonissos ©
Wholeheartedly dedicated to tourism, Hersonissos remains best known for its vibrant nightlife, its bars and clubs attracting partygoers from around the world.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hersonissos: Heraklion (Church of Saint Titus, Heraklion Archaeological Museum, &more), Lake Voulismeni (in Agios Nikolaos) and Fortress Spinalonga (in Elounda). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at The Palace of Knossos, go for a stroll along the water at Old Venetian Harbor, stop by Olivia Shop, and take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Hersonissos online tour planner.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Hersonissos is an approximately 23.5- hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Jakarta to Hersonissos, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Jakarta in October, expect Hersonissos to be little chillier, temps between 26°C and 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Vai.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Heraklion, The Palace of Knossos, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, Lake Voulismeni, Fortress Spinalonga
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Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre ©
Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre

1
night
Vai

Vai ©
On the 5th (Mon), head outdoors with Natura Water Sports and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vai Beach.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Vai tour itinerary tool.

Getting from Hersonissos to Vai by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Vai when traveling from Hersonissos in October, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Vai

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Vai Beach ©
Vai Beach
Natura Water Sports ©
Natura Water Sports

3
nights
Rethymnon

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Reptisland (in Melidoni), Souda Bay War Cemetery (in Souda) and Chania Town (Municipal Art Gallery of Chania, Old Venetian Harbor, &more). There's lots more to do: stop by Rethymnon Old Town, contemplate the long history of The Venetian Fortezza, view the masterpieces at Ilys ceramics, and get engrossed in the history at Historical and Folklore Museum of Rethymno.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rethymnon tour itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Vai to Rethymnon in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Vai in October, Rethymnon is a bit cooler at night with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Chania Town, Reptisland, Souda Bay War Cemetery, Ilys ceramics
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Rethymnon Old Town ©
Rethymnon Old Town
The Venetian Fortezza ©
The Venetian Fortezza
Monastery of Arkadi ©
Monastery of Arkadi

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