10 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

10 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Brussels
Fly + Drive:  8 h 45 min
1
Kastoria
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
2
Ioannina
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Kalambaka
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
4
Vourvourou
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Thessaloniki
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h
End: Brussels

1
night
Kastoria

Kastoria ©
Kastoria is a city in northern Greece in the region of West Macedonia. On the 8th (Wed), gain insight at Endymatologiko Mouseio, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Orestiada, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Kastoria Aquarium, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of Dragon (Spilia tou drakou).

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Kastoria trip tool.

Brussels, Belgium to Kastoria is an approximately 11- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. While traveling from Brussels, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Kastoria, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Ioannina.

Things to do in Kastoria

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
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Lake Orestiada ©
Lake Orestiada
Kastoria Aquarium ©
Kastoria Aquarium

2
nights
Ioannina

Ioannina ©
Ioannina, often called Yannena within Greece, is the capital and largest city of Epirus, an administrative region in north-western Greece. On the 9th (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Ioannina Castle, see the interesting displays at Silversmithing Museum, and then explore the activities along Voidomatis River. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Vrellis Greek History Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pamvotis, then admire the striking features of Kehila Kedosha Yashan Synagogue, and finally take a tour by water with Alpine Zone.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Ioannina trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Kastoria to Ioannina in 2 hours. Traveling from Kastoria in April, Ioannina is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Ioannina

Parks Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Vrellis Greek History Museum, Voidomatis River
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Alpine Zone ©
Alpine Zone
Silversmithing Museum ©
Silversmithing Museum
Ioannina Castle ©
Ioannina Castle

2
nights
Kalambaka

Kalambaka ©
The gateway to one of the largest monastery complexes in Greece, the small town of Kalambaka nestles against a landscape of imposing rock formations rising 400 m (1,300 ft) into the air. Nearly leveled during World War II, the town rebuilt and reinvented itself in the post-war period, quickly becoming one of the region's major travel destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Filoneikos, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Meteora and Mushroom Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Meteora. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Roussanou Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Great Meteoron, then take in nature's colorful creations at Varlaam Monastery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), and finally get engrossed in the history at Hellenic Culture Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kalambaka route maker.

Getting from Ioannina to Kalambaka by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Ioannina in April: high temperatures in Kalambaka hover around 20°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Vourvourou.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Filoneikos
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Meteora ©
Meteora
Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron
Varlaam Monastery ©
Varlaam Monastery

1
night
Vourvourou

Vourvourou ©
Vourvourou is village near Agios Nikolaos, in the Chalkidiki peninsula of northern Greece. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): kick back and relax at Kalogria Beach and then kick back and relax at Orange beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Vourvourou travel route planner.

You can drive from Kalambaka to Vourvourou in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In April, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Vourvourou

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Orange beach, Kalogria Beach
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Kalogria Beach ©
Kalogria Beach
Orange beach ©
Orange beach

3
nights
Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki ©
A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Museum of Byzantine Culture and Noesis - Science Center and Technology Museum. Step out of Thessaloniki with an excursion to Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina) in Vergina--about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Hagios Demetrios, visit Ladadika District, meet the residents at Insectopia, and pause for some photo ops at Arch of Galerius.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Thessaloniki trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vourvourou to Thessaloniki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Hellenic Pharmaceutical Museum, Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina)
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture
Hagios Demetrios ©
Hagios Demetrios
Aristotelous Square ©
Aristotelous Square

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