11 days in Ionian Islands Itinerary

11 days in Ionian Islands Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Manchester
Fly:  4 h
1
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
Apollonii, Lefkada
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
3
Tsilivi, Zakynthos
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h
4
Sami, Cephalonia
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Manchester

2
nights
Corfu Town, Corfu

Corfu Town ©
Often called "Kastropolis" because of its majestic Venetian castle, Corfu Town once featured such extensive fortifications that a force of over 20,000 soldiers defended them.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Corfu Town: Paleokastritsa (Paleokastritsa Beach & La Grotta Beach). There's lots more to do: expand your understanding of the military at Old Fortress Corfu, look for gifts at Corfu Sandals, see the interesting displays at Casa Parlante, and cool off at Aqualand Corfu Water Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Corfu Town tour itinerary planning website.

Manchester, UK to Corfu Town is an approximately 4- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, shuttle, and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Corfu Town is 2 hours. When traveling from Manchester in July, plan for warmer days in Corfu Town, with highs around 38°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Apollonii.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Theme Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Paleokastritsa, Aqualand Corfu Water Park
Highlights from your plan
Aqualand Corfu Water Park ©
Aqualand Corfu Water Park
Paleokastritsa Beach ©
Paleokastritsa Beach
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu

2
nights
Apollonii, Lefkada

Apollonii ©
Apollonioi is a former municipality on the island of Lefkada, Ionian Islands, Greece. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Gialos Beach, then cool off at Panos Water Sports, then enjoy the sand and surf at Porto Katsiki, and finally delve into the distant past at Temple of Apollo Ruins. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the dramatic scenery at Nydri Waterfalls, then take an in-depth tour of Folklore Museum Karia, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Kathisma Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Apollonii planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Corfu Town to Apollonii. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Tsilivi.

Things to do in Apollonii

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Nidri, Folklore Museum Karia, Kathisma Beach, Porto Katsiki
Highlights from your plan
Gialos Beach ©
Gialos Beach
Kathisma Beach ©
Kathisma Beach
Boat Tours & Water Sports

4
nights
Tsilivi, Zakynthos

A growing favorite with international vacationers, Tsilivi sits on the northern coast of Zakynthos.
Venture out of the city with trips to Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) (in Anafonitria), Regalo (in Keri Village) and Blue Caves (in Korithi). There's lots more to do: cool off at Tsilivi Waterpark, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Gerakas Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Laganas Beach.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Tsilivi fast, fun, and easy.

You can drive from Apollonii to Tsilivi in 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sami.

Things to do in Tsilivi

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Vasilikos, Grampsas Winery, Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach), Laganas Beach, Mikro Nisi Beach
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) ©
Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach)
Kalamaki Beach ©
Kalamaki Beach

2
nights
Sami, Cephalonia

Sami ©
Sami serves as Cephalonia's main port and provides a convenient gateway to the other Ionian Islands.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Melissani Cave, enjoy the sand and surf at Antisamos Beach, then explore the fascinating underground world of Drogarati Cave, and finally stroll through Myrtos Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Kaminia Beach, then kick back and relax at Skala Beach, then get engrossed in the history at Roman Villa of Skala, and finally take an in-depth tour of Corgialenios Istoriko kai Laografiko Mouseio.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Sami road trip app.

You can drive from Tsilivi to Sami in 4 hours. In July, daytime highs in Sami are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sami

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Skala, Drogarati Cave, Corgialenios Istoriko kai Laografiko Mouseio, Kaminia Beach, Myrtos Beach
Highlights from your plan
Melissani Cave ©
Melissani Cave
Antisamos Beach ©
Antisamos Beach
Myrtos Beach ©
Myrtos Beach