11 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

11 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Parga
— 2 nights
2
Kalambaka
— 3 nights
3
Thessaloniki
— 4 nights

2
nights
Parga

Parga ©
Most visitors to Parga come because of the Ionian coastline's verdant landscape and traditional character.
Change things up with these side-trips from Parga: Vrellis Greek History Museum (in Bizani) and Ioannina (Alpine Zone, Silversmithing Museum, &more). There's more to do: explore the historical opulence of Venetian Castle of Parga and explore the galleries of Chaos Woodcraft.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Parga trip tool.

Tampa, USA to Parga is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Tampa to Parga. In October, Parga is slightly colder than Tampa - with highs of 74°F and lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Parga

Outdoors · Adventure · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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

3
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.
Explore Kalambaka's surroundings by going to Metsovo (Monastery of Agiou Nikolaou, Metsovo, Divanis Gallery, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Meteora, contemplate the long history of Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), admire the natural beauty at Varlaam Monastery, and see the interesting displays at Geological Formation Museum of Meteora.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kalambaka trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Parga to Kalambaka in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Parga in October, expect Kalambaka to be a bit cooler, temps between 66°F and 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Metsovo, Old City of Trikala
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Meteora ©
Meteora
Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron
Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) ©
Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada)

4
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.
Step out of Thessaloniki with an excursion to Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina) in Vergina--about 1 hour away. There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from White Tower of Thessaloniki, steep yourself in history at Church of Agios Nikolaos Orphanos, examine the collection at Hellenic Pharmaceutical Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Thessaloniki trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kalambaka to Thessaloniki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in October, and nighttime lows around 54°F. On the 31st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Hellenic Pharmaceutical Museum, Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina)
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White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki
Aristotelous Square ©
Aristotelous Square
Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki ©
Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki

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