11 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

11 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northern Greece sightseeing planner

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Fly to Aktion National Airport, Drive to Parga
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Parga
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ioannina
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kalambaka
— 1 night
Drive
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Vergina
— 1 night
Drive
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Thessaloniki
— 2 nights
Drive
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Afitos
— 1 night
Drive to Thessaloniki Macedonia International Airport, Fly to Newark

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Parga

— 3 nights
Most visitors to Parga come because of the Ionian coastline's verdant landscape and traditional character.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Parga: Preveza (Nicopolis Museum & Amvrakikos Cruises). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Acheron, shop like a local with Chaos Woodcraft, have a few drinks at Pargas Distillery - Amicos Cocktail Bar, and step into the grandiose world of Venetian Castle of Parga.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Parga trip tool.

Newark, USA to Parga is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. In September, daytime highs in Parga are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ioannina.

Things to do in Parga

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Ioannina

— 2 nights
Ioannina, often called Yannena within Greece, is the capital and largest city of Epirus, an administrative region in north-western Greece. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): fly down the slopes at Alpine Zone. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Vrellis Greek History Museum, see the interesting displays at Silversmithing Museum, then explore the activities along Lake Pamvotis, and finally step into the grandiose world of Ioannina Castle.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Ioannina holiday planner.

You can drive from Parga to Ioannina in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Ioannina are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Ioannina

Parks · Winter Sports · Adventure · Tours

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Kalambaka

— 1 night
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 24th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Varlaam Monastery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Great Meteoron, then don't miss a visit to Meteora, and finally examine the collection at Hellenic Culture Museum.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kalambaka itinerary builder site.

Drive from Ioannina to Kalambaka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Ioannina in September, expect Kalambaka to be slightly colder, temps between 29°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Vergina.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Vergina

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): make a trip to Iera Moni Agion Panton (All Saints Monastery), pause for some serene contemplation at Panagia Dovra Church, then examine the collection at Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina), and finally contemplate the long history of Aigai.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Vergina attractions website.

Traveling by car from Kalambaka to Vergina takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Vergina

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Thessaloniki

— 2 nights

Mother of Israel

A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
On the 26th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Rotunda, take in panoramic vistas at White Tower of Thessaloniki, then get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, then make a trip to Aristotelous Square, and finally pause for some photo ops at Monument of Alexander The Great. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, pause for some serene contemplation at Hagios Demetrios, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Agios Athanasios, then take a stroll through Ladadika District, then contemplate the long history of Church of St.Sophia, and finally contemplate the long history of Arch of Galerius.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Thessaloniki vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Vergina to Thessaloniki in 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Vergina in September since evenings lows in Thessaloniki dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Afitos.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Afitos

— 1 night
Afytos is a village in Chalkidiki, northern Greece. Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): look for gifts at Mosaics24 and then head outdoors with Daysailing.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Afitos holiday planner.

You can drive from Thessaloniki to Afitos in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Afitos can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Afitos

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Shopping

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