12 days in Greece Itinerary

12 days in Greece Itinerary

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12 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  15​h
1
Fira
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
2
Mykonos Town
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Paros
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h
4
Athens
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Philadelphia

2
nights
Fira

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for nightlife, museums, spas, historic sites, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, stop by the White, Santorini, stroll through Hiking Trail Fira - Oia, and make a trip to Sunset in Oia.

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Philadelphia, USA to Fira is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Fira due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Philadelphia in September, Fira is a bit warmer at night with lows of 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Oia, Kamari, Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

2
nights
Mykonos Town

Mykonos Town ©
A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
On the 16th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paraportiani Church, then make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kapari Beach, and finally take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Mykonos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): take a stroll through Little Venice and then enjoy the sand and surf at Panormos Beach.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Mykonos Town trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in September, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Paros.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Panormos Beach, Kapari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

2
nights
Paros

Paros ©
Long ignored by tourists because of its reputation as a plain ferry hub, Paros today serves as one of the Aegean's major holiday destinations, luring travelers with its fashionable resort towns and quaint mountain villages.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum Parou, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Panayia Ekatondapiliani Cathedral, and then go for a stroll along the water at Old Port of Naoussa. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Parikia Town, then take in the exciting artwork at Yria Ceramic Studio, then steep yourself in history at Lefkes, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Piso Aliki Beach.

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Getting from Mykonos Town to Paros by car takes about 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Paros can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Paros

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Old Port of Naoussa ©
Old Port of Naoussa
Parikia Town ©
Parikia Town
Lefkes ©
Lefkes

4
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, make a trip to Plateia Syntagmatos, and get great views at Mount Lycabettus.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Athens travel planning tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Paros to Athens takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. In September in Athens, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

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