13 days in Northern Greece & South Africa Itinerary

13 days in Northern Greece & South Africa Itinerary

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Fly to Athens, Train to Kalambaka
Kalambaka, Greece
— 11 nights
Drive to Aktion National Airport, Fly to Cape Town International Airport
Cape Town, South Africa


Kalambaka, Greece

— 11 nights
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.
Get outdoors at Meteora and Truffle Hunting. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kalambaka: Metsovo (Averofeios Garden, Folk Art Museum Tossizza Mansion, &more), Karditsa (Archaeological Museum of Karditsa & Plastiras Dam) and Kastoria (Lake Orestiada, Cave of Dragon (Spilia tou drakou), &more). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Great Meteoron, snap pictures at Palaiokarya’s Stone Bridge, contemplate the long history of Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), and get engrossed in the history at Hellenic Culture Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kalambaka online travel route planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Kalambaka is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight and train. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Johannesburg in December: high temperatures in Kalambaka hover around 9°C and lows are around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Cape Town, South Africa

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
On the 18th (Sat), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Two Oceans Aquarium.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cape Town trip itinerary maker site.

Explore your travel options from Kalambaka to Cape Town with the Route module. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Kalambaka in December; daily highs in Cape Town reach 30°C and lows reach 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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South Africa travel guide

Nature & Parks · Wineries & Vineyards · Mountains
Rainbow Nation
The landscapes of South Africa match its people in terms of diversity, richness, and vitality. From desert lands and coastlines, to the famous nature reserves sheltering the "Big Five" game animals, the country has natural charm in spades. The main cities provide a wealth of bars, clubs, shopping districts, and entertainment options to please the most demanding visitors, while traditional life can still be admired and respected in a collection of villages with beehive-style huts and an age-old cultural heritage. When in need of a minute to digest all that's happened during your trip to South Africa, sit down to a braai (traditional barbecue), and a bottle of wine made at one of the country's thriving vineyards.