15 days in Greece & Cairo Itinerary

15 days in Greece & Cairo Itinerary

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Corfu Town, Greece
— 2 nights
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Mykonos Town, Greece
— 3 nights
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Akrotiri, Greece
— 2 nights
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Heraklion, Greece
— 2 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
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Cairo, Egypt
— 1 night
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Corfu Town, Greece

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.
Kids will enjoy Old Fortress Corfu and Paleokastritsa Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Yali Beach in Giannades (about 40 minutes away). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, see the interesting displays at Casa Parlante, explore the historical opulence of Mon Repos Palace, and make a splash at Aqualand Corfu Water Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Corfu Town trip itinerary planning tool.

Washington DC, USA to Corfu Town is an approximately 16-hour flight. 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 Corfu Town are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

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Mykonos Town, Greece

Chora Mykonos

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Little Venice and Elia Beach. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mirsini Beach.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Mykonos Town travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Corfu Town to Mykonos Town in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Mykonos Town can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Akrotiri, Greece

Greek Pompeii

Located on Santorini's southwestern coastline, the small village of Akrotiri sits just a short walk from one of Europe's most significant Bronze Age archaeological sites.
On the 25th (Fri), learn about winemaking at Boutari Winery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Experience Horse Riding, then kick back and relax at Red Beach, and finally explore the ancient world of Akrotiri. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Caldera Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Perissa Black Sand Beach, then stroll through Perivolos, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Agios Nikolaos Church.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Akrotiri route maker site.

Traveling by ferry from Mykonos Town to Akrotiri takes 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Akrotiri are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Heraklion, Greece

Crete's largest city, Heraklion remains best known for its proximity to a sprawling Bronze Age archaeological site, once the center of a vanished Minoan civilization.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, contemplate the long history of The Palace of Knossos, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Reptisland, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus, then get engrossed in the history at Historical Museum of Crete, and finally get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Heraklion visit site.

Traveling by ferry from Akrotiri to Heraklion takes 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Heraklion are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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Athens, Greece

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Family-friendly places like Acropolis of Athens and Plaka will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, make a trip to Plateia Syntagmatos, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and appreciate the history behind Erechtheion.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Athens trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Heraklion to Athens takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. September in Athens sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods

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Cairo, Egypt

City of a Thousand Minarets

More than 20 million people call Cairo their home and, as soon as you set foot in the sprawling metropolis, it's evident they make it crowded and chaotic, but also exuberant and charming.
On the 2nd (Fri), stroll around Al-Azhar Park and then see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Cairo trip builder.

You can fly from Athens to Cairo in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Athens in October, with highs in Cairo at 86°F and lows at 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Museums · Parks

Greece travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.