16 days in Greece, Malta & Finland Itinerary

16 days in Greece, Malta & Finland Itinerary

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16 days in Greece, Malta & Finland Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly + bus:  18​h 15​min
1
Lindos, Greece
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  6​h
2
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Delphi, Greece
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Olympia, Greece
— 2 nights
Drive + ferry:  6​h 15​min
5
Corfu Town, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
6
Valletta, Malta
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
7
Helsinki, Finland
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Mumbai, India

1
night
Lindos, Greece

Lindos ©
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Agios Pavlos Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Lindos Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Church of the Panagia. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Ancient Kamiros, then don't miss a visit to Monastery Tsambika, and then stroll through Tsambika Beach.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Lindos road trip website .

Mumbai, India to Lindos is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -3 hour difference. When traveling from Mumbai in December, plan for colder days and little chillier nights in Lindos: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Lindos

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Tsambika Beach, Ancient Kamiros, Monastery Tsambika
Highlights from your plan
Agios Pavlos Beach ©
Agios Pavlos Beach
Monastery Tsambika ©
Monastery Tsambika
The Church of the Panagia ©
The Church of the Panagia

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take a stroll through Plaka, then explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, and then explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, then don't miss a visit to Plateia Syntagmatos, and finally explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Athens trip planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Lindos to Athens in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Lindos in December, Athens is little chillier at night with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Delphi.

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

1
night
Delphi, Greece

Delphi ©
Ancient Greeks revered Delphi as the center of their universe, building an impressive sanctuary to Apollo in order to mark this sacred spot.
On the 21st (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Tholos, then get engrossed in the history at Delphi Archaeological Museum, then delve into the distant past at Delphi, and finally explore the ancient world of Temple of Apollo.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Delphi journey website .

Getting from Athens to Delphi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Athens in December since evenings lows in Delphi dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Olympia.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Delphi ©
Delphi
Delphi Archaeological Museum ©
Delphi Archaeological Museum
Temple of Apollo In Delphi ©
Temple of Apollo In Delphi

2
nights
Olympia, Greece

Olympia ©
Inhabited since prehistoric times, Olympia remains best known as the site of the original Olympic Games, held there for the first time in 776 BCE.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): appreciate the history behind Hermes by Praxiteles, then get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Olympia, then don't miss a visit to Archaeological Site of Olympia, and finally learn about winemaking at Olympia Land Winery. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Kyparissia Castle, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of antiquity, and then relax in the rural setting at Klio's Honey Farm.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Olympia route builder website .

Traveling by car from Delphi to Olympia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Olympia, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Olympia

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trip

Kyparissia Castle
Highlights from your plan
Olympia Land Winery ©
Olympia Land Winery
Archaeological Site of Olympia ©
Archaeological Site of Olympia
Archaeological Museum of Olympia ©
Archaeological Museum of Olympia

2
nights
Corfu Town, Greece

Corfu Town ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): deepen your knowledge of military history at Old Fortress Corfu, contemplate the long history of Achilleion Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Ioannis the Precursor, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paleokastritsa Monastery. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Corfu Old Town, admire the landmark architecture of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, then examine the collection at Casa Parlante, and finally don't miss a visit to The Liston.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Corfu Town trip itinerary planning website .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Olympia to Corfu Town in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Valletta.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Achilleion Museum, Monastery of Paleokastritsa
Highlights from your plan
Achilleion Museum ©
Achilleion Museum
Corfu Old Town ©
Corfu Old Town
Monastery of Paleokastritsa ©
Monastery of Paleokastritsa

3
nights
Valletta, Malta

Valletta ©
Malta's capital city, Valletta preserves most of its medieval architecture, built in the 16th and 17th centuries by the Knights Hospitaller, once a powerful military order.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lascaris War Rooms and Malta Classic Car Collection Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Valletta: Mellieha (Mellieha Air Raid Shelter & Mellieha Parish Church). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Hagar Qim Temples, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Co-Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Paul, and don't miss a visit to Barrakka Lift.

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You can fly from Corfu Town to Valletta in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Central European Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Valletta when traveling from Corfu Town in December, with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Valletta

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Mellieha, Mosta Parish, Spinola Bay, Mnajdra, Malta Classic Car Collection Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lascaris War Rooms ©
Lascaris War Rooms
Malta Classic Car Collection Museum ©
Valletta Waterfront ©
Valletta Waterfront

2
nights
Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
On the 29th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and then get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park. On the next day, learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, hunt for treasures at Old Market Hall, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukion Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip site .

Traveling by flight from Valletta to Helsinki takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Traveling from Valletta to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Valletta in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Senate Square ©
Senate Square
The Esplanadi Park ©
The Esplanadi Park

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