17 days in Greece & Belgium Itinerary

17 days in Greece & Belgium Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
2
Ghent, Belgium
— 1 day
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
4
Antwerp, Belgium
— 2 nights
5
Athens, Greece
— 1 night
6
Kalambaka, Greece
— 1 night
7
Fira, Greece
— 1 night
8
Oia, Greece
— 1 night
9
Perissa, Greece
— 1 night
10
Athens, Greece
— 1 night
11
Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights


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1
night
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Hôtel de Ville de Bruxelles.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Brussels online travel planner.

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania to Brussels is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from East Africa Time (EAT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Dar es Salaam in July: high temperatures in Brussels hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ghent.
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Hôtel de Ville de Bruxelles ©
Hôtel de Ville de Bruxelles

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Ghent, Belgium

Ghent ©
Ghent melds the fairy tale-like beauty of Bruges with its stunning Flemish architecture, while at the same time supporting a vibrant cafe and bar scene.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): take in the waterfront at Graslei and Korenlei, don't miss a visit to Ghent City Center, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Bavo's Cathedral, then take in panoramic vistas at Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle), and finally get engrossed in the history at Gravensteen.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Ghent online road trip planner.

You can drive from Brussels to Ghent in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Ghent can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites · Museums
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Saint Bavo's Cathedral ©
Saint Bavo's Cathedral
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Graslei and Korenlei ©
Graslei and Korenlei

1
night
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels
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Getting from Ghent to Brussels by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. On the 10th (Mon), you'll travel to Antwerp.

Things to do in Brussels

Nightlife · Museums · Historic Sites

2
nights
Antwerp, Belgium

Antwerp ©
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Cogels Osylei, look for gifts at Pierre Marcolini, stop by The Chocolate Line - Dominique Persoone, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Carolus Borromeus Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Paul's Church. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Grote Markt, ponder the world of politics at Town Hall (Stadhuis), then see the interesting displays at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Antwerp Zoo (Dierentuin), and finally admire the striking features of Antwerpen-Centraal.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Antwerp route app.

Drive from Brussels to Antwerp in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Antwerp can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Antwerp

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Cathedral of Our Lady ©
Cathedral of Our Lady
Pierre Marcolini ©
Pierre Marcolini
Antwerpen-Centraal ©
Antwerpen-Centraal

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night
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): wander the streets of Plaka, then see where the action happens at Panathenaic Stadium, and then get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Athens day trip planning site.

Fly from Antwerp to Athens in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Antwerp to Athens. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Antwerp in July; daily highs in Athens reach 38°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Neighborhoods
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National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka
Panathenaic Stadium ©
Panathenaic Stadium

1
night
Kalambaka, Greece

Kalambaka ©
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 13th (Thu): look for gifts at Meteora Sandals (Ekfrasi), then don't miss a visit to Meteora, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Great Meteoron. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Theopetra's Prehistoric Cave, take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Agios Stefanos, then admire the natural beauty at Varlaam Monastery, and finally contemplate the long history of Roussanou Monastery.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Kalambaka online itinerary builder.

Getting from Athens to Kalambaka by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Athens in July since evenings lows in Kalambaka dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
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Meteora ©
Meteora
Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron
Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) ©
Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada)

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night
Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
On the 15th (Sat), explore the ancient world of Ancient Thera and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kamari Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Fira trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of train and flight from Kalambaka to Fira in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Fira when traveling from Kalambaka in July, with lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Oia.

Things to do in Fira

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Kamari
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Kamari Beach ©
Kamari Beach
Ancient Thera ©
Ancient Thera

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Oia, Greece

Oia ©
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, make a trip to Sunset in Oia, stop by Atlantis Books E.E., then don't miss a visit to The Castle of St Nicholas, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Oia journey planner.

Oia is very close to Fira. July in Oia sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Perissa.

Things to do in Oia

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay
Sunset in Oia ©
Sunset in Oia
Ekklisia Panagia Platsani ©
Ekklisia Panagia Platsani

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night
Perissa, Greece

Perissa ©
One of Santorini's seaside treasures, Perissa provides travelers with a lively restaurant scene and easy access to several archaeological sites.
On the 17th (Mon), learn about winemaking at Venetsanos Winery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Beach, then explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, and finally kick back and relax at Perissa Black Sand Beach.

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Traveling by car from Oia to Perissa takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Perissa sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Perissa

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Venetsanos Winery
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Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Perissa Black Sand Beach ©
Perissa Black Sand Beach

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night
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
On the 18th (Tue), appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, then explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens, and finally steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Athens trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Perissa to Athens takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Temple of Olympian Zeus ©
Temple of Olympian Zeus

4
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
When in Brussels, make a side trip to see Pairi Daiza in Brugelette, approximately Brugelette away. See some other sides of Brussels: see the interesting displays at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, walk around Leopold Park, and step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace of Brussels.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Brussels holiday builder.

You can fly from Athens to Brussels in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In July, Brussels is slightly colder than Athens - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pairi Daiza
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Horta Museum (Musee Horta) ©
Horta Museum (Musee Horta)
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique ©
Parc du Cinquantenaire ©
Parc du Cinquantenaire

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