19 days in Greece Itinerary

19 days in Greece Itinerary

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19 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Athens
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Delphi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Ioannina
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Nidri
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
5
Apollonii
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Meganisi
— 3 nights
Travel:  3​h
7
Kastos Island
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
8
Ithaca
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Argostolion, Cephalonia
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
10
Zakynthos Town
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  12​h
11
Kalamata
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
12
Sparta
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
13
Nafplio
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
14
Athens
— 1 night
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

2
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 14th (Tue), wander the streets of Plaka, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus, and then appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Athens itinerary planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Athens is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in July, expect Athens to be much hotter, temps between 38°C and 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can 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

Delphi ©
Ancient Greeks revered Delphi as the center of their universe, building an impressive sanctuary to Apollo in order to mark this sacred spot.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Meteora. On the 15th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Meteora.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Delphi vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Athens to Delphi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Athens in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Delphi, with lows of 23°C. On the 16th (Thu), you'll travel to Ioannina.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Meteora
Highlights from your plan
Meteora ©
Meteora

1
night
Ioannina

Ioannina ©
Ioannina, often called Yannena within Greece, is the capital and largest city of Epirus, an administrative region in north-western Greece. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Ioannina Castle and then stroll through Alpine Zone. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Vrellis Greek History Museum, then examine the collection at Silversmithing Museum, and then explore the activities along Lake Pamvotis.

Make your Ioannina itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Delphi to Ioannina by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July in Ioannina, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. On the 17th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Nidri.

Things to do in Ioannina

Parks Tours Winter Sports

Side Trip

Vrellis Greek History Museum
Highlights from your plan
Alpine Zone ©
Alpine Zone
Ioannina Castle ©
Ioannina Castle
Vrellis Greek History Museum ©
Vrellis Greek History Museum

few
hours
Nidri

Nidri
A major yachting destination in the Ionian Sea, Nidri serves as the gateway to Lefkada's satellite islets, reachable by regular boat tours.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Nydri Waterfalls, enjoy the sand and surf at Agios Giannis Beach, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Lefkada Monastery οf Faneromeni.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Nidri day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Ioannina to Nidri takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Meganisi.

Things to do in Nidri

Outdoors Tours Parks

1
night
Apollonii

Apollonii ©
On the 18th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Gialos Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Egremni Beach, then enjoy the sea views from Temple of Apollo Ruins, and finally kick back and relax at Porto Katsiki.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Apollonii using our trip planner.

Getting from Nidri to Apollonii by car takes about an hour. In July, daytime highs in Apollonii are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Meganisi.

Things to do in Apollonii

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Lefkada
Highlights from your plan
Egremni Beach ©
Egremni Beach
Gialos Beach ©
Gialos Beach
Porto Katsiki ©
Porto Katsiki

3
nights
Meganisi

Meganisi
Meganisi is known for beaches, nightlife, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Fanari Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Mikros Gialos, and take in the waterfront activity at Limonari Beach.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Meganisi travel route planning website .

Traveling by car from Apollonii to Meganisi takes 2 hours. July in Meganisi sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. You will leave for Kastos Island on the 21st (Tue).

Things to do in Meganisi

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Mikros Gialos

1
night
Kastos Island

Kastos Island
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): learn more about the world around you at Museum ''Home of the fin whale''.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kastos Island trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Meganisi to Kastos Island. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. On the 22nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ithaca.

Things to do in Kastos Island

Museums

2
nights
Ithaca

Ithaca ©
Ithaca or Ithaka is a Greek island located in the Ionian Sea, off the northeast coast of Kefalonia and to the west of continental Greece.Ithaca's main island has an area of 96km2 and had a population in 2011 of 3,231. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Gedaki Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Filiatro Beach, then get engrossed in the history at Maritime – Folklore Museum of Ithaca, and finally take in the waterfront at Kioni Harbour. On the next day, make a trip to Kathara Monastery, then head outdoors with Vathy Bay, and then kick back and relax at Polis Beach.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Ithaca route planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kastos Island to Ithaca. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. On the 25th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Argostolion.

Things to do in Ithaca

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Kathara Monastery ©
Kathara Monastery

1
night
Argostolion, Cephalonia

Argostolion ©
A modern town with a traditional character, Argostolion draws visitors with museums, gardens, squares, pedestrianized shopping streets, and a cobbled seaside promenade.
On the 25th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Makris Gialos Beach.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Argostolion trip itinerary planning app .

Drive from Ithaca to Argostolion in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Zakynthos Town.

Things to do in Argostolion

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Makris Gialos Beach
Highlights from your plan
Makris Gialos Beach ©
Makris Gialos Beach

1
night
Zakynthos Town

Zakynthos Town ©
The commercial center of the eponymous island, Zakynthos Town bustles with the energy as excited tourists and residents go about their daily business.
On the 26th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Nikolaos Molou, pause for some serene contemplation at Agios Dionisios Church, then kick back and relax at Banana Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Dafni Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Zakynthos Town online route planner .

Traveling by car from Argostolion to Zakynthos Town takes 4 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Zakynthos Town can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Kalamata.

Things to do in Zakynthos Town

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Zakynthos, Grampsas Winery, Banana Beach
Highlights from your plan
Grampsas Winery ©
Grampsas Winery
Dafni Beach ©
Dafni Beach

1
night
Kalamata

Kalamata ©
Kalamata is the second most populous city of the Peloponnese peninsula, after Patras, in southern Greece and the largest city of the homonymous administrative region. On the 28th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Messenia and then delve into the distant past at Antigua Mesenia.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kalamata trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Zakynthos Town to Kalamata with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. On the 28th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Sparta.

Things to do in Kalamata

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Antigua Mesenia
Highlights from your plan
Antigua Mesenia ©
Antigua Mesenia

few
hours
Sparta

Sparta ©
Sparta was a prominent city-state in ancient Greece. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Archaeological site of Mystra.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Sparta trip website .

Traveling by car from Kalamata to Sparta takes 1.5 hours. July in Sparta sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Sparta

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Archaeological site of Mystra
Highlights from your plan
Archaeological site of Mystra ©
Archaeological site of Mystra

1
night
Nafplio

Nafplio ©
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site Mycenae and then get to know the fascinating history of Nauplion Promenade.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Nafplio trip planner .

You can drive from Sparta to Nafplio in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Sparta in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 17°C in Nafplio. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Athens.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Archaeological Site Mycenae
Highlights from your plan
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
Nauplion Promenade
Nauplion Promenade

1
night
Athens

Athens ©
To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Athens road trip app .

You can drive from Nafplio to Athens in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Athens when traveling from Nafplio in July, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ancient Agora of Athens ©
Ancient Agora of Athens

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