20 days in Greece & Island of Malta Itinerary

20 days in Greece & Island of Malta Itinerary

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Start: Brisbane, Australia
Fly:  26 h
1
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Corfu Town, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Paros, Greece
— 3 nights
Ferry + Taxi:  7 h
4
Oia, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  8 h 45 min
5
Mellieha, Malta
— 7 nights
Fly:  28 h
End: Brisbane, Australia

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 5th (Sat), get to know the fascinating history of Philopappos Hill. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of National Archaeological Museum, thenexplore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Hephaestus, and finally pause for some photo ops at Temple of Athena Nike.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Athens tour itinerary builder.

Brisbane, Australia to Athens is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. In October in Athens, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

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.
On the 8th (Tue), expand your understanding of the military at Old Fortress Corfu, pause for some photo ops at Schulenburg Statue, thenexamine the collection at Achilleion Museum, and finally wander the streets of Corfu Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll the grounds of British Cemetry, thenexplore the historical opulence of New Fortress, thenexamine the collection at Casa Parlante, and finally make a trip to Spianada Square.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Corfu Town vacation website.

You can fly from Athens to Corfu Town in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Corfu Town can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Paros.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Achilleion Museum
Highlights from your plan
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Achilleion Museum ©
Achilleion Museum
Casa Parlante ©
Casa Parlante

3
nights
Paros, Greece

Paros ©
Long ignored by tourists because of its reputation as a plain ferry hub, Paros today serves as one of the Aegean's major holiday destinations, luring travelers with its fashionable resort towns and quaint mountain villages.
We've included these beaches for you: Molos Beach and Lageri beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Parikia Town and Portara. Go for a jaunt from Paros to Naxos Town to see Venetian Museum about 1h 55 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Panagia Ekatondapiliani, stroll through Kalogeros Beach, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum Parou, and enjoy the sand and surf at Piso Aliki Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Paros day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Corfu Town to Paros takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and ferry. October in Paros sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Oia.

Things to do in Paros

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Naxos Town
Highlights from your plan
Panagia Ekatondapiliani ©
Panagia Ekatondapiliani
Parikia Town ©
Parikia Town
Portara ©
Portara

2
nights
Oia, Greece

Oia ©
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, examine the collection at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Church Of Candlemas Of The Lord, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Mnemossyne Gallery.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Oia trip builder site.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Paros to Oia in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in October, and nighttime lows around 20°C. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Mellieha.

Things to do in Oia

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Fira, Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, Akrotiri
Highlights from your plan
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos ©
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos
Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist ©
Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist

7
nights
Mellieha, Malta

Mellieha ©
A growing town in the northwestern section of Malta, the lively tourist destination of Mellieha sits perched between two picturesque bays.
Palazzo Falson Historic House Museum and Fortifications Interpretation Centre - Fortifications Interpretation Centre will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mdina Main Gate - Baroque gateway and Mellieha Air Raid Shelter. Get out of town with these interesting Mellieha side-trips: Valletta (Great Siege Square, St. John's Co-Cathedral, &more). And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ghajn Tuffieha Bay, see the interesting displays at Carmelite Priory Mdina, and kick back and relax at Golden Beach.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Mellieha driving holiday planner.

Fly from Oia to Mellieha in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In October in Mellieha, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mellieha

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mdina, Valletta, Malta Falconry Centre, Casa Bernard
Highlights from your plan
Mdina Main Gate - Baroque gateway ©
Mdina Main Gate - Baroque gateway
Scuba & Snorkeling
St. John's Co-Cathedral ©
St. John's Co-Cathedral

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