20 days in Kefalonia, Athens & Rome Itinerary

20 days in Kefalonia, Athens & Rome Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe attractions planner

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Fly to Kefallinia Airport, Drive to Katelios
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Katelios, Greece
— 2 nights
Drive
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Fiscardo, Greece
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lixouri, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly
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Athens, Greece
— 5 nights
Fly
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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly

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Katelios, Greece

— 2 nights
Explore Katelios' surroundings by going to O'Live Massage Kefalonia (in Mousata) and Kanali Beach (in Lourdata).

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Washington, USA to Katelios is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 7 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Washington in August, with highs in Katelios at 89°F and lows at 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Fiscardo.

Things to do in Katelios

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Fiscardo, Greece

— 3 nights
Explore Fiscardo's surroundings by going to Myrtillo (in Divarata) and Assos (in Assos).

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Fiscardo holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Katelios to Fiscardo takes 2 hours. August in Fiscardo sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Lixouri.

Things to do in Fiscardo

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Lixouri, Greece

— 3 nights
Once serving as a favorite summer retreat for the children of the royal family, Lixouri today attracts crowds of holidaymakers to its narrow, paved streets, busy waterfront, and lovely central square surrounded by old-fashioned cafes.
Get out of town with these interesting Lixouri side-trips: Argostolion (Avithos Beach, Saint Spiridon Church, &more), Platis Gialos Beach (in Lassi) and Dias Beekeeping (in Svoronata). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Fteri Beach, stop by IN gallery, enjoy the sand and surf at Petani Beach, and cast your line with Poseidon Fishing Tourism Kefalonia.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Lixouri day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fiscardo to Lixouri takes 1.5 hours. In August in Lixouri, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to fly to Athens.

Things to do in Lixouri

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Athens, Greece

— 5 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Change things up with these side-trips from Athens: Seahorse Dive Center (in Vari), Mycenae (Archaeological Site Mycenae & Lion Gate) and Byzantine Museum of Argos (in Argos). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, visit Plaka, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Athens road trip website.

Getting from Lixouri to Athens by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to fly to Rome.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Rome, Italy

— 5 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get out of town with these interesting Rome side-trips: Tivoli (Villa Adriana & Villa d'Este) and Convento di S. Francesco (in Palestrina). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, and explore the ancient world of Pantheon.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Rome trip tool.

You can fly from Athens to Rome in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Athens in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Rome, with lows of 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Kefalonia travel guide

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Beaches · Caves · Landmarks
Famous for its pristine natural scenery, Cephalonia boasts a string of clean and friendly towns packed with traditional taverns, trendy coffeehouses, and family-run inns. A place of rugged cliffs and lush forests, the island features a coastline of golden beaches, lapped by the azure waters of the Ionian Sea. Home to less than 40,000 permanent residents, Cephalonia clings to its relaxed way of life, seemingly unfazed by mass tourism. A devastating earthquake destroyed much of the island's old architecture in 1953, leveling all but two of its major towns. Today, in addition to modern port towns and quaint villages, you can also explore a tranquil countryside rich in lush vineyards and remote monasteries.