21 days in Greece & Nice Itinerary

21 days in Greece & Nice Itinerary

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21 days in Greece & Nice Itinerary

Start: Helsinki, Finland
+2
Ferry + Bus + Fly:  7 h 30 min
1
Fira, Greece
— 4 nights
Drive:  5 h
2
Naxos, Greece
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Paros, Greece
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h
4
Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h
5
Nice, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Helsinki, Finland

4
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Get some historical perspective at Akrotiri and Ekklisia Panagia Platsani. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Red Beach and Kamari Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Fira side-trips: Perissa Black Sand Beach (in Perissa) and Perivolos (in Perivolos). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Artemis Karamolegos Winery, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, look for gifts at the White, Santorini, and contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Fira travel route builder .

Helsinki, Finland to Fira is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. In July, Fira is somewhat warmer than Helsinki - with highs of 35°C and lows of 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can go by car to Naxos.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Oia, Kamari, Boutari Winery, Perivolos
Highlights from your plan
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Kamari Beach ©
Kamari Beach

5
nights
Naxos, Greece

Naxos ©
Zeus, the master of all gods from Greek mythology, allegedly grew up in a cave on Naxos, a small but fertile island in the South Aegean Sea.
Popular historic sites such as Portara and Paraportiani Church are in your itinerary. Relax by the water at Panormos Beach and Elia Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Naxos side-trips: Platis Gialos Beach (in Platys Gialos), Paradise Beach (in Paradise Beach) and Mykonos Town (Little Venice, The Windmills (Kato Milli), & more). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Kalo Livadi Beach, take in panoramic vistas at Bellonia Tower, take a stroll through Old Town, and stop by Ta Axotica Gift Shop.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Naxos online trip planner .

Drive from Fira to Naxos in 5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Naxos can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Paros.

Things to do in Naxos

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Mykonos Town, Kalo Livadi Beach, Platis Gialos Beach, Elia Beach, Paradise Beach
Highlights from your plan
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum Parou, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Panayia Ekatondapiliani Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Lefkes, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monastery of Agios Antonios, and finally stroll through Piso Aliki Beach. On your second day here, look for gifts at ONEIPA Concept Store, stroll through Parikia Town, and then go for a stroll along the water at Old Port of Naoussa.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Paros trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Naxos to Paros in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Paros

Parks Historic Sites Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Parikia Town ©
Parikia Town
Panagia Ekatondapiliani ©
Panagia Ekatondapiliani
Piso Aliki Beach ©
Piso Aliki Beach

4
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
National Archaeological Museum and Acropolis Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Acropolis of Athens and Ancient Agora of Athens will appeal to history buffs. Go for a jaunt from Athens to Sounio to see Temple of Poseidon about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Plaka, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, explore the ancient world of Temple of Athena Nike, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Cycladic Art.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Athens day trip website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Paros to Athens in 4 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. Traveling from Paros in August, you will find days in Athens are a bit warmer (39°C), and nights are about the same (29°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Temple of Poseidon
Highlights from your plan
Plaka ©
Plaka
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

5
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Get some historical perspective at La Croisette and St Nicholas Cathedral. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Plage de Gigaro and Castel Plage. Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Chapelle Des Pénitents Blancs (in St-Paul-de-Vence), Plage de l'Escalet (in Ramatuelle) and Rue d'Antibes (in Cannes). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, enjoy the sand and surf at Coco Beach, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Jean Blanc.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Nice vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from Athens to Nice takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Nice. Traveling from Athens in August, expect Nice to be slightly colder, temps between 32°C and 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Cannes, Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs, Plage de Jean Blanc, Plage de Gigaro, Plage de l'Escalet
Highlights from your plan
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Rue d'Antibes ©
Rue d'Antibes

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