21 days in Greece Itinerary

21 days in Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece vacation planner

This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

21 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  21 h 15 min
1
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 3 nights
Ferry:  2 h 15 min
2
Fira, Santorini
— 3 nights
Ferry:  2 h
3
Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
Fly + Subway:  2 h 45 min
4
Athens
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Nafplio
— 3 nights
+3
Bus + Foot + Subway + Fly:  5 h 45 min
6
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 4 nights
Fly:  23 h
End: Sydney

3
nights
Mykonos Town, Mykonos

Mykonos Town ©
A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
Step out of Mykonos Town with an excursion to Portara in Naxos Town--about 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Little Venice, don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), kick back and relax at Panormos Beach, and stroll through Elia Beach.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town trip itinerary planning site .

Sydney, Australia to Mykonos Town is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -8 hour difference. When traveling from Sydney in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Mykonos Town: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Platis Gialos Beach, Panormos Beach, Paradise Beach, Elia Beach, Portara
Highlights from your plan
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach

3
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for nightlife, museums, spas, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, kick back and relax at Perissa Black Sand Beach, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Fira trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can catch the ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Oia, Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel, Perissa Black Sand Beach, Kamari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

2
nights
Heraklion, Crete

Heraklion ©
Crete's largest city, Heraklion remains best known for its proximity to a sprawling Bronze Age archaeological site, once the center of a vanished Minoan civilization.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, then delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, then stop by Nerium Oleander, and finally take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, then learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and finally ponder the design of Morosini Fountain (Lion's Fountain).

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Heraklion day trip planning website .

Ride a ferry from Fira to Heraklion in 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Heraklion are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

The Palace of Knossos, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
Highlights from your plan
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos ©
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos

3
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and don't miss a visit to Ancient Agora of Athens.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Athens sightseeing planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and subway from Heraklion to Athens takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. While traveling from Heraklion, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Athens, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

3
nights
Nafplio

Nafplio ©
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nafplio: The Great Theatre of Epidaurus (in Epidavros), Arkadiko Bridge (in Mycenae) and Corinth (Corinth Canal & Archea Korinthos). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site Mycenae, contemplate the long history of Lion Gate, step into the grandiose world of Fortress Palamidi, and get to know the fascinating history of Nauplion Promenade.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Nafplio travel planner.

You can drive from Athens to Nafplio in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Athens in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Nafplio, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Mycenae, Corinth, The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Highlights from your plan
Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae

4
nights
Corfu Town, Corfu

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Corfu Town: Speed Boats Tours (in Kavos) and Paleokastritsa Beach (in Paleokastritsa). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Corfu Museum of Asian Art, expand your understanding of the military at Old Fortress Corfu, examine the collection at Casa Parlante, and make a splash at Aqualand Corfu Water Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Corfu Town trip itinerary builder site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Nafplio to Corfu Town in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Nafplio in July since evenings lows in Corfu Town dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Speed Boats Tours, Achilleion Museum, Aqualand Corfu Water Park, Paleokastritsa Beach
Highlights from your plan
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art
Aqualand Corfu Water Park ©
Aqualand Corfu Water Park

Similar Plans

22 days in Greece BY A USER FROM THAILAND September, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 31 days in Greece BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 24 days in Italy, Croatia & Greece BY A USER FROM CANADA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Greece BY A USER FROM ITALY April, culture, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 34 days in Greece BY A USER FROM CANADA May, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 30 days in Greece BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 31 days in Greece BY A USER FROM CANADA October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 60 days in Western Europe & Central Europe BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 19 days in Greece BY A USER FROM CANADA March, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 19 days in Greece BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Greece BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 56 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
See more plans