22 days in Greece Itinerary

22 days in Greece Itinerary

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Fly
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Corfu Town
— 4 nights
Ferry to Sarandë, Drive to Kalambaka
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Kalambaka
— 4 nights
Drive
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Athens
— 6 nights
Fly
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Fira
— 6 nights
Fly

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Corfu Town

— 4 nights
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 Corfu Town's surroundings by going to Agios Spyridonas (St. Spyridon Second Beach & St. Spyridon First Beach) and Corfu Reptilla Roda (in Roda). The adventure continues: deepen your knowledge of military history at Old Fortress Corfu, make a trip to Spianada Square, identify plant and animal life at Corfu Donkey Rescue, and stroll the grounds of British Cemetry.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Corfu Town visit planning tool.

Denver, USA to Corfu Town is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Denver to Corfu Town. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Denver in May, with highs in Corfu Town at 76°F and lows at 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Kalambaka

— 4 nights
The gateway to one of the largest monastery complexes in Greece, the small town of Kalambaka nestles against a landscape of imposing rock formations rising 400 m (1,300 ft) into the air. Nearly leveled during World War II, the town rebuilt and reinvented itself in the post-war period, quickly becoming one of the region's major travel destinations.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kalambaka: Filoneikos (in Karditsa) and Metsovo (Averofeios Garden, Folk Art Museum Tossizza Mansion, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Meteora, steep yourself in history at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), look for gifts at Meteora Sandals (Ekfrasi), and admire the natural beauty at Varlaam Monastery.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kalambaka online road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Corfu Town to Kalambaka takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Corfu Town in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Kalambaka, with lows of 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Athens.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Spas

Side Trips

Athens

— 6 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ktima Palivou (in Nemea), Nafplio (Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, Nauplion Promenade, &more) and Mycenae (Archaeological Site Mycenae & Lion Gate). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, wander the streets of Monastiraki, admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, and visit Plaka.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Athens road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Kalambaka to Athens in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kalambaka in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Athens, with lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Fira

— 6 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for wineries, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, steep yourself in history at Ancient Thera, and stroll through Perissa Black Sand Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Fira sightseeing planner.

Fly from Athens to Fira in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. On the 30th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fira

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wineries

Side Trips

Greece travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.

Santorini travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.