22 days in Greece Itinerary

22 days in Greece Itinerary

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22 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  15​h 15​min
1
Nafplio
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Athens
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Delphi
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Kalambaka
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Thessaloniki
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
6
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Oia, Santorini
— 3 nights
Ferry:  2​h 15​min
8
Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Newark

2
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Nafplio side-trips: Corinth (Acrocorinth & Archea Korinthos) and Epidaurus Theater (in Epidavros). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Palamidi Castle, take in the waterfront at Nauplion Promenade, and explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site Mycenae.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Nafplio day trip planning site .

Newark, USA to Nafplio is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Newark in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Nafplio, with lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Athens.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Corinth, The Great Theatre of Epidaurus, Archaeological Site Mycenae
Highlights from your plan
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
Nauplion Promenade
Nauplion Promenade

5
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, shopping, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, take in nature's colorful creations at National Garden, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Athens online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Nafplio to Athens takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Nafplio in May, Athens is a bit warmer at night with lows of 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Delphi.

Things to do in Athens

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

2
nights
Delphi

Delphi ©
Ancient Greeks revered Delphi as the center of their universe, building an impressive sanctuary to Apollo in order to mark this sacred spot.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Byzantine Church of Agia Eleousa (Panagia Mavromantila), then get engrossed in the history at Delphi Archaeological Museum, then explore the ancient world of Delphi, and finally delve into the distant past at Temple of Apollo.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Delphi trip planner.

You can drive from Athens to Delphi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Athens in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 56°F in Delphi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Delphi ©
Delphi
Delphi Archaeological Museum ©
Delphi Archaeological Museum
Temple of Apollo In Delphi ©
Temple of Apollo In Delphi

1
night
Kalambaka

Kalambaka ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Meteora.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kalambaka trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Delphi to Kalambaka takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Delphi in May: high temperatures in Kalambaka hover around 72°F and lows are around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Meteora ©
Meteora

1
night
Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki ©
A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): enjoy breathtaking views from White Tower of Thessaloniki, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Hagios Demetrios.

You can plan Thessaloniki trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can drive from Kalambaka to Thessaloniki in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kalambaka in May, things will get a bit warmer in Thessaloniki: highs are around 78°F and lows about 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture
White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki
Hagios Demetrios ©
Hagios Demetrios

4
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.
Mykonos Town is known for nightlife, beaches, museums, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Aegean Maritime Museum, kick back and relax at Panormos Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fokos Beach, and take a memorable tour with Mykonos Paradise Cruises.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Thessaloniki to Mykonos Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Thessaloniki in May: highs in Mykonos Town hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Oia.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Mykonos, Platis Gialos Beach, Paradise Beach, Panormos Beach
Highlights from your plan
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)
Aegean Maritime Museum ©
Aegean Maritime Museum

3
nights
Oia, Santorini

Oia ©
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Oia: KAMARA BEACH (in Kamari) and Akrotiri (Akrotiri & Red Beach). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay, stop by Epilekton, take some stellar pictures from Sunset in Oia, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Oia road trip tool .

You can ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Oia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Oia

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Fira, Akrotiri, Kamari Beach, Alex Private Boat Rental
Highlights from your plan
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
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.
On the 30th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum and then explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Thu): meet the residents at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fortress Spinalonga, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Heraklion trip maker site .

Getting from Oia to Heraklion by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly. In May, daytime highs in Heraklion are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Heraklion

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Palace of Knossos, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, Fortress Spinalonga, Kazantzakis Museum, Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre
Highlights from your plan
Fortress Spinalonga ©
Fortress Spinalonga
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

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