22 days in Greek Isles Itinerary

22 days in Greek Isles Itinerary

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22 days in Greek Isles Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly + Bus:  28 h
1
Oia, Santorini
— 5 nights
Ferry + Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
Chania Town, Crete
— 4 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
3
Rethymnon, Crete
— 4 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  3 h 45 min
4
Rhodes Town, Rhodes
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
5
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 4 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: Brisbane

5
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: Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A. (in Megalochori), Kamari (Kamari Beach & Ancient Thera) and Akrotiri (SYMPOSION by La Ponta, Red Beach, & more). The adventure continues: get great views at Sunset in Oia, kick back and relax at Perissa Black Sand Beach, learn about all things military at Naval Maritime Museum, and hike along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail.

Find out how to plan Oia trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Brisbane, Australia to Oia is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) to Eastern European Time is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Brisbane in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Oia: highs are around 32°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Chania Town.

Things to do in Oia

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Kamari, Imerovigli, Fira, Boutari Winery
Highlights from your plan
Sunset in Oia ©
Sunset in Oia
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

4
nights
Chania Town, Crete

Chania Town ©
The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
Venture out of the city with trips to Balos Lagoon (in Kissamos), Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) (in Akrotiri) and Elafonissi Beach (in Elafonissi). And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront activity at Old Venetian Harbor, stroll the grounds of Souda Bay War Cemetery, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Samaria Gorge National Park, and experience rural life at Astrikas Estate Biolea.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Chania Town vacation tool .

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Oia to Chania Town in 4 hours. Another option is to fly. In June, daily temperatures in Chania Town can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Astrikas Estate Biolea, Elafonissi Beach, Balos Lagoon, German War Cemetery, Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada)
Highlights from your plan
Elafonissi Beach ©
Elafonissi Beach
Old Venetian Harbor ©
Old Venetian Harbor
Balos Lagoon ©
Balos Lagoon

4
nights
Rethymnon, Crete

Rethymnon ©
Rethymnon combines the old-fashioned charm of a small town with proximity to long sandy beaches with all the modern conveniences usually found in big tourist resorts.
Venture out of the city with trips to The Palace of Knossos (in Knosos), Heraklion (Nerium Oleander, Heraklion Archaeological Museum, & more) and Museum of El Greco (in Fodele). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Rethymnon Old Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery Savvathiana, observe the fascinating underwater world at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, and get engrossed in the history at Historical and Folklore Museum of Rethymno.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Rethymnon vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by bus from Chania Town to Rethymnon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Rethymnon are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rhodes Town.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Heraklion, Lake Kournas, Monastery Savvathiana, The Palace of Knossos, Museum of El Greco
Highlights from your plan
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Rethymnon Old Town ©
Rethymnon Old Town
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

2
nights
Rhodes Town, Rhodes

Rhodes Town ©
A conglomeration of many distinct architectural styles, Rhodes Town is the biggest urban center of the eponymous Greek island known for its golden beaches and relaxed way of life.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Ancient Kamiros and then contemplate the long history of Village of Lindos. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Lindos, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then step into the grandiose world of Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Rhodes Town trip planning site .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Rethymnon to Rhodes Town in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Rhodes Town

Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Lindos, Ancient Kamiros
Highlights from your plan
Village of Lindos ©
Village of Lindos
Acropolis of Lindos ©
Acropolis of Lindos

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: take a stroll through Little Venice, enjoy the sand and surf at Panormos Beach, see the interesting displays at Aegean Maritime Museum, and stroll through Elia Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Rhodes Town to Mykonos Town in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry; or ride a ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Mykonos Town can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mykonos, Platis Gialos Beach, Panormos Beach, Paradise Beach, Elia Beach
Highlights from your plan
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)
Archaeological Museum of Mykonos ©
Archaeological Museum of Mykonos

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