29 days in Greece Itinerary

29 days in Greece Itinerary

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29 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: San Diego
Fly:  20 h
1
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 3 nights
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
2
Fira, Santorini
— 4 nights
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
3
Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  5 h 30 min
4
Tsilivi, Zakynthos
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
5
Apollonii, Lefkada
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4 h 15 min
6
Paleokastritsa, Corfu
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8 h 30 min
7
Elafonisos
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
8
Nafplio
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
9
Athens
— 4 nights
Subway + Fly:  18 h 30 min
End: San Diego

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.
Mykonos Town is known for nightlife, beaches, museums, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Little Venice, make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), kick back and relax at Panormos Beach, and stroll through Kapari Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town itinerary planning app .

San Diego, USA to Mykonos Town is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 10 hour difference. While traveling from San Diego, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Mykonos Town, ranging from highs of 80°F to lows of 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can catch the ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Agios Sostis Beach, Panormos Beach, Kapari Beach, Elia Beach, Paradise Beach
Highlights from your plan
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Agios Sostis Beach ©
Agios Sostis Beach

4
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Go for a jaunt from Fira to Akrotiri to see Santo Horse Riding about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, take in the dramatic natural features at Skaros Rock, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kamari Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Fira journey builder app .

Traveling by ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June in Fira, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Imerovigli, Kamari, Oia, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail
Highlights from your plan
Experience Horse Riding ©
Experience Horse Riding
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Kamari Beach ©
Kamari Beach

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 23rd (Wed): observe the fascinating underwater world at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, and then take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Reptisland, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus, then get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, and finally learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Heraklion road trip planner .

You can ride a ferry from Fira to Heraklion in 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Heraklion are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tsilivi.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

The Palace of Knossos, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, Reptisland
Highlights from your plan
Reptisland ©
Reptisland
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos ©
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos

3
nights
Tsilivi, Zakynthos

A growing favorite with international vacationers, Tsilivi sits on the northern coast of Zakynthos.
Venture out of the city with trips to Keri Caves (in Limni Keri), Vrahos Beach (in Vasilikos) and Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) (in Anafonitria). And it doesn't end there: race across the water with a speed boat tour, kick back and relax at Kalamaki Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Nikolaos Molou, and make a splash at Tsilivi Waterpark.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Tsilivi trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Heraklion to Tsilivi in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Tsilivi can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Apollonii.

Things to do in Tsilivi

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Keri Caves, Saint Nikolaos Molou, Kalamaki Beach, Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach), Vrahos Beach
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) ©
Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach)
Tsilivi Waterpark ©
Tsilivi Waterpark

3
nights
Apollonii, Lefkada

Apollonii ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Nidri (Stand-Up Paddleboarding & Nydri Waterfalls), Frangoulis Distillery (in Lefkada Town) and Agios Nikitas (Kathisma Beach & Milos Beach).

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Apollonii trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Tsilivi to Apollonii by car takes about 5.5 hours. In June in Apollonii, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Paleokastritsa.

Things to do in Apollonii

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Agios Nikitas, Nydri Waterfalls, Frangoulis Distillery, Egremni Beach, Fanari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kathisma Beach ©
Kathisma Beach
Milos Beach ©
Milos Beach
Egremni Beach ©
Egremni Beach

3
nights
Paleokastritsa, Corfu

Heartily dedicated to tourism, Corfu's popular resort town of Paleokastritsa lures vacationers with lavish hotels and beaches surrounded by a hilly countryside of olive groves and fragrant fruit orchards.
Venture out of the city with trips to Corfu Museum of Asian Art (in Corfu Town), Speed Boats Tours (in Kavos) and Marathias Beach (in Marathias). There's lots more to do: cool off at Aqualand Corfu Water Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Corfu Donkey Rescue, stroll through Paleokastritsa Beach, and kick back and relax at St. Spyridon First Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Paleokastritsa travel site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Apollonii to Paleokastritsa. In June, daily temperatures in Paleokastritsa can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Elafonisos.

Things to do in Paleokastritsa

Outdoors Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Marathias Beach, Speed Boats Tours, Aqualand Corfu Water Park, Corfu Museum of Asian Art, St. Spyridon First Beach
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Aqualand Corfu Water Park ©
Aqualand Corfu Water Park
St. Spyridon First Beach ©
St. Spyridon First Beach

1
night
Elafonisos

Elafonisos ©
Elafonisos is a small Greek island between the Peloponnese and Kythira. On the 4th (Sun), stroll through Panagia Beach. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Lefki Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Simos Beach - Σίμος Παραλία, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Megali Paralia.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Elafonisos sightseeing planner.

Explore your travel options from Paleokastritsa to Elafonisos with the Route module. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Nafplio.

Things to do in Elafonisos

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Megali Paralia ©
Megali Paralia
Panagia Beach
Panagia Beach

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 Nafplio's surroundings by going to The Great Theatre of Epidaurus (in Epidavros), Arkadiko Bridge (in Mycenae) and Corinth (Corinth Canal, Akrokorinthos, & more). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Fortress Palamidi, steep yourself in history at Bourtzi, learn about winemaking at Ktima Palivou, and delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site Mycenae.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Nafplio itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Elafonisos to Nafplio takes 4 hours. July in Nafplio sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Athens.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Corinth, Mycenae, The Great Theatre of Epidaurus, Ktima Palivou
Highlights from your plan
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Akrokorinthos ©
Akrokorinthos
Archea Korinthos ©
Archea Korinthos

4
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, take an in-depth tour of National Archaeological Museum, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Athens trip planner .

You can drive from Nafplio to Athens in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Nafplio in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 75°F in Athens. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

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

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