31 days in Greece, United States & Valencia Itinerary

31 days in Greece, United States & Valencia Itinerary

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31 days in Greece, United States & Valencia Itinerary

Start: Spokane, United States
Fly:  19 h 15 min
1
Valencia, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
2
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
Naxos, Greece
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
4
Paros, Greece
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Milos, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  3 h 45 min
6
Agios Nikolaos, Greece
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Sitia, Greece
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
8
Rethymnon, Greece
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
9
Palaiochora, Greece
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  18 h 45 min
10
Orlando, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  14 h
11
Washington DC, United States
— 1 night
Fly:  8 h 45 min
End: Spokane, United States

2
nights
Valencia, Spain

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Take a break from the city and head to Playa Gandia and Jardi del Turia. Discover out-of-the-way places like Valencia Cathedral and La Lonja de la Seda. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Plaza de la Virgen, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia de San Nicolas de Bari y San Pedro Martir, take an in-depth tour of Centre Arqueològic de l'Almoina, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica de la Virgen de los Desamparados.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Valencia trip itinerary planning site .

Spokane, USA to Valencia is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Traveling from Spokane to Valencia, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Spokane in May, things will get a bit warmer in Valencia: highs are around 77°F and lows about 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Playa Gandia
Highlights from your plan
Playa Gandia ©
Playa Gandia
Plaza de la Virgen ©
Plaza de la Virgen

2
nights
Mykonos Town, Greece

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.
Get outdoors at Kapari Beach and Kalo Livadi Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Agios Stefanos Beach and Agios Sostis Beach. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Little Venice, kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, make a trip to Matoyianni Street, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Panormos Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town trip website .

Traveling by flight from Valencia to Mykonos Town takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Valencia to Mykonos Town is 1 hour. Traveling from Valencia in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 63°F in Mykonos Town. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Naxos.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Agios Sostis Beach, Kalo Livadi Beach, Kapari Beach, Agios Stefanos Beach, Paradise Beach
Highlights from your plan
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Agios Sostis Beach ©
Agios Sostis Beach

3
nights
Naxos, Greece

Naxos ©
Zeus, the master of all gods from Greek mythology, allegedly grew up in a cave on Naxos, a small but fertile island in the South Aegean Sea.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Portara and Panagia Myrtidiotissa. Step out of the city life by going to Plaka Beach and Agios Prokopios Beach. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Old Town, enjoy the sand and surf at Alyko Beach, explore the ancient world of Temple of Apollo, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Maragas Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Naxos vacation planner.

Getting from Mykonos Town to Naxos by ferry takes about an hour. Other options: fly. May in Naxos sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 62°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to catch the ferry to Paros.

Things to do in Naxos

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Plaka Beach ©
Plaka Beach
Old Town ©
Old Town
Portara ©
Portara

3
nights
Paros, Greece

Paros ©
Long ignored by tourists because of its reputation as a plain ferry hub, Paros today serves as one of the Aegean's major holiday destinations, luring travelers with its fashionable resort towns and quaint mountain villages.
Take a break from the city and head to Voutakos Beach and Agios Georgios Beach. Museum-lovers will appreciate Folklore Art Museum Of Cycladic Civilization and Yria Ceramic Studio. There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Parikia Town, tour the pleasant surroundings at Piso Aliki Beach, kick back and relax at Kalogeros Beach, and look for gifts at Atelier Noe Ceramics.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Paros trip planner .

You can ride a ferry from Naxos to Paros in an hour. May in Paros sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Milos.

Things to do in Paros

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Parikia Town ©
Parikia Town
Lefkes ©
Lefkes

3
nights
Milos, Greece

Milos ©
The result of thousands of years of volcanic activity, the island of Milos features a craggy coastline interspersed by shallow beaches.
Visit Kalogries Beach and Kleftiko Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Thiorichia Beach and Paliochori Beach. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Sikia Beach, contemplate the long history of Venetian Castle of Milos, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sarakiniko Beach.

To find out how to plan a trip to Milos, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can ride a ferry from Paros to Milos in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. In May in Milos, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Agios Nikolaos.

Things to do in Milos

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Sarakiniko Beach ©
Sarakiniko Beach
Kleftiko Beach ©
Kleftiko Beach
Paliochori Beach ©
Paliochori Beach

2
nights
Agios Nikolaos, Greece

Agios Nikolaos ©
A tour of Agios Nikolaos leads visitors through charming neighborhoods with white washed houses, squares with taverns, steep pedestrian streets, and sea as a backdrop, ideal for exploration on foot.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): explore the activities along Lake Voulismeni, then kick back and relax at Havania Beach, and then head off the coast to Fortress Spinalonga. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Achlia Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Galini Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Agios Nikolaos attractions planner .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Milos to Agios Nikolaos in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Milos in May, Agios Nikolaos is a bit cooler at night with lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sitia.

Things to do in Agios Nikolaos

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Achlia, Fortress Spinalonga, Havania Beach
Highlights from your plan
Galini Beach ©
Galini Beach
Fortress Spinalonga ©
Fortress Spinalonga
Lake Voulismeni ©
Lake Voulismeni

3
nights
Sitia, Greece

Sitia ©
Sitia is a port town and a municipality in Lasithi, Crete, Greece. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Goudouras Beach and Erimoupolis Beach. Get in touch with nature at Karoumes Beach and Kouremenos Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Sitia side-trips: Lagoufa Beach (in Makry-Gialos) and Itanos Beach (in Lasithi Mesa). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Paralia Mochlos, get engrossed in the history at Folk museum of Sitia, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Moni Toplou.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Sitia trip planner .

Getting from Agios Nikolaos to Sitia by car takes about 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Sitia

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Itanos Beach, Goudouras Beach, Lagoufa Beach
Highlights from your plan
Erimoupolis Beach ©
Erimoupolis Beach
Goudouras Beach ©
Goudouras Beach
Itanos Beach ©
Itanos Beach

3
nights
Rethymnon, Greece

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Episkopi Beach and Small Triopetra Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Agios Pavlos beach and Lake Kournas. Take a break from Rethymnon with a short trip to St. Nicholas Church in Georgioupolis, about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at The Venetian Fortezza, pause for some serene contemplation at Four Martyrs Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Monastery Arsaniou, and stop by Greek Unique.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Rethymnon day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Sitia to Rethymnon takes 3.5 hours. In May in Rethymnon, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Palaiochora.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

The Monastery Arsaniou, Agios Pavlos beach, Lake Kournas, St. Nicholas Church, Episkopi Beach
Highlights from your plan
Monastery of Arkadi ©
Monastery of Arkadi
St. Nicholas Church ©
St. Nicholas Church
Agios Pavlos beach ©
Agios Pavlos beach

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nights
Palaiochora, Greece

Palaiochora ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): explore the stunning scenery at Samaria Gorge National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Methexis Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agios Georgios Byzantine Church, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pachia Ammos Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Palaiochora trip maker app .

You can drive from Rethymnon to Palaiochora in 2.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Palaiochora

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Agios Georgios Byzantine Church, Samaria Gorge National Park
Highlights from your plan
Samaria Gorge National Park ©
Samaria Gorge National Park
Pachia Ammos Beach ©
Pachia Ammos Beach
Agios Georgios Byzantine Church ©
Agios Georgios Byzantine Church

2
nights
Orlando, United States

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum and Beach at Daytona Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Cocoa Beach and Bicentennial Beach Park. Step out of Orlando to go to Scottsmoor and see Cape Canavarel National Cemetery, which is approximately 1 hour away. Pack the 27th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Walt Disney World Resort.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Orlando visit planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Palaiochora to Orlando. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Palaiochora to Orlando due to the time zone difference. In May, Orlando is somewhat warmer than Palaiochora - with highs of 88°F and lows of 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Cocoa Beach, Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, Bicentennial Beach Park, Cape Canavarel National Cemetery, Beach at Daytona Beach
Highlights from your plan
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum ©
Beach at Daytona Beach ©
Beach at Daytona Beach

1
night
Washington DC, United States

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
On the 30th (Thu), explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and then get to know the fascinating history of Tomb of the Unknowns. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then examine the collection at George Washington's Mount Vernon, and then see the interesting displays at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip builder site .

Drive from Orlando to Washington DC in 14 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Orlando in May, with highs in Washington DC at 76°F and lows at 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, George Washington's Mount Vernon
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center ©
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

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