32 days in Greece Itinerary

32 days in Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece sightseeing planner

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Athens
— 3 nights
Drive
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Corinth
— 1 night
Drive
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Nemea
— 1 night
Drive
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Argos
— 1 night
Drive
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Mycenae
— 2 nights
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Drive to Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport, Fly to Ioannis Kapodistrias International Airport, Drive to Pelekas
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Pelekas, Corfu
— 6 nights
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Drive to Ioannis Kapodistrias International Airport, Fly to Heraklion International Nikos Kazantzakis Airport, Drive to Heraklion
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Heraklion, Crete
— 5 nights
Ferry to Santorini, Taxi to Oia
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Oia, Santorini
— 3 nights
Taxi to Santorini, Ferry to Naxos Town
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Naxos Town, Naxos
— 1 day
Drive
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Naxos
— 1 night
Ferry
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 3 nights
Fly
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Athens
Drive
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Thiva
— 1 night
Drive
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Thermopylae
— 1 day
Drive
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Delphi
— 2 nights
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Athens

— 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Acropolis of Athens and Plaka. Your inner history buff will appreciate Temple of Hephaestus and Erechtheion. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, catch a live performance at Herod Atticus Odeon, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, and take a stroll through Anafiotika.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Athens online trip maker.

Houston, USA to Athens is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Houston to Athens is 8 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Corinth.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Nightlife

Corinth

— 1 night
History remains the main attraction in Corinth, a city built near the site of its fabled ancient counterpart.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): explore the ancient world of West Court of Heraion of Perachora, get to know the fascinating history of Archea Korinthos, then take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Corinth, and finally explore the activities along Corinth Canal. Keep things going the next day: see a show at Ancient Theatre of Argos, explore the ancient world of Heraion of Argos, then get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Argos, and finally explore the historical opulence of Arcaeological Site Fort of Larissa.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Corinth trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Athens to Corinth takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Corinth sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Nemea.

Things to do in Corinth

Historic Sites · Museums · Nightlife · Parks

Side Trips

Nemea

— 1 night
For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Nemea trip planner.

Getting from Corinth to Nemea by car takes about an hour. Traveling from Corinth in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Nemea, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Argos.

Things to do in Nemea

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums

Argos

— 1 night
To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Argos holiday planner.

Argos is just a stone's throw from Nemea. August in Argos sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Mycenae.

Things to do in Argos

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Mycenae

— 2 nights
Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Lion Gate, explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site Mycenae, then steep yourself in history at Citadel and Treasury of Atreus, then take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Ancient Mycenae, and finally stroll the grounds of Mycenaean Cemetary.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Mycenae trip builder tool.

Mycenae is just a short distance from Argos. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Pelekas.

Things to do in Mycenae

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Pelekas, Corfu

— 6 nights
Pelekas is a village in the central part of the island of Corfu, Greece. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Fortress Corfu and Corfu Old Town. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Paralia Agios Georgios and Corfu Donkey Rescue. Venture out of the city with trips to Peroulades (Loggas Beach & Cape Drastis), Arkoudilas Beach (in Kavos) and Kassiopi Castle (in Kassiopi). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Porto Timoni Beach, sample the tasty concoctions at Corfu Beer, tour the pleasant surroundings at Agios Petros Beach, and get outside with Gardenos Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Pelekas travel route planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mycenae to Pelekas. Traveling from Mycenae in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 21°C in Pelekas. You will leave for Heraklion on the 7th (Tue).

Things to do in Pelekas

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Heraklion, Crete

— 5 nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Matala Beach and Castello del Molo (Koules). Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Palace of Knossos and Venizelos Graves. Explore Heraklion's surroundings by going to Ancient Olive Tree (in Vouves), Psaromoura Beach (in Agia Pelagia) and Chania Town (Museum-Residence of Eleftherios Venizelos, Lighthouse of Chania, &more). And it doesn't end there: learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, examine the collection at Kazantzakis Museum, and kick back and relax at Komos Beach.

Plan trip to Heraklion with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Pelekas to Heraklion. In September in Heraklion, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Oia.

Things to do in Heraklion

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Oia, Santorini

— 3 nights
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Popular historic sites such as Akrotiri and The Castle of St Nicholas are in your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos and Venetsanos Winery. Venture out of the city with trips to Red Beach (in Akrotiri) and Kamari Beach (in Kamari).

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Oia trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Heraklion to Oia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi. In September in Oia, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. You will leave for Naxos Town on the 15th (Wed).

Things to do in Oia

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Naxos Town, Naxos

— 1 day
Naxos Town tops the itinerary of most visitors exploring the Aegean islands, drawing their attention with taverns, shops, beaches, and ancient ruins.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Naos Tou Apollona - Portara, then stop by Apodo, and then take a stroll through Old Town.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Naxos Town trip builder.

Getting from Oia to Naxos Town by combination of taxi and ferry takes about 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Naxos Town can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Naxos.

Things to do in Naxos Town

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Naxos

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): get outside with Mount Zeus Hike and then wander the streets of Kastro.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Naxos trip itinerary maker.

Naxos is just a short distance from Naxos Town. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Naxos

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your trip

Mykonos Town, Mykonos

— 3 nights

Chora Mykonos

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.
Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site of Delos.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town online tour planner.

Traveling by ferry from Naxos to Mykonos Town takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. September in Mykonos Town sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Athens.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Athens

The Birthplace of Democracy

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Athens trip maker.

You can fly from Mykonos Town to Athens in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. You'll set off for Thiva on the 19th (Sun).

Things to do in Athens

Tours · Outdoors · Nightlife · Shopping

Thiva

— 1 night
Thebes is a city in Boeotia, central Greece. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Archaeological Museum of Thebes.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Thiva trip planner.

Getting from Athens to Thiva by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Athens in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 19°C in Thiva. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Thermopylae.

Things to do in Thiva

Museums
Highlights from your trip

Thermopylae

— 1 day
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Leonidas Monument, examine the collection at Thermopylae Museum, then take in the history at Battlefield of Thermopylae, and finally get outside with Spring of Thermopylae.

Before you visit Thermopylae, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Thiva to Thermopylae in 1.5 hours. In September in Thermopylae, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Delphi.

Things to do in Thermopylae

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Delphi

— 2 nights
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 21st (Tue): delve into the distant past at Delphi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Apollo In Delphi, get engrossed in the history at Delphi Archaeological Museum, then explore the fascinating underground world of Corycian Cave, and finally delve into the distant past at Oracle of Trophonius.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Delphi road trip website.

Drive from Thermopylae to Delphi in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Greece travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
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.