38 days in Greece & Bari Itinerary

38 days in Greece & Bari Itinerary

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Start: Christchurch, New Zealand
Fly:  31 h
1
Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Naxos Town, Greece
— 3 nights
Ferry:  5 h
3
Fira, Greece
— 3 nights
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
4
Heraklion, Greece
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Matala, Greece
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Chania Town, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  9 h 15 min
7
Olympia, Greece
— 2 nights
Taxi + Ferry:  3 h
8
Tsilivi, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  2 h 45 min
9
Patras, Greece
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
10
Delphi, Greece
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
11
Kalambaka, Greece
— 3 nights
Drive + Ferry:  4 h
12
Corfu Town, Greece
— 3 nights
Ferry:  8 h
13
Bari, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  35 h
End: Christchurch, New Zealand

4
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Get some historical perspective at Acropolis of Athens and Fortress Palamidi. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Plaka and Ancient Agora of Athens. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Athens: Lion Gate (in Mycenae) and Nauplion Promenade (in Nafplio). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Hephaestus, get to know the fascinating history of Philopappos Hill, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kapnikarea.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Athens trip itinerary planning tool.

Christchurch, New Zealand to Athens is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 10 hours. When traveling from Christchurch in March, plan for little chillier days in Athens, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Naxos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Nafplio, Lion Gate
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Lion Gate ©
Lion Gate
Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi

3
nights
Naxos Town, Greece

Naxos Town ©
Naxos Town tops the itinerary of most visitors exploring the Aegean islands, drawing their attention with taverns, shops, beaches, and ancient ruins.
Old Town and Portara are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Kastro and Greek Orthodox Cathedral are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Panagia Myrtidiotissa, get engrossed in the history at Archeological Museum, see the interesting displays at K & V Koutelieris Folk Museum Collection, and stop by Miniatoura.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Naxos Town trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Naxos Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Naxos Town

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Portara ©
Portara
Kastro ©
Kastro

3
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist and Monastery of Dominican Sisters. Get some cultural insight at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos and Venetsanos Winery. The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Artemis Karamolegos Winery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, stop by Oneiro Jewelry, and explore the galleries of Ernesto Workshop & Gallery.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Fira holiday planning tool.

Getting from Naxos Town to Fira by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly. In April, daytime highs in Fira are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Fira

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Venetsanos Winery, Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, Vlychada Beach
Highlights from your plan
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos ©
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos
Vlychada Beach ©
Vlychada Beach
Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist ©
Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist

2
nights
Heraklion, Greece

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 8th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Thirathen Museum of Musical Instruments, do a tasting at Silva Daskalaki Winery, look for gifts at Idols Art, thenadmire the masterpieces at Church and the Museum of St. Aikaterini, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Agios Mathaios Sinaites, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, take in the spiritual surroundings of Moni Palianis, and then get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Heraklion trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by ferry from Fira to Heraklion takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Matala.

Things to do in Heraklion

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Thirathen Museum of Musical Instruments, The Palace of Knossos, Silva Daskalaki Winery, Idols Art, Moni Palianis
Highlights from your plan
Moni Palianis ©
Moni Palianis
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
The Natural History Museum of Crete ©
The Natural History Museum of Crete

2
nights
Matala, Greece

Matala ©
A low-key tourist resort known for its ancient cliffside caves, Matala boasts a rich history that spans over 2,000 years.
On the 10th (Sat), stop by Kurtes, do a tasting at Domaine Zacharioudakis, S. - B. Tsipa O.E., thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery Panagia Kaliviani, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Moni Odigitrias. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Cave Hermitage of St. Efthimiou, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Vrondisi Monastery, and then identify plant and animal life at Rouvas Gorge (Agiou Nikolaou).

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Matala fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by car from Heraklion to Matala takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Matala are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Chania Town.

Things to do in Matala

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Zaros, Moni Odigitrias, Monastery Panagia Kaliviani, Domaine Zacharioudakis, S. - B. Tsipa O.E.
Highlights from your plan
Moni Odigitrias ©
Moni Odigitrias
Domaine Zacharioudakis, S. - B. Tsipa O.E. ©
Domaine Zacharioudakis, S. - B. Tsipa O.E.
Monastery Panagia Kaliviani ©
Monastery Panagia Kaliviani

2
nights
Chania Town, Greece

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Eisodion tis Theotokou, stop by Melody Ceramics, explore the different monuments and memorials at Souda Bay War Cemetery, thenexplore the different monuments and memorials at Venizelos Graves, and finally examine the collection at Museum-Residence of Eleftherios Venizelos. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Firkas Fortress, thenvisit a coastal fixture at Lighthouse, and then see the interesting displays at MINOAN'S WORLD.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Chania Town travel planner.

Traveling by car from Matala to Chania Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Chania Town are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. On the 13th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Olympia.

Things to do in Chania Town

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Souda Bay War Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Eisodion tis Theotokou ©
Cathedral of Eisodion tis Theotokou
Lighthouse ©
Lighthouse
Souda Bay War Cemetery ©
Souda Bay War Cemetery

2
nights
Olympia, Greece

Olympia ©
Inhabited since prehistoric times, Olympia remains best known as the site of the original Olympic Games, held there for the first time in 776 BCE.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): explore the engaging exhibits at Legends Of Greek Mythology, stroll through Palouki beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Kremasti. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Olympia, do a tasting at Olympia Land Winery, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kaiafas Lake.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Olympia day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Chania Town to Olympia takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, train, and car. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Tsilivi.

Things to do in Olympia

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Pyrgos, Palouki beach, Kaiafas Lake
Highlights from your plan
Olympia Land Winery ©
Olympia Land Winery
Archaeological Museum of Olympia ©
Archaeological Museum of Olympia
Kaiafas Lake ©
Kaiafas Lake

3
nights
Tsilivi, Greece

A growing favorite with international vacationers, Tsilivi sits on the northern coast of Zakynthos.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Argassi Bridge, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Agios Dionisios Church, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Porto Roxa Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Makris Gialos Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Tsilivi trip itinerary planning app.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Olympia to Tsilivi in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Patras.

Things to do in Tsilivi

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Makris Gialos Beach, Agios Dionisios Church, Porto Roxa Beach, Argassi Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Porto Roxa Beach ©
Porto Roxa Beach
Argassi Bridge ©
Argassi Bridge

1
night
Patras, Greece

Patras ©
Patras is Greece's third-largest city and the regional capital of Western Greece, in the northern Peloponnese, 215km west of Athens. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Castle of Patras, do a tasting at Achaia Clauss Winery, thenget engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Patras, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agios Andreas Church.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Patras holiday builder site.

Explore your travel options from Tsilivi to Patras with the Route module. In April, daytime highs in Patras are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Delphi.

Things to do in Patras

Historic Sites Wineries Museums
Highlights from your plan
Castle of Patras ©
Castle of Patras
Archaeological Museum of Patras ©
Archaeological Museum of Patras
Achaia Clauss Winery ©
Achaia Clauss Winery

3
nights
Delphi, Greece

Delphi ©
Ancient Greeks revered Delphi as the center of their universe, building an impressive sanctuary to Apollo in order to mark this sacred spot.
Get some cultural insight at Delphi and Hosios Loukas. Your inner history buff will appreciate Temple of Apollo In Delphi and Metamorfoseos tou Sotiros Church. Change things up with a short trip to Corycian Cave in Arachova (about 44 minutes away). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Delphi Archaeological Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tholos, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agios Nikolaos Church.

Discover how to plan a Delphi trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Patras to Delphi in 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Arachova, Hosios Loukas, Metamorfoseos tou Sotiros Church, Amfissa Archaeological Museum
Highlights from your plan
Delphi ©
Delphi
Temple of Apollo In Delphi ©
Temple of Apollo In Delphi
Delphi Archaeological Museum ©
Delphi Archaeological Museum

3
nights
Kalambaka, Greece

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.
Get some historical perspective at Meteora and Monastery of the Great Meteoron. Discover out-of-the-way places like Varlaam Monastery and Agios Stefanos. Get out of town with these interesting Kalambaka side-trips: Stone Bridge Gate (in Trikala) and Porta Panagia (in Pyli). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), take an in-depth tour of Hellenic Culture Museum, examine the collection at Digital Projection Centre of Meteora’s History and Culture, and make a trip to Theopetra's Prehistoric Cave.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kalambaka online day trip planner.

You can drive from Delphi to Kalambaka in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Delphi in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Kalambaka: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Trikala, Porta Panagia
Highlights from your plan
Meteora ©
Meteora
Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron
Varlaam Monastery ©
Varlaam Monastery

3
nights
Corfu Town, Greece

Corfu Town ©
Often called "Kastropolis" because of its majestic Venetian castle, Corfu Town once featured such extensive fortifications that a force of over 20,000 soldiers defended them.
Step off the beaten path and head to Church of Saint Spiridon and Panagia of Xenon - Faneromeni. Visit Old Fortress Corfu and Monastery Panagia of Tenedos for their historical value. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Corfu Old Town, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sanctuary Of St. Anthony And St. Andrew, examine the collection at Patounis Soap Factory, and admire the striking features of Corfu Museum of Asian Art.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Corfu Town trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Kalambaka to Corfu Town takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Kalambaka in April since evenings lows in Corfu Town dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Bari.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Church of Saint Spiridon ©
Church of Saint Spiridon
Corfu Old Town ©
Corfu Old Town

3
nights
Bari, Italy

Bari ©
Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Di Giovinazzo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica San Nicola, and then step into the grandiose world of Castello Normanno Svevo. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale Maria SS. Assunta, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di Ruvo di Puglia, get to know the fascinating history of Confetti Andria, thenexamine the collection at Museo del Confetto Mucci Giovanni, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello Svevo di Barletta.

To find photos and tourist information, go to the Bari attractions app.

You can ride a ferry from Corfu Town to Bari in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Corfu Town to Bari due to the time zone difference. April in Bari sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bari

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Andria, Castello Svevo di Barletta, Cattedrale di Ruvo di Puglia, Cattedrale Maria SS. Assunta, Centro Storico Di Giovinazzo
Highlights from your plan
Basilica San Nicola ©
Basilica San Nicola
Castello Svevo di Barletta ©
Castello Svevo di Barletta
Cattedrale Maria SS. Assunta ©
Cattedrale Maria SS. Assunta

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