39 days in Greece Itinerary

39 days in Greece Itinerary

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39 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Cluj-Napoca
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Athens
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Nafplio
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Olympia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Delphi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Ioannina
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
6
Naxos
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
8
Fira, Santorini
— 4 nights
Drive:  30​min
9
Oia, Santorini
— 1 night
ferry + Drive:  4​h
10
Chania Town
— 4 nights
shuttle:  2​h
11
Heraklion
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
12
Lindos, Rhodes
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
13
Rhodes Town, Rhodes
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
14
Thessaloniki
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
15
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Cluj-Napoca

4
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Panathenaic Stadium, Theater of Dionysus and Herod Atticus Odeon. Step out of Athens to go to Sounio and see Temple of Poseidon, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, take a stroll through Monastiraki, and take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Athens road trip planner.

Cluj-Napoca, Romania to Athens is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, Athens is somewhat warmer than Cluj-Napoca - with highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hydra.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Temple of Poseidon
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

4
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.
You've added Citadel and Treasury of Atreus, Bourtzi, Archaeological Museum of Argos, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Nafplio side-trips: Corinth (Archea Korinthos & Corinth Canal) and The Great Theatre of Epidaurus (in Epidavros). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site Mycenae, explore the historical opulence of Fortress Palamidi, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Nauplion Promenade.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Nafplio vacation maker website .

Traveling by car from Athens to Nafplio takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Athens in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Nafplio, with lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Sparta.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Corinth, Mycenae, Epidavros, Archaeological Museum of Argos
Highlights from your plan
Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae

1
night
Olympia

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Museum of Ancient Greek Musical Instruments as well as Museum of Ancient Greek Technology. Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): make a trip to Archaeological Site of Olympia, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Olympia, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of Ancient Greek Technology, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museum of Ancient Greek Musical Instruments.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Olympia journey builder tool .

You can drive from Nafplio to Olympia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Nafplio in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Olympia, with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Delphi.

Things to do in Olympia

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Katakolo
Highlights from your plan
Archaeological Museum of Olympia ©
Archaeological Museum of Olympia
Archaeological Site of Olympia ©
Archaeological Site of Olympia

1
night
Delphi

Delphi ©
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 11th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Delphi Archaeological Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Apollo, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Parnassus.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Delphi vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Olympia to Delphi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Delphi are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ioannina.

Things to do in Delphi

Parks Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Parnassus ©
Parnassus
Temple of Apollo In Delphi ©
Temple of Apollo In Delphi
Delphi Archaeological Museum ©
Delphi Archaeological Museum

2
nights
Ioannina

Ioannina ©
Ioannina, often called Yannena within Greece, is the capital and largest city of Epirus, an administrative region in north-western Greece. You've added Drakolimni, Aslan Pasha Mosque, Byzantine Museum of Ioannina, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 12th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Vikos – Aoos National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Byzantine Museum of Ioannina, admire the striking features of Aslan Pasha Mosque, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Drakolimni.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Ioannina journey planner.

Drive from Delphi to Ioannina in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of bus and flight. September in Ioannina sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Paros.

Things to do in Ioannina

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Drakolimni
Highlights from your plan
Vikos – Aoos National Park ©
Vikos – Aoos National Park
Drakolimni ©
Drakolimni
Byzantine Museum of Ioannina ©
Byzantine Museum of Ioannina

2
nights
Naxos

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Eggares Olive Press Museum, Temple of Apollo, Alyko Beach, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): kick back and relax at Alyko Beach, then wander the streets of Kastro, and then wander the streets of Old Town. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Kastraki Beach, delve into the distant past at Temple of Apollo, then explore the ancient world of Portara, and finally see the interesting displays at Eggares Olive Press Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Naxos trip itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from Ioannina to Naxos takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. September in Naxos sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Naxos

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kastraki Beach ©
Kastraki Beach
Portara ©
Portara
Kastro ©
Kastro

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Aegean Maritime Museum, Archaeological Museum of Delos and Kapari Beach. Step out of Mykonos Town with an excursion to Archaeological Site of Delos in Delos--about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Little Venice, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paraportiani Church, stroll through Paradise Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Elia Beach.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town route maker site .

Getting from Naxos to Mykonos Town by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September in Mykonos Town, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Delos, Paradise Beach, Kapari Beach, Elia Beach
Highlights from your plan
Elia Beach ©
Elia Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

4
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Vlychada Beach, Cathedral Church Of Candlemas Of The Lord, Monastery of Profitis Ilias, and other attractions you added. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, enjoy the sand and surf at Kamari Beach, stroll through Perissa Black Sand Beach, and trek along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Fira trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Mykonos Town to Fira by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly. September in Fira sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Oia.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kamari, Santorini, Akrotiri, Vlychada Beach, Monastery of Profitis Ilias
Highlights from your plan
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Kamari Beach ©
Kamari Beach

1
night
Oia, Santorini

Oia ©
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Amoudi Bay, Byzantine Castle Ruins, Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, and other attractions you added. On the 22nd (Sun), take some stellar pictures from Sunset in Oia.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Oia online route maker .

Oia is just a short distance from Fira. September in Oia sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Chania Town.

Things to do in Oia

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Oia's Main Street
Highlights from your plan
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay
Sunset in Oia ©
Sunset in Oia
Ekklisia Panagia Platsani ©
Ekklisia Panagia Platsani

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nights
Chania Town

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Botanical Park & Gardens Of Crete, Archaeological Site of Ancient Aptera, Astrikas Estate Biolea, and other attractions you added. Explore Chania Town's surroundings by going to Elafonissi Beach (in Elafonissi) and Rethymnon (The Venetian Fortezza & Rethymnon Old Town). On the 25th (Wed), enjoy a day of scenic exploration at Samaria Gorge National Park. It doesn't end there: take in the waterfront activity at Old Venetian Harbor and learn about all things military at Maritime Museum of Crete.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Chania Town trip itinerary builder site .

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Oia to Chania Town in 4 hours. Another option is to fly. In September, daytime highs in Chania Town are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to take a shuttle to Heraklion.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Rethymnon, Elafonissi Beach, Samaria Gorge National Park, Archaeological Site of Ancient Aptera, Botanical Park & Gardens Of Crete
Highlights from your plan
Astrikas Estate Biolea ©
Astrikas Estate Biolea
Elafonissi  Beach ©
Elafonissi Beach
Rethymnon Old Town ©
Rethymnon Old Town

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nights
Heraklion

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.
You've now added Venetian Walls and Tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): admire the local landmark of Morosini Fountain (Lion's Fountain), get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, and then explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus, learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then don't miss a visit to Venetian Walls and Tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis, and finally explore the ancient world of Palace of Faistos.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Heraklion online day trip planner .

Traveling by shuttle from Chania Town to Heraklion takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Heraklion can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lindos.

Things to do in Heraklion

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

The Palace of Knossos, Palace of Faistos
Highlights from your plan
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
The Natural History Museum of Crete ©

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night
Lindos, Rhodes

Lindos ©
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ancient Kamiros, Castle of Monolithos and The Church of the Panagia. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of The Church of the Panagia, step into the grandiose world of Castle of Monolithos, then delve into the distant past at Ancient Kamiros, and finally explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Lindos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Village of Lindos and then kick back and relax at Lindos Beach.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Lindos online day trip planner .

Getting from Heraklion to Lindos by combination of bus and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. September in Lindos sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to drive to Rhodes Town.

Things to do in Lindos

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

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

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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.
You've added The Acropolis of Rhodes, Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights), Fortifications of Rhodes, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 2nd (Wed), admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Butterflies and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Medieval City. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Fortifications of Rhodes, make a trip to Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes, then take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights), and finally delve into the distant past at The Acropolis of Rhodes.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Rhodes Town using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lindos to Rhodes Town takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Rhodes Town

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Valley of the Butterflies
Highlights from your plan
Valley of the Butterflies ©
Valley of the Butterflies
Medieval City ©
Medieval City

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nights
Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki ©
A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
You've added Church of Panagia Acheiropoietos, Archaeological Museum of Veria, Church of Panagia Dexia, and other attractions to your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Thessaloniki to Vergina to see Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina) about 1 hour away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to White Tower of Thessaloniki, pause for some photo ops at Arch of Galerius, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture, and contemplate the long history of Hagios Demetrios.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Thessaloniki online attractions planner .

You can fly from Rhodes Town to Thessaloniki in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Rhodes Town in October, with highs in Thessaloniki at 24°C and lows at 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Archaeological Museum of Veria, Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina)
Highlights from your plan
Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki
Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture

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nights
Corfu Town, Corfu

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Old Perithia as well as Monastery of Paleokastritsa. On the 7th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Spiridon, then deepen your knowledge of military history at Old Fortress Corfu, then steep yourself in history at Corfu Museum of Asian Art, and finally contemplate the long history of Achilleion Museum. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Paleokastritsa Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monastery of Paleokastritsa, and then steep yourself in history at Old Perithia.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Corfu Town trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Thessaloniki to Corfu Town by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In October in Corfu Town, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Corfu, Achilleion Museum, Paleokastritsa Beach
Highlights from your plan
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art
Paleokastritsa Beach ©
Paleokastritsa Beach

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