46 days in Greece Itinerary

46 days in Greece Itinerary

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46 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  26​h
1
Oia, Santorini
— 4 nights
Ferry:  2​h 15​min
2
Heraklion, Crete
— 4 nights
Fly + Subway:  2​h 45​min
3
Athens
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Nafplio
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Delphi
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Kalambaka
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Thessaloniki
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
8
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
9
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 6 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Sydney

4
nights
Oia, Santorini

Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Explore Oia's surroundings by going to Kamari (Eduart Gjopalaj Workshop & Ancient Thera) and Akrotiri (Akrotiri, Red Beach, & more). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Amoudi Bay, brush up on your military savvy at Naval Maritime Museum, look for gifts at Oneiro Jewelry, and take some stellar pictures from Sunset in Oia.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Oia trip builder website .

Sydney, Australia to Oia is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight, car, and ferry. Traveling from Sydney to Oia, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sydney in December, plan for cooler days and slightly colder nights in Oia: temperatures range from 18°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Oia

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Fira, Imerovigli, Akrotiri, Kamari, Agios Nikolaos Church
Highlights from your plan
Helicopter Tours
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Wine Tours & Tastings

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Heraklion side-trips: Kazantzakis Museum (in Myrtia), Museum of El Greco (in Fodele) and Reptisland (in Melidoni). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at The Palace of Knossos, take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, do a tasting at Winery Stilianou, and kick back and relax at Matala beach.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Heraklion trip itinerary app .

Getting from Oia to Heraklion by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. In December in Heraklion, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tylissos, Kazantzakis Museum, Winery Stilianou, Reptisland, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
Highlights from your plan
Snail Farm and Fun ©
Snail Farm and Fun
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

6
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: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, take a stroll through Monastiraki, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus, and explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Athens travel route planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and subway from Heraklion to Athens in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Nafplio.

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

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Nafplio side-trips: Lake Doxa (in Feneos), The Great Theatre of Epidaurus (in Epidavros) and Corinth (Archea Korinthos, Akrokorinthos, & more). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site Mycenae, take in the waterfront at Nauplion Promenade, get engrossed in the history at Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, and pause for some serene contemplation at Agia Kyriaki Church.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Nafplio tour planner .

Traveling by car from Athens to Nafplio takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Athens in January, with highs in Nafplio at 11°C and lows at 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Delphi.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Corinth, The Great Theatre of Epidaurus, Agia Kyriaki Church, Archaeological Site Mycenae, Lake Doxa
Highlights from your plan
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Lake Doxa ©
Lake Doxa

4
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Delphi side-trips: Amfissa Archaeological Museum (in Amfissa) and Katafygio-Oiti (in Panourgias). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Delphi, take in the awesome beauty at Parnassus, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Apollo In Delphi, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ieros Naos Agiou Georgiou.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Delphi road trip planning app .

Getting from Nafplio to Delphi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Delphi can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Amfissa Archaeological Museum, Ieros Naos Agiou Georgiou, Katafygio-Oiti
Highlights from your plan
Delphi ©
Delphi
Temple of Apollo In Delphi ©
Temple of Apollo In Delphi
Delphi Archaeological Museum ©
Delphi Archaeological Museum

4
nights
Kalambaka

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Folk Art Museum Tossizza Mansion (in Metsovo), Ioannina (Kehila Kedosha Yashan Synagogue, Silversmithing Museum, & more) and Vrellis Greek History Museum (in Bizani). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Meteora, take in nature's colorful creations at Varlaam Monastery, explore the world behind art at Theodoros Papagiannis Musem of Contemporary Art, and steep yourself in history at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada).

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kalambaka online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Delphi to Kalambaka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Delphi in January; daily highs in Kalambaka reach 7°C and lows reach -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ioannina, Folk Art Museum Tossizza Mansion, Vrellis Greek History Museum, Theodoros Papagiannis Musem of Contemporary Art
Highlights from your plan
Meteora ©
Meteora
Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron
Silversmithing Museum ©
Silversmithing Museum

5
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'll find plenty of places to visit near Thessaloniki: Nikis Square (in Kozani), Cave of Alistrati (in Alistrati) and Mountain Trail Litochoro - Prionia (in Litochoro). There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at White Tower of Thessaloniki, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, see the interesting displays at Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina), and experience the excitement of Locked escape rooms.

To plan Thessaloniki vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Drive from Kalambaka to Thessaloniki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, Thessaloniki is a bit warmer than Kalambaka - with highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina), Kalogria Beach, Cave of Alistrati, Nikis Square, Mountain Trail Litochoro - Prionia
Highlights from your plan
Cave of Alistrati ©
Cave of Alistrati
White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki
Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Corfu Town side-trips: St. Spyridon First Beach (in Agios Spyridonas) and Sakis Water Sports (in Kalami). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Corfu Museum of Asian Art, make a trip to Spianada Square, examine the collection at Serbian Museum of Corfu, and make a splash at Aqualand Corfu Water Park.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Corfu Town trip website .

Fly from Thessaloniki to Corfu Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Thessaloniki in January, with highs in Corfu Town at 16°C and lows at 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to fly to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Corfu, Sakis Water Sports, Aqualand Corfu Water Park, St. Spyridon First Beach, MKB Corfu Beekeeping Vasilakis
Highlights from your plan
Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Spianada Square ©
Spianada Square

6
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mykonos Town: Delos (House of Dionysus, Archaeological Site of Delos, & more). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Little Venice, kick back and relax at Panormos Beach, look for gifts at White, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Paraportiani Church.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Mykonos Town trip app .

You can fly from Corfu Town to Mykonos Town in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Corfu Town in January since evenings lows in Mykonos Town dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Delos, Mykonos, Paradise Beach, Speed Boats Tours, Panormos Beach
Highlights from your plan
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Aegean Maritime Museum ©
Aegean Maritime Museum

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