60 days in Spain & Greece Itinerary

60 days in Spain & Greece Itinerary

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60 days in Spain & Greece Itinerary

Start: Phoenix, United States
Fly:  17 h
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Corfu Town, Greece
— 5 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
3
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 5 nights
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
4
Akrotiri, Greece
— 4 nights
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
5
Heraklion, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly + Subway:  2 h 45 min
6
Athens, Greece
— 6 nights
Drive:  5 h
7
Elafonisos, Greece
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
8
Nafplio, Greece
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  8 h
9
Ibiza Town, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h
10
Seville, Spain
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h
11
Nerja, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
12
Granada, Spain
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h 45 min
13
Madrid, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly:  16 h 45 min
End: Phoenix, United States


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4
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Relax by the water at Playa de La Barceloneta and La playa de Tamariu. Popular historic sites such as Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Barcelona: Far de Sant Sebastia (in Llafranc) and Playas de Calella (in Calella de Palafrugell). There's still lots to do: stroll around Parc Guell, admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, examine the collection at Vil.la Joana, and wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona journey site .

Phoenix, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Phoenix to Barcelona, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Phoenix in August, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in Barcelona: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 71°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

La playa de Tamariu, Playas de Calella, Far de Sant Sebastia, Platja Port Bo
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Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

5
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Corfu Museum of Asian Art and Old Fortress Corfu. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Marathias Beach and La Grotta Beach. Explore Corfu Town's surroundings by going to Notos Beach (in Notos), Halikounas Beach (in Chalikounas) and Mavroudis Family Museum and Modern Olive Oil Press (in Vraganiotika). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, stroll through Barbati Beach, explore the historical opulence of Mon Repos Palace, and examine the collection at Casa Parlante.

Plan my trip to Corfu Town with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Corfu Town takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Traveling from Barcelona to Corfu Town, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Barcelona in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Corfu Town, with highs around 92°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to fly to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Paleokastritsa, Kassiopi, Notos Beach, Paradise Beach, Mavroudis Family Museum and Modern Olive Oil Press
Highlights from your plan
Bataria Beach ©
Bataria Beach
Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu

5
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 a sense of the local culture at Little Venice and Archaeological Museum of Mykonos. Relax by the water at Panormos Beach and Agios Sostis Beach. It doesn't end there: stroll through Paradise Beach and enjoy the sand and surf at Fokos Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town road trip planner.

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. Traveling from Corfu Town in August, you will find days in Mykonos Town are slightly colder (83°F), and nights are about the same (74°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mykonos, Ornos Beach, Agios Stefanos Beach, Paraga Beach, Kalo Livadi Beach
Highlights from your plan
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

4
nights
Akrotiri, Greece

Akrotiri ©
Located on Santorini's southwestern coastline, the small village of Akrotiri sits just a short walk from one of Europe's most significant Bronze Age archaeological sites.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Akrotiri and Castelli of Emporio. Monastery of Profitis Ilias and Tomato Industrial Museum will appeal to museum buffs. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Red Beach, stroll through Perissa Black Sand Beach, and do a tasting at Gaia Winery.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Akrotiri trip maker.

Traveling by ferry from Mykonos Town to Akrotiri takes 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Akrotiri can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kamari, Vlychada, Mesa Pigadia Beach, Perissa Black Sand Beach, Monastery of Profitis Ilias
Highlights from your plan
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Kamari Beach ©
Kamari Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, then get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, and finally learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus, see the interesting displays at Kazantzakis Museum, then learn about winemaking at Winery Stilianou, and finally contemplate the long history of The Palace of Knossos.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Heraklion travel site .

Ride a ferry from Akrotiri to Heraklion in 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Kazantzakis Museum, Winery Stilianou, The Palace of Knossos, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
Highlights from your plan
Winery Stilianou ©
Winery Stilianou
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

6
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
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 Benaki Museum. Acropolis Museum and Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, visit Monastiraki, contemplate the long history of Ancient Agora of Athens, and delve into the distant past at Temple of Hephaestus.

Make your Athens itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by combination of flight and subway from Heraklion to Athens takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Heraklion in August, expect nights in Athens to be about the same, around 77°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 92°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Elafonisos.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Glyfada Beach
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum

4
nights
Elafonisos, Greece

Elafonisos ©
Elafonisos is a small Greek island between the Peloponnese and Kythira. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Simos Beach - Σίμος Παραλία and Plytras Beach. Get some historical perspective at Monemvasia Fortress and Agia Sofia Church. Get out of town with these interesting Elafonisos side-trips: Velies (Liotrivi Monemvasia - Historical Mansion & Monemvasia Winery) and Kastania Cave (in Kastania). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Megali Paralia and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lefki Beach.

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

Drive from Athens to Elafonisos in 5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Nafplio.

Things to do in Elafonisos

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Velies, Monemvasia, Kastania Cave, Plytras Beach
Highlights from your plan
Simos Beach - Σίμος Παραλία ©
Megali Paralia ©
Megali Paralia
Panagia Beach
Panagia Beach

6
nights
Nafplio, Greece

Nafplio ©
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
You'll explore and learn at Archea Korinthos and Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation. Relax by the water at Astros Beach and Tigani beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nafplio: The Great Theatre of Epidaurus (in Epidavros), Amyklaion and Sanctuary of Apollo (in Amykles) and Arkadiko Bridge (in Mycenae). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site Mycenae, take a leisurely stroll along Nauplion Promenade, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Panaghia, and contemplate the long history of Lion Gate.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Nafplio trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Elafonisos to Nafplio takes 4.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Nafplio can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mycenae, Corinth, The Great Theatre of Epidaurus, Mystras, Tigani beach
Highlights from your plan
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
Mystras ©
Mystras

5
nights
Ibiza Town, Spain

Ibiza Town ©
As the island’s largest city and most-visited site, Ibiza is famous for its electric nightlife and lively Mediterranean culture.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Platja de ses Salines and Cala Comte. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Castell de Eivissa and Necropolis del Puig des Molins. Change things up with these side-trips from Ibiza Town: Portinatx (S'Arenal Petit & S'Arenal Gros), Sant Antoni de Portmany (Cala Bassa, Cala Saladeta, &more) and Cala Vadella (in Cala Vadella). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Cala S'Illot des Rencli, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Cala Salada, have some family-friendly fun at Kentucky Derby, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ibiza Cathedral.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Ibiza Town trip website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Nafplio to Ibiza Town. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Nafplio in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Ibiza Town, with lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Seville.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sant Antoni de Portmany, San Carlos, Portinatx, Cala Conta, Cala de Sant Vicent
Highlights from your plan
Platja de ses Salines ©
Platja de ses Salines
Castell de Eivissa ©
Castell de Eivissa
Cala Comte ©
Cala Comte

5
nights
Seville, Spain

Seville ©
A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Appreciate the collections at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla and Centro de Interpretacion del Vino. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Plaza de España and Catedral de Sevilla. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seville: Ronda (Puente Viejo, Iglesia de Ntra. Sra. de la Paz, &more). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, make a trip to Plaza del Triunfo, wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia De Santa Catalina.

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

You can fly from Ibiza Town to Seville in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Ibiza Town in September, Seville is slightly colder at night with lows of 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Ronda
Highlights from your plan
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

3
nights
Nerja, Spain

Nerja ©
Nerja is a municipality on the Costa del Sol in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. Relax by the water at Playa de la Cala el Canuelo and Playa El Salon. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Playa de la Alberquilla, stroll through Papagayo Beach, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of El Salvador.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Nerja online road trip planner .

Drive from Seville to Nerja in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Nerja can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Granada.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Playa de la Cala el Canuelo ©
Playa de la Cala el Canuelo
Playa El Salon ©
Playa El Salon
Burriana Beach ©
Burriana Beach

4
nights
Granada, Spain

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Alhambra and Court of the Lions. Appreciate the collections at Alcazaba and Museo de la Cofradia del Santo Sepulcro. Step out of Granada with an excursion to Castillo de Gibralfaro in Malaga--about 1h 35 min away. There's much more to do: visit Albayzin, admire the natural beauty at Generalife, pause for some serene contemplation at Camarin de la Virgen del Rosario, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monasterio Cartuja.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Granada travel route builder site .

Drive from Nerja to Granada in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Granada are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Malaga
Highlights from your plan
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas

5
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Get some cultural insight at Prado National Museum and Plaza Mayor. Get some historical perspective at Royal Palace of Madrid and Catedral de Segovia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Madrid: Toledo (Casco Historico de Toledo, Catedral Primada, &more) and Segovia (Acueduct of Segovia & Alcazar of Segovia). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, walk around Parque del Retiro, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Isidro.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Madrid vacation planner.

Getting from Granada to Madrid by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 59°F. On the 29th (Tue), you're off to home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Segovia, Toledo
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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