9 days in Greece Itinerary

9 days in Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece holiday planner

Make it your trip
Train to Airport Terminal A, Fly to Athens
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Athens
— 1 night
Taxi to Piraeus, Ferry to Fira
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Fira, Santorini
— 1 night
Ferry
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Naxos Town, Naxos
— 1 night
Ferry
4
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
Fly
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Athens
— 2 nights
Fly

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Athens

— 1 night

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): wander the streets of Anafiotika, make a trip to Ancient Agora of Athens, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Hephaestus, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Philopappos Hill.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Athens vacation planner.

Washington DC, USA to Athens is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Athens is 7 hours. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in September, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Fira, Santorini

— 1 night
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): examine the collection at Tomato Industrial Museum, D.Nomikos, then do a tasting at Artemis Karamolegos Winery, then explore the world behind art at MATI Art Gallery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Fira visit planner.

You can fly from Athens to Fira in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in September, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Naxos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Museums · Shopping · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Naxos Town, Naxos

— 1 night
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 5th (Sun): view the masterpieces at Fish & Olive, stop by Naxia Gi, see the interesting displays at Distillery M. G. Vallindras Eirini Frangoudaki, then see the interesting displays at Eggares Olive Press Museum, then wander the streets of Old Town, and finally explore the ancient world of Naos tou Apollona - Portara.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Naxos Town online trip itinerary planner.

You can ride a ferry from Fira to Naxos Town in 2.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Naxos Town

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Mykonos Town, Mykonos

— 2 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.
Get some cultural insight at Little Venice and Monastery of Panayia Tourliani. Take a break from the city and head to Elia Beach and Ornos Beach. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Platis Gialos Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and sample the tasty concoctions at Mykonos Brewing Company.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Mykonos Town planning app.

Traveling by ferry from Naxos Town to Mykonos Town takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. September in Mykonos Town sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 69°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Athens

— 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): visit Anafiotika, then appreciate the history behind Erechtheion, then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, and finally delve into the distant past at Temple of Hephaestus.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Athens tour itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Mykonos Town to Athens in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and taxi. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Greece travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
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.