13 days in Greece Itinerary

13 days in Greece Itinerary

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13 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  16 h 30 min
1
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 2 nights
Ferry + Drive:  4 h
2
Kalambaka
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
3
Delphi
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Athens
— 3 nights
Subway + Fly:  2 h 45 min
5
Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
6
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 1 night
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
7
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
Fly:  18 h 45 min
End: Los Angeles

2
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Corfu Town: Paleokastritsa Beach (in Paleokastritsa) and Ipsos Aqua Arena (in Ipsos). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, step into the grandiose world of Mon Repos Palace, appreciate the history behind Holocaust Memorial of Corfu, and make a trip to Spianada Square.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Corfu Town travel route planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Corfu Town is an approximately 16.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 10 hour difference. In May, daytime highs in Corfu Town are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Paleokastritsa, Ipsos Aqua Arena
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Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Spianada Square ©
Spianada Square

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Meteora, contemplate the long history of Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Great Meteoron, and finally admire the natural beauty at Varlaam Monastery.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kalambaka online day trip planner.

Getting from Corfu Town to Kalambaka by combination of ferry and car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Corfu Town in May, Kalambaka is slightly colder at night with lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Delphi.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Parks
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Meteora ©
Meteora
Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron
Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) ©
Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada)

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 18th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Delphi Archaeological Museum, then delve into the distant past at Delphi, and then delve into the distant past at Temple of Apollo In Delphi.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Delphi trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Kalambaka to Delphi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Kalambaka in May, Delphi is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Athens.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites Museums
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Delphi ©
Delphi
Delphi Archaeological Museum ©
Delphi Archaeological Museum
Temple of Apollo In Delphi ©
Temple of Apollo In Delphi

3
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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, make a trip to Plateia Syntagmatos, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Cycladic Art.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Athens road trip site.

Getting from Delphi to Athens by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Delphi in May since evenings lows in Athens dip to 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, and then contemplate the long history of The Palace of Knossos.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Heraklion trip site.

You can do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Heraklion in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Heraklion can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Palace of Knossos
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1
night
Akrotiri, Santorini

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): examine the collection at Tomato Industrial Museum, ride a horse along Santo Horse Riding, get engrossed in the history at La Ponta, then kick back and relax at Red Beach, and finally delve into the distant past at Akrotiri.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Akrotiri road trip app.

Getting from Heraklion to Akrotiri by ferry takes about 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Akrotiri are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Tomato Industrial Museum
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Experience Horse Riding ©
Experience Horse Riding
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): make a trip to Kapopoulos Fine Arts, examine the collection at Aegean Maritime Museum, wander the streets of Little Venice, then make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and finally make a trip to Rarity Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then look for gifts at Triciclo Art Shop Mykonos, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Mykonos Brewing Company.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Mykonos Town travel route tool.

You can ride a ferry from Akrotiri to Mykonos Town in 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Mykonos Town can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. On the 25th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Neighborhoods Museums Spas

Side Trip

Mykonos Brewing Company
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)
Aegean Maritime Museum ©
Aegean Maritime Museum

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