15 days in Greece Itinerary

15 days in Greece Itinerary

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15 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  16 h
1
Mykonos Town
— 2 nights
Ferry:  2 h 15 min
2
Fira
— 4 nights
Ferry:  2 h
3
Heraklion
— 2 nights
Shuttle:  2 h
4
Chania Town
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 30 min
5
Athens
— 4 nights
Subway + Fly:  16 h 15 min
End: Minneapolis

2
nights
Mykonos Town

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.
Mykonos Town is known for nightlife, beaches, museums, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Little Venice, kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, and make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli).

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Mykonos Town online holiday builder .

Minneapolis, USA to Mykonos Town is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Minneapolis to Mykonos Town due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Minneapolis in October, with highs in Mykonos Town at 71°F and lows at 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to catch the ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fokos Beach, Panormos Beach, Paradise Beach, Elia Beach
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Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

4
nights
Fira

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for nightlife, museums, spas, historic sites, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and tour the water at your own pace with Santorini Sail Cruises.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Fira trip itinerary tool .

Ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in October, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Kamari, Captain George Santorini Yachting, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, Amoudi Bay
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then look for gifts at Nerium Oleander, then delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos. On the next day, get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus, then learn about winemaking at Winery Stilianou, and finally do a tasting at Lyrarakis Winery.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Heraklion trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by ferry from Fira to Heraklion takes 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Heraklion are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to catch the shuttle to Chania Town.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

The Palace of Knossos, Winery Stilianou, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
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Winery Stilianou ©
Winery Stilianou
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): stroll the grounds of Souda Bay War Cemetery, delve into the distant past at Ancient Aptera, then learn about all things military at Maritime Museum of Crete, then take in the waterfront activity at Old Venetian Harbor, and finally examine the collection at Greek National Football Museum.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Chania Town vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by shuttle from Heraklion to Chania Town takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Chania Town are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Souda
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Greek National Football Museum ©
Greek National Football Museum
Old Venetian Harbor ©
Old Venetian Harbor
Souda Bay War Cemetery ©
Souda Bay War Cemetery

4
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, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, wander the streets of Plaka, and get great views at Mount Lycabettus.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Athens trip itinerary website .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Chania Town to Athens in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in October, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

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

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