17 days in Greece Itinerary

17 days in Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece vacation planner

Make it your trip
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Athens
— 4 nights
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Delphi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kalambaka
— 4 nights
Drive
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Thessaloniki
— 3 nights
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Athens

— 4 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Acropolis of Athens and Ancient Agora of Athens. Explore hidden gems such as Temple of Hephaestus and Philopappos Hill. Take a break from Athens with a short trip to Temple of Poseidon in Sounio, about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion, delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Cycladic Art.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Athens route builder site.

Brisbane, Australia to Athens is an approximately 25-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Brisbane to Athens. October in Athens sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Delphi.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours

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Delphi

— 3 nights
Ancient Greeks revered Delphi as the center of their universe, building an impressive sanctuary to Apollo in order to mark this sacred spot.
Get a sense of the local culture at Delphi and Delphi Archaeological Museum. Temple of Apollo In Delphi and Hosios Loukas will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Delphi: Hani of Gravia (in Gravia) and Apollo temple (in Tholos). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tholos, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Byzantine Church of Agia Eleousa (Panagia Mavromantila), and stroll through Itea Beach.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Delphi driving holiday tool.

Getting from Athens to Delphi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Athens in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 15°C in Delphi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

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Kalambaka

— 4 nights
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Koutsoupia Beach and Agioi Saranta. Do some cultural sightseeing at Meteora and Agios Stefanos. When in Kalambaka, make a side trip to see Platia Ammos Beach in Platia Ammos, approximately Platia Ammos away. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Great Meteoron, steep yourself in history at Agios Nikolaos Anapaphsas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Varlaam Monastery, and pause for some serene contemplation at Byzantine Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kalambaka journey planner.

You can drive from Delphi to Kalambaka in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Delphi in October, expect Kalambaka to be a bit cooler, temps between 22°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

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Thessaloniki

— 3 nights

Mother of Israel

A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ladadika District and Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina). Visit Hagios Demetrios and Church of St.Sophia for their historical value. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, don't miss a visit to White Tower of Thessaloniki, experience the excitement of Locked escape rooms, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Rotunda.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Thessaloniki day trip planning app.

Drive from Kalambaka to Thessaloniki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Thessaloniki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

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Greece travel guide

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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.