32 days in Portugal, Sicily & Greece Itinerary

32 days in Portugal, Sicily & Greece Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: San Francisco, United States
Fly:  15 h 15 min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Porto, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  8 h 15 min
3
Catania, Italy
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Train + Bus:  7 h 45 min
4
Delphi, Greece
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Nafplio, Greece
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  2 h 45 min
7
Heraklion, Greece
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
8
Fira, Greece
— 4 nights
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
9
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly:  17 h 45 min
End: San Francisco, United States

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Sintra National Palace, &more). There's lots more to do: meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Lisbon travel route planner.

San Francisco, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 15.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway and flight; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually an 8 hour difference. In October, daytime highs in Lisbon are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Sintra
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 9:
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Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

4
nights
Porto, Portugal

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
Porto is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, don't miss a visit to Liberdade Square, and look for gifts at Livraria Lello.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Porto trip maker.

You can fly from Lisbon to Porto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Catania.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Parks Adventure
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Walking tours
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa

1
night
Catania, Italy

Catania ©
The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Gambino Vini and then don't miss a visit to Piazza Duomo. Keep things going the next day: go for a walk through Piazza IX Aprile, then walk around Villa Comunale, then delve into the distant past at Ancient Theatre of Taormina, and finally head off the coast to Isola Bella.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Catania road trip planning app.

Getting from Porto to Catania by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Porto to Catania, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in Catania can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Delphi.

Things to do in Catania

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Taormina, Gambino Vini
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 15:
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Ancient Theatre of Taormina ©
Ancient Theatre of Taormina
Gambino Vini ©
Gambino Vini
Villa Comunale ©
Villa Comunale

1
night
Delphi, Greece

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 16th (Sat): learn about all things military at Maritime Museum & Archaeological Collection of Galaxidi and then pause for some serene contemplation at Agios Nikolaos Church. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Temple of Apollo In Delphi, make a trip to Delphi, and then get engrossed in the history at Delphi Archaeological Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Delphi journey planning website.

Getting from Catania to Delphi by combination of flight and bus takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In October, daytime highs in Delphi are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 17:
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Delphi ©
Delphi
Temple of Apollo In Delphi ©
Temple of Apollo In Delphi
Delphi Archaeological Museum ©
Delphi Archaeological Museum

4
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 find plenty of places to visit near Nafplio: Corinth (Akrokorinthos, Archea Korinthos, &more), Kotsiomitis Natural History Museum (in Ligourio) and Zoodochou Pigis Church (in Kefalari). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of The Great Theatre of Epidaurus, explore the historical opulence of Fortress Palamidi, delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site Mycenae, and appreciate the history behind Kolokotroni Statue.

To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Nafplio day trip planning site.

Drive from Delphi to Nafplio in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Delphi in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 46°F in Nafplio. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive to Athens.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Mycenae, Corinth, Epidavros, Zoodochou Pigis Church
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 21:
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Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation ©
Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation

4
nights
Athens, Greece

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: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, and steep yourself in history at Ancient Agora of Athens.

To plan Athens vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from Nafplio to Athens in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Nafplio in October, Athens is a bit warmer at night with lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 25:
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

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.
On the 26th (Tue), 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 explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, then 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.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Heraklion trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Athens to Heraklion takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. October in Heraklion sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Kazantzakis Museum, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, The Palace of Knossos, Winery Stilianou
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 27:
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Winery Stilianou ©
Winery Stilianou
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

4
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Go for a jaunt from Fira to Akrotiri to see La Ponta about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, don't miss a visit to Sunset in Oia, contemplate the long history of Ancient Thera, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Fira planning site.

Traveling by ferry from Heraklion to Fira takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in October, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Oia, Imerovigli, Ancient Thera, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail
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Helicopter Tours
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Wine Tours & Tastings

4
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.
Mykonos Town is known for nightlife, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Little Venice, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paraportiani Church, don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and enjoy the sand and surf at Panormos Beach.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Mykonos Town online trip builder.

You can ride a ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town in 2 hours. Another option is to fly. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in October, and nighttime lows around 63°F. On the 4th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Mykonos, Panormos Beach, Boat Tours & Water Sports, Paradise Beach, Monastery of Panayia Tourliani
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 4:
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Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Aegean Maritime Museum ©
Aegean Maritime Museum

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