9 days in Santorini, Mykonos & Athens Itinerary

9 days in Santorini, Mykonos & Athens Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Newark
Fly:  16 h 30 min
1
Fira
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
2
Mykonos Town
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
3
Athens
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  14 h
End: Newark

2
nights
Fira

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Visit Akrotiri and Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral for their historical value. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos and Megalochori - Traditional Village. There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Venetsanos Winery, enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, make a trip to Three Bells of Fira, and examine the collection at Tomato Industrial Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Fira road trip planner.

Newark, USA to Fira is an approximately 16.5- hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Fira is 7 hours. Traveling from Newark in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 70°F in Fira. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Museums Wineries Shopping

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Domaine Sigalas, Cultural Village, Gaia Winery, Megalochori - Traditional Village
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos ©
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos
Spas

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.
On the 7th (Mon), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, then take a stroll through Little Venice, and finally don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli). Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Gioras Wood Medieval Mykonian Bakery, go for a stroll along the water at Old Port, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint George, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Ornos Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Mykonos Town trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in September, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Neighborhoods Beaches

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Ornos Beach
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Ornos Beach ©
Ornos Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

3
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Get some historical perspective at Temple of Hephaestus and Temple of Athena Nike. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Archaeological Site Mycenae and Corinth Canal. Step out of Athens with an excursion to Lion Gate in Mycenae--about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, take a stroll through Anafiotika, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus, and explore the ancient world of Erechtheion.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Athens planning website.

Traveling by flight from Mykonos Town to Athens takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. In September, daytime highs in Athens are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Mycenae, Corinth Canal
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Lion Gate ©
Lion Gate
Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus

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