10 days in Greece Itinerary

10 days in Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece trip planner

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Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
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Fira, Santorini
— 3 nights
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 1 night
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Corfu Town, Corfu
— 1 night
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Athens
— 3 nights
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Heraklion, Crete

— 1 night
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 13th (Tue): see Status MLB Travel Agency and then delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus, get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and then take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Heraklion travel route planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Heraklion is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Heraklion is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Dubai in October, expect nights in Heraklion to be a bit cooler, around 20°C, while days are much colder, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Heraklion

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Fira, Santorini

— 3 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Step out of the city life by going to Red Beach and Santorini Sailing. Akrotiri and Museum of Prehistoric Thira are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: hike along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, and get where you need to go with Santorini Tours.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Fira trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Heraklion to Fira in 2.5 hours. In October in Fira, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

Side Trips

Mykonos Town, Mykonos

— 1 night

Chora Mykonos

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): look for gifts at Triciclo Art Shop Mykonos, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paraportiani Church, and then see the interesting displays at Aegean Maritime Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Mykonos Town trip itinerary maker app.

You can ride a ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In October, daily temperatures in Mykonos Town can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Corfu Town, Corfu

— 1 night
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.
On the 19th (Mon), explore the galleries of Achilleion Museum, view the masterpieces at Tsami Ceramics, browse for treasures at Icon Gallery, then stop by Sweet 'N Spicy Bahar Shop, and finally view the masterpieces at Corfu Gallery.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Corfu Town online attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Mykonos Town to Corfu Town takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Athens

— 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 20th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Museum 'Atelier Spyros Vassiliou', and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Lycabettus. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Plaka and then wander the streets of Ermou Street.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Athens trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Corfu Town to Athens in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. In October in Athens, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums · Nature

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.