21 days in Greece Itinerary

21 days in Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Fira, Santorini
— 2 nights
Ferry
2
Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Athens
— 5 nights
Drive
4
Nafplio
— 4 nights
Drive
5
Dimitsana
— 1 night
Drive
6
Delphi
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Kalambaka
— 1 night
Drive
8
Thessaloniki
— 3 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21

Fira, Santorini

— 2 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
On the 2nd (Mon), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, kick back and relax at Red Beach, then delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, and finally learn about winemaking at Boutari Winery. Keep things going the next day: trek along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, then explore the striking landscape at Skaros Rock, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Fira day trip planning site.

Montreal, Canada to Fira is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Montreal to Fira due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Montreal in November, expect Fira to be much hotter, temps between 23°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Fira

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trips

Heraklion, Crete

— 2 nights
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 4th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then get engrossed in the history at Historical Museum of Crete, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Agios Mathaios Sinaites. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, see the interesting displays at Kazantzakis Museum, then delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello del Molo (Koules).

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Heraklion trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by ferry from Fira to Heraklion takes 2.5 hours. November in Heraklion sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trips

Athens

— 5 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

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: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, visit Plaka, wander the streets of Monastiraki, and admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Athens trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Heraklion to Athens by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. In November in Athens, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods

Nafplio

— 4 nights
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
Nafplio is known for historic sites, beaches, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site Mycenae, stop by T'Anapliotiko Bakaliko, steep yourself in history at Lion Gate, and explore the world behind art at Nafplio National Gallery.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Nafplio road trip planner.

Drive from Athens to Nafplio in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Athens in November: high temperatures in Nafplio hover around 19°C and lows are around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Dimitsana.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Dimitsana

— 1 night
Dimitsana is a mountain village and a former municipality in Arcadia, Peloponnese, Greece. On the 15th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of The Holy Monastery of the Philosopher, then relax and float downstream with Trekking Hellas of Arkadia, and then see the interesting displays at Offshore Hydropower Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Dimitsana trip planner.

Drive from Nafplio to Dimitsana in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in November, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Delphi.

Things to do in Dimitsana

Adventure · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Delphi

— 2 nights
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 (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tholos, contemplate the long history of Delphi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Apollo In Delphi, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Ieros Naos Agiou Georgiou. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Delphi Archaeological Museum, then fly like a bird with Paragliding Fun, and then take in the awesome beauty at Parnassus.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Delphi trip planner.

You can drive from Dimitsana to Delphi in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Dimitsana in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Delphi, with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Kalambaka

— 1 night
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.
On the 18th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Hellenic Culture Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Great Meteoron, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Meteora, then contemplate the long history of Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), and finally stop by Meteora Sandals (Ekfrasi).

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Kalambaka road trip tool.

Drive from Delphi to Kalambaka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Delphi in November, things will get little chillier in Kalambaka: highs are around 15°C and lows about 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

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.
When in Thessaloniki, make a side trip to see Aelia Exclusive Spa Facilities in Lagkadas, approximately Lagkadas away. There's lots more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from White Tower of Thessaloniki, steep yourself in history at Hagios Demetrios, don't miss a visit to Aristotelous Square, and pause for some photo ops at Arch of Galerius.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Thessaloniki trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Kalambaka to Thessaloniki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November in Thessaloniki, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Shopping

Side Trips

Greece travel guide

4.2
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.