45 days in Greece Itinerary

45 days in Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe tour itinerary builder

Make it your trip
Drive
1
Serres
— 1 night
Drive
2
Kavala
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Thessaloniki
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Kalambaka
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Delphi
— 1 night
Drive
6
Athens
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Sounio
— 2 nights
Drive
8
Corinth
— 2 nights
Drive
9
Mycenae
— 2 nights
Drive
10
Sparta
— 2 nights
Drive
11
Kalamata
— 2 nights
Drive
12
Olympia
— 3 nights
Drive
13
Patras
— 3 nights
Drive to Araxos Airport, Fly to Ioannis Kapodistrias International Airport
14
Corfu Town
— 16 nights
Bus
15
Ioannina
— 2 nights
Drive
16
Thessaloniki
— 1 day
Drive

S M T W T F S
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14

Serres

— 1 night
Sérres is a city in Macedonia, Greece, capital of the Serres regional unit and second largest city in the region of Central Macedonia, after Thessaloniki. On the 1st (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Ieros Naon Agion Theodoron, bet on your favorite at Serres Racing Circuit, sample the tasty concoctions at Siris Microbrewery, steep yourself in history at Zinzirli Mosque, then fly down the slopes at Lailias ski Cente, and finally pause for some photo ops at Koca Mustafa Mosque.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Serres trip maker.

Bucharest, Romania to Serres is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Bucharest in July, Serres is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kavala.

Things to do in Serres

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Kavala

— 2 nights
Kavala is a city in northern Greece, the principal seaport of eastern Macedonia and the capital of Kavala regional unit. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Folklore & Historical Museum of Xanthi, view the masterpieces at The House of Shadow, stop by Old Town of Xanthi, then take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Kavala, then make a trip to The Aquaduct, and finally step into the grandiose world of The Castle of Kavala. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): see the interesting displays at Tobacco Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum, delve into the distant past at Archeologikos Choros Filippi, get engrossed in the history at The Archaeological Museum of Philippi, then take a stroll through Panagia, and finally kick back and relax at Ammolofoi Beach.

For reviews and other tourist information, read Kavala attractions planning tool.

Traveling by car from Serres to Kavala takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Kavala are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Kavala

Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Thessaloniki

— 2 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.
On the 4th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, enjoy breathtaking views from White Tower of Thessaloniki, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St.Sophia, then contemplate the long history of Ataturk Museum, and finally explore the ancient world of Rotunda. Keep things going the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Mediterranean Cosmos Shopping Mall, browse the different shops at One Salonica Outlet Mall, stop by Olicatessen, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then see the interesting displays at Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina), and finally don't miss a visit to The Jewish synagogue.

To see photos and other tourist information, refer to the Thessaloniki vacation planning app.

Traveling by car from Kavala to Thessaloniki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Thessaloniki sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Spas

Side Trips

Kalambaka

— 2 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.
On the 6th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Agios Nikolaos Anapaphsas, contemplate the long history of Roussanou Monastery, examine the collection at Hellenic Culture Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Byzantine Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary, then get a new perspective on things with Greek Adventure, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Ethereal. Keep things going the next day: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Meteora and Mushroom Museum, stop by Meteora Sandals (Ekfrasi), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agios Stefanos, then steep yourself in history at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Great Meteoron, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Varlaam Monastery.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kalambaka trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Thessaloniki to Kalambaka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Thessaloniki in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Kalambaka, with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Delphi.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites · Adventure · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Delphi

— 1 night
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 8th (Thu): fly like a bird with Paragliding Fun, get engrossed in the history at Delphi Archaeological Museum, don't miss a visit to Delphi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Apollo In Delphi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tholos, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hosios Loukas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Parnassus, pause for some serene contemplation at Metamorfoseos tou Sotiros Church, then learn about all things military at Maritime Museum & Archaeological Collection of Galaxidi, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Itea Beach.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Delphi travel route planner.

You can drive from Kalambaka to Delphi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Athens.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

Athens

— 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Glyfada Beach, discover the deep blue sea with Seahorse Dive Center, identify plant and animal life at Donkeysland, then take an in-depth tour of National Archaeological Museum, then take a stroll through Plaka, and finally take a stroll through Ermou Street.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Athens trip planner.

You can drive from Delphi to Athens in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Delphi in July since evenings lows in Athens dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Sounio.

Things to do in Athens

Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Sounio

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Galliki Skala. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Sounio Beach, explore the ancient world of Temple of Poseidon, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kape Beach, then discover the deep blue sea with Athens Divers Club, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Paralia Christea.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Sounio trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Athens to Sounio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. July in Sounio sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Corinth.

Things to do in Sounio

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Corinth

— 2 nights
History remains the main attraction in Corinth, a city built near the site of its fabled ancient counterpart.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): get the adrenaline pumping with Zulu Bungy, contemplate the waterfront views at Corinth Canal, then explore the ancient world of Akrokorinthos, then explore the ancient world of Archea Korinthos, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Moni Osiou Patapiou, delve into the distant past at West Court of Heraion of Perachora, then explore the activities along Limni Vouliagmeni, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Loutraki Beach, and finally see some colorful creatures with Tech Diving Team Dive Center.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Corinth vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Sounio to Corinth takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in July, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Mycenae.

Things to do in Corinth

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mycenae

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): learn about winemaking at Domaine Skouras Winery, explore the ancient world of Archaelogical site of Nemea, learn about winemaking at Lafkioti Winery, then do a tasting at Lafazanis Winery, then take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Ancient Mycenae, and finally delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site Mycenae. On your second day here, explore the fascinating underground world of Kapsia Cave, do a tasting at Kalogris Organic Winery, contemplate the long history of Monastery of the Dormition Rock Nemea, learn about winemaking at Estate Constantin Gofas, then do a tasting at Ktima Bairaktaris, and finally do a tasting at Ktima Palivou.

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

Traveling by car from Corinth to Mycenae takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, Mycenae is little chillier than Corinth - with highs of 36°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Sparta.

Things to do in Mycenae

Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Sparta

— 2 nights
Sparta was a prominent city-state in ancient Greece. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): examine the collection at Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil, take a memorable drive along Langada Pass, steep yourself in history at Mystras, explore the ancient world of Archaeological site of Mystra, then contemplate the long history of Archaeological site Keadas, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Kastora Canyon. On the next day, examine the collection at The Camera Museum – Takis Aivalis, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Taygetus, delve into the distant past at Amyklaion and Sanctuary of Apollo, then explore the ancient world of Temple of Artemis Orthia, then get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Koumantareios Art Gallery of Sparta.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Sparta holiday maker app.

Getting from Mycenae to Sparta by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Mycenae in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sparta, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kalamata.

Things to do in Sparta

Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Kalamata

— 2 nights
Kalamata is the second most populous city of the Peloponnese peninsula, after Patras, in southern Greece and the largest city of the homonymous administrative region. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): learn about all things military at Military Museum, examine the collection at Victoria G. Karelias Collection of Greek Traditional Costumes, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kalamata Beach, and finally shake up your sightseeing with Climb Up. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): let the river carry you with Explore Messinia and then steep yourself in history at Antigua Mesenia.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Kalamata road trip site.

Traveling by car from Sparta to Kalamata takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Kalamata are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Olympia.

Things to do in Kalamata

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Museums

Side Trip

Olympia

— 3 nights
Inhabited since prehistoric times, Olympia remains best known as the site of the original Olympic Games, held there for the first time in 776 BCE. Inscribed on the World Heritage List, the remains of Olympia's sanctuary allow visitors to admire the timeless mastery of ancient Greek builders.
On the 21st (Wed), admire the sheer force of Nemouta Waterfalls. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of antiquity, delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site of Olympia, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Olympia, then pause for some photo ops at Hermes by Praxiteles, then do a tasting at Olympia Land Winery, and finally look for gifts at Aristoteles Olivewood Workshop.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Olympia fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by car from Kalamata to Olympia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In July in Olympia, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Patras.

Things to do in Olympia

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Patras

— 3 nights
Patras is Greece's third-largest city and the regional capital of Western Greece, in the northern Peloponnese, 215km west of Athens. Get a sense of the local culture at Mega Spilaio Monastery and Nafpaktos Old Port. Get outdoors at Akoli Beach and Xiliadou Beach. Explore Patras' surroundings by going to Gorge of Vouraikos (in Kalavrita) and Naupactus (Botsaris Tower & The Venetian Castle of Nafpaktos). The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at Patras Mycenaean Park -Voundeni, examine the collection at Museum of Science and Technology, stop by Samovar Natural Cosmetics, and get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Patras.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Patras driving holiday tool.

Drive from Olympia to Patras in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. July in Patras sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Patras

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Corfu Town

— 16 nights
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.
For shopping fun, head to Icon Gallery or Tsami Ceramics. Get some cultural insight at Corfu Museum of Asian Art and Emporion D'artes. Change things up with these side-trips from Corfu Town: Sidari (Apotripiti Beach, Canal D'Amour, &more), Paleokastritsa (Acapulco Pool Bar, Paleokastritsa Beach, &more) and Peroulades (Loggas Beach & Cape Drastis Thematic Park). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at St. Spyridon First Beach, step into the grandiose world of New Fortress, stroll through Paradise Beach, and explore the galleries of Corfu Gallery.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Corfu Town trip builder.

Explore your travel options from Patras to Corfu Town with the Route module. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Ioannina.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ioannina

— 2 nights
Ioannina, often called Yannena within Greece, is the capital and largest city of Epirus, an administrative region in north-western Greece. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Ioannina Castle, examine the collection at Silversmithing Museum, see the interesting displays at Byzantine Museum of Ioannina, then explore the ancient world of Dodoni Sanctuary and Theatre, then see the interesting displays at Vrellis Greek History Museum, and finally examine the collection at Monastery of Agiou Nikolaou, Metsovo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): see Alpine Zone.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Ioannina trip planning site.

You can take a bus from Corfu Town to Ioannina in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August in Ioannina, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Ioannina

Adventure · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

Thessaloniki

— 1 day

Mother of Israel

Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, pause for some serene contemplation at Hagios Demetrios, then explore the ancient world of Rotunda, and finally browse the different shops at Mediterranean Cosmos Shopping Mall.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Thessaloniki using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ioannina to Thessaloniki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

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.

Corfu travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Specialty Museums · Bars & Clubs
Island of the Phaeacians
Designated as a World Heritage Site, Corfu retains many reminders of the island's Venetian, British, and French heritage.The northernmost of the Ionian Islands, the mild-weathered city made it into mythology as the idyllic place where Poseidon enjoyed marital bliss with the nymph Korkyra. Allegedly named after this mythical beauty, the island offers a blend of well-developed seaside areas and pristine mountain ranges, popular with both package tourists and casual backpackers. The island's top attraction remains the pleasant city of Corfu, an architectural gem made for sightseeing on foot. The island also serves as a convenient jumping-off point for tours of the Albanian and Italian coastlines.