11 days in Greece Itinerary

11 days in Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece trip planner
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Make it your trip
Fly
1
Thessaloniki
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Ioannina
— 1 night
Drive
3
Kalambaka
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Delphi
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Nafplio
— 1 night
Bus to Athens, Fly to Heraklion
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Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
Fly

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Thessaloniki — 2 nights

A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, make a trip to Aristotelous Square, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally contemplate the long history of Ladadika District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Hagios Demetrios, take in panoramic vistas at White Tower of Thessaloniki, then contemplate the long history of Church of St.Sophia, and finally examine the collection at Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina).

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Thessaloniki journey tool.

Mumbai, India to Thessaloniki is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Mumbai to Thessaloniki. In December, Thessaloniki is much colder than Mumbai - with highs of 13°C and lows of 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Ioannina.
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Museums · Spas · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Side Trip

Ioannina — 1 night

Ioannina, often called Yannena within Greece, is the capital and largest city of Epirus, an administrative region in north-western Greece. On the 22nd (Thu), see the interesting displays at Vrellis Greek History Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pamvotis, and then step into the grandiose world of Ioannina Castle.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ioannina trip maker website.

You can drive from Thessaloniki to Ioannina in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Thessaloniki in December, expect Ioannina to be a bit warmer, temps between 19°C and 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kalambaka.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Great Meteoron, then contemplate the long history of Roussanou Monastery, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Koursoum Mosque. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agios Stefanos, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Varlaam Monastery, and then examine the collection at Natural History Museum of Meteora and Mushroom Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kalambaka trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Ioannina to Kalambaka in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Ioannina in December: high temperatures in Kalambaka hover around 9°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Delphi.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Side 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 25th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Delphi and then get engrossed in the history at Delphi Archaeological Museum. On your second day here, explore the ancient world of Temple of Apollo In Delphi, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Metamorfoseos tou Sotiros Church, and then pause for some photo ops at Mnimio Odyssea Androutsou.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Delphi road trip site.

You can drive from Kalambaka to Delphi in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Kalambaka in December, expect Delphi to be a bit warmer, temps between 15°C and 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Nafplio.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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Nafplio — 1 night

Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Lion Gate, then make a trip to Land Gate, then explore the historical opulence of Fortress Palamidi, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Nauplion Promenade.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Nafplio journey planner.

Traveling by car from Delphi to Nafplio takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Delphi in December, plan for little chillier nights in Nafplio, with lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Heraklion.
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Historic Sites
Side Trip

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 28th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Turkish Pumphouse, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus, then explore the historical opulence of Castello del Molo (Koules), and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at CRETAquarium.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Heraklion trip planner.

Getting from Nafplio to Heraklion by combination of bus and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, train, and ferry. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Nafplio in December: high temperatures in Heraklion hover around 19°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games
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Greece travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
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.
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