33 days in Madrid & Greece Itinerary

33 days in Madrid & Greece Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
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Athens, Greece
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Fira, Greece
— 2 nights
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Mykonos Town, Greece
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Thessaloniki, Greece
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Athens, Greece
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Madrid, Spain
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Madrid, Spain — 2 nights

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, explore the ancient world of Templo de Debod, and then stroll through Casa de Campo.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Madrid travel tool.

Guayaquil, Ecuador to Madrid is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Guayaquil to Madrid, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Guayaquil in August: highs in Madrid hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Athens.
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Athens, Greece — 1 night

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Theater of Dionysus and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kapnikarea, wander the streets of Monastiraki, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Athens trip app.

You can fly from Madrid to Athens in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Madrid to Athens, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Madrid in August since evenings lows in Athens dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can fly to Fira.
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Fira, Greece — 2 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): look for gifts at Oneiro Jewelry, enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, then view the masterpieces at Ernesto Workshop & Gallery, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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Traveling by flight from Athens to Fira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. When traveling from Athens in August, plan for slightly colder days in Fira, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.
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Mykonos Town, Greece — 2 nights

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.
Mykonos Town is known for sightseeing, nightlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Little Venice, make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Beach, and kick back and relax at Platis Gialos Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town road trip planning website.

You can ride a ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Thessaloniki.
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Thessaloniki, Greece — 3 nights

A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Step out of Thessaloniki with an excursion to Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina) in Vergina--about 1 hour away. There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from White Tower of Thessaloniki, explore the ancient world of Rotunda, steep yourself in history at Church of St.Sophia, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Thessaloniki trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Mykonos Town to Thessaloniki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Mykonos Town in September since evenings lows in Thessaloniki dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Athens.
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Athens, Greece — 19 nights

Explore Athens' surroundings by going to Corinth (Akrokorinthos & Archea Korinthos), Mycenae (Archaeological Site Mycenae, Citadel and Treasury of Atreus, &more) and Nafplio (Bourtzi, Nauplion Promenade, &more). Enjoy Athens some more: contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, wander the streets of Monastiraki, tour the pleasant surroundings at Glyfada Beach, and catch a live event at The Great Theatre of Epidaurus.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Thessaloniki to Athens by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Thessaloniki in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 24°C in Athens. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can fly to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 3 nights

On the 24th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, then contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, and finally don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Madrid trip planner.

You can fly from Athens to Madrid in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Athens to Madrid, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Athens in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 17°C in Madrid. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Greece travel guide

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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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Santorini travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.
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Mykonos travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Nightlife
Island of the Winds
Local tradition claims that Mykonos, the trendiest of the Cyclades group of islands, came into existence from the petrified bodies of giants killed by the mythological hero Hercules. Named after the grandson of the god Apollo, this cosmopolitan "Ibiza of Greece" offers modern tourists a blend of glamour and simplicity. Be prepared for hip and loud dance clubs along the coastline and quieter areas farther from the water. Avoid cruise ship crowds thronging the narrow streets by exploring the small villages located in the center of the island. The easiest way to discover the island's golden beaches is by guided boat tour, private car, or motorcycle.
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