15 days in Melbourne & Greece Itinerary

15 days in Melbourne & Greece Itinerary

Make it your trip
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Melbourne, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly
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Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly
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Corfu Town, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly
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Heraklion, Greece
— 1 night
Ferry
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Fira, Greece
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Mykonos Town, Greece
— 2 nights
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Melbourne, Australia — 2 nights

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 17th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Exhibition Building, examine the collection at Australian Sports Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Melbourne day trip site.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiport is Melbourne International Airport. In June in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can fly to Athens.
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Athens, Greece — 3 nights

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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, contemplate the long history of Ancient Agora of Athens, stroll through Mount Lycabettus, and get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Athens online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Athens takes 22.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Athens is minus 8 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in June; daily highs in Athens reach 35°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Corfu Town.
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Corfu Town, Greece — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): delve into the distant past at Old Fortress Corfu, explore the historical opulence of New Fortress, then admire the landmark architecture of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, and finally look for gifts at Sweet 'N Spicy Bahar Shop. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Corfu Donkey Rescue, get a new perspective on things with Madalena Boat Trips, and then make a trip to Spianada Square.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Corfu Town trip planner.

You can fly from Athens to Corfu Town in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Corfu Town can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Heraklion.
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Heraklion, Greece — 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 25th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus, then get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of The Palace of Knossos.

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

Traveling by flight from Corfu Town to Heraklion takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. In June in Heraklion, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry 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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, and then get a dose of the wild on Santorini Sailing. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area and then explore the activities along Amoudi Bay.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Fira road trip planning app.

You can ride a ferry from Heraklion to Fira in 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can 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.
On the 28th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Panormos Beach and then take a memorable tour with GoDive Mykonos PADI Diving Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Thu): wander the streets of Little Venice, then make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and then make a trip to Rarity Gallery.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town trip builder tool.

You can ride a ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In June, daily temperatures in Mykonos Town can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.
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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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