16 days in Greece, Munich & Rome Itinerary

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Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly to Santorini, Bus to Oia
Oia, Greece
— 1 night
Fira, Greece
— 4 nights
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 2 nights
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights


Munich, Germany — 3 nights

Village of a Million People

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
On the 1st (Sat), contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace and then contemplate the waterfront views at Starnberger See. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Lake Tegernsee and then kick back and relax at Strandbad Seeon.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Munich travel planner.

New York City, USA to Munich is an approximately 12-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Munich. In June, Munich is slightly colder than New York City - with highs of 72°F and lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Rome.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
Side Trips

Rome, Italy — 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Colosseum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Clement Basilica, and then kick back and relax at Acqua e Sale - Stabilimento Balneare. On your second day here, head outdoors with Sabbianera Super Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Moai Beach.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Rome driving holiday planning website.

You can fly from Munich to Rome in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In July, Rome is a bit warmer than Munich - with highs of 89°F and lows of 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Oia.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Oia, Greece — 1 night

Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): contemplate the long history of The Castle of St Nicholas, do a tasting at Domaine Sigalas, and then don't miss a visit to Sunset in Oia. On your second day here, look for gifts at Eponymo, explore the galleries of Oia Treasures Art Gallery, stop by Aquamarine Jewelry, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, and finally explore the activities along Amoudi Bay.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Oia online trip builder.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Rome to Oia in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Fira.
Nature · Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites

Fira, Greece — 4 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail and Venetsanos Winery. We've included these beaches for you: Perivolos and Red Beach. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, don't miss a visit to Akrotiri LightHouse, and see the interesting displays at Tomato Industrial Museum, D.Nomikos.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Fira trip planning app.

Fira is very close to Oia. In July in Fira, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.
Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches
Side Trips

Mykonos Town, Greece — 2 nights

Chora Mykonos

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 12th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, then make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), then get engrossed in the history at Lena's House, and finally take a stroll through Little Venice.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Mykonos Town travel route planning app.

You can ride a ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can fly to Athens.
Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches
Side Trip

Athens, Greece — 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens and then take a stroll through Plaka. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus, then take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, then appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Hephaestus.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens online route planner.

You can fly from Mykonos Town to Athens in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. While traveling from Mykonos Town, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Athens, ranging from highs of 91°F to lows of 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods

Greece travel guide

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.

Mykonos travel guide

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.