20 days in Greece, Paris & Nice Itinerary

20 days in Greece, Paris & Nice Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 2 nights
Nice, France
— 2 nights
Fira, Greece
— 2 nights
Ios, Greece
— 3 nights
Monemvasia, Greece
— 7 nights
Drive to Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport, Fly to Melbourne


Paris, France — 2 nights

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris day trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Paris is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Paris due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in June, with highs in Paris at 27°C and lows at 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Nice.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Side Trip

Nice, France — 2 nights

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze and then delve into the lush surroundings at Lérins Islands. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, then get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, and finally visit Vieille Ville.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Nice sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Paris to Nice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 22°C in Nice. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to fly to Fira.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods
Side Trips

Fira, Greece — 2 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for nightlife, wineries, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Fira trip itinerary planning tool.

Fly from Nice to Fira in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Nice to Fira is 1 hour. July in Fira sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ios.
Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches
Side Trips

Ios, Greece — 3 nights

Halfway between Naxos and Santorini lies tiny Ios, famous worldwide as one of the Aegean's liveliest nightlife hubs.
On the 5th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Manganari Beach and then kick back and relax at Tris Klissies. On your second day here, step into the grandiose world of Paleokastro and then stroll through Mylopotas Beach.

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Traveling by ferry from Fira to Ios takes 1.5 hours. July in Ios sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. On the 7th (Thu), you're off to Monemvasia.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Monemvasia, Greece — 7 nights

Monemvasia is a town and a municipality in Laconia, Greece. Explore Monemvasia's surroundings by going to Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil (in Sparta), Elafonisos (Megali Paralia & Simos Beach) and Kastania Cave (in Kastania). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Monemvasia Fortress, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Collection of Monemvasia, appreciate the extensive heritage of Archaeological site of Mystra, and enjoy the sand and surf at Mavrovouni Beach.

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You can drive from Ios to Monemvasia in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 14th (Thu), you're off to home.
Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors
Side Trips

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.