21 days in Greece Itinerary

21 days in Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece holiday planner
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Athens
— 4 nights
Drive
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Poros
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Fira, Santorini
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
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Thessaloniki
— 1 night
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Corfu Town, Corfu
— 2 nights
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Athens — 4 nights

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for museums, historic sites, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, make a trip to Ancient Agora of Athens, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus, and admire the natural beauty at National Garden.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Athens online vacation builder.

Los Angeles, USA to Athens is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Athens. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in June; daily highs in Athens reach 86°F and lows reach 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to Poros.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Poros — 2 nights

Poros is a small Greek island-pair in the southern part of the Saronic Gulf, about 58km south from Piraeus and separated from the Peloponnese by a 200m wide sea channel, with the town of Galatas on the mainland across the strait. Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): get outside with Russian Bay, then kick back and relax at Love Bay, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Askeli Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Poros Beach. On your second day here, take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower and then steep yourself in history at Monastery of Zoodochos Pigi.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Poros trip planner.

Traveling by car from Athens to Poros takes 3.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 75°F. On the 6th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mykonos Town.
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Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Mykonos Town, Mykonos — 3 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: visit Little Venice, enjoy the sand and surf at Elia Beach, make a trip to Matoyianni Street, and stroll through Paradise Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town road trip website.

You can drive from Poros to Mykonos Town in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Poros in July, you will find days in Mykonos Town are a bit cooler (83°F), and nights are about the same (73°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Fira.
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Fira, Santorini — 4 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: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, stroll through Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, and explore the activities along Amoudi Bay.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Fira trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, daytime highs in Fira are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Heraklion.
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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 14th (Thu), admire nature's wide array of creatures at CRETAquarium, then delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, and then get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Fri): get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, take an in-depth tour of Historical Museum of Crete, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus, then do a tasting at Winery Stilianou, and finally look for gifts at Nerium Oleander.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Heraklion trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Fira to Heraklion in 2.5 hours. July in Heraklion sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 73°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Thessaloniki.
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Thessaloniki — 1 night

A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, enjoy breathtaking views from White Tower of Thessaloniki, then steep yourself in history at Arch of Galerius, then pause for some serene contemplation at Hagios Demetrios, and finally don't miss a visit to Aristotelous Square.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Thessaloniki sightseeing website.

You can fly from Heraklion to Thessaloniki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Heraklion in July, plan for little chillier nights in Thessaloniki, with lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can fly to Corfu Town.
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Museums · Historic Sites

Corfu Town, Corfu — 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 17th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Achilleion Museum, surround yourself with nature on Madalena Boat Trips, and then examine the collection at Corfu Museum of Asian Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of New Fortress, then delve into the distant past at Old Fortress Corfu, and then visit Corfu Old Town.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Corfu Town visit planning app.

Getting from Thessaloniki to Corfu Town by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in July, and nighttime lows around 70°F. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Neighborhoods
Side Trips

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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