12 days in Greece Itinerary

12 days in Greece Itinerary

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12 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Thessaloniki
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Athens
— 3 nights
subway + Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h
5
Fira, Santorini
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
6
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Sao Paulo

1
night
Corfu Town, Corfu

Corfu Town ©
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.
On the 8th (Tue), cool off at Aqualand and then enjoy the sand and surf at St. Spyridon First Beach. On the next day, admire the striking features of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, then explore the historical opulence of New Fortress, then explore the ancient world of Old Fortress Corfu, and finally don't miss a visit to Spianada Square.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Corfu Town trip builder tool .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Corfu Town is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Aqualand, Corfu Museum of Asian Art, St. Spyridon First Beach
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Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
St. Spyridon First Beach ©
St. Spyridon First Beach

1
night
Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki ©
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 10th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Hagios Demetrios, steep yourself in history at Arch of Galerius, enjoy breathtaking views from White Tower of Thessaloniki, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture, and finally admire all the interesting features of Toumba Stadium.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Thessaloniki trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Corfu Town to Thessaloniki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Corfu Town in October: high temperatures in Thessaloniki hover around 24°C and lows are around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums Historic Sites
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Toumba Stadium ©
Toumba Stadium
White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki
Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture

3
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus, and don't miss a visit to Plateia Syntagmatos.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Athens trip itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from Thessaloniki to Athens takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Thessaloniki in October, Athens is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

1
night
Heraklion, Crete

Heraklion ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, then get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, and then explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Heraklion journey planner .

Traveling by combination of subway and flight from Athens to Heraklion takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. October in Heraklion sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Palace of Knossos
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2
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
On the 15th (Tue), explore the ancient world of Ancient Thera, then learn about winemaking at Santo Winery, then stroll through Red Beach, and finally explore the ancient world of Akrotiri. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by the White, Santorini, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay.

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Ride a ferry from Heraklion to Fira in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in October, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Ancient Thera, Santo Winery, Amoudi Bay
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

2
nights
Mykonos Town, Mykonos

Mykonos Town ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Paraportiani Church, then examine the collection at Aegean Maritime Museum, then wander the streets of Little Venice, and finally make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli).

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Mykonos Town trip itinerary planning website .

Ride a ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in October, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Aegean Maritime Museum ©
Aegean Maritime Museum
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

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