20 days in Greece & Germany Itinerary

20 days in Greece & Germany Itinerary

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20 days in Greece & Germany Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Fira, Greece
— 4 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
3
Rethymnon, Greece
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Rhodes Town, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Berlin, Germany
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil


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2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Plaka and National Archaeological Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Acropolis of Athens and Temple of Olympian Zeus. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, appreciate the history behind Erechtheion, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kapnikarea, and see the interesting displays at Museum of Greek Popular Musical Instruments.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Athens day trip app .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Athens is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Athens. In May, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Erechtheion ©
Erechtheion
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

4
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Head to Mnemossyne Gallery and Eduart Gjopalajfor some retail therapy. Get in touch with nature at Perivolos and Hiking Trail Fira - Oia. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, explore the striking landscape at Skaros Rock, contemplate the long history of Ancient Thera, and learn about winemaking at Santo Winery.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Fira vacation planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Athens to Fira takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. In May in Fira, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Oia, Kamari, Akrotiri, Santo Winery, Perivolos
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Akrotiri LightHouse ©
Akrotiri LightHouse
Perivolos ©
Perivolos
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail ©

3
nights
Rethymnon, Greece

Rethymnon ©
Rethymnon combines the old-fashioned charm of a small town with proximity to long sandy beaches with all the modern conveniences usually found in big tourist resorts.
Take a break from the city and head to Episkopi Beach and Lake Kournas. Do some cultural sightseeing at Monastery of Arkadi and St. Nicholas Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rethymnon: Reptisland (in Melidoni), Ilys ceramics (in Margarites) and Small Triopetra Beach (in Triopetra). There's more to do: steep yourself in history at The Venetian Fortezza and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Panagia Chalevi.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rethymnon trip site .

You can ride a ferry from Fira to Rethymnon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. In May, daily temperatures in Rethymnon can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Rhodes Town.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

St. Nicholas Church, Ilys ceramics, Lake Kournas, Small Triopetra Beach, Episkopi Beach
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Monastery of Arkadi ©
Monastery of Arkadi
St. Nicholas Church ©
St. Nicholas Church
Reptisland ©
Reptisland

3
nights
Rhodes Town, Greece

Rhodes Town ©
A conglomeration of many distinct architectural styles, Rhodes Town is the biggest urban center of the eponymous Greek island known for its golden beaches and relaxed way of life.
Visiting Lindos Beach and Tsambika Beach will get you outdoors. Visit Medieval City and Our Lady of the Castle for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rhodes Town: Ancient Kamiros (in Kalavarda) and Agios Pavlos Beach (in Lindos). There's more to do: take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights) and take a stroll around Kallithea Springs.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Rhodes Town itinerary planner.

Getting from Rethymnon to Rhodes Town by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. In May in Rhodes Town, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Rhodes Town

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Lindos, Ancient Kamiros, Kallithea Springs, Tsambika Beach
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Medieval City ©
Medieval City
Agios Pavlos Beach ©
Agios Pavlos Beach

5
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like East Side Gallery and Memorial of the Berlin Wall. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, examine the collection at Neues Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Reichstag Building, and contemplate the long history of Charlottenburg Palace.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Berlin day trip site .

Traveling by flight from Rhodes Town to Berlin takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Rhodes Town to Berlin is minus 1 hour. You'll set off for home on the 4th (Tue).

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church ©
Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church

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