45 days in Greece Itinerary

45 days in Greece Itinerary

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45 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro
Fly:  19​h
1
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Thessaloniki
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Kalambaka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Delphi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Olympia
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Nafplio
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Athens
— 5 nights
subway + Fly:  2​h 30​min
8
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 5 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
9
Fira, Santorini
— 5 nights
ferry:  2​h
10
Heraklion, Crete
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Rio de Janeiro

5
nights
Corfu Town, Corfu

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.
Explore Corfu Town's surroundings by going to Speed Boats Tours (in Kavos), Yali Beach (in Giannades) and Paleokastritsa (Corfu Donkey Rescue & Agios Petros Beach). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, make a trip to Spianada Square, step into the grandiose world of New Fortress, and explore the ancient world of Old Fortress Corfu.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Corfu Town travel route planning tool .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Corfu Town is an approximately 19-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Corfu Town due to the time zone difference. September in Corfu Town sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Corfu, Paleokastritsa, St. Spyridon First Beach, Aqualand, Speed Boats Tours
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Speed Boats Tours
Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu

4
nights
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Delta Axios in Chalastra (about 34 minutes away). There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from White Tower of Thessaloniki, make a trip to Aristotelous Square, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, and steep yourself in history at Hagios Demetrios.

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You can fly from Corfu Town to Thessaloniki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Thessaloniki are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Zeitenlik, Delta Axios
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Toumba Stadium ©
Toumba Stadium
White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki
Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture

2
nights
Kalambaka

Kalambaka ©
The gateway to one of the largest monastery complexes in Greece, the small town of Kalambaka nestles against a landscape of imposing rock formations rising 400 m (1,300 ft) into the air. Nearly leveled during World War II, the town rebuilt and reinvented itself in the post-war period, quickly becoming one of the region's major travel destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), admire the natural beauty at Varlaam Monastery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Great Meteoron, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Meteora, and finally see the interesting displays at Digital Projection Centre of Meteora’s History and Culture. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Porta Panagia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agios Nikolaos Anapaphsas, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Meteora and Mushroom Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Agios Stefanos, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Roussanou Monastery.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kalambaka online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Thessaloniki to Kalambaka by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Thessaloniki in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Kalambaka, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Delphi.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Church of Porta Panagia
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Meteora ©
Meteora
Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron
Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) ©

2
nights
Delphi

Delphi ©
Ancient Greeks revered Delphi as the center of their universe, building an impressive sanctuary to Apollo in order to mark this sacred spot.
On the 16th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tholos, explore the ancient world of Temple of Apollo, then take an in-depth tour of Delphi Archaeological Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Delphi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Holy Trinity, then take in the awesome beauty at Parnassus, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hosios Loukas, and finally make a trip to Distomo Massacre Memorial.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Delphi day trip site .

Drive from Kalambaka to Delphi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Kalambaka in September, Delphi is a bit warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Olympia.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites Nature Museums

Side Trips

Distomo, Church of the Holy Trinity
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Delphi ©
Delphi
Delphi Archaeological Museum ©
Delphi Archaeological Museum
Temple of Apollo ©
Temple of Apollo

4
nights
Olympia

Olympia ©
Inhabited since prehistoric times, Olympia remains best known as the site of the original Olympic Games, held there for the first time in 776 BCE.
Explore Olympia's surroundings by going to Temple of Apollo Epikourios (in Skliros), Kalo Nero (Peristeria Mycenean Tomb & Kalo Nero Beach) and Dimitsana (The Holy Monastery of the Philosopher & Lousios River). The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Olympia Land Winery, see the interesting displays at Archimedes Museum, appreciate the history behind Hermes by Praxiteles, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of antiquity.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Olympia trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Delphi to Olympia in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Olympia, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Nafplio.

Things to do in Olympia

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Dimitsana, Kyparissia, Temple of Apollo Epikourios
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Olympia Land Winery ©
Olympia Land Winery
Klio's Honey Farm ©
Klio's Honey Farm
Ancient Olympia ©
Ancient Olympia

5
nights
Nafplio

Nafplio ©
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
Explore Nafplio's surroundings by going to Mystras (in Sparta), Corinth (Acrocorinth, Submersible Bridges, & more) and Epidaurus Theater (in Epidavros). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site Mycenae, enjoy the sand and surf at Astros Beach, take in the waterfront at Nauplion Promenade, and pause for some photo ops at Kolokotroni Statue.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Nafplio online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Olympia to Nafplio in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Olympia in September since evenings lows in Nafplio dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Athens.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Corinth, Epidaurus Theater, Moni Osiou Patapiou, Archaeological Site Mycenae, Mystras
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Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
Epidaurus Theater ©
Epidaurus Theater
Mystras ©
Mystras

5
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: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, wander the streets of Monastiraki, don't miss a visit to Plateia Syntagmatos, and explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Athens trip planner .

You can drive from Nafplio to Athens in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Nafplio in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 24°C in Athens. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

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

5
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.
Mykonos Town is known for nightlife, beaches, museums, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Little Venice, stroll through Paradise Beach, kick back and relax at Kapari Beach, and make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli).

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Mykonos Town trip planning site .

You can do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. In October, daytime highs in Mykonos Town are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Mykonos, Kalo Livadi Beach, Platis Gialos Beach, Elia Beach, Panormos Beach
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Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

5
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fira: Speed Boats Tours (in Oia) and Santo Horse Riding (in Akrotiri). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, enjoy the sand and surf at KAMARA BEACH, explore the striking landscape at Skaros Rock, and contemplate the long history of Ancient Thera.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Fira holiday maker app .

You can ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira in 2.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In October, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can catch the ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Oia, Akrotiri, Santorini, Imerovigli, Kamari
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

5
nights
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.
Explore Heraklion's surroundings by going to Fortress Spinalonga (in Elounda), Lychnostatis Open Air Museum (in Hersonissos) and Rethymnon (Rethymnon Old Town, Historical and Folklore Museum of Rethymno, & more). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, kick back and relax at Tsoutsouras Beach, meet the residents at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, and get a sense of history and politics at Loggia.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Heraklion online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by ferry from Fira to Heraklion takes 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Heraklion are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Heraklion

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rethymnon, Hersonissos, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, The Palace of Knossos, Winery Stilianou
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Fortress Spinalonga ©
Fortress Spinalonga
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

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