15 days in Greece & Egypt Itinerary

15 days in Greece & Egypt Itinerary

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15 days in Greece & Egypt Itinerary

Start: Durango, United States
Fly:  24​h
1
Corfu Town, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Fira, Greece
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Naxos, Greece
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
4
Lindos, Greece
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  12​h 15​min
5
Luxor, Egypt
— 2 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Durango, United States


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2
nights
Corfu Town, Greece

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Achilleion Museum, then delve into the distant past at Old Fortress Corfu, and then wander the streets of Corfu Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Barbati Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paleokastritsa Monastery, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Spiridon.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Corfu Town trip planner.

Durango, USA to Corfu Town is an approximately 24-hour flight. Traveling from Durango to Corfu Town, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Corfu Town is warmer than Durango - with highs of 61°F and lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Monastery of Paleokastritsa, Achilleion Museum, Barbati Beach
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Achilleion Museum ©
Achilleion Museum
Monastery of Paleokastritsa ©
Monastery of Paleokastritsa
Church of Saint Spiridon ©
Church of Saint Spiridon

3
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Akrotiri LightHouse and Ancient Thera are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Perivolos and Megalochori - Traditional Village. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Skaros Rock, do a tasting at Santo Winery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, and trek along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Fira trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Corfu Town to Fira takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Fira when traveling from Corfu Town in December, with lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Naxos.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Santorini, Amoudi Bay, Ancient Thera, Santo Winery, Akrotiri LightHouse
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Akrotiri LightHouse ©
Akrotiri LightHouse
Perivolos ©
Perivolos
Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist ©

2
nights
Naxos, Greece

Naxos ©
Zeus, the master of all gods from Greek mythology, allegedly grew up in a cave on Naxos, a small but fertile island in the South Aegean Sea.
On the 15th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Agios Prokopios Beach, then wander the streets of Kastro, then take a stroll through Old Town, and finally explore the ancient world of Portara. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): kick back and relax at Plaka Beach, then kick back and relax at Mikri Vigla Beach, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Agios Nikolaos Church.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Naxos trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Fira to Naxos in 5 hours. December in Naxos sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Lindos.

Things to do in Naxos

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Plaka Beach ©
Plaka Beach
Mikri Vigla Beach ©
Mikri Vigla Beach
Kastro ©
Kastro

1
night
Lindos, Greece

Lindos ©
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Tsambika Beach, explore the engaging exhibits at Rhodes Toy Museum, and then delve into the distant past at Ancient Kamiros. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Lindos Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Agios Pavlos Beach, and then explore the historical opulence of Monolithos Castle.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Lindos travel route planner .

Getting from Naxos to Lindos by combination of flight and bus takes about 8 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus. In December in Lindos, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Lindos

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Rhodes, Ancient Kamiros
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Castle of Monolithos ©
Castle of Monolithos
Ancient Kamiros
Ancient Kamiros
Agios Pavlos Beach ©
Agios Pavlos Beach

2
nights
Luxor, Egypt

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
On the 19th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Luxor Museum and then pause for some photo ops at Luxor Temple. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Valley of the Artisans (Deir el-Medina), then delve into the distant past at Medinet Habu, then explore the ancient world of Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, and finally pause for some photo ops at Luxor Sound and Light Show.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Luxor trip itinerary planner .

Explore your travel options from Lindos to Luxor with the Route module. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Lindos in December: highs in Luxor hover around 75°F, while lows dip to 49°F. On the 21st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums
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Valley of the Artisans (Deir el-Medina) ©
Medinet Habu ©
Medinet Habu
Avenue of Sphinxes ©
Avenue of Sphinxes

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