15 days in Greece Itinerary

15 days in Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece attractions planner

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Drive to Newark Liberty International Airport, Fly to Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport, Drive to Nafplio
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Nafplio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Athens
— 3 nights
Fly
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Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Fira, Santorini
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
Fly
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Corfu Town, Corfu
— 2 nights
Fly to Newark Liberty International Airport, Drive to Newark

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Nafplio

— 2 nights
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
Venture out of the city with trips to Arkadiko Bridge (in Mycenae), Akrokorinthos (in Corinth) and Corinth Canal (in Isthmia). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site Mycenae, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Panaghia, step into the grandiose world of Fortress Palamidi, and steep yourself in history at The Great Theatre of Epidaurus.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Nafplio journey planning website.

Newark, USA to Nafplio is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 7 hours. Traveling from Newark in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Nafplio, with lows of 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Athens.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 27 — 29:

Athens

— 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, don't miss a visit to Plateia Syntagmatos, wander the streets of Plaka, and get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Athens online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Nafplio to Athens takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Athens when traveling from Nafplio in September, with lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 2:

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, steep yourself in history at The Palace of Knossos, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos. On the next day, learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then get engrossed in the history at Historical Museum of Crete, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally relax in the rural setting at Snail Farm and Fun.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Heraklion day trip planning tool.

Getting from Athens to Heraklion by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. In October in Heraklion, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 2 — 4:

Fira, Santorini

— 2 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Ancient Thera, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel, and finally explore the activities along Amoudi Bay.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Fira trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Heraklion to Fira by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. In October in Fira, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Historic Sites · Parks · Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 4 — 6:

Mykonos Town, Mykonos

— 2 nights

Chora Mykonos

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 7th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, take a stroll through Little Venice, stop by Mytho, then make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and finally don't miss a visit to Rarity Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paraportiani Church, then stroll through Paradise Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Panormos Beach.

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

Ride a ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In October, daytime highs in Mykonos Town are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 6 — 8:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Old Fortress Corfu, then make a trip to Spianada Square, then look for gifts at MiNiMiS, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Corfu Museum of Asian Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Corfu Donkey Rescue and then stroll through St. Spyridon First Beach.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Corfu Town trip planner.

Fly from Mykonos Town to Corfu Town in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in October, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 8 — 10:

Greece travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
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.