11 days in Greece Itinerary

11 days in Greece Itinerary

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11 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
+2
train + foot + Fly:  15​h
1
Athens
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sami, Cephalonia
— 2 nights
+3
bus + train + Fly + bus:  10​h 15​min
3
Fira, Santorini
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Athens
— 1 night
+2
Fly + foot + train:  15​h
End: Washington DC


3
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Rabbithole, Temple of Poseidon and Parthenon. Do some cultural sightseeing at National Archaeological Museum and Acropolis of Athens. Get some historical perspective at Temple of Olympian Zeus and Erechtheion. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Plaka, contemplate the long history of Ancient Agora of Athens, and delve into the distant past at Temple of Hephaestus.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Athens online itinerary planner .

Washington DC, USA to Athens is an approximately 15-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or fly. Traveling from Washington DC to Athens, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in September, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Sami.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Temple of Poseidon
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Parthenon ©
Parthenon
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum

2
nights
Sami, Cephalonia

Sami ©
Sami serves as Cephalonia's main port and provides a convenient gateway to the other Ionian Islands.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Eglina Beach as well as Melissani Cave. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): stroll through Antisamos Beach and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Panagia Agrilion. Here are some ideas for day two: Head underground at Melissani Cave and then kick back and relax at Eglina Beach.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Sami journey builder tool .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Athens to Sami in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in September, and nighttime lows around 67°F. On the 10th (Tue), you'll travel to Fira.

Things to do in Sami

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Eglina Beach
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Melissani Cave ©
Melissani Cave
Antisamos Beach ©
Antisamos Beach

3
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, then enjoy the sand and surf at KAMARA BEACH, and then learn about winemaking at Venetsanos Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Eros Beach, then stroll through Red Beach, and then delve into the distant past at Akrotiri.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Fira online journey maker .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and ferry from Sami to Fira takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. In September in Fira, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, KAMARA BEACH, Eros Beach, Venetsanos Winery
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Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos ©
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
KAMARA BEACH ©
KAMARA BEACH

1
night
Athens

Athens ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Acropolis Museum as well as Panathenaic Stadium. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Roman Agora, appreciate the history behind Temple of Athena Nike, contemplate the long history of Stoa of Attalos, then see the interesting displays at Acropolis Museum, then explore and take pictures at Panathenaic Stadium, and finally ponder the world of politics at Hellenic Parliament.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Athens online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Fira to Athens by combination of bus and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. On the 14th (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Temple of Athena Nike ©
Temple of Athena Nike
Roman Agora ©
Roman Agora

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