12 days in Greece Itinerary

12 days in Greece Itinerary

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12 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
+2
train + foot + Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Athens
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Nafplio
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Olympia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Delphi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Kalambaka
— 1 night
6
Thessaloniki
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
7
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + bus + subway:  15​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

2
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: steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, take some stellar pictures from Mount Lycabettus, don't miss a visit to Ancient Agora of Athens, and explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum.

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

Washington DC, USA to Athens is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Athens is 7 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Athens, with lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Athens

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

1
night
Nafplio

Nafplio ©
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
On the 9th (Thu), explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site Mycenae, then explore the historical opulence of Fortress Palamidi, and then take a leisurely stroll along Nauplion Promenade.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Nafplio trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Athens to Nafplio in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Nafplio when traveling from Athens in April, with lows around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Olympia.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Archaeological Site Mycenae
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Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi
Nauplion Promenade
Nauplion Promenade

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Kremasti, take an in-depth tour of Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of antiquity, then relax in the rural setting at Klio's Honey Farm, then appreciate the history behind Hermes by Praxiteles, and finally take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Olympia. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Archimedes Museum, then delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site of Olympia, then do a tasting at Olympia Land Winery, and finally explore the historical opulence of Kyparissia Castle.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Olympia route planner .

Traveling by car from Nafplio to Olympia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Nafplio in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Olympia, with lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Delphi.

Things to do in Olympia

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Kyparissia Castle, Monastery of Kremasti
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Klio's Honey Farm ©
Klio's Honey Farm
Olympia Land Winery ©
Olympia Land Winery
Archaeological Site of Olympia ©
Archaeological Site of Olympia

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Delphi Archaeological Museum, delve into the distant past at Delphi, then contemplate the long history of Temple of Apollo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tholos.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Delphi trip planner .

You can drive from Olympia to Delphi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in April, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites Museums
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Delphi ©
Delphi
Delphi Archaeological Museum ©
Delphi Archaeological Museum
Temple of Apollo ©
Temple of Apollo

1
night
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 13th (Mon): wander the streets of Old City of Trikala, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Great Meteoron, then admire the natural beauty at Varlaam Monastery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Meteora.

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Drive from Delphi to Kalambaka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. While traveling from Delphi, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Kalambaka, ranging from highs of 64°F to lows of 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Old City of Trikala
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Meteora ©
Meteora
Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron
Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) ©

1
night
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.
On the 14th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Hagios Demetrios, don't miss a visit to White Tower of Thessaloniki, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture, then don't miss a visit to Aristotelous Square, and finally wander the streets of Ladadika District.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Thessaloniki trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Kalambaka to Thessaloniki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Thessaloniki are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Hagios Demetrios ©
Hagios Demetrios
White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki
Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paraportiani Church, then take a stroll through Little Venice, then make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and finally see the interesting displays at Aegean Maritime Museum. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, then sample the tasty concoctions at Mykonos Brewing Company, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Mykonos Town online itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Thessaloniki to Mykonos Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Thessaloniki in April since evenings lows in Mykonos Town dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Neighborhoods Museums Spas

Side Trip

Mykonos Brewing Company
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Aegean Maritime Museum ©
Aegean Maritime Museum
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

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