13 days in Ionian Islands Itinerary

13 days in Ionian Islands Itinerary

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13 days in Ionian Islands Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 6 nights
Fly + Taxi:  5​h 45​min
2
Sami, Cephalonia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Kalamaki, Zakynthos
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

6
nights
Corfu Town, Corfu

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Corfu Town: Sakis Water Sports (in Kalami), St. Spyridon First Beach (in Agios Spyridonas) and Paleokastritsa Beach (in Paleokastritsa). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Old Fortress Corfu, take a stroll through Corfu Old Town, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and don't miss a visit to Spianada Square.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Corfu Town online day trip planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Corfu Town is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Melbourne to Corfu Town due to the time zone difference. In May, Corfu Town is somewhat warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Sami.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Paleokastritsa, Achilleion Museum, Speed Boats Tours, Sakis Water Sports, St. Spyridon First Beach
Find places to stay May 19 — 26:
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Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art
Corfu Old Town ©
Corfu Old Town

2
nights
Sami, Cephalonia

Sami ©
Sami serves as Cephalonia's main port and provides a convenient gateway to the other Ionian Islands.
On the 27th (Wed), kick back and relax at Myrtos Beach, then explore the fascinating underground world of Melissani Cave, then enjoy the sand and surf at Antisamos Beach, and finally Head underground at Drogarati Cave. On the next day, stroll through Makris Gialos Beach, then have fun at Tennis Club Argostoli, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Skala Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Sami trip itinerary maker app .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Corfu Town to Sami in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In May, daytime highs in Sami are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive to Kalamaki.

Things to do in Sami

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Drogarati Cave, Myrtos Beach, Tennis Club Argostoli, Skala Beach, Makris Gialos Beach
Find places to stay May 26 — 28:
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Melissani Cave ©
Melissani Cave
Antisamos Beach ©
Antisamos Beach
Myrtos Beach ©
Myrtos Beach

2
nights
Kalamaki, Zakynthos

Kalamaki ©
Home to a world-famous beach serving as a protected nesting ground for endangered loggerhead sea turtles, Kalamaki sits on the southeastern coastline of Zakynthos.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): kick back and relax at Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach), kick back and relax at Laganas Beach, and then step off the mainland to explore Marathonisi (Turtle Island). On the next day, race across the water with a speed boat tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kalamaki Beach.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kalamaki tour planner.

You can drive from Sami to Kalamaki in 4 hours. In May, daytime highs in Kalamaki are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kalamaki

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Marathonisi (Turtle Island), Laganas Beach, Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach), Speed Boats Tours
Find places to stay May 28 — 30:
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Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) ©
Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach)
Kalamaki Beach ©
Kalamaki Beach
Speed Boats Tours

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