14 days in Cape Town & Greece Itinerary

14 days in Cape Town & Greece Itinerary

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14 days in Cape Town & Greece Itinerary

Start: Cape Town, South Africa
1
Cape Town, South Africa
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
2
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h
3
Akrotiri, Greece
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h
4
Heraklion, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly + subway:  2​h 45​min
5
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Delphi, Greece
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Cape Town, South Africa

3
nights
Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Cape Town is known for nature, parks, beaches, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Cape of Good Hope, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Two Oceans Aquarium, enjoy the sand and surf at Clifton Beaches, and admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cape Town road trip site .

If you are flying in from South Africa, the closest major airport is Cape Town International Airport. In November, daytime highs in Cape Town are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Cape of Good Hope ©
Cape of Good Hope
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

1
night
Mykonos Town, Greece

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), then take a stroll through Little Venice, then examine the collection at Aegean Maritime Museum, and finally make a trip to Kapopoulos Fine Arts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Panormos Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paraportiani Church, and then take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Mykonos.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town online itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Mykonos Town takes 16.5 hours. While traveling from Cape Town, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Mykonos Town, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Panormos Beach
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Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

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night
Akrotiri, Greece

Akrotiri ©
Located on Santorini's southwestern coastline, the small village of Akrotiri sits just a short walk from one of Europe's most significant Bronze Age archaeological sites.
On the 14th (Sat), explore by horseback at Santo Horse Riding, do a tasting at Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A., then kick back and relax at Red Beach, and finally delve into the distant past at Akrotiri.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Akrotiri trip builder tool .

Traveling by ferry from Mykonos Town to Akrotiri takes 2 hours. November in Akrotiri sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A.
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Santo Horse Riding ©
Santo Horse Riding
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

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Heraklion, Greece

Heraklion ©
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 15th (Sun): get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, and then contemplate the long history of The Palace of Knossos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus, then learn about winemaking at Winery Stilianou, then examine the collection at Kazantzakis Museum, and finally meet the residents at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Heraklion online day trip planner .

Ride a ferry from Akrotiri to Heraklion in 2 hours. November in Heraklion sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Winery Stilianou, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, The Palace of Knossos, Kazantzakis Museum
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Athens, Greece

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: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, admire all the interesting features of Panathenaic Stadium, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus.

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

Traveling by combination of flight and subway from Heraklion to Athens takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Delphi.

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

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Delphi, Greece

Delphi ©
Ancient Greeks revered Delphi as the center of their universe, building an impressive sanctuary to Apollo in order to mark this sacred spot.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tholos, delve into the distant past at Temple of Apollo, then get engrossed in the history at Delphi Archaeological Museum, and finally explore the ancient world of Delphi.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Delphi trip planning app .

Drive from Athens to Delphi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Athens in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Delphi, with lows of 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

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

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