15 days in Ionian Islands Itinerary

15 days in Ionian Islands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ionian Islands visit planner

©
This plan was created by another inspirock user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

15 days in Ionian Islands Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  4 h
1
Kalamaki, Zakynthos
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
Sami, Cephalonia
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  5 h 45 min
3
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 8 nights
Fly:  4 h
End: Manchester

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Agios Dionisios Church and Saint Nicholas Church. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Keri Lighthouse and Keri Caves. Go for a jaunt from Kalamaki to Anafonitria to see Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) about 54 minutes away. The adventure continues: get a taste of the local shopping with Giatras Museum-Dionysios Art Gallery, learn about winemaking at Grampsas Winery, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and make a trip to Dafni Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kalamaki road trip planning website .

Manchester, UK to Kalamaki is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Manchester to Kalamaki. Traveling from Manchester in August, you will find days in Kalamaki are much warmer (39°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Sami.

Things to do in Kalamaki

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Zakynthos Town, Keri Caves, Saint Nicholas Church, Keri Lighthouse, Giatras Museum-Dionysios Art Gallery
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) ©
Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach)
Aristeon Ecological Olive Press ©
Aristeon Ecological Olive Press
Grampsas Winery ©
Grampsas Winery

3
nights
Sami, Cephalonia

Sami ©
Sami serves as Cephalonia's main port and provides a convenient gateway to the other Ionian Islands.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Memorial Acqui Division and Kaminia Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Emplisi Beach (in Fiscardo) and Drapano Bridge (De Bosset) (in Argostolion). There's still lots to do: stop by Myrtillo, Head underground at Melissani Cave, don't miss a visit to Monastery of Agios Gerasimos, and enjoy the sand and surf at Antisamos Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Sami vacation planner.

You can drive from Kalamaki to Sami in 4 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Sami

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Argostolion, Monastery of Agios Gerasimos, Kaminia Beach, Drogarati Cave, Myrtillo
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Myrtillo ©
Myrtillo
Melissani Cave ©
Melissani Cave
Antisamos Beach ©
Antisamos Beach

8
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Achilleion Museum and Corfu Museum of Asian Art. Step off the beaten path and head to Angelokastro and Church of Saint Spiridon. Change things up with these side-trips from Corfu Town: Barbati Beach (in Barbati), Pantokrator (in Agios Matheos) and Paleokastritsa (Paleokastritsa Beach & La Grotta Beach). There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of British Cemetry, take a stroll through Corfu Old Town, stop by Kombos, and view the masterpieces at Tsami Ceramics.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Corfu Town online itinerary planner .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Sami to Corfu Town in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Corfu, Gastouri, Paleokastritsa, Barbati Beach, Agia Paraskevi Monastery
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Church of Saint Spiridon ©
Church of Saint Spiridon
Angelokastro ©
Angelokastro

Similar Plans

16 days in Ionian Islands BY A USER FROM IRAN March, popular sights PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 1 day in Ionian Islands BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 5 days in Ionian Islands BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in Ionian Islands BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Greece BY A USER FROM FRANCE October, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 1 day in Ionian Islands BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Ionian Islands, Chania & Kritsa BY A USER FROM FRANCE October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Ionian Islands BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Ionian Islands BY A USER FROM CANADA August, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
See more plans