37 days in Greece & Madrid Itinerary

37 days in Greece & Madrid Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe holiday planner
Make it your trip
Fly
1
Athens, Greece
Drive
2
Delphi, Greece
— 2 nights
Drive to Killini, Ferry to Tsilivi (Planos)
3
Tsilivi (Planos), Greece
— 4 nights
Ferry to Killini, Taxi to Olympia
4
Olympia, Greece
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Nafplio, Greece
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
Taxi to Piraeus, Ferry to Mykonos Town
7
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly
8
Heraklion, Greece
— 7 nights
Fly
9
Madrid, Spain
— 10 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8

Athens, Greece

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Athens trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Athens is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 7 hours. Traveling from Toronto in May, expect Athens to be somewhat warmer, temps between 29°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Delphi.
more
Find places to stay May 30 — 31:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Delphi, Greece — 2 nights

Ancient Greeks revered Delphi as the center of their universe, building an impressive sanctuary to Apollo in order to mark this sacred spot.
To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Delphi trip planner.

You can 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 May, expect slightly colder with lows of 15°C in Delphi. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Tsilivi (Planos).
more
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Side Trip
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 1:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Tsilivi (Planos), Greece — 4 nights

A growing favorite with international vacationers, Tsilivi sits on the northern coast of Zakynthos.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) and Gaidaros Beach. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Tsilivi Beach, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and step into the grandiose world of Enetiko Kastro Bochalis.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Tsilivi (Planos) day trip planning site.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Delphi to Tsilivi (Planos) in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Tsilivi (Planos) can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Olympia.
more
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 5:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Olympia, Greece — 2 nights

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. Inscribed on the World Heritage List, the remains of Olympia's sanctuary allow visitors to admire the timeless mastery of ancient Greek builders.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Archimedes Museum. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site of Olympia, then examine the collection at Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of antiquity, then take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Olympia, and finally appreciate the history behind Hermes by Praxiteles.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Olympia trip app.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Tsilivi (Planos) to Olympia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Olympia can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Wed) before leaving for Nafplio.
more
Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 7:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Nafplio, Greece — 2 nights

Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take in the waterfront at Nauplion Promenade. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site Mycenae, contemplate the long history of Lion Gate, then get to know the fascinating history of Tiryns, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Panaghia, and finally explore the historical opulence of Fortress Palamidi.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Nafplio trip planning tool.

You can drive from Olympia to Nafplio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Olympia in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 14°C in Nafplio. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Athens.
more
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 9:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Athens, Greece — 4 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

You'll explore and learn at Acropolis Museum and National Archaeological Museum. Get some cultural insight at Plaka and Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology. Enjoy Athens some more: explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens, and wander the streets of Monastiraki.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Athens day trip tool.

You can drive from Nafplio to Athens in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Athens when traveling from Nafplio in June, with lows around 24°C. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Tue) before leaving for Mykonos Town.
more
Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 13:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Mykonos Town, Greece — 4 nights

Chora Mykonos

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.
Little Venice and Paraportiani Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Ornos Beach and Super Paradise Beach for some beach relaxation. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Platis Gialos Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Paraga Beach, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, and don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli).

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Mykonos Town online vacation planner.

Fly from Athens to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. Traveling from Athens in June, you will find days in Mykonos Town are slightly colder (31°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Heraklion.
more
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Neighborhoods
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 17:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Heraklion, Greece — 7 nights

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Palace of Knossos and Cave Of Zeus. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Heraklion Archaeological Museum and Venetian Walls and Tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis. Get out of town with these interesting Heraklion side-trips: Museum of El Greco (in Fodele) and Reptisland (in Melidoni). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Historical Museum of Crete, engage your brain at Kotsanas Museum, get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and admire the local landmark of Morosini Fountain (Lion's Fountain).

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Heraklion trip planner.

Getting from Mykonos Town to Heraklion by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In June in Heraklion, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Madrid.
more
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 24:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Madrid, Spain — 10 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Plaza Mayor and Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Parque del Retiro and National Archaeological Museum of Spain. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Madrid: Toledo (Puerta de Bisagra, El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum, &more). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Real Basilica de San Francisco el Grande, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Madrid day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Heraklion to Madrid takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Heraklion in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Madrid, with highs around 36°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 19°C. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.
more
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jun 24 — Jul 4:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Greece travel guide

4.3
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.
more