60 days in Greece, Southern Italy & South of Spain Itinerary

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Heraklion, Greece
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Fira, Greece
— 5 nights
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Mykonos Town, Greece
— 3 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly to Ioannis Kapodistrias International Airport, Drive to Gouvia
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Gouvia, Greece
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Paxos, Greece
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Svoronata, Greece
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Drive to Kefallinia Airport, Fly to Naples International Airport, Drive to Salerno
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Salerno, Italy
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Positano, Italy
— 6 nights
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Nerja, Spain
— 5 nights
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Marbella, Spain
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Ronda, Spain
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Seville, Spain
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Heraklion, Greece — 2 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.
Step out of Heraklion to go to Tylissos and see Snail Farm and Fun, which is approximately 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, do a tasting at Winery Stilianou, get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and take an in-depth tour of Historical Museum of Crete.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Heraklion day trip planner.

Christchurch, New Zealand to Heraklion is an approximately 33-hour flight. Traveling from Christchurch to Heraklion, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Christchurch in August; daily highs in Heraklion reach 34°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Fira.
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Fira, Greece — 5 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for nightlife, wineries, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, enjoy the sand and surf at Kamari Beach, get a dose of the wild on Santorini Sailing, and hike along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Fira trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Heraklion to Fira takes 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Mykonos Town.
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Mykonos Town, Greece — 3 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.
Mykonos Town is known for sightseeing, nightlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stop by Little Venice, enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, discover the deep blue sea with GoDive Mykonos PADI Diving Resort, and stroll through Paralia Kalafati.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Mykonos Town day trip planning website.

Getting from Fira to Mykonos Town by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly. In August in Mykonos Town, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Athens.
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Athens, Greece — 4 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and wander the streets of Monastiraki.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Athens trip planning site.

You can fly from Mykonos Town to Athens in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and taxi. When traveling from Mykonos Town in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Athens, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Gouvia.
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Gouvia, Greece — 4 nights

Gouvia is known for wildlife, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a dose of the wild on Madalena Boat Trips, make a splash at Ipsos Aqua Arena, get in on the family fun at Aqualand Corfu Water Park, and examine the collection at Capodistrias Museum - Kapodistrias Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Gouvia attractions app.

Explore your travel options from Athens to Gouvia with the Route module. Traveling from Athens in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Gouvia, with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Paxos.
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Paxos, Greece — 3 nights

Paxos is known for beaches, wildlife, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with Paxos Oasi Sub, kick back and relax at Harami Beach, don't miss a visit to Tripitos Arch, and stop by George Apergis Handmade Jewellery.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Paxos tour itinerary maker tool.

You can travel from Gouvia to Paxos in 5.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Paxos are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time for the travel to Svoronata.
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Svoronata, Greece — 5 nights

Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Svoronata: Petani Beach (in Lixouri), Skala Beach (in Skala) and Fishing Tourism Kefalonia Dimitrios-Efthimia (in Katelios).

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Svoronata holiday planner.

Traveling by journey from Paxos to Svoronata takes 8.5 hours. August in Svoronata sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Salerno.
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Salerno, Italy — 6 nights

Unspoilt Gem of the Amalfi Coast

While often overshadowed by the Amalfi Coast's array of quaint villages, Salerno has become one of the region's main areas for culture and entertainment, while remaining relatively unmarked by tourism.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Salerno: Minori (Chalet de Mar & Basilica of Saint Trofimena), Spiaggia di castiglione (in Castiglione) and Paestum (Lido Esercito, Archaeological Park of Paestum, &more). On the 29th (Tue), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Pompeii Archaeological Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Agostino, pause for some serene contemplation at Cappella Santa Maria Delle Grazie Salerno, and stop by Bossa.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Salerno trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Svoronata to Salerno. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Svoronata to Salerno. In August, daily temperatures in Salerno can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Positano.
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Positano, Italy — 6 nights

Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Change things up with these side-trips from Positano: Amalfi (Fontana sant'Andrea, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, &more), Spiaggia di Atrani (in Atrani) and Lido di Ravello (in Castiglione). On the 7th (Thu), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Fornillo, stroll through Arienzo Beach Club, Positano, take some stellar pictures from Il Sentiero Degli Dei, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Positano online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Salerno to Positano takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Nerja.
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Nerja, Spain — 5 nights

Nerja is a municipality on the Costa del Sol in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. Nerja is known for nature, sightseeing, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Balcony of Europe, contemplate the waterfront views at Río Chíllar, see Off-Road Tours, and take in the dramatic natural features at Cliffs of Maro Cerro Gordo.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Nerja trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Positano to Nerja in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Positano in September since evenings lows in Nerja dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Marbella.
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Marbella, Spain — 3 nights

Spanish Riviera

Once a village of humble fishermen, Marbella is now one of the most cosmopolitan beach resorts on Spain’s world-famous Costa del Sol, boasting swanky nightclubs, classy hotels, and expensive restaurants.
Venture out of the city with trips to Riding Fun In The Sun (in Casares), Mijas (Sunshine Golf & Diving With Nic) and Parque Del Calvario (in Estepona). There's much more to do: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Born to be Wild, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnacion, and make a trip to Torre de Banos o Casasola.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Marbella attractions planner.

You can drive from Nerja to Marbella in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Marbella when traveling from Nerja in September, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Ronda.
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Ronda, Spain — 5 nights

City of Dreams

Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Ronda is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore by horseback at Caballos y Vino, walk around Alameda Del Tajo, do a tasting at Dona Felisa Winery, and relax in the rural setting at Reservatauro Ronda.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Ronda trip planner.

Traveling by car from Marbella to Ronda takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Ronda sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Seville.
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Seville, Spain — 6 nights

City of Towers

A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Change things up with a short trip to Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba in Cordoba (about 1h 45 min away). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, admire the natural beauty at Parque de Maria Luisa, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and admire the landmark architecture of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol).

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Seville trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Ronda to Seville in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Seville can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Greece travel guide

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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.
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