7 days in Athens, Kalambaka & Thessaloniki Itinerary

7 days in Athens, Kalambaka & Thessaloniki Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece journey builder

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

Route & dates

7 days in Athens, Kalambaka & Thessaloniki Itinerary

Start: Athens
1
Athens
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Kalambaka
— 2 nights
3
Thessaloniki
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
End: Athens

1
day
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): wander the streets of Plaka, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, then get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and finally delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Athens travel itinerary planner .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Athens. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in November, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

2
nights
Kalambaka

Kalambaka ©
The gateway to one of the largest monastery complexes in Greece, the small town of Kalambaka nestles against a landscape of imposing rock formations rising 400 m (1,300 ft) into the air. Nearly leveled during World War II, the town rebuilt and reinvented itself in the post-war period, quickly becoming one of the region's major travel destinations.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Meteora. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Agios Stefanos, take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), then admire the natural beauty at Varlaam Monastery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Roussanou Monastery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Meteora. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): make a trip to Matsopoulou Mill, take in the spiritual surroundings of Koursoum Mosque, then see the interesting displays at Natural History Museum of Meteora and Mushroom Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Great Meteoron.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kalambaka online travel route planner .

You can drive from Athens to Kalambaka in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Athens in November: high temperatures in Kalambaka hover around 15°C and lows are around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Trikala
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Meteora ©
Meteora
Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron
Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) ©

4
nights
Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki ©
A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Explore Thessaloniki's surroundings by going to Kalogria Beach (in Nikiti) and Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina) (in Vergina). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Ladadika District, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rotunda, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St.Sophia.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Thessaloniki trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Kalambaka to Thessaloniki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in November, and nighttime lows around 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Kalogria Beach, Zeitenlik, Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina), Hellenic Pharmaceutical Museum
Find places to stay Nov 28 — Dec 2:
Highlights from your plan
Hagios Demetrios ©
Hagios Demetrios
White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki
Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture

Similar Plans

9 days in Athens, Lisbon & Porto BY A USER FROM IRAN September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Athens BY A USER FROM FRANCE August, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Santorini & Athens BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Athens BY A USER FROM LITHUANIA August, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Porto & Athens BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Athens BY A USER FROM POLAND August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Athens, Kalambaka & Delphi BY A USER FROM LEBANON August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Athens BY A USER FROM NORWAY August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Athens BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in Greece BY A USER FROM ISRAEL October, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Greece BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE September, kids, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, kids, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 5 days in Thessaloniki BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy
View more plans