18 days in Greece Itinerary

18 days in Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece journey planner

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Kos Town
— 2 nights
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Kalymnos
— 1 night
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Rhodes Town
— 5 nights
Ferry
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Karpathos
— 2 nights
Fly
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Athens
— 6 nights
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Kos Town

— 2 nights
Situated on a tiny island big on history and culture, Kos Town sits in an area dotted with well-preserved ancient ruins.
Explore Kos Town's surroundings by going to Kefalos (Agios Stefanos Beach, Paradise Beach, &more). Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with Kos Divers, explore the ancient world of Roman Odeon of Kos, don't miss a visit to Hippocrates Tree, and kick back and relax at Therma Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kos Town day trip planning app.

Denver, USA to Kos Town is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also fly. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Denver to Kos Town due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Denver in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 73°F in Kos Town. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Kalymnos.

Things to do in Kos Town

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 15:

Kalymnos

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Folklore Museum of Kalymnos, take in the spiritual surroundings of Agios Savvas Monastery, then see some colorful creatures with Kalymnos Diving, and finally see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kalymnos itinerary planning app.

You can travel from Kos Town to Kalymnos in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Rhodes Town.

Things to do in Kalymnos

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 16:

Rhodes Town

— 5 nights
A conglomeration of many distinct architectural styles, Rhodes Town is the biggest urban center of the eponymous Greek island known for its golden beaches and relaxed way of life.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lindos (Village of Lindos, Acropolis of Lindos, &more), Valley of the Butterflies (in Petaloudes) and Church of the Panagia Katholiki (in Afandou). On the 20th (Tue), enjoy a perfect day by the water at Faliraki Beach. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes, view the masterpieces at Art Park Rhodes, enjoy the sand and surf at Agathi Beach, and delve into the distant past at Ancient Kamiros.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rhodes Town day trip website.

Traveling by car from Kalymnos to Rhodes Town takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July in Rhodes Town, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Karpathos.

Things to do in Rhodes Town

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 21:

Karpathos

— 2 nights
Known largely for its secluded coves and untamed mountains, rugged Karpathos reputedly remains one of the last truly authentic Greek islands.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): stroll through Michaliou Kipos Beach, kick back and relax at Araki Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Chicken Bay. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Kira Panagia Beach, then kick back and relax at Apella Beach, and then stroll through Amoopi Beach.

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You can ride a ferry from Rhodes Town to Karpathos in 7 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Karpathos can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Athens.

Things to do in Karpathos

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 23:

Athens

— 6 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Explore Athens' surroundings by going to Seahorse Dive Center (in Vari), Nafplio (Church of Panaghia & Nauplion Promenade) and Archaeological Site Mycenae (in Mycenae). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus, and don't miss a visit to Ancient Agora of Athens.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Athens day trip site.

You can fly from Karpathos to Athens in 2.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. When traveling from Karpathos in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Athens, with highs around 91°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 29:

Greece travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
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.

Rhodes travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
Island of the Knights
An island of green hills, fertile valleys, and golden beaches, Rhodes blends cosmopolitan and traditional cultures, exemplified by its traditional taverns, upscale hotels, and archaeological sites. Nicknamed the "Island of Roses," this island offers visitors a chance to discover lively tourist resorts in the north and tranquil rural areas in the south. The island's slow pace seems utterly unaffected by the challenges of mass tourism, its permanent residents stubbornly clinging to their age-old traditions and relaxed lifestyle. As you explore the areas farther away from the busy coastline, take time to meet the garrulous locals in their natural environment, the village tavern.