30 days in Greece Itinerary

30 days in Greece Itinerary

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30 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Cluj-Napoca
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Athens
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Kos Town, Kos
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Rhodes Town
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  4​h 30​min
4
Chania Town, Crete
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
5
Rethymnon, Crete
— 2 nights
shuttle:  1​h
6
Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h
7
Chios Town, Chios
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  6​h 15​min
8
Thessaloniki
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
9
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Ioannina
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
11
Patras
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
12
Argos
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
13
Corinth
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Cluj-Napoca


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3
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Panathenaic Stadium, Byzantine and Christian Museum and Theater of Dionysus. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, take some stellar pictures from Mount Lycabettus, and take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Athens tour planner.

Cluj-Napoca, Romania to Athens is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Cluj-Napoca in September; daily highs in Athens reach 34°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

1
night
Kos Town, Kos

Kos Town ©
Situated on a tiny island big on history and culture, Kos Town sits in an area dotted with well-preserved ancient ruins.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Therma Beach. On the 5th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Therma Beach, then delve into the distant past at Asklepion Kos, then don't miss a visit to Hippocrates Tree, and finally step into the grandiose world of Kos Town Castle.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kos Town online itinerary builder .

Getting from Athens to Kos Town by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and ferry; or ride a ferry. September in Kos Town sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Rhodes Town.

Things to do in Kos Town

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Asklepion Kos, Therma Beach
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Therma Beach ©
Therma Beach
Asklepion Kos ©
Asklepion Kos
Kos Town Castle ©
Kos Town Castle

3
nights
Rhodes Town

Rhodes Town ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Acropolis of Rhodes, Valley of the Butterflies, Ancient Kamiros, and other attractions you added. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes, get to know the fascinating history of Medieval City, and take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights).

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Rhodes Town online route planner .

Traveling by car from Kos Town to Rhodes Town takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Chania Town.

Things to do in Rhodes Town

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lindos, Ancient Kamiros, Valley of the Butterflies
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Village of Lindos ©
Village of Lindos
Lindos Beach ©
Lindos Beach

4
nights
Chania Town, Crete

Chania Town ©
The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Balos Lagoon, Archaeological Site of Ancient Aptera, Archaeological Museum of Chania, and other attractions. There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront activity at Old Venetian Harbor, brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum of Crete, and explore the striking landscape of Samaria Gorge National Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Chania Town day trip site .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Rhodes Town to Chania Town takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Rhodes Town in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Chania Town, with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Elafonissi Beach, Samaria Gorge National Park, Astrikas Estate Biolea, Archaeological Site of Ancient Aptera, Falassarna Beach
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Astrikas Estate Biolea ©
Astrikas Estate Biolea
Elafonissi  Beach ©
Elafonissi Beach
Old Venetian Harbor ©
Old Venetian Harbor

2
nights
Rethymnon, Crete

Rethymnon ©
Rethymnon combines the old-fashioned charm of a small town with proximity to long sandy beaches with all the modern conveniences usually found in big tourist resorts.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mount Ida as well as Lake Kournas. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Ida, steep yourself in history at The Venetian Fortezza, and then take a stroll through Rethymnon Old Town. On your second day here, make a trip to Monastery of Arkadi and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kournas.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rethymnon itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by bus from Chania Town to Rethymnon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daily temperatures in Rethymnon can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can catch the shuttle to Heraklion.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lake Kournas
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Lake Kournas ©
Lake Kournas
Rethymnon Old Town ©
Rethymnon Old Town
Monastery of Arkadi ©
Monastery of Arkadi

2
nights
Heraklion, Crete

Heraklion ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Matala beach. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, and then take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): admire the local landmark of Morosini Fountain (Lion's Fountain), learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Matala beach.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Heraklion online route planner .

You can take a shuttle from Rethymnon to Heraklion in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Heraklion sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Chios Town.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Beaches Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Palace of Knossos, Matala beach
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1
day
Chios Town, Chios

Chios Town ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Chios Maritime Museum as well as Archaeological Museum. On the 17th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum, learn about all things military at Chios Maritime Museum, and then take a memorable drive along Nea Moni Monastery.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Chios Town trip app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Heraklion to Chios Town. In September, daytime highs in Chios Town are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Mytilene.

Things to do in Chios Town

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Chios
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Archaeological Museum ©
Archaeological Museum
Nea Moni Monastery ©
Nea Moni Monastery
Chios Maritime Museum ©
Chios Maritime Museum

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Paleochristian and Byzantine Monuments of Thessalonika, Church of Panagia Acheiropoietos, Museum of the Macedonian Struggle, and other attractions you added. Step out of Thessaloniki to go to Vergina and see Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina), which is approximately 1 hour away. There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from White Tower of Thessaloniki, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St.Sophia, and make a trip to Aristotelous Square.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Thessaloniki online trip itinerary planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Chios Town to Thessaloniki. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Archaeological Museum of Veria, Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina)
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Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki
Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Achilleion Museum as well as Church of Saint Spiridon. On the 21st (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, explore the ancient world of Old Fortress Corfu, and then take a stroll through Corfu Old Town. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Spiridon, explore the galleries of Achilleion Museum, and then kick back and relax at Paleokastritsa Beach.

To see reviews and other tourist information, refer to the Corfu Town attractions planner.

Fly from Thessaloniki to Corfu Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Corfu Town can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Ioannina.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Paleokastritsa Beach, Achilleion Museum
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Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art
Corfu Old Town ©
Corfu Old Town

2
nights
Ioannina

Ioannina ©
Ioannina, often called Yannena within Greece, is the capital and largest city of Epirus, an administrative region in north-western Greece. Your list of things to see and do now includes Vikos – Aoos National Park, Meteora, Byzantine Museum of Ioannina, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): see the interesting displays at Municipal Ethnographic Museum of Ioannina, examine the collection at Byzantine Museum of Ioannina, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Meteora. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Vikos – Aoos National Park.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Ioannina trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Corfu Town to Ioannina by car takes about 2.5 hours. In September in Ioannina, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Patras.

Things to do in Ioannina

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Meteora
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Meteora ©
Meteora
Vikos – Aoos National Park ©
Vikos – Aoos National Park

2
nights
Patras

Patras ©
Patras is Greece's third-largest city and the regional capital of Western Greece, in the northern Peloponnese, 215km west of Athens. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Museum of Ancient Greek Technology, Museum of Ancient Greek Musical Instruments, Archaeological Museum of Olympia, and other attractions you added. On the 25th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Patras, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Olympia, and then explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site of Olympia. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Ancient Greek Musical Instruments and then get engrossed in the history at Museum of Ancient Greek Technology.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Patras trip planner .

You can drive from Ioannina to Patras in 2.5 hours. In September in Patras, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Argos.

Things to do in Patras

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Katakolo, Olympia
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Archaeological Museum of Patras ©
Archaeological Museum of Patras
Archaeological Site of Olympia ©
Archaeological Site of Olympia
Archaeological Museum of Olympia ©
Archaeological Museum of Olympia

2
nights
Argos

Argos
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Archaeological Museum, Mystras, Archaeological Site Mycenae, and other attractions you added. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Argos, delve into the distant past at Citadel and Treasury of Atreus, and then delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site Mycenae.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Argos road trip website .

Getting from Patras to Argos by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Argos when traveling from Patras in September, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Corinth.

Things to do in Argos

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Mycenae, Sparta
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Citadel and Treasury of Atreus
Citadel and Treasury of Atreus
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
Mystras ©
Mystras

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nights
Corinth

Corinth ©
History remains the main attraction in Corinth, a city built near the site of its fabled ancient counterpart.
You've now added Lake Stymphalia to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Corinth Canal, take in the dramatic natural features at Acrocorinth, and then get engrossed in the history at Archea Korinthos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Lake Stymphalia and then make a trip to Heraion of Perachora.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Corinth visit planner .

You can drive from Argos to Corinth in an hour. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Corinth when traveling from Argos in September, with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Corinth

Nature Parks Museums
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Corinth Canal ©
Corinth Canal
Akrokorinthos ©
Akrokorinthos
Archea Korinthos ©
Archea Korinthos

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