10 days in Greece & New York City Itinerary

10 days in Greece & New York City Itinerary

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10 days in Greece & New York City Itinerary

Start: Newark, United States
train:  30​min
1
New York City, United States
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  15​h
2
Fira, Greece
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
3
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly + subway:  2​h 30​min
4
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Newark, United States

2
nights
New York City, United States

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
On the 20th (Tue), browse the exhibits of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, then see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, and then appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, take a stroll through Times Square, and then wander the streets of Fifth Avenue.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the New York City attractions planning tool .

Newark to New York City is an approximately half hour train ride. You can also take a bus; or drive. In August, daytime highs in New York City are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Fira.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

2
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): kick back and relax at Red Beach, explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, then enjoy the sand and surf at Caldera Beach, and finally learn about winemaking at Artemis Karamolegos Winery. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Ancient Thera, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kamari Beach, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Fira visit planning website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Fira takes 15 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, taxi, and ferry. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. In August, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Kamari, Ekklisia Panagia Platsani
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Kamari Beach ©
Kamari Beach

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nights
Mykonos Town, Greece

Mykonos Town ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Panormos Beach, then look for gifts at Antica Murrina, and then wander the streets of Little Venice. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Kapari Beach, kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Agios Sostis Beach.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town holiday maker website .

Ride a ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August in Mykonos Town, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 74°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mykonos, Paradise Beach, Agios Sostis Beach, Panormos Beach
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Acropolis of Athens and Erechtheion. Museum-lovers will appreciate Acropolis Museum and National Archaeological Museum. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Plaka, get a taste of the local shopping with Ermou Street, explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus, and contemplate the long history of Ancient Agora of Athens.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Athens trip tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and subway from Mykonos Town to Athens takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. Traveling from Mykonos Town in August, you will find days in Athens are somewhat warmer (92°F), and nights are about the same (77°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

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