15 days in Lecce & Greece Itinerary

15 days in Lecce & Greece Itinerary

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15 days in Lecce & Greece Itinerary

Start: Seattle, United States
Fly + train:  18​h 30​min
1
Lecce, Italy
— Few hours
+4
train + Fly + subway + foot + bus:  9​h
2
Nafplio, Greece
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
subway + Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
5
Fira, Greece
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h
6
Heraklion, Greece
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
7
Tsilivi, Greece
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Seattle, United States

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Lecce, Italy

Lecce ©
Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Centro Storico, Lecce and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Lecce online day trip planner .

Seattle, USA to Lecce is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Seattle in June: high temperatures in Lecce hover around 86°F and lows are around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Nafplio.

Things to do in Lecce

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Basilica di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria
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Centro Storico, Lecce ©
Centro Storico, Lecce

1
night
Nafplio, Greece

Nafplio ©
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Kolokotroni Statue, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Nauplion Promenade, and then see where the action happens at Epidaurus Theater. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Fortress Palamidi, get engrossed in the history at Archea Korinthos, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Acrocorinth.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Nafplio trip maker website .

You can drive from Lecce to Nafplio in 14.5 hours. Another option is to fly. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lecce to Nafplio due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Lecce in June since evenings lows in Nafplio dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Athens.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Corinth, The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
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The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Acrocorinth ©
Acrocorinth
Archea Korinthos ©
Archea Korinthos

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 17th (Mon), explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum, then don't miss a visit to Syntagma Station, then take in nature's colorful creations at National Garden, and finally wander the streets of Plaka.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Athens holiday builder tool .

Drive from Nafplio to Athens in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Athens when traveling from Nafplio in June, with lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

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

2
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 19th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Panormos Beach and then kick back and relax at Elia Beach. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kapari Beach, and then wander the streets of Little Venice.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town road trip app .

Traveling by combination of subway and flight from Athens to Mykonos Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. While traveling from Athens, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Mykonos Town, ranging from highs of 80°F to lows of 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Panormos Beach, Paradise Beach, Elia Beach, Kapari Beach
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Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Elia Beach ©
Elia Beach

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Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Venture out of the city with trips to Santo Horse Riding (in Akrotiri) and Perissa Black Sand Beach (in Perissa). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at KAMARA BEACH, pause for some serene contemplation at Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel, make a trip to Sunset in Oia, and trek along Hiking Trail Fira - Oia.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Fira travel website .

Traveling by ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June, daytime highs in Fira are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Oia, Perissa Black Sand Beach, Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel, Kamari Beach
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Santo Horse Riding ©
Santo Horse Riding
Kamari Beach ©
Kamari Beach
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

1
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Heraklion, Greece

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.
On the 24th (Mon), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, then explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, and then get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Heraklion trip itinerary planning site .

You can ride a ferry from Fira to Heraklion in 2 hours. In June in Heraklion, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Tsilivi.

Things to do in Heraklion

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

The Palace of Knossos, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
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The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos ©
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

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Tsilivi, Greece

A growing favorite with international vacationers, Tsilivi sits on the northern coast of Zakynthos.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tsilivi: Keri Caves (in Limni Keri) and Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) (in Anafonitria). There's still lots to do: race across the water with a speed boat tour, stop by Medusa Boutique, learn about winemaking at Grampsas Winery, and perfect your strike at Bowl 'm Over.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Tsilivi trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Heraklion to Tsilivi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. June in Tsilivi sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tsilivi

Outdoors Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Keri Caves, Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach), Grampsas Winery
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Speed Boats Tours
Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) ©
Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach)
Tsilivi Waterpark ©
Tsilivi Waterpark

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