19 days in Greece Itinerary

19 days in Greece Itinerary

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19 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  21​h 15​min
1
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 30​min
2
Heraklion, Crete
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
3
Oia, Santorini
— 3 nights
ferry + Drive:  6​h 30​min
4
Nafplio
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Athens
— 5 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Sydney

3
nights
Mykonos Town, Mykonos

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.
Mykonos Town is known for nightlife, beaches, museums, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Little Venice, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, sample the tasty concoctions at Mykonos Brewing Company, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paraportiani Church.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town trip maker app .

Sydney, Australia to Mykonos Town is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. Traveling from Sydney to Mykonos Town, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in April, expect nights in Mykonos Town to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are slightly colder, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Mykonos, Speed Boats Tours
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 23:
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Speed Boats Tours
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Aegean Maritime Museum ©
Aegean Maritime Museum

3
nights
Heraklion, Crete

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kazantzakis Museum (in Myrtia), Museum of El Greco (in Fodele) and Reptisland (in Melidoni). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and look for gifts at Irida Family Workshop.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Heraklion tour planning website .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Mykonos Town to Heraklion in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. In April, daily temperatures in Heraklion can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Oia.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Museum of El Greco, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, Reptisland, Kazantzakis Museum, The Palace of Knossos
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 26:
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Room Escape Games
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

3
nights
Oia, Santorini

Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Change things up with these side-trips from Oia: Akrotiri (Akrotiri & Santo Horse Riding) and Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A. (in Megalochori). And it doesn't end there: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, explore the striking landscape at Skaros Rock, contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay, and look for gifts at Oneiro Jewelry.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Oia vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can ride a ferry from Heraklion to Oia in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Nafplio.

Things to do in Oia

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Fira, Imerovigli, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A.
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 29:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

3
nights
Nafplio

Nafplio ©
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nafplio: The Great Theatre of Epidaurus (in Epidavros), Corinth (Archea Korinthos & Akrokorinthos) and Arkadiko Bridge (in Mycenae). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site Mycenae, take in the waterfront at Nauplion Promenade, step into the grandiose world of Fortress Palamidi, and contemplate the long history of Bourtzi.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Nafplio travel planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Oia to Nafplio takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Oia in April, Nafplio is a bit cooler at night with lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Athens.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Mycenae, Corinth, The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 2:
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Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation ©
Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation

5
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Athens online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Nafplio to Athens takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Nafplio in May since evenings lows in Athens dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

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

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