37 days in West Greece & Amsterdam Itinerary

37 days in West Greece & Amsterdam Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Patras, Greece
— 4 nights
2
Kalavrita, Greece
— 3 nights
3
Olympia, Greece
— 4 nights
4
Tholo, Greece
— 3 nights
5
Katakolo, Greece
— 3 nights
6
Glyfa, Greece
— 3 nights
7
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 13 nights

4
nights
Patras, Greece

Patras ©
Patras is Greece's third-largest city and the regional capital of Western Greece, in the northern Peloponnese, 215km west of Athens. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Agios Andreas Church and Patras Mycenaean Park -Voundeni. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Achaia Clauss Winery and Castle of Patras. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Patras: Naupactus (The Venetian Castle of Nafpaktos & Nafpaktos Old Port), Archaeological Museum of Thermon (in Thermos) and Azur Beach Bar (in Lampiri). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Patras, take in the views from Rio-Antirrio Bridge (Charilaos Trikoupis), delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Iniades, and see the interesting displays at Vasso Katraki Museum.

To find out how to plan a trip to Patras, use our trip itinerary maker.

Newport News, USA to Patras is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Newport News to Patras. Traveling from Newport News in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Patras, with lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kalavrita.

Things to do in Patras

Historic Sites · Museums · Nightlife

Side Trips

Naupactus, Vasso Katraki Museum, Archaeological Museum of Thermon, Ancient City of Iniades, Azur Beach Bar
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Castle of Patras ©
Castle of Patras
Achaia Clauss Winery ©
Achaia Clauss Winery
Archaeological Museum of Thermon ©
Archaeological Museum of Thermon

3
nights
Kalavrita, Greece

Kalavrita ©
Kalavryta is a town and a municipality in the mountainous east-central part of the regional unit of Achaea, Greece. Step out of the city life by going to Gorge of Vouraikos and Kastria Cave of the Lakes. Get some cultural insight at Mega Spilaio Monastery and Agia Lavra Monastery. Change things up with these side-trips from Kalavrita: Area Synest - Theme Park Sinevro (in Egira) and Lepida Waterfalls (in Akrata). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at The Municipal Museum of the Kalavryta Holocaust, pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Heroes of 1821, contemplate the long history of Topos Thysias, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ski Center Helmos.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kalavrita driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Patras to Kalavrita in 1.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Kalavrita when traveling from Patras in July, with lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Olympia.

Things to do in Kalavrita

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kastria Cave of the Lakes, Area Synest - Theme Park Sinevro, Lepida Waterfalls
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Lepida Waterfalls ©
Lepida Waterfalls
Mega Spilaio Monastery ©
Mega Spilaio Monastery

4
nights
Olympia, Greece

Olympia ©
Inhabited since prehistoric times, Olympia remains best known as the site of the original Olympic Games, held there for the first time in 776 BCE.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of antiquity and Archaeological Museum of Olympia. Do some cultural sightseeing at Olympia Land Winery and Archimedes Museum. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site of Olympia, get behind the scenes at Agriturismo Magna Grecia, relax in the rural setting at Klio's Honey Farm, and appreciate the history behind Hermes by Praxiteles.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Olympia driving holiday planner.

Getting from Kalavrita to Olympia by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Kalavrita in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 67°F in Olympia. On the 21st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tholo.

Things to do in Olympia

Museums · Tours · Wineries
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Olympia Land Winery ©
Olympia Land Winery
Archaeological Site of Olympia ©
Archaeological Site of Olympia

3
nights
Tholo, Greece

Tholo ©
Get outdoors at Giannitsochori Beach and Kaiafas Lake.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Tholo tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Olympia to Tholo takes an hour. July in Tholo sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 66°F at night. You'll set off for Katakolo on the 24th (Wed).

Things to do in Tholo

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Kakovatos Beach, Kaiafas Lake
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Kaiafas Lake ©
Kaiafas Lake

3
nights
Katakolo, Greece

Katakolo ©
Katakolo is a seaside town in the municipality of Pyrgos in western Elis, Greece. Greek Art Gallery and Agios Nicolaos Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Palouki beach and Skafidia Beach. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Paralia Agia Marina, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kourouta Beach, stop by Aristoteles Olivewood Workshop, and choose your vessel at Katakolo Rib Cruises.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Katakolo online route planner.

Drive from Tholo to Katakolo in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Glyfa.

Things to do in Katakolo

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Amaliada, Skafidia Beach
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Katakolo Rib Cruises ©
Katakolo Rib Cruises
Paralia Agia Marina ©
Paralia Agia Marina
Beer-Bike Katakolo ©
Beer-Bike Katakolo

3
nights
Glyfa, Greece

Glyfa ©
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kastro Chlemoutsi and Archaeological Museum of Ancient Elis.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Glyfa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Katakolo to Glyfa takes an hour. July in Glyfa sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 67°F at night. On the 30th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Glyfa

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Port of Killini, Kastro Chlemoutsi, Archaeological Museum of Ancient Elis
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Kastro Chlemoutsi ©
Kastro Chlemoutsi

13
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Get a sense of the local culture at Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House. Take a break from the city and head to MokumBoat and Zandvoort aan Zee. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: Nieuwe Kerk (in Delft), Haarlem (De Vishal, Grote Markt, &more) and The Hague (Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace), The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, &more). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of The Jordaan, tour the water at your own pace with Flagship Amsterdam, visit Red Light District, and sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam day trip planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Glyfa to Amsterdam with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Glyfa in July: high temperatures in Amsterdam hover around 73°F and lows are around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Haarlem, The Hague, Nieuwe Kerk, Strand Bloemendaal Aan Zee, Zandvoort aan Zee
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 13:
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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