17 days in Greece, Kotor & Venice Itinerary

17 days in Greece, Kotor & Venice Itinerary

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Start: Houston, United States
Fly:  18 h
1
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 3 nights
Ferry:  4 h 30 min
2
Heraklion, Greece
— 3 nights
Ferry:  8 h
3
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Drive:  11 h 30 min
4
Kotor, Montenegro
— 2 nights
+3
Bus + Foot + Shuttle + Fly:  10 h 30 min
5
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  15 h 30 min
End: Houston, United States

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Montparnasse - The Piano Bar as well as Mykonos On Board Cataraman & Yacht Tours. Change things up with a short trip to Archaeological Site of Delos in Delos (about 1h 15 min away). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Little Venice, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paraportiani Church, don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and kick back and relax at Ornos Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Mykonos Town trip itinerary builder site.

Houston, USA to Mykonos Town is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 8 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Houston in May, with highs in Mykonos Town at 73°F and lows at 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Transportation Tours

Side Trips

Elia Beach, Ornos Beach, Archaeological Site of Delos
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Elia Beach ©
Elia Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

3
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Heraklion: Matala beach (in Matala) and Palace of Faistos (in Sivas). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, take in the waterfront activity at Old Venetian Harbor, observe the fascinating underwater world at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, and learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Heraklion trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Mykonos Town to Heraklion in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In May in Heraklion, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Heraklion

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Athens, Greece

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 Sailing Athens as well as Parthenon. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, stroll through Mount Lycabettus, visit Monastiraki, and take an in-depth tour of National Archaeological Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Athens trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Heraklion to Athens takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Athens are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kotor.

Things to do in Athens

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

2
nights
Kotor, Montenegro

Kotor
Perched on the edge of a fjord-like bay rimmed by rugged mountains, Kotor grew around a medieval settlement purposely built like a maze.
On the 27th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of the Rocks, thenexplore the activities along Bay of Kotor, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Namfleg. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Castle Of San Giovanni, thensteep yourself in history at Kotor Old City, thentake a leisurely stroll along Porto Montenegro, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Kotor Old Town City Walls.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kotor tour builder website.

You can fly from Athens to Kotor in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Athens in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 52°F in Kotor. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Our Lady of the Rocks, Porto Montenegro, Castle Of San Giovanni
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Kotor Old City
Kotor Old City
Bay of Kotor ©
Bay of Kotor
Our Lady of the Rocks ©
Our Lady of the Rocks

2
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, thensnap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Venice online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Kotor to Venice takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. May in Venice sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 55°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande

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