17 days in Greece, Kotor & Venice Itinerary

17 days in Greece, Kotor & Venice Itinerary

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17 days in Greece, Kotor & Venice Itinerary

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


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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 Sailing Trips. Step out of Mykonos Town to go to Delos and see Archaeological Site of Delos, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Little Venice, don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), kick back and relax at Ornos Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Paraportiani Church.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Mykonos Town holiday planning site .

Houston, USA to Mykonos Town is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 8 hours. Traveling from Houston in May, expect Mykonos Town to be slightly colder, temps between 73°F and 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Tours Transportation

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Heraklion, Greece

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 Palace of Faistos (in Sivas) and Matala beach (in Matala). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, admire the local landmark of Morosini Fountain (Lion's Fountain), get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Heraklion trip planning app .

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 May, daily temperatures in Heraklion can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Heraklion

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

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

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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. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Athens trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by combination of flight and subway from Heraklion to Athens takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kotor.

Things to do in Athens

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): catch all the local highlights with Sightseeing Tours, take in the architecture and atmosphere at R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela, then explore the activities along Bay of Kotor, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Namfleg. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Kotor’s Castle Of San Giovanni, then contemplate the long history of Stari Grad Kotor, then take a leisurely stroll along Porto Montenegro, and finally get to know the fascinating history of City Walls.

Discover how to plan a Kotor trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can fly from Athens to Kotor in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Kotor. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Athens in May since evenings lows in Kotor dip to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela, Castle Of San Giovanni, Porto Montenegro
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Stari Grad Kotor ©
Stari Grad Kotor
Bay of Kotor ©
Bay of Kotor
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela ©
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela

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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): explore the activities along Canal Grande, then make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally examine the collection at Doge's Palace.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Venice trip planner.

Getting from Kotor to Venice by car takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Venice

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

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