51 days in Greece & Barcelona Itinerary

51 days in Greece & Barcelona Itinerary

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1
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 5 nights
2
Corfu Town, Greece
— 5 nights
3
Thessaloniki, Greece
— 4 nights
4
Kalambaka, Greece
— 3 nights
5
Nafplio, Greece
— 5 nights
6
Athens, Greece
— 6 nights
7
Argostolion, Greece
— 5 nights
8
Fira, Greece
— 5 nights
9
Heraklion, Greece
— 5 nights
10
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights

5
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Portara (in Naxos Town) and Delos (Archaeological Site of Delos & Mount Kynthos). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Paradise Beach, make a trip to Kapopoulos Fine Arts, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Mykonos.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town vacation planner.

Mumbai, India to Mykonos Town is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Mykonos Town is minus 3.5 hours. Traveling from Mumbai in December, you will find days in Mykonos Town are colder (°C), and nights are slightly colder (°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Delos, Portara, Paradise Beach, Platis Gialos Beach, Elia Beach
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Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Archaeological Museum of Mykonos ©
Archaeological Museum of Mykonos
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

5
nights
Corfu Town, Greece

Corfu Town ©
Often called "Kastropolis" because of its majestic Venetian castle, Corfu Town once featured such extensive fortifications that a force of over 20,000 soldiers defended them.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Corfu Town: St. Spyridon First Beach (in Agios Spyridonas) and Paleokastritsa Beach (in Paleokastritsa). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Spianada Square, expand your understanding of the military at Old Fortress Corfu, step into the grandiose world of Mon Repos Palace, and admire the landmark architecture of Corfu Museum of Asian Art.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Corfu Town trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Mykonos Town to Corfu Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Mykonos Town in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Corfu Town, with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Corfu, Capodistrias Museum - Kapodistrias Museum, St. Spyridon First Beach, Aqualand Corfu Water Park, Achilleion Museum
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Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Spianada Square ©
Spianada Square
Mon Repos Palace ©
Mon Repos Palace

4
nights
Thessaloniki, Greece

Thessaloniki ©
A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Explore Thessaloniki's surroundings by going to Edessa Waterfalls (in Edessa) and Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina) (in Vergina). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to White Tower of Thessaloniki, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hagios Demetrios, and examine the collection at Hellenic Pharmaceutical Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Thessaloniki tour itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Corfu Town to Thessaloniki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. Traveling from Corfu Town in December, things will get little chillier in Thessaloniki: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Edessa Waterfalls, Hellenic Pharmaceutical Museum, Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina)
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Hagios Demetrios ©
Hagios Demetrios
White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki
Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture

3
nights
Kalambaka, Greece

Kalambaka ©
The gateway to one of the largest monastery complexes in Greece, the small town of Kalambaka nestles against a landscape of imposing rock formations rising 400 m (1,300 ft) into the air. Nearly leveled during World War II, the town rebuilt and reinvented itself in the post-war period, quickly becoming one of the region's major travel destinations.
Step out of Kalambaka to go to Metsovo and see Folk Art Museum Tossizza Mansion, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Meteora, steep yourself in history at Varlaam Monastery, browse the collection at Kalambaka Library, and examine the collection at Hellenic Culture Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kalambaka trip planner.

Getting from Thessaloniki to Kalambaka by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Thessaloniki, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Kalambaka, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Folk Art Museum Tossizza Mansion
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Meteora ©
Meteora
Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron
Folk Art Museum Tossizza Mansion ©
Folk Art Museum Tossizza Mansion

5
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nafplio: Kalogris Organic Winery (in Kapsas), Corinth (Corinth Canal, Archea Korinthos, &more) and Mystras (in Sparta). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site Mycenae, take in the views from Arkadiko Bridge, get engrossed in the history at Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, and catch a live event at The Great Theatre of Epidaurus.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Nafplio trip planner.

Getting from Kalambaka to Nafplio by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Kalambaka, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Nafplio, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Athens.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Museums Spas

Side Trips

Corinth, Mycenae, Kalogris Organic Winery, The Great Theatre of Epidaurus, Mystras
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 28:
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Nauplion Promenade
Nauplion Promenade
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
Archea Korinthos ©
Archea Korinthos

6
nights
Athens, Greece

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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens, admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Lycabettus.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Athens trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Nafplio to Athens takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Nafplio in December; daily highs in Athens reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Argostolion.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology ©
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens

5
nights
Argostolion, Greece

Argostolion ©
A modern town with a traditional character, Argostolion draws visitors with museums, gardens, squares, pedestrianized shopping streets, and a cobbled seaside promenade.
Venture out of the city with trips to Skala Beach (in Skala), Petani Beach (in Lixouri) and Assos (in Assos). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Panagia Agrilion, pause for some serene contemplation at Monastery of Agios Andreas, examine the collection at Focas-Cosmetatos Foundation, and enjoy the sand and surf at Antisamos Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Argostolion day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Argostolion takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Argostolion can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Argostolion

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Sami, Vathy Bay, Divino Wines and Vinegar, Skala Beach, Petani Beach
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Skala Beach ©
Skala Beach
Cyclopean Wall ©
Cyclopean Wall
Antisamos Beach ©
Antisamos Beach

5
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Take a break from Fira with a short trip to Windmills of Emporio in Emporio, about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, explore by horseback at Experience Horse Riding, explore the striking landscape at Skaros Rock, and steep yourself in history at Ancient Thera.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Fira sightseeing planner.

Fly from Argostolion to Fira in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Oia, Akrotiri, Imerovigli, Kamari, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail
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Experience Horse Riding ©
Experience Horse Riding
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail ©
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail

5
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Matala beach (in Matala), Snail Farm and Fun (in Tylissos) and Kazantzakis Museum (in Myrtia). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus, steep yourself in history at The Palace of Knossos, make a trip to Archeologikos Choros Tilissos, and meet the residents at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Heraklion trip planning website.

Traveling by ferry from Fira to Heraklion takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Heraklion

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tylissos, Matala beach, The Palace of Knossos, Kazantzakis Museum, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 18:
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Reptisland ©
Reptisland
Church of Saint Titus ©
Church of Saint Titus
Room Escape Games

3
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, get a taste of the local shopping with La Boqueria, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, and walk around Parc Guell.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Barcelona trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Heraklion to Barcelona takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. Traveling from Heraklion to Barcelona, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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