51 days in Greece & Barcelona Itinerary

51 days in Greece & Barcelona Itinerary

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51 days in Greece & Barcelona Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Corfu Town, Greece
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Thessaloniki, Greece
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Kalambaka, Greece
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Nafplio, Greece
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Athens, Greece
— 6 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h
7
Argostolion, Greece
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 45​min
8
Fira, Greece
— 5 nights
ferry:  1​h 45​min
9
Heraklion, Greece
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
10
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  108​h
End: Mumbai, India

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mykonos Town: Delos (Archaeological Site of Delos & Mount Kynthos) and Portara (in Naxos Town). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Little Venice, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Panormos Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Mykonos Town trip planner.

Mumbai, India to Mykonos Town is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -3 hour difference. When traveling from Mumbai in December, plan for cooler days in Mykonos Town, with highs around 16°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can fly to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Delos, Paradise Beach, Platis Gialos Beach, Elia Beach, Portara
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Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Aegean Maritime Museum ©
Aegean Maritime Museum

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Corfu Town: St. Spyridon First Beach (in Agios Spyridonas) and Paleokastritsa Beach (in Paleokastritsa). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Corfu, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Panagia Vlachernon, and explore the historical opulence of New Fortress.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Corfu Town trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Mykonos Town to Corfu Town takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Corfu Town when traveling from Mykonos Town in December, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Corfu, Achilleion Museum, Paleokastritsa Beach, St. Spyridon First Beach, Capodistrias Museum - Kapodistrias Museum
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Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art
Spianada Square ©
Spianada Square

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Thessaloniki side-trips: Edessa Waterfalls (in Edessa) and Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina) (in Vergina). The adventure continues: take in panoramic vistas at White Tower of Thessaloniki, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, pause for some photo ops at Arch of Galerius, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rotunda.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Thessaloniki trip itinerary planning site .

You can fly from Corfu Town to Thessaloniki in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Corfu Town in December: high temperatures in Thessaloniki hover around 13°C and lows are around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

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

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. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Meteora, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Great Meteoron, see the interesting displays at Natural History Museum of Meteora and Mushroom Museum, and steep yourself in history at Agios Nikolaos Anapaphsas.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kalambaka trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Thessaloniki to Kalambaka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Thessaloniki in December: highs in Kalambaka hover around 9°C, while lows dip to 0°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.
Explore Nafplio's surroundings by going to Kalogris Organic Winery (in Kapsas), Arkadiko Bridge (in Mycenae) and The Great Theatre of Epidaurus (in Epidavros). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site Mycenae, get engrossed in the history at Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, steep yourself in history at Mystras, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Nafplio planner .

Drive from Kalambaka to Nafplio in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Kalambaka in December, expect nights in Nafplio to be about the same, around 0°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Athens.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Museums Spas

Side Trips

Corinth, Mycenae, The Great Theatre of Epidaurus, Mystras, Kalogris Organic Winery
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Nauplion Promenade
Nauplion Promenade
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus

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, nightlife, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens, admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, and get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Athens road trip planning website .

You can drive from Nafplio to Athens in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Nafplio in December: high temperatures in Athens hover around 17°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Argostolion.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Argostolion side-trips: Skala Beach (in Skala), Petani Beach (in Lixouri) and Assos (in Assos). Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Vathy Bay, enjoy some diversion at Tennis Club Argostoli, make a trip to Cyclopean Wall, and do a tasting at Divino Wines and Vinegar.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Argostolion trip planner .

Getting from Athens to Argostolion by combination of flight and bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. January in Argostolion sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Argostolion

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Sami, Makris Gialos Beach, Petani Beach, Vathy Bay, Divino Wines and Vinegar
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Skala Beach ©
Skala Beach
Divino Wines and Vinegar ©
Divino Wines and Vinegar
Focas-Cosmetatos Foundation ©
Focas-Cosmetatos Foundation

5
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Change things up with these side-trips from Fira: Windmills of Emporio (in Emporio) and Santo Horse Riding (in Akrotiri). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, stroll through Red Beach, and steep yourself in history at Ancient Thera.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Fira tour itinerary builder website .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Argostolion to Fira in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, train, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In January in Fira, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can ride a ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Oia, Imerovigli, Akrotiri, Kamari, Windmills of Emporio
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Heraklion side-trips: Kazantzakis Museum (in Myrtia), Snail Farm and Fun (in Tylissos) and Matala beach (in Matala). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, and identify plant and animal life at Reptisland.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Heraklion trip planner .

Ride a ferry from Fira to Heraklion in 2 hours. In January in Heraklion, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Heraklion

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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, museums, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, ponder the design of The Magic Fountain, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Barcelona day trip planning site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Heraklion to Barcelona in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Central European Time is minus 1 hour. January in Barcelona sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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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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