17 days in Greece, Pompeii & Amalfi Itinerary

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Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
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Mykonos Town, Greece
— 2 nights
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Fira, Greece
— 4 nights
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Heraklion, Greece
— 2 nights
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Corfu Town, Greece
— 2 nights
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Pompeii, Italy
— 1 night
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Amalfi, Italy
— 3 nights
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Athens, Greece — 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus, then get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, then make a trip to Plateia Syntagmatos, and finally explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Sandal Mania, wander the streets of Plaka, then delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens, then steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, and finally appreciate the history behind Erechtheion.

To see maps and other tourist information, refer to the Athens day trip planner.

Chicago, USA to Athens is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Chicago to Athens due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in September: high temperatures in Athens hover around 84°F and lows are around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Mykonos Town.
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Mykonos Town, Greece — 2 nights

Chora Mykonos

On the 6th (Wed), wander the streets of Little Venice, then don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), then make a trip to Rarity Gallery, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Platis Gialos Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Mykonos Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. When traveling from Athens in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Mykonos Town: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Fira.
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Fira, Greece — 4 nights

Fira is known for nightlife, wineries, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, kick back and relax at Red Beach, stroll through Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Fira online itinerary planner.

Traveling by ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Heraklion.
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Heraklion, Greece — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Castello del Molo (Koules), and finally admire the local landmark of Morosini Fountain (Lion's Fountain). Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Historical Museum of Crete, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at CRETAquarium, then explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Heraklion day trip planning tool.

You can ride a ferry from Fira to Heraklion in 2.5 hours. In September in Heraklion, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Corfu Town.
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Corfu Town, Greece — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Mon Repos Palace, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Canal D'Amour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Paralia Sidari. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Achilleion Museum, admire the striking features of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, then examine the collection at Casa Parlante, and finally explore the ancient world of Old Fortress Corfu.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Corfu Town road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Heraklion to Corfu Town in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Corfu Town can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Pompeii.
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Pompeii, Italy — 1 night

Underground City

On the 15th (Fri), explore the ancient world of Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, admire the landmark architecture of Villa dei Misteri, then delve into the distant past at Forum, and finally explore the ancient world of House of Menander (Casa del Menandro). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Pompeii travel planner.

Fly from Corfu Town to Pompeii in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Corfu Town to Pompeii. September in Pompeii sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Amalfi.
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Amalfi, Italy — 3 nights

Painted Town

Explore Amalfi's surroundings by going to Positano (Fornillo & Boat Tours & Water Sports). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cloister del Paradiso, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello, and ponder the design of Fontana sant'Andrea.

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You can drive from Pompeii to Amalfi in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Pompeii in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Amalfi, with lows of 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can fly back home.
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Greece travel guide

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Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.
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