31 days in Greece & Hungary Itinerary

31 days in Greece & Hungary Itinerary

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31 days in Greece & Hungary Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg, South Africa
Fly + bus:  18​h
1
Heraklion, Greece
— 1 night
ferry:  1​h 45​min
2
Fira, Greece
— 4 nights
ferry:  1​h 45​min
3
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly + subway:  2​h 30​min
4
Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Nafplio, Greece
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Delphi, Greece
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
7
Kalambaka, Greece
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Thessaloniki, Greece
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
9
Corfu Town, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
10
Budapest, Hungary
— 5 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Johannesburg, South Africa


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1
night
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.
On the 1st (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus and then delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: observe the fascinating underwater world at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, then learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and finally get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Heraklion trip maker app .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Heraklion is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in June, expect nights in Heraklion to be warmer, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Step out of Fira to go to Akrotiri and see Santo Horse Riding, which is approximately 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, explore the striking landscape at Skaros Rock, contemplate the long history of Ancient Thera, and explore the activities along Amoudi Bay.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Fira tour builder app .

You can ride a ferry from Heraklion to Fira in 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Fira are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Oia, Imerovigli, Santorini, Kamari
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

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.
Mykonos Town is known for nightlife, beaches, museums, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Little Venice, make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), tour the pleasant surroundings at Mirsini Beach, and examine the collection at Aegean Maritime Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Mykonos Town tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Mykonos Brewing Company, Panormos Beach
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Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

4
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, don't miss a visit to Ancient Agora of Athens, wander the streets of Monastiraki, and get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Athens trip itinerary builder tool .

Do a combination of flight and subway from Mykonos Town to Athens in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. When traveling from Mykonos Town in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Athens, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Nafplio.

Things to do in Athens

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

4
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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Nafplio: The Great Theatre of Epidaurus (in Epidavros), Metropolitan Church of St. Basil (in Tripoli) and Arkadiko Bridge (in Mycenae). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site Mycenae, take in panoramic vistas at Moni Osiou Patapiou, take a leisurely stroll along Nauplion Promenade, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Tiryns.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Nafplio trip planner .

Getting from Athens to Nafplio by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Athens in June, Nafplio is a bit cooler at night with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Delphi.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Corinth, Mycenae, The Great Theatre of Epidaurus, Mystras, Moni Osiou Patapiou
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Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Mystras ©
Mystras

1
night
Delphi, Greece

Delphi ©
Ancient Greeks revered Delphi as the center of their universe, building an impressive sanctuary to Apollo in order to mark this sacred spot.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Temple of Apollo In Delphi, catch a live event at Delphi, and then take an in-depth tour of Delphi Archaeological Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Delphi road trip site .

Drive from Nafplio to Delphi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Nafplio in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Delphi, with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites Museums
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Delphi ©
Delphi
Temple of Apollo In Delphi ©
Temple of Apollo In Delphi
Delphi Archaeological Museum ©
Delphi Archaeological Museum

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Meteora, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Great Meteoron, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Varlaam Monastery.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kalambaka online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Delphi to Kalambaka in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Delphi in June since evenings lows in Kalambaka dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Parks
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Meteora ©
Meteora
Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron
Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) ©

1
night
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.
On the 20th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hagios Demetrios, appreciate the history behind Arch of Galerius, enjoy breathtaking views from White Tower of Thessaloniki, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, then make a trip to Aristotelous Square, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Osios David (The Latomou Monastery).

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Thessaloniki trip builder .

You can drive from Kalambaka to Thessaloniki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Kalambaka in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Thessaloniki, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums Historic Sites
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Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture
White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki
Hagios Demetrios ©
Hagios Demetrios

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Corfu Town: Sakis Water Sports (in Kalami), Agios Petros Beach (in Paleokastritsa) and Yali Beach (in Giannades). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, experience rural life at MKB Corfu Beekeeping Vasilakis, appreciate the history behind Schulenburg Statue, and stroll through Corfu Donkey Rescue.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Corfu Town visit website .

Getting from Thessaloniki to Corfu Town by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. June in Corfu Town sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Paleokastritsa, MKB Corfu Beekeeping Vasilakis, Sakis Water Sports, Yali Beach, Aqualand Corfu Water Park
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Corfu Donkey Rescue ©
Corfu Donkey Rescue
Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu

5
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, make a trip to Halaszbastya, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria).

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Traveling by flight from Corfu Town to Budapest takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Corfu Town to Budapest due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Corfu Town in June: high temperatures in Budapest hover around 30°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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