12 days in Greece & Switzerland Itinerary

12 days in Greece & Switzerland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Heraklion, Greece
— 1 day
2
Akrotiri, Greece
— 1 night
3
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 2 nights
4
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
5
Corfu Town, Greece
— 2 nights
6
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, and then meet the residents at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos.

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh to Heraklion is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dhaka City to Heraklion is minus 3.5 hours. In August in Heraklion, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Heraklion

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

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

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Akrotiri, Greece

Akrotiri ©
Located on Santorini's southwestern coastline, the small village of Akrotiri sits just a short walk from one of Europe's most significant Bronze Age archaeological sites.
On the 8th (Thu), explore by horseback at Experience Horse Riding, thendo a tasting at Boutari Winery, thenstroll through Red Beach, and finally explore the ancient world of Akrotiri.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Akrotiri trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Heraklion to Akrotiri by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Boutari Winery
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Experience Horse Riding ©
Experience Horse Riding
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): stroll through Panormos Beach and then wander the streets of Little Venice. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, see the interesting displays at Aegean Maritime Museum, don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Paraportiani Church, and finally get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Mykonos.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Mykonos Town trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Akrotiri to Mykonos Town takes 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Panormos Beach, Paradise Beach
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Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

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Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 11th (Sun), pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, see where the action happens at Panathenaic Stadium, thenvisit Plaka, and finally admire the natural beauty at National Garden.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Athens trip itinerary website.

Fly from Mykonos Town to Athens in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. When traveling from Mykonos Town in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Athens: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Athens

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Corfu Museum of Asian Art and then cool off at Aqualand Corfu Water Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Spianada Square, thendeepen your knowledge of military history at Old Fortress Corfu, thensee the interesting displays at Casa Parlante, and finally wander the streets of Corfu Old Town.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Corfu Town day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Corfu Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Corfu Town when traveling from Athens in August, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Theme Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Aqualand Corfu Water Park
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Aqualand Corfu Water Park ©
Aqualand Corfu Water Park
Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus, thenexplore the activities along Lake Lucerne, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, thenstop by Old Town, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Zurich online route planner.

Traveling by flight from Corfu Town to Zurich takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August, Zurich is slightly colder than Corfu Town - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

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