12 days in Greece & Switzerland Itinerary

12 days in Greece & Switzerland Itinerary

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12 days in Greece & Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Dhaka City, Bangladesh
Fly + bus:  14​h 15​min
1
Heraklion, Greece
— 1 day
ferry:  2​h
2
Akrotiri, Greece
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h
3
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly + subway:  2​h 30​min
4
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
subway + Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Corfu Town, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Dhaka City, Bangladesh


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1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Heraklion trip maker tool .

Dhaka City, Bangladesh to Heraklion is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Heraklion

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums

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

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): ride a horse along Santo Horse Riding, then do a tasting at Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A., then kick back and relax at Red Beach, and finally delve into the distant past at Akrotiri.

To find maps and more tourist information, go to the Akrotiri tour itinerary planning site .

Getting from Heraklion to Akrotiri by ferry takes about 2 hours. August in Akrotiri sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A.
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Santo Horse Riding ©
Santo Horse Riding
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): kick back and relax at Panormos Beach and then wander the streets of Little Venice. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Beach, examine the collection at Aegean Maritime Museum, make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paraportiani Church, and finally take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Mykonos.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Mykonos Town trip itinerary maker tool .

You can ride a ferry from Akrotiri to Mykonos Town in 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

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

2
nights
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, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, then admire all the interesting features of Panathenaic Stadium, then take a stroll through Plaka, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at National Garden.

To find maps and tourist information, go to the Athens day trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and subway from Mykonos Town to Athens in 2.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. Traveling from Mykonos Town in August, you will find days in Athens are a bit warmer (39°C), and nights are about the same (29°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can 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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): admire the striking features of Corfu Museum of Asian Art and then make a splash at Aqualand. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): make a trip to Spianada Square, delve into the distant past at Old Fortress Corfu, then examine the collection at Casa Parlante, and finally take a stroll through Corfu Old Town.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Corfu Town sightseeing planner .

Do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Corfu Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Athens in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Corfu Town, with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

2
nights
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 in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, take a stroll through Old Town (Altstadt), and then pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich day trip planning site .

You can fly from Corfu Town to Zurich in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Corfu Town to Zurich. In August, Zurich is a bit cooler than Corfu Town - with highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature 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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