11 days in Greece & Gdansk Itinerary

11 days in Greece & Gdansk Itinerary

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Heraklion, Greece
— 2 nights
Ferry to Santorini, Taxi to Oia
Oia, Greece
— 2 nights
Bus to Santorini, Fly to Athens
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Gdansk, Poland
— 3 nights


Heraklion, Greece — 2 nights

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 21st (Fri): delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Heraklion trip itinerary planning app.

Reykjavik, Iceland to Heraklion is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Reykjavik to Heraklion due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Reykjavik in September, with highs in Heraklion at 32°C and lows at 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Oia.
Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trip
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Oia, Greece — 2 nights

Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
On the 22nd (Sat), look for gifts at Koukla Art, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Beach, and then delve into the distant past at Akrotiri. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): choose your vessel at Alex Private Boat Rental, don't miss a visit to Sunset in Oia, and then explore the activities along Amoudi Bay.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Oia trip itinerary maker app.

Do a combination of ferry and taxi from Heraklion to Oia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi. In September, daily temperatures in Oia can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Athens.
Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature
Side Trips
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Athens, Greece — 3 nights

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for museums, historic sites, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, catch a live event at Panathenaic Stadium, and wander the streets of Plaka.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Athens holiday planning site.

Getting from Oia to Athens by combination of bus and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi and ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Gdansk.
Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Gdansk, Poland — 3 nights

Although its history goes back a thousand years, Gdansk represents one of Poland's most modern urban centers, its thriving economy boosted by a lively tourism sector.
Take a break from Gdansk with a short trip to Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku in Malbork, about 56 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Church, steep yourself in history at Westerplatte, don't miss a visit to Dluga Street (ul. Dluga), and pause for some serene contemplation at Archikatedra Oliwska.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Gdansk trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Gdansk takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Athens to Gdansk, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Athens in September; daily highs in Gdansk reach 20°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Fun & Games
Side Trip
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Greece travel guide

Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
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.