14 days in Greece & Switzerland Itinerary

14 days in Greece & Switzerland Itinerary

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14 days in Greece & Switzerland Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
subway + Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Heraklion, Greece
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h
3
Akrotiri, Greece
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h
4
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
5
Corfu Town, Greece
— 1 night
Fly + train:  4​h 15​min
6
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 5 nights
train + Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: New Delhi, India


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2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 30th (Tue), wander the streets of Plaka, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Wed): explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, then don't miss a visit to Plateia Syntagmatos, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Athens trip planner .

New Delhi, India to Athens is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from New Delhi in July since evenings lows in Athens dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Heraklion.

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
Heraklion, Greece

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 1st (Thu): delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, then learn about winemaking at Winery Stilianou, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Heraklion travel itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Heraklion in 3 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Athens in July, you will find days in Heraklion are little chillier (34°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

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

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.
On the 3rd (Sat), learn about winemaking at Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A., then explore by horseback at Santo Horse Riding, then stroll through Red Beach, and finally delve into the distant past at Akrotiri.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Akrotiri travel site .

You can ride a ferry from Heraklion to Akrotiri in 2 hours. In August in Akrotiri, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Outdoors Parks Trails

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 4th (Sun): stroll through Panormos Beach and then take a stroll through Little Venice. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paraportiani Church, make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), then see the interesting displays at Aegean Maritime Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Mykonos.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Mykonos Town trip itinerary maker site .

You can ride a ferry from Akrotiri to Mykonos Town in 2 hours. In August in Mykonos Town, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Outdoors 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)

1
night
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 6th (Tue): expand your understanding of the military at Old Fortress Corfu, admire the landmark architecture of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, then don't miss a visit to The Liston, and finally don't miss a visit to Spianada Square.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, use the Corfu Town trip itinerary site .

You can fly from Mykonos Town to Corfu Town in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Mykonos Town in August, you will find days in Corfu Town are a bit warmer (39°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lucerne.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Museums
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Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Spianada Square ©
Spianada Square

5
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Explore Lucerne's surroundings by going to Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken (in Matten bei Interlaken), Zurich (Lake Zurich & Fraumünster Church) and Molitor (in Wengen). The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Jungfraujoch, explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus, and hike along The Eiger Trail.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Lucerne road trip tool .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Corfu Town to Lucerne in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Corfu Town in August, with highs in Lucerne at 28°C and lows at 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Zurich, The Eiger Trail, Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken, Molitor
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich

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