31 days in Greece, Luxembourg & The Netherlands Itinerary

31 days in Greece, Luxembourg & The Netherlands Itinerary

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Athens, Greece
— 6 nights
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Kalambaka, Greece
— 2 nights
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Thessaloniki, Greece
— 4 nights
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Rhodes Town, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly to Heraklion International Nikos Kazantzakis Airport, Drive to Knosos
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Knosos, Greece
— 1 night
Drive to Heraklion International Nikos Kazantzakis Airport, Fly to Luxembourg City
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 4 nights
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Maastricht, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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— 7 nights
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Athens, Greece

— 6 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
You've now added Acropolis of Athens to your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Mount Lycabettus and Paralia Christea. Discover out-of-the-way places like Spas and Erechtheion. Step out of Athens to go to Lavrio and see Planet Blue Diving Center, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Plaka, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, and take an in-depth tour of National Archaeological Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Athens trip planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Athens is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Brisbane to Athens, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Athens is much colder than Brisbane - with highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Kalambaka, Greece

— 2 nights
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Meteora. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Great Meteoron, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Meteora, and then steep yourself in history at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): get a dose of the wild on Truffle Hunting, then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Meteora and Mushroom Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Roussanou Monastery.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kalambaka online journey planner.

Drive from Athens to Kalambaka in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Athens in December, with highs in Kalambaka at 9°C and lows at 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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Thessaloniki, Greece

— 4 nights

Mother of Israel

A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Get some cultural insight at Ladadika District and Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina). Visiting Agios Nikolaos and Trekking Hellas Mt.Olympus will get you outdoors. Step out of Thessaloniki with an excursion to Ktima Gerovassiliou in Epanomi--about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Hagios Demetrios, don't miss a visit to Aristotelous Square, pause for some photo ops at Arch of Galerius, and take in panoramic vistas at White Tower of Thessaloniki.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Thessaloniki trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Kalambaka to Thessaloniki by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Kalambaka in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Thessaloniki, with highs around 13°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Rhodes Town.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Rhodes Town, Greece

— 2 nights
A conglomeration of many distinct architectural styles, Rhodes Town is the biggest urban center of the eponymous Greek island known for its golden beaches and relaxed way of life.
On the 14th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes, then cast your line with Makarounas Fishing Trip Rhodes, and then get to know the fascinating history of Medieval City. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): kick back and relax at Anthony Quinn Bay, then kick back and relax at Agios Pavlos Beach, and then steep yourself in history at Ancient Kamiros.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rhodes Town visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Thessaloniki to Rhodes Town takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Thessaloniki in December, expect Rhodes Town to be a bit warmer, temps between 19°C and 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Knosos.

Things to do in Rhodes Town

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

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Knosos, Greece

— 1 night
The Palace of Knossos has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): contemplate the long history of The Palace of Knossos.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Knosos driving holiday tool.

Explore your travel options from Rhodes Town to Knosos with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in December, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Knosos

Historic Sites
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

— 4 nights

Gibraltar of the North

While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
Escape the urban bustle at Casemates du Bock and Mullerthal Trail. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Le Chemin de la Corniche and Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial. Venture out of the city with trips to MNHM National Museum of Military History (in Diekirch) and Vianden Castle (in Vianden). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bofferding, admire the masterpieces at Letzebuerg City Museum, and explore the galleries of Mudam Luxembourg Modern Art Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Luxembourg City sightseeing app.

Explore your travel options from Knosos to Luxembourg City with the Route module. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Knosos in December: high temperatures in Luxembourg City hover around 6°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Maastricht.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

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Maastricht, The Netherlands

— 3 nights

Culinary Capital of the Netherlands

With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
Lambert Smeets and Netherlands American Cemetery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen and Bottle Distillery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Maastricht: Duiklocatie Boschmolenplas (in Heel) and Regte Heide & Riels Laag (in Riel). Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Maastricht Underground and learn about all things military at War Museum Eyewitness.

Discover how to plan a Maastricht trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Luxembourg City to Maastricht by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Maastricht

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Wineries

Side Trips

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 7 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Calidris Birdsafaries and Boat Tours & Water Sports. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery (in The Hague), Frans Hals Museum (in Haarlem) and Museum Prinsenhof Delft (in Delft). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of The Jordaan, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam, and admire all the interesting features of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam route planner.

You can drive from Maastricht to Amsterdam in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. December in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 30th (Thu).

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 30:

Greece travel guide

4.2
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.

Luxembourg travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Castles · Churches
Green Heart of Europe
One of the three richest countries in the world, Luxembourg celebrates its wealth of natural and historical sites as well. Landlocked by Belgium, France, and Germany, this nation represents a blend of cultures, which are evident as you explore the nation's villages, outdoor attractions, and capital. If you prefer city living, discover Luxembourg City's old town, with World Heritage status. This small nation's rolling countryside is equally charming, offering castles and plenty of opportunity for recreation and leisure. Go for a bike ride, hike the country's mountainous region, or spend time at renowned vineyards.

The Netherlands travel guide

4.3
Art Museums · History Museums · Specialty Museums
Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.