9 days in Mykonos, Santorini & Athens Itinerary

9 days in Mykonos, Santorini & Athens Itinerary

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9 days in Mykonos, Santorini & Athens Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  14​h
1
Mykonos Town
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
2
Fira
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Athens
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  13​h 15​min
End: New York City


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2
nights
Mykonos Town

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.
Mykonos Town is known for nightlife, beaches, museums, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Little Venice, enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Mykonos.

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New York City, USA to Mykonos Town is an approximately 14-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, taxi, and ferry. Traveling from New York City to Mykonos Town, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 63°F in Mykonos Town. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can catch the ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Fira

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Go for a jaunt from Fira to Akrotiri to see Santo Horse Riding about 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, steep yourself in history at Ancient Thera, stop by the White, Santorini, and do a tasting at Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A..

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Fira trip builder website .

Getting from Mykonos Town to Fira by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Oia, Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A., Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, Ancient Thera
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

2
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 29th (Fri), explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, take a stroll through Plaka, and then take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens, then contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, then explore the ancient world of Erechtheion, and finally pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Athens trip itinerary builder tool .

Fly from Fira to Athens in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. In May, daytime highs in Athens are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

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

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