9 days in Spain & Greece Itinerary

9 days in Spain & Greece Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Dublin, Ireland
Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 45 min
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  7 h 15 min
3
Naxos, Greece
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Fira, Greece
— 1 night
Ferry + Taxi:  2 h 30 min
5
Rethymnon, Greece
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  7 h 15 min
6
Paleokastritsa, Greece
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Dublin, Ireland


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1
night
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): stop by Casa Vega, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, then explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, and finally stroll around Parque del Retiro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Royal Chapel of St. Anthony of La Florida, then contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, and then steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Madrid driving holiday app.

Dublin, Ireland to Madrid is an approximately 6- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Dublin to Madrid, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dublin in July, expect nights in Madrid to be somewhat warmer, around 23°C, while days are much hotter, around 40°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

2
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, stop by El Barri Gòtic, then make a trip to Casa Batllo, and finally stroll around Parc Guell. On the next day, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then look for gifts at Corkland, and finally pick up some local products at La Boqueria.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona online tour itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. While traveling from Madrid, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Barcelona, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Naxos.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Tours Parks
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El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

1
day
Naxos, Greece

Naxos ©
Zeus, the master of all gods from Greek mythology, allegedly grew up in a cave on Naxos, a small but fertile island in the South Aegean Sea.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Portara, visit Old Town, then examine the collection at Eggares Olive Press Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Agios Prokopios Beach.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Naxos vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Barcelona to Naxos takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Naxos. In July, daytime highs in Naxos are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Fira.

Things to do in Naxos

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Portara ©
Portara
Old Town ©
Old Town
Eggares Olive Press Museum ©
Eggares Olive Press Museum

1
night
Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
On the 17th (Wed), explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, kick back and relax at Red Beach, then don't miss a visit to Megalochori - Traditional Village, and finally stop by the White, Santorini.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Fira journey planner.

You can drive from Naxos to Fira in 5 hours. July in Fira sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Fira

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Megalochori - Traditional Village
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Megalochori - Traditional Village ©
Megalochori - Traditional Village

1
night
Rethymnon, Greece

Rethymnon ©
Rethymnon combines the old-fashioned charm of a small town with proximity to long sandy beaches with all the modern conveniences usually found in big tourist resorts.
On the 18th (Thu), steep yourself in history at The Venetian Fortezza and then wander the streets of Rethymnon Old Town.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Rethymnon road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Fira to Rethymnon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Paleokastritsa.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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The Venetian Fortezza ©
The Venetian Fortezza
Rethymnon Old Town ©
Rethymnon Old Town

2
nights
Paleokastritsa, Greece

Paleokastritsa ©
Heartily dedicated to tourism, Corfu's popular resort town of Paleokastritsa lures vacationers with lavish hotels and beaches surrounded by a hilly countryside of olive groves and fragrant fruit orchards.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Kaiser's Throne, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vlacherna Monastery, then deepen your knowledge of military history at Old Fortress Corfu, and finally examine the collection at Casa Parlante. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Hippopots, then enjoy the sand and surf at La Grotta Beach, and then admire the striking features of Corfu Museum of Asian Art.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Paleokastritsa trip itinerary site.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Rethymnon to Paleokastritsa in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, train, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Paleokastritsa can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paleokastritsa

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Corfu Town, Kaiser's Throne, Hippopots, Vlacherna Monastery
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Kaiser's Throne ©
Kaiser's Throne
Vlacherna Monastery ©
Vlacherna Monastery
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu

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