10 days in Santorini, Mykonos & Amalfi Coast Itinerary

10 days in Santorini, Mykonos & Amalfi Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe holiday planner
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Akrotiri, Greece
— 3 nights
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly to Naples, Ferry to Positano
Positano, Italy
— 2 nights
Bus to Meta, Train to Rome, Fly to Miami


Akrotiri, Greece — 3 nights

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Red Beach and Perivolos. Relax by the water at Perissa Black Sand Beach and Vlychada Beach. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, stroll through Caldera Beach, ride a horse along Experience Horse Riding, and do a tasting at Boutari Winery.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Akrotiri holiday planning website.

Miami, USA to Akrotiri is an approximately 132-hour travel. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Miami in October: high temperatures in Akrotiri hover around 74°F and lows are around 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can catch the ferry to Mykonos Town.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wineries
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Mykonos Town, Greece — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): kick back and relax at Elia Beach, then wander the streets of Little Venice, and then make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli). On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Paraga Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Platis Gialos Beach.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Mykonos Town trip maker website.

You can ride a ferry from Akrotiri to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Mykonos Town are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Positano.
Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Positano, Italy — 2 nights

Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Family-friendly places like Duomo di Sant'Andrea and Fornillo will thrill your kids. Visit Lido di Ravello and Arienzo Beach Club, Positano for some beach relaxation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Positano: Ravello (Villa Cimbrone Gardens, Duomo di Ravello, &more), Antichi Sapori d'Amalfi (in Amalfi) and Lido Capo di Conca (in Conca dei Marini). There's more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Il Gusto della Costa.

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Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Mykonos Town to Positano takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In October, daily temperatures in Positano can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel back home.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Santorini travel guide

Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.

Mykonos travel guide

Beaches · Landmarks · Nightlife
Island of the Winds
Local tradition claims that Mykonos, the trendiest of the Cyclades group of islands, came into existence from the petrified bodies of giants killed by the mythological hero Hercules. Named after the grandson of the god Apollo, this cosmopolitan "Ibiza of Greece" offers modern tourists a blend of glamour and simplicity. Be prepared for hip and loud dance clubs along the coastline and quieter areas farther from the water. Avoid cruise ship crowds thronging the narrow streets by exploring the small villages located in the center of the island. The easiest way to discover the island's golden beaches is by guided boat tour, private car, or motorcycle.

Amalfi Coast travel guide

Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Gardens
Renowned for its beautiful landscape and medieval fishing villages that cling precariously to the Mediterranean cliffs, the Amalfi Coast is one of Italy's top vacation destinations. This World Heritage Site stretches for about 50 km (30 mi) on the southern side of the Sorrentine peninsula and offers numerous places to visit, from terraced lemon gardens and whitewashed villas to cliff-top views of the sea. Explore the coastline's towns, bays, and resorts. During the peak tourist season, the Amalfi Coast's single seaside road is often jammed with dozens of buses. For that reason, the ubiquitous scooter may be the best way to get around and sightsee. You can also access quite a bit by bicycle.