19 days in Dodecanese Itinerary

19 days in Dodecanese Itinerary

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19 days in Dodecanese Itinerary

Melbourne
Fly:  9​h 30​min
Kos Town, Kos
— 5 nights
ferry + taxi:  3​h 15​min
Lindos, Rhodes
— 8 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h
Karpathos
— 3 nights
Fly:  32​h
Melbourne

5
days
Kos Town, Kos

Situated on a tiny island big on history and culture, Kos Town sits in an area dotted with well-preserved ancient ruins.
Get out of town with these interesting Kos Town side-trips: Kardamena (Kardamena Beach & Rafaels Trail Riding) and Kefalos (Agios Stefanos Beach & Paradise Beach). On the 14th (Wed), enjoy a perfect day by the water at Kamari Beach. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Asklepion, stroll through Lagada beach, make a splash at Lido Waterpark, and catch a wave with a taste of the best surfing spots.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kos Town trip itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ivanhoe, Australia to Kos Town. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Ivanhoe to Kos Town. Traveling from Ivanhoe in September, you will find days in Kos Town are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are much warmer (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Lindos.

Things to do in Kos Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kos, Kardamena, Kefalos, Tigaki Beach, Lido Waterpark
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Paradise Beach
Asklepion
Kos Town Castle

8
days
Lindos, Rhodes

A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
Venture out of the city with trips to Valley of the Butterflies (Peta Loudhes) (in Petaloudes), Faliraki (Faliraki Beach, The Water Park, & more) and Rhodes Town (Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights), Rhodes' Mystery, & more). Spend the 21st (Wed) exploring ancient history at Village of Lindos. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Lindos beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at St Pauls Bay, contemplate the long history of Ancient Kamiros, and take advantage of the amenities at Pefkos Beach.

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Do a combination of bus and ferry from Kos Town to Lindos in 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Karpathos.

Things to do in Lindos

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Rhodes Town, Faliraki, Rhodes, Pefkos Beach, Agathi Beach
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Faliraki Beach
Village of Lindos

3
days
Karpathos

Known largely for its secluded coves and untamed mountains, rugged Karpathos reputedly remains one of the last truly authentic Greek islands.
Karpathos is known for beaches, nightlife, adventure, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Apella Beach, savor the flavors at En Plo, stroll through Agios Theodoros, and examine the collection at Folk Art Museum.

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You can do a combination of bus and flight from Lindos to Karpathos in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and car ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Karpathos can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

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Diakoftis Beach