Route & dates
17 days in Dodecanese Itinerary
Fly: 9h 30min
Kos Town, Kos— 5 nights
ferry + taxi: 3h 15min
Lindos, Rhodes— 7 nights
Drive: 6h 15min
Karpathos— 2 nights
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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.Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kos Town: Kefalos (Agios Stefanos Beach & Paradise Beach), Kardamena (Rafaels Trail Riding & Kardamena Beach) and LynnYannYoga (in Mastichari). On the 13th (Tue), enjoy a perfect day by the water at Kamari Beach. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Asklepion, kick back and relax at Tigaki Beach, make a splash at Lido Waterpark, and don't miss a visit to Traditional House of Pyli.
To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Kos Town trip planner.
Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ivanhoe, Australia to Kos Town. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Eastern European Time is minus 8 hours. When traveling from Ivanhoe in September, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Kos Town: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Lindos.
Things to do in Kos Town
Kos, Mastichari, Kefalos, Tigaki Beach, Kardamena Beach
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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), Natura Rodos (in Theologos) and Rhodes Town (Palace of Grand Master of Knights & Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights)). Spend the 20th (Tue) exploring ancient history at Village of Lindos. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Lindos beach, take advantage of the amenities at Pefkos Beach, explore the ancient world of Medieval City, and contemplate the long history of Ancient Kamiros.
To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Lindos tour planner.
You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Kos Town to Lindos in 5.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Lindos can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Karpathos.
Things to do in Lindos
Faliraki, Rhodes Town, Rhodes, Ancient Kamiros, Valley of the Butterflies
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Known largely for its secluded coves and untamed mountains, rugged Karpathos reputedly remains one of the last truly authentic Greek islands.Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): savor the flavors at En Plo, kick back and relax at Diakoftis Beach, then see the interesting displays at Folk Art Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Apella Beach. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Apela Beach, then kick back and relax at Kato Lako Beach, and then kick back and relax at Amoopi Beach.
To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Karpathos travel itinerary creator.
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, daytime highs in Karpathos are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Things to do in Karpathos
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