10 days in Athens, Aegina & Istanbul Itinerary

10 days in Athens, Aegina & Istanbul Itinerary

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10 days in Athens, Aegina & Istanbul Itinerary

Start: Trieste, Italy
+2
train + bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
taxi + ferry:  1​h 30​min
2
Aegina, Greece
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 45​min
3
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 30​min
End: Trieste, Italy

4
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, take a stroll through Plaka, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, and contemplate the long history of Ancient Agora of Athens.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Athens online day trip planner .

Trieste, Italy to Athens is an approximately 8-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Trieste in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Athens: highs are around 39°C and lows about 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Aegina.

Things to do in Athens

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Tours
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

1
night
Aegina, Greece

Aegina ©
Aegina is one of the Saronic Islands of Greece in the Saronic Gulf, 27km from Athens. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take a tour by water with Aegina Rent a Boat by GM Marine, then stroll through Horse riding on Aegina, and then steep yourself in history at Temple of Aphaia.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Aegina trip builder site .

Getting from Athens to Aegina by combination of taxi and ferry takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Aegina are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Aegina

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Trails
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Aegina Rent a Boat by GM Marine ©
Aegina Rent a Boat by GM Marine
Temple of Aphaia ©
Temple of Aphaia

3
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and explore the world behind art at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church).

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip itinerary site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Aegina to Istanbul. The time zone difference when traveling from Aegina to Istanbul is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Aegina in August: high temperatures in Istanbul hover around 34°C and lows are around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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