10 days in Athens, Aegina & Istanbul Itinerary

10 days in Athens, Aegina & Istanbul Itinerary

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Shuttle to Venice, Fly to Athens
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Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Aegina, Greece
— 1 night
Drive
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly to Ljubljana, Shuttle to Trieste

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Athens, Greece

— 4 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Athens road trip website.

Trieste, Italy to Athens is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of shuttle and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Trieste to Athens due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Trieste in August; daily highs in Athens reach 39°C and lows reach 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Aegina.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
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Aegina, Greece

— 1 night
Aegina is one of the Saronic Islands of Greece in the Saronic Gulf, 27km from Athens. On the 20th (Mon), take a tour by water with Aegina Rent a Boat by GM Marine, tour the pleasant surroundings at Horse riding on Aegina, and then steep yourself in history at Temple of Aphaia.

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Ride a ferry from Athens to Aegina in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of taxi and ferry. In August in Aegina, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Aegina

Outdoors · Transportation · Tours · Trails
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Istanbul, Turkey

— 3 nights

Queen of Cities

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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia, wander the streets of Ortakoy, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Istanbul day trip tool.

You can drive from Aegina to Istanbul in 14.5 hours. Traveling from Aegina to Istanbul, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Aegina in August, expect Istanbul to be little chillier, temps between 34°C and 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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