10 days in Athens, Aegina & Istanbul Itinerary

10 days in Athens, Aegina & Istanbul Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Trieste, Italy
Fly:  7 h 45 min
1
Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
Ferry:  1 h 30 min
2
Aegina, Greece
— 1 night
Drive + 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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and take a stroll through Plaka.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Athens day trip planner.

Trieste, Italy to Athens is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Trieste to Athens is 1 hour. Traveling from Trieste in August, expect Athens to be a bit warmer, temps between 39°C and 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Aegina.

Things to do in Athens

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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. 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 2.5 hours. 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

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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 museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum, take a stroll through Ortakoy, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, and hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi.

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Explore your travel options from Aegina to Istanbul with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Aegina to Istanbul. Traveling from Aegina in August, things will get a bit cooler in Istanbul: highs are around 34°C and lows about 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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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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