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.
Get in touch with nature at Glyfada Beach and Voula Beach. Let the collections at National Archaeological Museum and Museum of Cycladic Art capture your imagination. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Plaka, browse the eclectic array of goods at Monastiraki, pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion, and explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Athens 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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Trieste to Athens. Traveling from Trieste in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Athens: highs are around 39°C and lows about 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Aegina.

Things to do in Athens

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Glyfada Beach
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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. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): tour the water at your own pace 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 see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Aegina online vacation planner .

Do a combination of taxi and ferry from Athens to Aegina in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. August in Aegina sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can 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.
Basilica Cistern and Sultanahmet District will appeal to history buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Dalia Beach and Suma Beach. Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern Museum, take a stroll through Istiklal Street, and get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Istanbul attractions planning tool .

Explore your travel options from Aegina to Istanbul with the Route module. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. 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) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

#Parks, #Museums, #Beaches
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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