10 days in Athens, Aegina & Istanbul Itinerary

10 days in Athens, Aegina & Istanbul Itinerary

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Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
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Aegina, Greece
— 1 night
3
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights

4
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Get a sense of the local culture at Acropolis of Athens and Plaka. Your inner history buff will appreciate Temple of Olympian Zeus and Erechtheion. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Voula Beach.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Athens road trip site.

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. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Trieste in August, expect Athens to be a bit warmer, temps between 39°C and 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Aegina.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

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 explore by horseback at Horse riding on Aegina, and then steep yourself in history at Temple of Aphaia.

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Getting from Athens to Aegina by combination of taxi and ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or ride a ferry. August in Aegina sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Aegina

Outdoors · Tours · Transportation
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Aegina Rent a Boat by GM Marine ©
Aegina Rent a Boat by GM Marine
Temple of Aphaia ©
Temple of Aphaia

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Dalia Beach and Polonezkoy Tabiat Parki. Do your shopping at Kapali Carsi and Istiklal Street. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , get to know the fascinating history of Sultanahmet District, and admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Istanbul online trip maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Aegina to Istanbul. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Aegina to Istanbul. Traveling from Aegina in August, expect Istanbul to be a bit cooler, temps between 34°C and 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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