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
Drive
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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Acropolis of Athens and National Archaeological Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Temple of Olympian Zeus and Ancient Agora of Athens. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Plaka, enjoy the sand and surf at Glyfada Beach, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Cycladic Art.

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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. Traveling from Trieste to Athens, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Trieste in August, with highs in Athens at 39°C and lows at 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Aegina.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

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Aegina, Greece

— 1 night
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 car takes about 3.5 hours. 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 · 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Dalia Beach and Polonezkoy Tabiat Parki. Do your shopping at Kapali Carsi and Istiklal Caddesi. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia, get to know the fascinating history of Sultanahmet District, and admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern.

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Traveling by car from Aegina to Istanbul takes 14.5 hours. 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 · Museums · Historic Sites · Beaches
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