16 days in Edinburgh, Thessaloniki & Athens Itinerary

16 days in Edinburgh, Thessaloniki & Athens Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Louisville, United States
Fly:  15 h 15 min
1
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
2
Thessaloniki, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
3
Athens, Greece
— 7 nights
Fly:  17 h
End: Louisville, United States

3
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get in touch with nature at St Andrews Links and Elie Beach. Visit Edinburgh Castle and The Real Mary King's Close for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Edinburgh: Kinsman-Blake Gallery (in Kelso), Heatherslaw Cornmill (in Cornhill on Tweed) and Peter Potter Gallery & Craft Shop (in Haddington). There's more to do: examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia and view the masterpieces at The Red Door Gallery.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Edinburgh trip itinerary builder app.

Louisville, USA to Edinburgh is an approximately 13.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 5 hours. Traveling from Louisville in June, expect nights in Edinburgh to be slightly colder, around 48°F, while days are much colder, around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Kinsman-Blake Gallery, St Andrews Links, Heatherslaw Cornmill, Peter Potter Gallery & Craft Shop, Elie Beach
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
St Andrews Links ©
St Andrews Links
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

3
nights
Thessaloniki, Greece

Thessaloniki ©
A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki and Archaeological Museum of Pella. Ladadika District and Museum of Byzantine Culture are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Hagios Demetrios, buy something for everyone on your list at Mediterranean Cosmos Shopping Mall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vlatadon Monastery, and kick back and relax at Potamos Beach.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Thessaloniki trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to Thessaloniki takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Edinburgh in June, you will find days in Thessaloniki are warmer (86°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (65°F). On the 24th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Archaeological Museum of Pella
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Ladadika District ©
Ladadika District
Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki ©
Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki
Hagios Demetrios ©
Hagios Demetrios

7
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Explore hidden gems such as Temple of Poseidon and Schinias Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Glyfada Beach and Marathon Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Athens side-trips: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Lagonisi) and Vouliagmeni Beach (in Vouliagmeni). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus, take a stroll through Ermou Street, and admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Athens driving holiday planning tool.

You can fly from Thessaloniki to Athens in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in June, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Marathon, Scuba & Snorkeling, Amazing Chocolate, Vouliagmeni Beach, Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre
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Plaka ©
Plaka
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

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