18 days in Athens & Thessaloniki Itinerary

18 days in Athens & Thessaloniki Itinerary

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18 days in Athens & Thessaloniki Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  26​h
1
Athens
— 6 nights
2
Thessaloniki
— 9 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Brisbane

6
nights
Athens

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Explore hidden gems such as Food Tours and Temple of Athena Nike. Explore Athens' surroundings by going to Vouliagmeni Beach (in Vouliagmeni) and Temple of Poseidon (in Sounio). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Temple of Hephaestus, get engrossed in the history at Ancient Agora of Athens, make a trip to Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Athens trip builder app .

Brisbane, Australia to Athens is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Brisbane to Athens, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trips

Flisvos Marina, Temple of Poseidon, Vouliagmeni Beach, Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre, Wetpark Akti
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Food Tours
Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus
Mount Lycabettus ©
Mount Lycabettus

9
nights
Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki ©
A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Explore hidden gems such as Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina) and Locked escape rooms. Change things up with these side-trips from Thessaloniki: Edessa (Church of the Koimisis (14th cent.) & Edessa Waterfalls), Vima Apostolou Pavlou (in Veroia) and Nea Fokea (Cavalo riding resort, Saint Paul's Church, & more). And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Nea Paralia, kick back and relax at Kallitheas Beach, make a trip to Monument of Alexander The Great, and steep yourself in history at Ladadika District.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Thessaloniki day trip website .

Traveling by flight from Athens to Thessaloniki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Athens in October, with highs in Thessaloniki at 24°C and lows at 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nea Fokea, Kallithea, Edessa, Minio Golf - Xarma Tsoulai, Limani Nea Potidea
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Nea Paralia ©
Nea Paralia
Locked escape rooms ©
Locked escape rooms
Ladadika District ©
Ladadika District

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