8 days in Greece & Switzerland Itinerary

8 days in Greece & Switzerland Itinerary

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Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fira, Greece
— 1 night
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights


Athens, Greece

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Acropolis of Athens and Plaka. You'll explore and learn at Acropolis Museum and National Archaeological Museum. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Hephaestus, delve into the distant past at Erechtheion, and contemplate the long history of Ancient Agora of Athens.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens visit planning app.

Chandigarh, India to Athens is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Chandigarh to Athens due to the time zone difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Fira, Greece

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, then kick back and relax at Red Beach, and then hike along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Fira trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Fira takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. April in Fira sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Fira

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Beaches

Side Trips

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Zurich, Switzerland

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): shop like a local with ARTBOX.GALLERY, then take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, and then explore the activities along Lake Zurich. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum and then take a stroll through Old Town.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Zurich driving holiday planner.

Fly from Fira to Zurich in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus. Traveling from Fira to Zurich, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Fira in April, expect Zurich to be a bit cooler, temps between 17°C and 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
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Greece travel guide

Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.

Switzerland travel guide

Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.