9 days in Athens & Istanbul Itinerary

9 days in Athens & Istanbul Itinerary

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Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights

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Athens, Greece

Athens ©

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
You'll explore and learn at Acropolis Museum and Byzantine and Christian Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Acropolis of Athens and Plaka. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Glyfada Beach, delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, explore the world behind art at Museum of Cycladic Art, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kapnikarea.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Athens online trip itinerary builder.

Zagreb, Croatia to Athens is an approximately 6.5-hour 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 Zagreb in June, things will get a bit warmer in Athens: highs are around 35°C and lows about 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Athens

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Acropolis Museum
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Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©

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.
Relax by the water at Dalia Beach and Suma Beach. Topkapi Palace and Chora Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, wander the streets of Ortakoy, admire the landmark architecture of Rustem Pasha Mosque, and delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Istanbul travel route planner.

You can fly from Athens to Istanbul in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Turkey Time (TRT) is 1 hour. Traveling from Athens in July, expect Istanbul to be slightly colder, temps between 34°C and 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

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Hagia Sophia
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Topkapi Palace
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