8 days in Athens & Rome Itinerary

8 days in Athens & Rome Itinerary

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Start: Athens, Greece
1
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
2
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Athens, Greece

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, take a stroll through Monastiraki, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and stop by Plaka.

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If you are flying in from Greece, the closest major aiport is Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport. In May in Athens, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology ©
Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

4
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Pantheon, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, take an in-depth tour of Musei Capitolini, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere.

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Fly from Athens to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Rome is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Athens in May, expect little chillier with lows of 17°C in Rome. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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