13 days in Greece & London Itinerary

13 days in Greece & London Itinerary

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13 days in Greece & London Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
+2
Bus + Fly + Subway:  12 h 30 min
1
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Fira, Greece
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h
3
Naxos Town, Greece
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 2 nights
Ferry:  3 h
5
Athens, Greece
— Few hours
Fly:  7 h
6
London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Fly:  11 h 15 min
End: New York City, United States

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus and then take in nature's colorful creations at National Garden. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Ancient Agora of Athens, explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, then appreciate the history behind Erechtheion, and finally get great views at Mount Lycabettus.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens trip app .

New York City, USA to Athens is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from New York City to Athens due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New York City in August: high temperatures in Athens hover around 92°F and lows are around 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

3
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for nightlife, museums, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, kick back and relax at Perissa Black Sand Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Fira route builder.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Fira takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Athens in August: highs in Fira hover around 87°F, while lows dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Naxos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, Perissa Black Sand Beach
Highlights from your plan
Helicopter Tours
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail ©
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail

2
nights
Naxos Town, Greece

Naxos Town ©
Naxos Town tops the itinerary of most visitors exploring the Aegean islands, drawing their attention with taverns, shops, beaches, and ancient ruins.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Agios Prokopios Beach, contemplate the long history of Kastro, then wander the streets of Old Town, and finally explore the ancient world of Portara. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Naxia Gi and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Naxos Town holiday builder.

You can drive from Fira to Naxos Town in 5 hours. In August in Naxos Town, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Naxos Town

Historic Sites Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Agios Prokopios Beach, Naxia Gi
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Portara ©
Portara

2
nights
Mykonos Town, Greece

Mykonos Town ©
A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Rarity Gallery and then make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Elia Beach, then stop by Little Venice, and then kick back and relax at Platis Gialos Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town tour itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Naxos Town to Mykonos Town in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Mykonos Town can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Athens.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Platis Gialos Beach, Elia Beach, Paradise Beach
Highlights from your plan
Elia Beach ©
Elia Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Platis Gialos Beach ©
Platis Gialos Beach

few
hours
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): stop by Old Orient Jewelry and then wander the streets of Monastiraki.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Athens travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Mykonos Town to Athens by combination of flight and subway takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mykonos Town in August: highs in Athens hover around 92°F, while lows dip to 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Athens

Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Monastiraki ©
Monastiraki

1
night
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
On the 27th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, then take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, then enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, and finally contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, get your game on at Old & New Photography, and then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the London trip planning tool .

Getting from Athens to London by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Athens in August, things will get much colder in London: highs are around 72°F and lows about 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Old & New Photography ©
Old & New Photography
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

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