15 days in Athens & Jerusalem Itinerary

15 days in Athens & Jerusalem Itinerary

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15 days in Athens & Jerusalem Itinerary

Start: Charlotte, United States
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Athens, Greece
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Jerusalem, Israel
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Athens, Greece
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Charlotte, United States

6
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Head to Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre and Elixir Spices and Herbsfor plenty of shopping. You'll get in some beach time at Asteras Glyfada Beach and Vouliagmeni Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Athens: Temple of Poseidon (in Sounio) and Megalo Kavouri (in Vouliagmeni). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Temple of Hephaestus, walk around Philopappos Hill, appreciate the history behind Temple of Athena Nike, and steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Athens online visit planner .

Charlotte, USA to Athens is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Charlotte to Athens is 7 hours. Traveling from Charlotte in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Athens, with lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Athens

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Vouliagmeni, Temple of Poseidon, Asteras Glyfada Beach, Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre, Akti tou Iliou
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Temple of Poseidon ©
Temple of Poseidon
Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus

7
nights
Jerusalem, Israel

Jerusalem ©
Few places in the world boast such a long history and such a rich multiethnic culture as Jerusalem, a city sacred to Jews, Muslims, and Christians.
Discover out-of-the-way places like International Center Mary of Nazareth and Jaffa Gate. Head to Mahane Yehuda Market and Ben Yehuda Streetfor plenty of shopping. Change things up with these side-trips from Jerusalem: Nalagaat Center (in Jaffa), Masada Fortress (in Arad) and Ein Bokek Beach (in Ein Bokek). There's lots more to do: browse the fresh offerings at Sarona Market, take in the spiritual surroundings of Western Wall, browse the exhibits of Old City of Jerusalem, and delve into the distant past at Herod's Western Palace.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Jerusalem trip planner .

Fly from Athens to Jerusalem in 6 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Athens in October: highs in Jerusalem hover around 84°F, while lows dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Nazareth, Tel Aviv, Dead Sea Region, Ein Bokek Beach, Ayalon Mall
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Ein Bokek Beach ©
Ein Bokek Beach

1
night
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Glyfada Beach, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, then explore the ancient world of Theater of Dionysus, and finally delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Athens itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Jerusalem to Athens takes 6 hours. When traveling from Jerusalem in November, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Athens: temperatures range from 67°F by day to 55°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Athens

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Glyfada Beach
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Glyfada Beach ©
Glyfada Beach
Ancient Agora of Athens ©
Ancient Agora of Athens
Theater of Dionysus ©
Theater of Dionysus

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