16 days in Athens, Frankfurt & Cluj-Napoca Itinerary

16 days in Athens, Frankfurt & Cluj-Napoca Itinerary

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Start: Athens, Greece
1
Athens, Greece
— 7 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
2
Frankfurt, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
— 3 nights
Fly:  11 h 15 min
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

7
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Get out of town with these interesting Athens side-trips: St. Luke Archibishop (in Lefkakia), Corinth (Archea Korinthos & Akrokorinthos) and Moni Osiou Patapiou (in Loutraki). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, don't miss a visit to Plateia Syntagmatos, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Athens road trip planning tool.

If you are flying in from United Arab Emirates, the closest major aiport is Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport. In December, daytime highs in Athens are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Nafplio, Corinth, Archaeological Site Mycenae, Moni Osiou Patapiou
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum

4
nights
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Venture out of the city with trips to Altstadt (in Rothenburg), Würzburg Residence (in Wurzburg) and Cologne Cathedral (in Cologne). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Stadel Museum, take in the views from Iron Bridge, admire the landmark architecture of Romer, and admire the local landmark of Fountain of Justice.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Frankfurt vacation builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Frankfurt takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Frankfurt. In December, Frankfurt is slightly colder than Athens - with highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Cluj-Napoca.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Altstadt, Schloss Heidelberg, Würzburg Residence, Cologne Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence

3
nights
Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Cluj-Napoca ©
The multicultural Cluj-Napoca is the capital of the historic region of Transylvania.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): appreciate the history behind King Matthias Corvin Statue, identify plant and animal life at Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge, and then walk around Simion Bărnuțiu Central Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, examine the collection at The Pharmacy History Collection, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally admire the natural beauty at Botanical Garden.

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Getting from Frankfurt to Cluj-Napoca by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Frankfurt to Cluj-Napoca is 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Frankfurt in January, with highs in Cluj-Napoca at 1°C and lows at -6°C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Cluj-Napoca

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge ©
Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge
Reformed Church of Cluj-Napoca ©
Reformed Church of Cluj-Napoca
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