18 days in Athens & Thessaloniki Itinerary

18 days in Athens & Thessaloniki Itinerary

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Athens

— 6 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Step off the beaten path and head to Mount Lycabettus and Ancient Agora of Athens. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Athens: Temple of Poseidon (in Sounio) and Vouliagmeni Beach (in Vouliagmeni). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Philopappos Hill, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Cycladic Art, go for a stroll along the water at Flisvos Marina, and take a stroll through Anafiotika.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens trip planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Athens is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Brisbane to Athens, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

Thessaloniki

— 9 nights

Mother of Israel

A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Explore hidden gems such as Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina) and Ladadika District. Explore Thessaloniki's surroundings by going to Nea Fokea (Cavalo riding resort, Saint Paul's Church, &more), Vima Apostolou Pavlou (in Veroia) and Edessa (Church of the Koimisis (14th cent.) & Edessa Waterfalls). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Hellenic Pharmaceutical Museum, make a trip to White Tower of Thessaloniki, pause for some photo ops at Monument of Alexander The Great, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St.Sophia.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Thessaloniki online attractions planner.

Getting from Athens to Thessaloniki by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Athens in October, with highs in Thessaloniki at 24°C and lows at 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips