19 days in Sofia, Athens & Santorini Itinerary

19 days in Sofia, Athens & Santorini Itinerary

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Sofia, Bulgaria
— 4 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 7 nights
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Fira, Greece
— 7 nights

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Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia ©
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Galeria Nina and National Institute of Archaeology with Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Rila National Park and Vitosha Mountain. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sofia: Prohodna Cave (in Karlukovo) and Rila Monastery (in Rila). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Vitosha Boulevard, admire the landmark architecture of St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, see the interesting displays at National Museum of History, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Sveti Nikolay.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Sofia vacation builder.

Bangkok, Thailand to Sofia is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Indochina Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. When traveling from Bangkok in August, plan for slightly colder days in Sofia, with highs around 34°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Sofia

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rila, Prohodna Cave
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Vitosha Mountain ©
Vitosha Mountain
Rila National Park ©
Rila National Park
Prohodna Cave ©
Prohodna Cave

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Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
For shopping fun, head to Ermou Street or Pandora Art Gallery. You'll explore and learn at Acropolis Museum and Orlik Gallery. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, view the masterpieces at Ioannidou Art Gallery, and take a stroll through Monastiraki.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Athens trip app.

You can fly from Sofia to Athens in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, Athens is somewhat warmer than Sofia - with highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trip

Glyfada Beach
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum

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Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Shop till you drop at MATI Art Gallery and S.M.A.G Spira Marble Art Gallery. Step out of the city life by going to Kamari Beach and Red Beach. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Perissa Black Sand Beach, explore the galleries of Tzamia - Krystalla Art Gallery Santorini, tour the pleasant surroundings at Caldera Beach, and take in the exciting artwork at Oia Treasures Art Gallery.

To find photos and tourist information, refer to the Fira trip itinerary app.

Getting from Athens to Fira by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. While traveling from Athens, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Fira, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fira

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Oia, Kamari, Akrotiri, Santorini, Akron Art Centre
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Experience Horse Riding ©
Experience Horse Riding
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Kamari Beach ©
Kamari Beach

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