21 days in Athens, Sofia & Santorini Itinerary

21 days in Athens, Sofia & Santorini Itinerary

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Start: Bangkok, Thailand
Fly:  13 h 30 min
1
Athens, Greece
— 9 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
2
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 4 nights
Fly:  9 h
3
Fira, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Bangkok, Thailand

9
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Head to Ermou Street and Museum 'Atelier Spyros Vassiliou'for plenty of shopping. We've included these beaches for you: Glyfada Beach and Legrena Beach. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, view the masterpieces at Orlik Gallery, browse the exhibits of Pandora Art Gallery, and admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Athens online travel planner.

Bangkok, Thailand to Athens is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Indochina Time (ICT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -5 hour difference. August in Athens sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Sun) before leaving for Sofia.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Glyfada Beach, Legrena Beach
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum
Glyfada Beach ©
Glyfada Beach

4
nights
Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia ©
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Sofia City Art Gallery and National Institute of Archaeology with Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Rila National Park and Vitosha Mountain. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Vitosha Boulevard and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Sofia road trip tool.

Fly from Athens to Sofia in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, Sofia is a bit cooler than Athens - with highs of 34°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Sofia

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rila National Park
Highlights from your plan
Vitosha Mountain ©
Vitosha Mountain
Rila National Park ©
Rila National Park
Vitosha Boulevard ©
Vitosha Boulevard

4
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
You've now added Eruption Store Santorini to your itinerary. For shopping fun, head to Akron Art Centre or MATI Art Gallery. Let the collections at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos and Monastery of Profitis Ilias capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, stroll through Perissa Black Sand Beach, and trek along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Fira travel planning website.

You can fly from Sofia to Fira in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Sofia in August since evenings lows in Fira dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kamari Beach, Akron Art Centre, Perissa Black Sand Beach, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos
Highlights from your plan
Kamari Beach ©
Kamari Beach
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Perissa Black Sand Beach ©
Perissa Black Sand Beach

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