25 days in Athens, Sparta & Madrid Itinerary

25 days in Athens, Sparta & Madrid Itinerary

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Athens, Greece
— 20 nights
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Sparta, Greece
— 1 night
Drive to Kalamata Airport, Fly to Madrid
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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights

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Athens, Greece

— 20 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Athens: Mycenae (Lion Gate, Archaeological Site Mycenae, &more), Corinth (Apostolos Pavlos Church, Archea Korinthos, &more) and Corinth Canal (in Isthmia). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Lycabettus.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Athens road trip planning site.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Athens. In April, daytime highs in Athens are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sparta.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Sparta, Greece

— 1 night
Sparta was a prominent city-state in ancient Greece. On the 10th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Archaeological site Keadas, then get to know the fascinating history of Archaeological site of Mystra, then contemplate the long history of Mystras, and finally appreciate the history behind Statue of Constantine Paleologos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Leonidas Monument, explore the world behind art at Koumantareios Art Gallery of Sparta, then contemplate the long history of The Menelaion, and finally explore the ancient world of Acropolis and Ancient Theater.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Sparta road trip planning site.

Drive from Athens to Sparta in 3 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Sparta when traveling from Athens in May, with lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Sparta

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Madrid, Spain

— 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 12th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, then contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, and then explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Plaza de Oriente, then steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, then don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Madrid online journey planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sparta to Madrid. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sparta to Madrid. May in Madrid sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites