6 days in The Balkans Itinerary

6 days in The Balkans Itinerary

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6 days in The Balkans Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem, Israel
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Jerusalem, Israel

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): make a trip to Plateia Syntagmatos. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, then pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion, then explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus, and finally take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Athens trip tool .

Jerusalem, Israel to Athens is an approximately 6-hour flight. When traveling from Jerusalem in November, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Athens: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

3
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Istanbul is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), steep yourself in history at Basilica Cistern, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and admire the masterpieces at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church).

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Istanbul itinerary builder website .

Getting from Athens to Istanbul by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Athens, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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