60 days in Athens, Patras & Ancona Itinerary

60 days in Athens, Patras & Ancona Itinerary

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Athens, Greece
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Patras, Greece
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Athens, Greece

— 1 night

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion, then contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, then get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, then don't miss a visit to Plateia Syntagmatos, then take a stroll through Plaka, and finally stop by Alexisp Handmade Jewelry.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Athens trip planner.

Denver, USA to Athens is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Denver to Athens, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Denver in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 75°F in Athens. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Patras.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Patras, Greece

Patras is Greece's third-largest city and the regional capital of Western Greece, in the northern Peloponnese, 215km west of Athens. To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Patras driving holiday planning tool.

You can drive from Athens to Patras in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Athens in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 68°F in Patras. On the 7th (Wed), you'll travel to Ancona.

Things to do in Patras

Historic Sites · Nightlife · Museums · Parks

Ancona, Italy

— 56 nights
Ancona is a city and a seaport in the Marche region in central Italy, with a population of around 101,997. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ancona: Assisi (Chiesa Santo Stefano, Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, &more), Chiesa Immacolata Concezione (in Pollenza) and Gubbio (Palazzo dei Consoli and Museo Civico, Piazza Grande, &more). Spend the 20th (Tue) exploring nature at Parco del Conero. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lago di Pilato, learn about winemaking at Montioni Frantoio e Cantina, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario di Rivotorto, and see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Ancona trip tool.

Traveling by car from Patras to Ancona takes 18 hours. Traveling from Patras to Ancona, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Patras in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Ancona: temperatures range from 84°F by day to 66°F at night. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Ancona

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

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