9 days in New Delhi, Athens & Bologna Itinerary

9 days in New Delhi, Athens & Bologna Itinerary

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9 days in New Delhi, Athens & Bologna Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
1
New Delhi, India
— 1 night
Fly:  12​h 45​min
2
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Bologna, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: New Delhi, India

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night
New Delhi, India

Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar, take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, and then steep yourself in history at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib. On your second day here, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, step into the grandiose world of Red Fort (Lal Quila), and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan).

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the New Delhi visit planner .

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airport is Indira Gandhi International Airport. In August, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Athens.

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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum, take some stellar pictures from Mount Lycabettus, and wander the streets of Monastiraki.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Athens visit site .

Traveling by flight from New Delhi to Athens takes 13 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New Delhi to Athens. In August, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bologna.

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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

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nights
Bologna, Italy

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giacomo Maggiore, admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Magnani, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Petronio, take in the architecture and design of Academya Lingue, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, and finally see the interesting displays at La Macchina del Tempo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Comunale, steep yourself in history at Piazza Maggiore, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Domenico, then explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa della Madonna di Galliera, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museo Civico Medievale.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bologna day trip planning app .

You can fly from Athens to Bologna in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Bologna is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Athens in August, Bologna is a bit cooler at night with lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

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Academya Lingue ©
Academya Lingue
Torri degli Asinelli e Garisenda ©
Torri degli Asinelli e Garisenda
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©

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