8 days in Athens & Rome Itinerary

8 days in Athens & Rome Itinerary

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Start: Athens, Greece
1
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Subway + Fly:  5 h 30 min
2
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly + Subway:  5 h 30 min
End: Athens, Greece

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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, admire the natural beauty at National Garden, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Athens itinerary maker app.

If you are flying in from Greece, the closest major aiport is Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport. In May in Athens, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology ©
Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

4
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Pantheon, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, explore the world behind art at Musei Capitolini, and make a trip to Spanish Steps.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rome trip planner.

Traveling by combination of subway and flight from Athens to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, flight, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Athens in May since evenings lows in Rome dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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