9 days in Greece Itinerary

9 days in Greece Itinerary

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9 days in Greece Itinerary

Washington DC
train + Fly:  23​h
Athens
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
Thessaloniki
— 1 night
Fly:  23​h 15​min
Washington DC

4
days
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, sightseeing, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, admire the masterpieces at Goulandris Museum of Cycladic Art, hunt for treasures at Monastiraki, and wander the streets of Plaka District.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Athens tour planner.

Washington DC, USA to Athens is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 7 hours. In January, Athens is somewhat warmer than Washington DC - with highs of 56°F and lows of 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Thessaloniki.

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Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka District

2
days
Thessaloniki

A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
On the 24th (Wed), don't miss a visit to White Tower of Thessaloniki, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, and then steep yourself in history at Hagios Demetrios. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Church of Panagia Acheiropoietos, steep yourself in history at Arch of Galerius, then take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St.Sophia, and finally make a trip to Aristotelous Square.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Thessaloniki vacation trip planner.

You can do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Thessaloniki in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Athens in January; daily highs in Thessaloniki reach 49°F and lows reach 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

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Museum of Byzantine Culture
White Tower of Thessaloniki
Hagios Demetrios

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