15 days in Athens & Barcelona Itinerary

15 days in Athens & Barcelona Itinerary

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15 days in Athens & Barcelona Itinerary

Start: Sacramento, United States
+2
bus + subway + Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Athens, Greece
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 8 nights
+2
Fly + subway + train:  16​h
End: Sacramento, United States

5
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Athens: Nauplion Promenade (in Nafplio) and Archaeological Site Mycenae (in Mycenae). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, wander the streets of Plaka, explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus, and admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Athens journey builder site .

Sacramento, USA to Athens is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Sacramento to Athens. Traveling from Sacramento in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Athens, with lows around 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Nauplion Promenade, Archaeological Site Mycenae
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

8
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Step out of Barcelona to go to Salou and see PortAventura, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, ponder the design of The Magic Fountain, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Athens to Barcelona takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Athens in September: highs in Barcelona hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

PortAventura
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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