16 days in Athens & Province of Venice Itinerary

16 days in Athens & Province of Venice Itinerary

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16 days in Athens & Province of Venice Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis, United States
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Athens, Greece
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Venice, Italy
— 7 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Minneapolis, United States

7
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Bring the kids along to Acropolis Museum and Plaka. Spend the 12th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 14th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, get great views at Mount Lycabettus, admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Athens trip planning site .

Minneapolis, USA to Athens is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Minneapolis to Athens, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Minneapolis in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Athens: highs are around 77°F and lows about 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Athens

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

7
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Kids will enjoy Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Square. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, make a trip to St Mark's Campanile, and admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice online tour planner .

Fly from Athens to Venice in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Athens in May; daily highs in Venice reach 72°F and lows reach 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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