10 days in Greece & Sofia Itinerary

10 days in Greece & Sofia Itinerary

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Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  7 h
1
Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
2
Thessaloniki, Greece
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Kerkini, Greece
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: London, United Kingdom

4
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Get a sense of the local culture at Acropolis Museum and Philopappos Hill. Your inner history buff will appreciate Temple of Hephaestus and Lion Gate. Get out of town with these interesting Athens side-trips: ARCHELON Τhe Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece (in Glyfada), Citadel and Treasury of Atreus (in Mycenae) and Nauplion Promenade (in Nafplio). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus, explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, make a trip to Erechtheion, and appreciate the history behind Temple of Athena Nike.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Athens trip itinerary site.

London, UK to Athens is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Athens. In October, Athens is somewhat warmer than London - with highs of 28°C and lows of 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Mycenae, Temple of Poseidon, ARCHELON Τhe Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece, Nauplion Promenade
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Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Lion Gate ©
Lion Gate

2
nights
Thessaloniki, Greece

Thessaloniki ©
A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rotunda, pause for some photo ops at Monument of Alexander The Great, thenmake a trip to White Tower of Thessaloniki, and finally examine the collection at Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina). On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Ladadika District, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, thenget engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, thencontemplate the long history of Church of St.Sophia, and finally contemplate the long history of Hagios Demetrios.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Thessaloniki trip itinerary planning website.

Fly from Athens to Thessaloniki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Athens in October, things will get slightly colder in Thessaloniki: highs are around 24°C and lows about 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Kerkini.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina)
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Ladadika District ©
Ladadika District
Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki ©
Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki

1
night
Kerkini, Greece

Kerkini ©
On the 9th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Monastery of Timios Prodromos and then explore the striking landscape of Kerkini Lake.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kerkini road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Thessaloniki to Kerkini takes 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Kerkini can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sofia.

Things to do in Kerkini

Historic Sites Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Monastery of Timios Prodromos
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Kerkini Lake ©
Kerkini Lake

2
nights
Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia ©
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Zlatnite_Mostove -Golden Bridges, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vitosha Mountain, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Boyana Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Sofia Church, thentake an in-depth tour of National Institute of Archaeology with Museum, thencontemplate the long history of Church St. George Rotunda, and finally see the top attractions with Sightseeing Tours.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Sofia trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Kerkini to Sofia takes 3 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Kerkini in October, with highs in Sofia at 20°C and lows at 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Zlatnite_Mostove -Golden Bridges
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Vitosha Mountain ©
Vitosha Mountain
Boyana Church ©
Boyana Church
Saint Sofia Church ©
Saint Sofia Church

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