16 days in Greece & Egypt Itinerary

16 days in Greece & Egypt Itinerary

Make it your trip
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 2 nights
Cairo, Egypt
— 5 nights
Luxor, Egypt
— 4 nights


Athens, Greece — 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 26th (Tue), wander the streets of Plaka, then take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and then explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum. On your second day here, delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, then delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens, then explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Athens trip itinerary builder tool.

Mexico City, Mexico to Athens is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Mexico City to Athens due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Mexico City in September; daily highs in Athens reach 34°C and lows reach 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Mykonos Town.
Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 28:

Mykonos Town, Greece — 2 nights

Chora Mykonos

A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
Mykonos Town is known for sightseeing, nightlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stop by Little Venice, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and examine the collection at Aegean Maritime Museum.

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Traveling by flight from Athens to Mykonos Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. Traveling from Athens in September, you will find days in Mykonos Town are slightly colder (30°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Cairo.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Neighborhoods
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 28 — 30:

Cairo, Egypt — 5 nights

City of a Thousand Minarets

More than 20 million people call Cairo their home and, as soon as you set foot in the sprawling metropolis, it's evident they make it crowded and chaotic, but also exuberant and charming.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairo: Saqqara (Pyramid of Teti & Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids) and Giza (Pyramids of Giza, Great Sphinx, &more). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, steep yourself in history at Aisha Fahmi Palace, snap pictures at Qasr El Nil Bridge, and explore the activities along Nile River.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cairo journey website.

Traveling by flight from Mykonos Town to Cairo takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In September, Cairo is somewhat warmer than Mykonos Town - with highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Luxor.
Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 5:

Luxor, Egypt — 4 nights

A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Spend the 7th (Sat) floating through the air with a balloon tour. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Temple of Karnak, appreciate the history behind Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, see the interesting displays at Le Scarabe Papyrus Museum, and stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings.

Before you visit Luxor, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Luxor takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cairo in October: highs in Luxor hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Museums
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Greece travel guide

Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.

Egypt travel guide

Scuba & Snorkeling · Historic Sites · Ruins
Gift of the Nile
The land of pharaohs, pyramids, sphinxes, and papyrus, Egypt needs little by way of introduction. Visitors find more than a textbook readout of ancient history when visiting the country--the power, scale, art, and mysticism of its centuries-old culture bleed out from each landmark attraction and seep into the everyday life. Bustling markets, the slow-flowing Nile, the vast desert, and inspiring archeological sites often sit right alongside palaces of great excess and historical importance. All ensure you have plenty to see and do during your vacation in Egypt. In the wake of the Arab Spring in 2011, travel to certain areas where conflict and terrorism are deemed likely remains inadvisable for foreign visitors.