8 days in Houston & Athens Itinerary

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Houston, United States
— 1 night
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Athens, Greece
— 5 nights
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Houston, United States — 1 night

Bayou City

Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): explore the different monuments and memorials at Glenwood Cemetery, trek along White Oak Bayou Trail, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Lakewood Church, and finally play a few rounds at Hermann Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Houston Museum District and then see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Houston travel app.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are George Bush Intercontinental Houston Airport, William P Hobby Airport and Scholes International At Galveston Airport. April in Houston sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can fly to Athens.
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Athens, Greece — 5 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Athens: Mycenae (Lion Gate & Archaeological Site Mycenae). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, take some stellar pictures from Mount Lycabettus, and stop by Monastiraki.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Athens road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Houston to Athens takes 16.5 hours. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Houston to Athens due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Houston in April: high temperatures in Athens hover around 70°F and lows are around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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