16 days in Athens, Rome & London Itinerary

16 days in Athens, Rome & London Itinerary

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Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
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Athens, Greece

— 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Get some cultural insight at Acropolis of Athens and National Archaeological Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Mount Lycabettus and Scuba & Snorkeling. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, explore the world behind art at Greek Folk Art Museum (Museo Ellinikis Laikis Technis), delve into the distant past at Erechtheion, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sotira Lykodimou Church (Russian Church).

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Athens trip itinerary maker app.

If you are flying in from Greece, the closest major aiports are Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport, Skiathos Island National Airport and Mikonos Airport. April in Athens sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Rome, Italy

— 5 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get in touch with nature at Catacombs of Saint Callixtus and Colle del Gianicolo. Do some cultural sightseeing at Colosseum and Vatican Museums. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria della Vittoria, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

To see photos and other tourist information, read Rome day trip planner.

You can fly from Athens to Rome in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Athens in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Rome, with lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

London, United Kingdom

— 7 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Step out of the city life by going to The Big Cat Sanctuary and Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park. Popular historic sites such as Tower of London and St. Paul's Cathedral are in your itinerary. Explore London's surroundings by going to Boer War Memorial (in Cheltenham), Kent Owl Academy (in Maidstone) and Bourton-on-the-Water (St Lawrence's Church, Greystones Farm, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Westminster Abbey, explore the ancient world of The Crown Jewels, don't miss a visit to Big Ben, and take an in-depth tour of Apsley House.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the London driving holiday website.

Traveling by flight from Rome to London takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Rome to London. In April, London is a bit cooler than Rome - with highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C. On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips