13 days in Greece & Edinburgh Itinerary

13 days in Greece & Edinburgh Itinerary

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
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Naxos Town, Greece
— 3 nights
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Fira, Greece
— 2 nights
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Athens, Greece
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 3 nights

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Three Sisters as well as Kingsbarns Golf Links. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, and don't miss a visit to Palace of Holyroodhouse.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Edinburgh trip planner.

Omaha, USA to Edinburgh is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Omaha in September, expect Edinburgh to be little chillier, temps between 62°F and 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Athens.
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Historic Sites · Golf · Outdoors · Museums
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Athens, Greece — 2 nights

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Parthenon. On the 16th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Parthenon, explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, then get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, then appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Agios Eleftherios Church.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Athens holiday planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to Athens takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 Edinburgh to Athens. Traveling from Edinburgh in September, expect Athens to be much hotter, temps between 84°F and 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can fly to Naxos Town.
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Historic Sites · Museums

Naxos Town, Greece — 3 nights

Naxos Town tops the itinerary of most visitors exploring the Aegean islands, drawing their attention with taverns, shops, beaches, and ancient ruins.
Change things up with these side-trips from Naxos Town: Mykonos Town (Rarity Gallery, The Windmills (Kato Milli), &more). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at The Temple of Apollo – Portara, stop by Kastro, enjoy the sand and surf at Saint George Beach, and discover the deep blue sea with Blue Fin Divers Naxos Greece.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Naxos Town itinerary planner.

Fly from Athens to Naxos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in September, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Fira.
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Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks
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Fira, Greece — 2 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for nightlife, wineries, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, kick back and relax at Kamari Beach, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Fira itinerary builder website.

You can ride a ferry from Naxos Town to Fira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. September in Fira sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 70°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Athens.
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Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
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Athens, Greece — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens.

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Traveling by flight from Fira to Athens takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Fri) before leaving for home.
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Highlights from your trip

Greece travel guide

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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.
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Naxos travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
Zeus, the master of all gods from Greek mythology, allegedly grew up in a cave on Naxos, a small but fertile island in the South Aegean Sea. Renowned for its unspoiled beaches and advantageous winds, the island offers excellent conditions for windsurfing and other watersports. Most of the island's western coastline boasts one sandy beach splashed by blue waters rich in marine life--a big draw for amateur scuba divers. The mountainous interior provides a look at the quieter side of the island, featuring a patchwork of lush valleys, quaint villages, and ancient sites. For a change of pace and a bit of modern dining and shopping, visit Hora, the island's biggest city.
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Santorini travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.
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