11 days in Greece, Ankara & Cairo Itinerary

11 days in Greece, Ankara & Cairo Itinerary

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Start: Athens, Greece
1
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Thessaloniki, Greece
— 1 night
Fly:  8 h 30 min
3
Ankara, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  8 h 30 min
4
Cairo, Egypt
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: Athens, Greece

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Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, admire the natural beauty at National Garden, and get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Athens driving holiday site.

If you are flying in from Greece, the closest major aiport is Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in June, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Athens

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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

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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 4th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture, take in panoramic vistas at White Tower of Thessaloniki, pause for some photo ops at Monument of Alexander The Great, don't miss a visit to Aristotelous Square, then steep yourself in history at Church of St.Sophia, and finally contemplate the long history of Arch of Galerius. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Rotunda, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hagios Demetrios, and then get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki.

Plan trip to Thessaloniki with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Thessaloniki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Thessaloniki when traveling from Athens in June, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ankara.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

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Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture
White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki
Hagios Demetrios ©
Hagios Demetrios

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Ankara, Turkey

Ankara ©
Turkey's capital and second-largest city, Ankara supports a large population of foreign diplomats and young students, contributing to the city's international feel.
Ankara is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Anitkabir, see the interesting displays at Ulucanlar Prison Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hamamonu Restored Area, and learn more about the world around you at Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Ankara trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Thessaloniki to Ankara by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Thessaloniki to Ankara is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Thessaloniki in June: highs in Ankara hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Ankara

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Anitkabir ©
Anitkabir
Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi ©
Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi
Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi ©
Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi

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Cairo, Egypt

Cairo ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay, then appreciate the history behind Great Sphinx, and then delve into the distant past at Pyramids of Giza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids and then see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cairo online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Ankara to Cairo by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time (TRT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Ankara in June, plan for warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Cairo: temperatures range from 40°C by day to 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities

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