21 days in Athens & Paris Itinerary

21 days in Athens & Paris Itinerary

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21 days in Athens & Paris Itinerary

Start: Austin, United States
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Athens, Greece
— 8 nights
Fly:  7​h
2
Paris, France
— 11 nights
Fly + Drive:  15​h
End: Austin, United States

8
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Get a sense of the local culture at National Archaeological Museum and Acropolis Museum. We've included these beaches for you: Glyfada Beach and Astir Beach. Step out of Athens with an excursion to Temple of Poseidon in Sounio--about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Acropolis of Athens, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, delve into the distant past at Erechtheion, and admire the masterpieces at Byzantine & Christian Museum.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Athens trip generator.

Austin, USA to Athens is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Austin to Athens. Traveling from Austin in July, expect nights in Athens to be about the same, around 75°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 91°F. On the 17th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Glyfada, Astir Beach, Temple of Poseidon
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus

11
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Head to Champs-Elysees and Le Maraisfor plenty of shopping. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chartres Cathedral and Dôme Sacre Coeur. Venture out of the city with trips to Palace of Versailles (in Versailles), Arboretum des Grandes Bruyeres (in Ingrannes) and A Cupulatta (in Veron). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Fontainebleau.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Paris trip generator.

You can fly from Athens to Paris in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Paris is minus 1 hour. In July, Paris is little chillier than Athens - with highs of 78°F and lows of 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Palace of Versailles, Chartres Cathedral, Arboretum des Grandes Bruyères, Chateau de Fontainebleau, Les Beaux Monts
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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