25 days in Athens & Zurich Itinerary

25 days in Athens & Zurich Itinerary

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Athens, Greece
— 15 nights
2
Zurich, Switzerland
— 6 nights

15
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Attractions like Acropolis of Athens and Acropolis Museum make great kid-friendly stops. Get a sense of the local culture at Plaka and National Archaeological Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Athens: Temple of Poseidon (in Sounio), Marathon Beach (in Nea Makri) and Schinias Beach (in Marathon). And it doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion, take an in-depth tour of Byzantine and Christian Museum, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kapnikarea.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Athens trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Athens is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 8 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Melbourne in August: high temperatures in Athens hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Sounio, Kifissia, Marathon, The Mall Athens, Amazing Chocolate
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Plaka ©
Plaka
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

6
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get some cultural insight at Old Town and Grossmunster. Do your shopping at Confiserie Sprungli and Bahnhofstrasse. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: Aare Gorge (in Meiringen), Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum (in Hofstetten bei Brienz) and Lucerne (Hofkirche & Jesuitenkirche). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Fondation Beyeler, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, kick back and relax at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen, and get curious at Swiss Science Center Technorama.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Zurich attractions app.

Fly from Athens to Zurich in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Zurich due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Athens in September; daily highs in Zurich reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lucerne, Seebad Eich, Aare Gorge, Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum, Fondation Beyeler
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum ©
Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum
Fondation Beyeler ©
Fondation Beyeler

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