16 days in Athens & Lyon Itinerary

16 days in Athens & Lyon Itinerary

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16 days in Athens & Lyon Itinerary

Start: Bangkok, Thailand
Fly:  21​h
1
Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly + tram:  3​h
2
Lyon, France
— 9 nights
plane:  19​h
End: Bangkok, Thailand

4
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Temple of Poseidon and Agios Nikolaos Church. Step out of Athens to go to Glyfada and see Saints Constantine and Helen Orthodox Metropolitan Church, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, admire the natural beauty at National Garden, and pause for some photo ops at Submarine Monument.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Athens trip website .

Bangkok, Thailand to Athens is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Bangkok to Athens. Traveling from Bangkok in May, things will get slightly colder in Athens: highs are around 29°C and lows about 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Tue) before leaving for Lyon.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Agios Nikolaos Church, Submarine Monument, Phaleron War Cemetery, Saints Constantine and Helen Orthodox Metropolitan Church, Temple of Poseidon
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

9
nights
Lyon, France

Lyon ©
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Step off the beaten path and head to Le Jardin d'Eden and Room Escape Games. Get out of town with these interesting Lyon side-trips: Lac du Bourget (in Aix-les-Bains), Cite du Chocolat Valrhona (in Tain-l'Hermitage) and Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval (in Hauterives). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at La Roche de Solutre, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste, see the interesting displays at Fresque des Lyonnais, and wander the streets of Cite medievale de Perouges.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Lyon trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can do a combination of flight and tram from Athens to Lyon in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Lyon is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Athens in May, expect Lyon to be slightly colder, temps between 23°C and 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Le Jardin d'Eden, Lac du Bourget, Monastere Royal de Brou, Room Escape Games, Cite medievale de Perouges
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Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Le Jardin d'Eden ©
Le Jardin d'Eden
Room Escape Games

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