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 Panathenaic Stadium and Saints Constantine and Helen Orthodox Metropolitan Church. Step out of Athens to go to Sounio and see Temple of Poseidon, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Phaleron War Cemetery, 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-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

Submarine Monument, Agios Nikolaos Church, Phaleron War Cemetery, Temple of Poseidon, Saints Constantine and Helen Orthodox Metropolitan Church
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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 Room Escape Games and Le Jardin d'Eden. Get out of town with these interesting Lyon side-trips: Cite du Chocolat Valrhona (in Tain-l'Hermitage), Lac du Bourget (in Aix-les-Bains) and Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval (in Hauterives). Next up on the itinerary: get interesting insight from Tours, make a trip to Le Mur Des Canuts, Head underground at Grotte de Choranche, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Fourviere Hill.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Lyon trip planner.

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 moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Athens in May, things will get little chillier in Lyon: highs are around 23°C and lows about 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Le Jardin d'Eden, La Roche de Solutre, Room Escape Games, Cite du Chocolat Valrhona, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
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Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Le Jardin d'Eden ©
Le Jardin d'Eden

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