29 days in Santorini & Athens Itinerary

29 days in Santorini & Athens Itinerary

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29 days in Santorini & Athens Itinerary

Start: Albuquerque
+3
Fly + bus + foot + ferry:  22​h
1
Fira
— 12 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Athens
— 15 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Albuquerque

12
nights
Fira

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Explore Fira's surroundings by going to Perissa Black Sand Beach (in Perissa), Speed Boats Tours (in Oia) and Santo Horse Riding (in Akrotiri). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, take in the dramatic natural features at Skaros Rock, trek along Hiking Trail Fira - Oia, and enjoy the sand and surf at KAMARA BEACH.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Fira online tour builder .

Albuquerque, USA to Fira is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Albuquerque to Fira due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Albuquerque in September since evenings lows in Fira dip to 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Santorini, Oia, Akrotiri, Kamari, Imerovigli
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

15
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Athens: Sea Turtle Rescue Centre (in Glyfada) and Archaeological Museum of Vravrona (in Vravrona). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, take a stroll through Monastiraki, steep yourself in history at Ancient Agora of Athens, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Lycabettus.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Athens online route planner .

Fly from Fira to Athens in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in September, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Neraida Floating Museum, Archaeological Museum of Vravrona, Sea Turtle Rescue Centre, Virtual Reality Planet
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

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