9 days in Greece & Tirana Itinerary

9 days in Greece & Tirana Itinerary

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9 days in Greece & Tirana Itinerary

Start: Hong Kong, China
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Patras, Greece
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Ioannina, Greece
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Tirana, Albania
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Hong Kong, China

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 2nd (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum and then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Glyfada Beach and then take a stroll through Plaka.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Athens planner .

Hong Kong, China to Athens is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Hong Kong to Athens is minus 6 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Patras.

Things to do in Athens

Outdoors Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Glyfada Beach
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

1
night
Patras, Greece

Patras ©
Patras is Greece's third-largest city and the regional capital of Western Greece, in the northern Peloponnese, 215km west of Athens. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): snap pictures at Rio-Antirrio Bridge (Charilaos Trikoupis), learn about winemaking at Achaia Clauss Winery, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Agios Andreas Church.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Patras trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Athens to Patras in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Athens in August, Patras is slightly colder at night with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Ioannina.

Things to do in Patras

Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rio-Antirrio Bridge (Charilaos Trikoupis)
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1
night
Ioannina, Greece

Ioannina ©
Ioannina, often called Yannena within Greece, is the capital and largest city of Epirus, an administrative region in north-western Greece. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, step into the grandiose world of Ioannina Castle, then admire the landmark architecture of Aslan Pasha Mosque, and finally explore the activities along Lake Pamvotis.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Ioannina online journey maker .

You can drive from Patras to Ioannina in 2.5 hours. August in Ioannina sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 25°C at night. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tirana.

Things to do in Ioannina

Historic Sites Fun & Games Nature
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Ioannina Castle ©
Ioannina Castle
Lake Pamvotis ©
Lake Pamvotis
Room Escape Games

2
nights
Tirana, Albania

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
On the 6th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at National History Museum. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Et`hem Bey Mosque, then explore the historical opulence of Petrela Castle, then steep yourself in history at Durres Amphitheatre, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at The Beach Bar.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Tirana online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Ioannina to Tirana takes 5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Ioannina to Tirana is minus 1 hour. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Ioannina in August since evenings lows in Tirana dip to 21°C. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Tirana

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Durres, Petrela Castle
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Durres Amphitheatre ©
Durres Amphitheatre
Et`hem Bey Mosque ©
Et`hem Bey Mosque
Petrela Castle ©
Petrela Castle

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