19 days in Madrid & Athens Itinerary

19 days in Madrid & Athens Itinerary

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19 days in Madrid & Athens Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Madrid, Spain
— 6 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
2
Athens, Greece
— 9 nights
Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Buenos Aires, Argentina

6
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Get a sense of the local culture at Prado National Museum and Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. Museum-lovers will get to explore Royal Palace of Madrid and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. Change things up with these side-trips from Madrid: Toledo (Catedral Primada & Church of Santo Tomé). There's lots more to do: shop like a local with Gran Via, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, make a trip to Calle Mayor, and get to know the fascinating history of Barrio de Salamanca.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Madrid trip planner .

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Madrid is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Buenos Aires to Madrid. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Buenos Aires in August: highs in Madrid hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Madrid

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Toledo
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 10:
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

9
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Legrena Beach. Museum-lovers will get to explore Acropolis Museum and Benaki Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Athens side-trips: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Lagonisi) and Dasoktima Tatoiou (in Acharnes). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Plaka, contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, stroll through Voula Beach, and delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Athens trip planner .

You can fly from Madrid to Athens in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Madrid to Athens, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Athens when traveling from Madrid in August, with lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Submarine Monument, Scuba & Snorkeling, Dasoktima Tatoiou, Glyfada Beach, Legrena Beach
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 20:
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

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