19 days in Madrid & Athens Itinerary

19 days in Madrid & Athens Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Shuttle + Fly:  16 h 15 min
1
Madrid, Spain
— 6 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
2
Athens, Greece
— 9 nights
+2
Subway + Fly + Shuttle:  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 Barrio de Salamanca. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia and Rio Creative Art Center. Change things up with these side-trips from Madrid: Toledo (Catedral Primada & Church of Santo Tomé). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid, and get a taste of the local shopping with Gran Via.

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

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Madrid is an approximately 16.5- hour combination of shuttle and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of ferry and flight. The time zone changes from Argentina Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. 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 Glyfada Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Museum-lovers will get to explore Acropolis Museum and Technohoros Art Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Athens side-trips: Dasoktima Tatoiou (in Acharnes) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Lagonisi). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Plaka, stop by Monastiraki, view the masterpieces at Avlitis Art, and get a taste of the local shopping with Ermou Street.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Athens trip itinerary planning tool.

Fly from Madrid to Athens in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Madrid to Athens 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

Legrena Beach, Glyfada Beach, Dasoktima Tatoiou, Submarine Monument, Scuba & Snorkeling
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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