5 days in Manchester & Greece Itinerary

5 days in Manchester & Greece Itinerary

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1
Manchester, United Kingdom
— Few hours
2
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
3
Heraklion, Greece
— 1 night
4
Fira, Greece
— 1 night

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Manchester, United Kingdom

Manchester ©
Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): explore the engaging exhibits at Science and Industry Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Manchester online itinerary builder.

London to Manchester is an approximately 3-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow time for travel to Athens.

Things to do in Manchester

Museums · Childrens Museums
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Science and Industry Museum ©
Science and Industry Museum

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Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): admire the natural beauty at National Garden, stop by Plaka, then delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens, and finally explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum, delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, then get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Plateia Syntagmatos.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Athens trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Manchester to Athens in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Manchester to Athens, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in September, you will find days in Athens are much warmer (34°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

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night
Heraklion, Greece

Heraklion ©
Crete's largest city, Heraklion remains best known for its proximity to a sprawling Bronze Age archaeological site, once the center of a vanished Minoan civilization.
On the 4th (Fri), explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, then get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and then take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Heraklion online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Athens to Heraklion in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. September in Heraklion sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can catch the ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Palace of Knossos
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Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
The Natural History Museum of Crete ©
The Natural History Museum of Crete

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night
Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): surround yourself with nature on Santorini Sailing, then explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Fira tour planning app.

You can ride a ferry from Heraklion to Fira in 2.5 hours. September in Fira sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Santorini Sailing
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Santorini Sailing ©
Santorini Sailing
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

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