7 days in Santorini, Athens & Brussels Itinerary

7 days in Santorini, Athens & Brussels Itinerary

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Fira, Greece
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Athens, Greece
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Brussels, Belgium
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Fira, Greece

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
On the 17th (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Skaros Rock, then explore the activities along Amoudi Bay, and then do a tasting at Santo Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Perivolos, and then explore by horseback at Experience Horse Riding.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Fira journey planner.

London, UK to Fira is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 2 hours. In December, Fira is a bit warmer than London - with highs of 18°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Fira

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

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Perivolos
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Santo Winery
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Athens, Greece

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Philopappos Hill, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Temple of Hephaestus, then take a stroll through Plaka, then make a trip to Erechtheion, and finally take a stroll through Anafiotika.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Athens trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Fira to Athens by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Fira in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Athens, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks
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Acropolis Museum ©
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Acropolis Museum
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Brussels, Belgium

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
On the 21st (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), then browse the exhibits of Gravensteen, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Bavo's Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Grand Place. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a leisurely stroll along Graslei and Korenlei, make a trip to Grote Markt, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady, and finally explore the galleries of Atomium.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Brussels road trip planner.

You can fly from Athens to Brussels in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Brussels is minus 1 hour. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Athens in December, with highs in Brussels at 7°C and lows at 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Brussels

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