32 days in United Kingdom & Greece Itinerary

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Leicester, United Kingdom
— 11 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Leicester, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
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Chios Town, Greece
— 2 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
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Birmingham, United Kingdom

City of a Thousand Trades

Britain's second-largest city, Birmingham was known as the City of a Thousand Trades and the Workshop of the World in the Victorian era.
To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Birmingham trip itinerary maker tool.

Sydney, Australia to Birmingham is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 10 hours. Traveling from Sydney in December, things will get much colder in Birmingham: highs are around 10°C and lows about 3°C. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll travel to Leicester.
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Leicester, United Kingdom — 11 nights

Change things up with these side-trips from Leicester: Punnydukes (in Matlock), Chatsworth House (in Bakewell) and St Anne's Church, Baslow (in Baslow).

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Leicester trip maker.

You can drive from Birmingham to Leicester in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. December in Leicester sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 3°C at night. On the 3rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 5 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, stroll around Hyde Park, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our London journey planner.

Getting from Leicester to London by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in London are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Leicester.
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Leicester, United Kingdom — 5 nights

Change things up with these side-trips from Leicester: Wollaton Hall and Park (in Nottingham) and Fotheringhay Castle (in Fotheringhay). Enjoy Leicester some more: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at 45 Gin School - The Distillers Kitchen, stroll around Watermead Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Leicester Cathedral, and explore the world behind art at New Walk Museum.

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Take a train from London to Leicester in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Athens.
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Athens, Greece — 3 nights

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 14th (Sat): let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of National History Museum (Old Parliament), admire the striking features of The Academy of Athens, examine the collection at Numismatic Museum, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Cycladic Art, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agios Eleftherios Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Hephaestus.

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Traveling by flight from Leicester to Athens takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Leicester to Athens. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Leicester in January, with highs in Athens at 15°C and lows at 7°C. On the 16th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Chios Town.
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Chios Town, Greece — 2 nights

On the 17th (Tue), look for gifts at Citrus Aroma Mnimis, then cruise along Nea Moni Monastery, and then explore the historical opulence of Chios Castle.

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You can drive from Athens to Chios Town in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in January, and nighttime lows around 7°C. On the 18th (Wed), you'll travel to Athens.
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Athens, Greece — 4 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

Explore Athens further: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, make a trip to Plateia Syntagmatos, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Lycabettus, and take a stroll through Plaka.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Chios Town to Athens takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.
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United Kingdom travel guide

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Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.
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Greece travel guide

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Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.
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