21 days in Italy, Greece & Germany Itinerary

21 days in Italy, Greece & Germany Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner

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Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Siena, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Como, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly
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Mykonos Town, Greece
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Milos, Greece
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Akrotiri, Greece
— 3 nights
Bus to Santorini, Fly to Munich
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Munich, Germany
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Rome, Italy

— 1 night

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 2nd (Fri), explore the ancient world of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, explore the ancient world of Colosseum, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon. On the next day, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain and then make a trip to Roman Forum.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome driving holiday planning tool.

Austin, USA to Rome is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Austin to Rome due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Austin in September, things will get slightly colder in Rome: highs are around 81°F and lows about 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Siena.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 2 — 3:

Siena, Italy

— 3 nights

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy breathtaking views from Torre del Mangia, make a trip to Centro Storico di Siena, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena, and finally browse the exhibits of Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Siena online journey planner.

Getting from Rome to Siena by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Siena can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Como.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 3 — 6:

Como, Italy

— 3 nights

City of Silk

Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Palazzo Borromeo and Isola Bella. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Isola Madre and Cathedral of Como (Duomo). Get out of town with these interesting Como side-trips: Rush Cycle (in Malgrate), Sentiero del Viandante (in Varenna) and Orrido di Bellano (in Bellano). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lake Orta, steep yourself in history at Parco della Rocca Borromea, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Abbondio.

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Traveling by car from Siena to Como takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Siena, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Como, ranging from highs of 76°F to lows of 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Venice.

Things to do in Como

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 6 — 9:

Venice, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
On the 10th (Sat), explore the activities along Canal Grande, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa degli Eremitani - World Heritage Site, pause for some serene contemplation at Scrovegni Chapel, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of St. Anthony, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Padua Botanical Garden - World Heritage Site.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Venice trip planner.

You can drive from Como to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can fly to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 9 — 11:

Mykonos Town, Greece

— 2 nights

Chora Mykonos

A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
On the 12th (Mon), stop by Little Venice, then make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paraportiani Church. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Aegean Maritime Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, and then stroll through Platis Gialos Beach.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Mykonos Town road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Mykonos Town takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Venice to Mykonos Town due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Venice in September since evenings lows in Mykonos Town dip to 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to catch the ferry to Milos.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 11 — 13:

Milos, Greece

— 2 nights

Island of Colors

The result of thousands of years of volcanic activity, the island of Milos features a craggy coastline interspersed by shallow beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Ancient Roman Theatre - Milos and then see the top attractions with Oneiro Milos. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Milos Mining Museum and then kick back and relax at Sarakiniko Beach.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Milos vacation planning site.

You can ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Milos in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in September, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Milos

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 15:

Akrotiri, Greece

— 3 nights

Greek Pompeii

Located on Santorini's southwestern coastline, the small village of Akrotiri sits just a short walk from one of Europe's most significant Bronze Age archaeological sites.
You'll explore and learn at Monastery of Profitis Ilias and La Ponta. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Akrotiri and Cultural Village. There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Kamari Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Beach.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Akrotiri online route planner.

Ride a ferry from Milos to Akrotiri in 3 hours. September in Akrotiri sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 15 — 18:

Munich, Germany

— 3 nights

Village of a Million People

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Get some historical perspective at Nymphenburg Palace and Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site. Munich Residenz and Deutsches Museum will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at English Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, and examine the collection at BMW Welt.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Munich travel route site.

Getting from Akrotiri to Munich by combination of bus and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Akrotiri to Munich is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Akrotiri in September, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Munich: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 18 — 21:

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

Lake Como travel guide

4.2
Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Churches
A favorite vacation spot for more than a century, Lake Como was once an exclusive retreat for local aristocrats and wealthy people. It is not only one of Europe's most beautiful lakes, but also one of the deepest at more than 400 m (1,300 ft). Surrounded by elegant villas, the lake has become a popular holiday destination for tourists because of its range of attractions, from landscapes, wildlife, and spas, to activities like sailing, windsurfing, and kite-surfing. The area has been an inspiration for artists since Roman times. English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote, "This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty…It is long and narrow and has the appearance of a mighty river winding among the mountains and the forests."

Greece travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
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.

Santorini travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.

Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.