27 days in Greece & Italy Itinerary

27 days in Greece & Italy Itinerary

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27 days in Greece & Italy Itinerary

Start: Boston, United States
Fly:  12 h 30 min
1
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
2
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
3
Salerno, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
5
Fira, Greece
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
6
Heraklion, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly + Subway:  2 h 45 min
7
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Subway + Fly:  2 h 45 min
8
Corfu Town, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly:  11 h 45 min
End: Boston, United States


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3
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
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.
You'll explore and learn at Doge's Palace and Ca' Rezzonico. Get a sense of the local culture at Piazza San Marco and Basilica di San Marco. Take a break from Venice with a short trip to La Cinta Muraria - Camminamento di Ronda in Cittadella, about 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Dorsoduro, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Scuola Grande di San Rocco, and explore the activities along Canal Grande.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice trip planner.

Boston, USA to Venice is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET) is 6 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

La Cinta Muraria - Camminamento di Ronda
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Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
La Cinta Muraria - Camminamento di Ronda ©

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Centro Storico as well as Gallerie Degli Uffizi. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore. Academy Of Florence Art Gallery and Museo Nazionale del Bargello will appeal to museum buffs. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Church and Museum of Orsanmichele, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Florence road trip app .

Getting from Venice to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. June in Florence sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 65°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Positano.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

3
nights
Salerno, Italy

Salerno ©
While often overshadowed by the Amalfi Coast's array of quaint villages, Salerno has become one of the region's main areas for culture and entertainment, while remaining relatively unmarked by tourism.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo Diocesano San Matteo di Salerno and Museo Archeologico Provinciale di Salerno. Get outdoors at Marina Di Vietri and Cilento. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Pompeii Archaeological Park, make a trip to Chiesa di San Giorgio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tempio di Pomona, and stop by Lavorazione Artigianale Savastano.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Salerno trip itinerary planner.

You can ride a ferry from Positano to Salerno in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in July, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Salerno

Outdoors Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Pompeii Archaeological Park
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Cilento ©
Cilento
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Duomo di Salerno ©
Duomo di Salerno

4
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo Nazionale Romano - Palazzo Massimo alle Terme and Stanze di Raffaello. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Colosseum and Pantheon. Get out of town with these interesting Rome side-trips: Tarquinia (Necropoli di Tarquinia & Museo Nazionale Tarquiniense), Duomo di Orvieto (in Orvieto) and Civita di Bagnoregio (in Civita di Bagnoregio). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cupola di San Pietro, steep yourself in history at Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura, and don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by train from Salerno to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salerno in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Rome, with lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vatican City, Tarquinia, Civita di Bagnoregio, Duomo di Orvieto
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Stanze di Raffaello ©
Stanze di Raffaello
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

2
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): stroll through Kamari Beach, then see the interesting displays at Tomato Industrial Museum, and then kick back and relax at Red Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, then examine the collection at Megaro Gyzi Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, and finally learn about winemaking at Artemis Karamolegos Winery.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Fira trip maker .

You can fly from Rome to Fira in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Fira

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Tomato Industrial Museum, Kamari Beach, Red Beach
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Kamari Beach ©
Kamari Beach
Artemis Karamolegos Winery ©
Artemis Karamolegos Winery
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, then browse the exhibits of Church and the Museum of St. Aikaterini, and finally get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, then see the interesting displays at Kazantzakis Museum, and then learn about winemaking at Winery Stilianou.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Heraklion tour itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by ferry from Fira to Heraklion takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in July, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Kazantzakis Museum, Winery Stilianou, The Palace of Knossos
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2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): wander the streets of Plaka, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus, and then get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum, then wander the streets of Anafiotika, then pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kapnikarea.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens journey planning website .

Getting from Heraklion to Athens by combination of flight and subway takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or take a bus. When traveling from Heraklion in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Athens, with highs around 91°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Neighborhoods Nature
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Plaka ©
Plaka
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum

4
nights
Corfu Town, Greece

Corfu Town ©
Often called "Kastropolis" because of its majestic Venetian castle, Corfu Town once featured such extensive fortifications that a force of over 20,000 soldiers defended them.
Step out of the city life by going to Paleokastritsa Beach and Corfu Donkey Rescue. Let the collections at Achilleion Museum and Corfu Museum of Asian Art capture your imagination. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Spiridon, admire the landmark architecture of Agios Iasonas Kai Sosipatros, explore the historical opulence of Mon Repos Palace, and stroll the grounds of British Cemetry.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Corfu Town trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Athens to Corfu Town by combination of subway and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Athens in July since evenings lows in Corfu Town dip to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Paleokastritsa, Achilleion Museum, Mirtiotissa Beach
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Achilleion Museum ©
Achilleion Museum
Paleokastritsa Beach ©
Paleokastritsa Beach
Church of Saint Spiridon ©
Church of Saint Spiridon

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