27 days in Greece & Italy Itinerary

27 days in Greece & Italy Itinerary

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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
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Salerno, Italy
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Fira, Greece
— 2 nights
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Heraklion, Greece
— 2 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
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Corfu Town, Greece
— 4 nights

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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.
Let the collections at Doge's Palace and La Cinta Muraria - Camminamento di Ronda capture your imagination. Get some cultural insight at Dorsoduro and Piazza San Marco. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, wander the streets of Cannaregio, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Scuola Grande di San Rocco.

To see reviews and tourist information, you can read our Venice trip builder tool.

Boston, USA to Venice is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to Venice is 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in June, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

La Cinta Muraria - Camminamento di Ronda
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
La Cinta Muraria - Camminamento di Ronda ©
La Cinta Muraria - Camminamento di Ronda
Dorsoduro ©
Dorsoduro

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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. Museum-lovers will get to explore Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Corridoio Vasariano. Explore hidden gems such as Pitti Palace and Museo Galileo - Institute and Museum of the History of Science. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, steep yourself in history at The Baptistery of St. John, and appreciate the history behind Loggia dei Lanzi.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence vacation builder site.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In June in Florence, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 65°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can catch the train to Salerno.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
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Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pompeii Archaeological Park and Museo Archeologico Provinciale di Salerno. Escape the urban bustle at 2Beach and Marina Di Vietri. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Salerno, examine the collection at Museo Diocesano San Matteo di Salerno, look for gifts at Lavorazione Artigianale Savastano, and don't miss a visit to Promenade Trieste.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Salerno online route planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Salerno takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Florence in July, Salerno is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rome.

Things to do in Salerno

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

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

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Explore hidden gems such as Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura and Museo Nazionale Tarquiniense. Stanze di Raffaello and Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Rome side-trips: Civita di Bagnoregio (in Bagnoregio), Necropoli di Tarquinia (in Tarquinia) and Duomo di Orvieto (in Orvieto). The adventure continues: make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, delve into the distant past at Colosseum, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rome tour planner.

Getting from Salerno to Rome by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Rome when traveling from Salerno in July, with lows around 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Vatican City, Tarquinia, Civita di Bagnoregio, Duomo di Orvieto
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Stanze di Raffaello ©
Stanze di Raffaello
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
On the 9th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Kamari Beach, then see the interesting displays at Tomato Industrial Museum, D.Nomikos, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, then see the interesting displays at Megaro Gyzi Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, and finally do a tasting at Artemis Karamolegos Winery.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Fira driving holiday planning website.

You can fly from Rome to Fira in 6 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 Rome to Fira due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Fira

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kamari Beach, Red Beach, Tomato Industrial Museum, D.Nomikos
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Kamari Beach ©
Kamari Beach
Artemis Karamolegos Winery ©
Artemis Karamolegos Winery
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Historical Museum of Crete, then explore the galleries of Church and the Museum of St. Aikaterini, and finally learn more about the world around you 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, examine the collection at Kazantzakis Museum, and then learn about winemaking at Winery Stilianou.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Heraklion road trip planner.

Getting from Fira to Heraklion by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

Winery Stilianou, The Palace of Knossos, Kazantzakis Museum
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The Natural History Museum of Crete ©
The Natural History Museum of Crete
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos

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Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 13th (Mon), visit Plaka, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Lycabettus, and then take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, wander the streets of Anafiotika, then explore the ancient world of Erechtheion, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kapnikarea.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Athens journey maker website.

Traveling by flight from Heraklion to Athens takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Heraklion in July: highs in Athens hover around 91°F, while lows dip to 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 · Parks
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum
Anafiotika ©
Anafiotika

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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 off the beaten path and head to Achilleion Museum and Corfu Donkey Rescue. Get a sense of the local culture at Church of Saint Spiridon and New Fortress. Step out of Corfu Town to go to Paleokastritsa and see Paleokastritsa Beach, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, take in the spiritual surroundings of Agios Iasonas Kai Sosipatros, explore the ancient world of Old Fortress Corfu, and pick up some local products at The Land Of Corfu Natural Products.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Corfu Town trip itinerary planning website.

Fly from Athens to Corfu Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Athens in July, expect little chillier with lows of 70°F in Corfu Town. 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, Mirtiotissa Beach, Achilleion Museum
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Church of Saint Spiridon ©
Church of Saint Spiridon
Achilleion Museum ©
Achilleion Museum
Paleokastritsa Beach ©
Paleokastritsa Beach

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