31 days in Greece & Italy Itinerary

31 days in Greece & Italy Itinerary

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Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  15 h 45 min
1
Heraklion, Greece
— 3 nights
Ferry:  2 h 15 min
2
Oia, Greece
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly + Subway:  2 h 30 min
4
Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
+4
Subway + Fly + Bus + Train + Bus:  9 h 30 min
5
Amalfi, Italy
— 4 nights
Taxi + Subway:  1 h
6
Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
7
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
8
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
9
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  11 h 15 min
End: Toronto, Canada

3
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 1st (Mon): delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, then learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and then get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ligaria Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Agia Pelagia Beach.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Heraklion vacation planner.

Toronto, Canada to Heraklion is an approximately 14.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Heraklion is 7 hours. Traveling from Toronto in June, expect Heraklion to be somewhat warmer, temps between 32°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Oia.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Agia Pelagia, The Palace of Knossos
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The Natural History Museum of Crete ©
The Natural History Museum of Crete
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

2
nights
Oia, Greece

Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): explore the galleries of Mnemossyne Gallery, view the masterpieces at Oria Gallery, don't miss a visit to Sunset in Oia, then contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Naval Maritime Museum. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Oia Treasures Art Gallery, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then pause for some serene contemplation at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, and finally look for gifts at Apollon Gallery.

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Ride a ferry from Heraklion to Oia in 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Oia can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Oia

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Koloumbos Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Ekklisia Panagia Platsani ©
Ekklisia Panagia Platsani
Naval Maritime Museum ©
Naval Maritime Museum

2
nights
Mykonos Town, Greece

Mykonos Town ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Paraportiani Church. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Elia Beach, then stop by Little Venice, and then don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli).

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Mykonos Town trip planner.

Drive from Oia to Mykonos Town in 6.5 hours. In July in Mykonos Town, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Ornos Beach, Elia Beach, Platis Gialos Beach
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Elia Beach ©
Elia Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice

4
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Acropolis of Athens and Temple of Hephaestus. Acropolis Museum and Benaki Museum will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: visit Plaka, explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kapnikarea.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Athens road trip tool.

Getting from Mykonos Town to Athens by combination of flight and subway takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. Traveling from Mykonos Town in July, expect nights in Athens to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Amalfi.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Glyfada Beach, Legrena Beach
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum

4
nights
Amalfi, Italy

Amalfi ©
Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Get in touch with nature at Spiaggia di castiglione and Lido di Ravello. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Villa Rufolo and Duomo di Sant'Andrea. Explore Amalfi's surroundings by going to Positano (Il Sentiero Degli Dei & Fornillo). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello, admire the local landmark of Fontana sant'Andrea, take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lido Capo di Conca.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Amalfi online day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of subway, flight, and bus from Athens to Amalfi takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Athens to Amalfi, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Athens in July, expect nights in Amalfi to be about the same, around 29°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 34°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Naples.

Things to do in Amalfi

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ravello, Positano, Lido Capo di Conca
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Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Lido di Ravello ©
Lido di Ravello

2
nights
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. On the 16th (Tue), delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, then contemplate the geological forces at Vesuvio National Park, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Eligio Maggiore. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, then contemplate the long history of Museo Cappella Sansevero, and then contemplate the long history of Parco Acheologico di Ercolano.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Naples itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and subway from Amalfi to Naples in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Amalfi in July, Naples is little chillier at night with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Pompeii Archaeological Park, Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, Vesuvio National Park
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Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli ©
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli

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.
Relax by the water at V Lounge Beach Club and Stabilimento Balneare le Palme. Get some historical perspective at Colosseum and Piazza Navona. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums.

To find out how to plan a trip to Rome, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Naples to Rome in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get some cultural insight at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Ponte Vecchio. Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica of Santa Croce and Campanile di Giotto. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence trip app.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Florence, with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

4
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Doge's Palace and Museo Ebraico di Venezia. Popular historic sites such as Piazza San Marco and Basilica di San Marco are in your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Scrovegni Chapel in Padua (about 54 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore.

Plan trip to Venice with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
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Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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