14 days in Italy, Greece & Malta Itinerary

14 days in Italy, Greece & Malta Itinerary

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Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
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Valletta, Malta
— 3 nights
Fly to Naples, Ferry to Capri
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Capri, Italy
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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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.
Appreciate the collections at Acropolis Museum and Benaki Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Temple of Hephaestus and National Archaeological Museum. Step out of Athens with an excursion to Temple of Poseidon in Sounio--about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, catch a live event at Panathenaic Stadium, explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Glyfada Beach.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Athens holiday website.

Richmond, USA to Athens is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Richmond to Athens is 7 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Richmond in January, with highs in Athens at 15°C and lows at 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can fly to Valletta.
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Valletta, Malta — 3 nights

Most Proud

Malta's capital city, Valletta preserves most of its medieval architecture, built in the 16th and 17th centuries by the Knights Hospitaller, once a powerful military order.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at The Knights Hospitallers, get to know the fascinating history of Mdina Old City, then explore the galleries of Palazzo Falson Historic House Museum, then learn about all things military at Malta at War Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Co-Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Malta Aviation Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ghajn Tuffieha Bay, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Mosta Rotunda.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Valletta trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Valletta takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Valletta due to the time zone difference. In January in Valletta, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Capri.
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Capri, Italy — 2 nights

The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Villa San Michele and La Bottega dell'Arte di Sergio Rubino. Discover out-of-the-way places like Marina Grande Public Beach and Via Camerelle. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Marina Piccola, get to know the fascinating history of Scala Fenicia (Phoenician Steps), tour the pleasant surroundings at Fortini Coastal Walk, and take some stellar pictures from Belvedere Cannone.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Capri journey planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Valletta to Capri in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. In January, daily temperatures in Capri can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Naples.
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Naples, Italy — 2 nights

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): explore the ancient world of The Neapolis Buried, then don't miss a visit to Spaccanapoli, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Cappella Sansevero, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Naples trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by ferry from Capri to Naples takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Capri in January, Naples is a bit cooler at night with lows of 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can catch the train to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 2 nights

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 21st (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola and then take a stroll through Trastevere. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, then enjoy the sand and surf at Oasi Naturista, and then delve into the distant past at Pantheon.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rome trip planner.

Take a train from Naples to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January, daytime highs in Rome are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Greece travel guide

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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.
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Malta travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Sacred & Religious Sites · Gardens
Land of Honey
Aside from the crystal azure waters and the soft sandy beaches in Malta, there is more ancient, medieval, and Baroque architecture here than most visitors have time for. Whether you are looking for a relaxing vacation spent people-watching and sun-bathing or a history lesson filled with fortified cities and catacombs, Malta lets you hop from island to island with a plethora of options. And with so much coastline wherever you are in Malta, opportunities for water sports abound, including snorkeling and diving. Despite the thriving tourism, many areas feel uncrowded due to lack of residency, leaving you space to enjoy the sun and sea at your own pace.
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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
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.
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