17 days in Greece, Italy & Paris Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 4 nights
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 2 nights
Fira, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly to Naples, Ferry to Positano
Positano, Italy
— 3 nights
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights


Paris, France — 4 nights

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, and take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Paris attractions planning website.

Detroit, USA to Paris is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Detroit to Paris is 6 hours. Traveling from Detroit in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 60°F in Paris. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Mykonos Town.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, then take in the exciting artwork at HOFA Gallery (House of Fine Art) Mykonos, then don't miss a visit to Rarity Gallery, and finally wander the streets of Little Venice. Keep things going the next day: discover the deep blue sea with GoDive Mykonos PADI Diving Resort, then stroll through Panormos Beach, and then don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli).

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Mykonos Town trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Mykonos Town takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Paris to Mykonos Town. Traveling from Paris in July, Mykonos Town is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Fira.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Neighborhoods
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Fira, Greece — 3 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for nightlife, wineries, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, kick back and relax at Kamari Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Beach.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Fira trip planning tool.

Getting from Mykonos Town to Fira by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Positano.
Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Wineries
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Positano, Italy — 3 nights

Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Venture out of the city with trips to Spiaggia di Atrani (in Atrani), Basilica of Saint Trofimena (in Minori) and Amalfi (Fontana sant'Andrea & Duomo di Sant'Andrea). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Fornillo, stroll through Arienzo Beach Club, Positano, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello, and contemplate the long history of Villa Rufolo.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Positano tour itinerary maker site.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Fira to Positano in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, train, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. July in Positano sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Rome.
Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches
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Rome, Italy — 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome trip planner.

You can drive from Positano to Rome in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Rome are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks
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Greece travel guide

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

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.

Italy travel guide

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.