22 days in France, Italy & Greece Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Positano, Italy
— 2 nights
Ferry to Sorrento, Fly to Athens
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Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly to Santorini, Bus to Kamari
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Kamari, Greece
— 2 nights
Bus to Santorini, Fly to Venice
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Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Seine River and Île de la Cité. Popular historic sites such as Sainte-Chapelle and Arc de Triomphe are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, stroll through Ile Saint-Louis, admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and shop like a local with Champs-Elysees.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Paris trip tool.

Toronto, Canada to Paris is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Traveling from Toronto to Paris, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Florence.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
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Florence, Italy — 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Palazzo Vecchio and Cappella Brancacci. Step off the beaten path and head to Basilica San Miniato al Monte and Pitti Palace. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore, and make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Paris to Florence in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in May, expect nights in Florence to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Rome.
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Museums · Historic Sites
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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.
For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Rome itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Rome when traveling from Florence in May, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Positano.
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Positano, Italy — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela, contemplate the long history of Duomo di Ravello, then make a trip to Villa Rufolo, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Ravello. Keep things going the next day: indulge your senses at Amalfi Coast Drive, examine the collection at Museo della Carta, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Antichi Sapori d'Amalfi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Positano journey maker.

Traveling by car from Rome to Positano takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Positano are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Athens.
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Athens, Greece — 4 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Get some cultural insight at Temple of Hephaestus and National Archaeological Museum. Acropolis Museum and Museum of Cycladic Art will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Plaka, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Athens online tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Positano to Athens takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in May, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Kamari.
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Kamari, Greece — 2 nights

Kamari is a coastal village on the southeastern part of the Aegean island of Santorini, Greece, in the Cyclades archipelago with a population of approx. On the 4th (Sun), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, and then contemplate the long history of The Castle of St Nicholas. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, then enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Santorini Brewing Company, and finally learn about winemaking at Gaia Winery.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kamari travel planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Athens to Kamari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 4 nights

City of Romance

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari and Dorsoduro. Do some cultural sightseeing at Doge's Palace and Cannaregio. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Padua (Ragione Palace, Padua Botanical Garden - World Heritage Site, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Pantalon, wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto, and contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Venice trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Kamari to Venice by combination of bus and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Kamari to Venice, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kamari in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Venice, with lows of 20°C. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.
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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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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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