26 days in Greece, Italy & France Itinerary

26 days in Greece, Italy & France Itinerary

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Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
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Mykonos Town, Greece
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
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Nice, France
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Athens: Fortress Palamidi (in Nafplio) and Archaeological Site Mycenae (in Mycenae). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, stop by Plaka, wander the streets of Monastiraki, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Lycabettus.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Athens trip itinerary planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Athens is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Dubai in September: high temperatures in Athens hover around 34°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Mykonos Town.
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Mykonos Town, Greece — 4 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.
Mykonos Town is known for sightseeing, nightlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Little Venice, stop by Triciclo Art Shop Mykonos, kick back and relax at Platis Gialos Beach, and see the interesting displays at Aegean Maritime Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Mykonos Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Athens in September: highs in Mykonos Town hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Rome.
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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, make a trip to Spanish Steps, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rome online holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Mykonos Town to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Mykonos Town to Rome. Traveling from Mykonos Town in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 18°C in Rome. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can take a train to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 4 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Siena (Battistero di San Giovanni, Piazza del Campo, &more), Guardastelle Vineyard (in San Gimignano) and Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, savor the flavors at Scenic wine tours in Tuscany, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Florence road trip site.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Florence are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Nice.
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Nice, France — 3 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Cannes (Vieux Port & Lérins Islands). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, steep yourself in history at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, make a trip to Place Massena, and see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Nice trip planning app.

Drive from Florence to Nice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Florence in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Nice, with lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Paris.
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Paris, France — 5 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 out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, take a stroll through Montmartre, explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Paris online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, Paris is a bit cooler than Nice - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to catch the flight 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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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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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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