35 days in Italy & Greece Itinerary

35 days in Italy & Greece Itinerary

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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Train to Como S. Giovanni, Bus to Tremezzina
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Tremezzina, Italy
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Como, Italy
— 1 night
Train
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Cinque Terre, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Greve in Chianti, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Siena, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Montepulciano, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saturnia, Italy
— 1 night
Train to Rome, Fly to Athens
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Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly
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Rhodes Town, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly
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Paros, Greece
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Fira, Greece
Drive
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Fiumicino, Italy
— 1 night
Fly
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Ostuni, Italy
— 6 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy — 2 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.
On the 25th (Fri), take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then explore the activities along Canal Grande, and finally stop by Cannaregio. On your second day here, view the masterpieces at Max Studio, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, then examine the collection at Doge's Palace, and finally admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice vacation planning site.

Sydney, Australia to Venice is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Venice. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in August, with highs in Venice at 34°C and lows at 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can go by car to Tremezzina.
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Tremezzina, Italy — 2 nights

The majestic Villa Carlotta is among the most popular places to visit in Tremezzina, its neoclassical architecture complimenting the lush, neatly maintained gardens and charming walkways.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Carlotta, then admire the landmark architecture of Villa del Balbianello, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Lorenzo a Tremezzo. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa dei Santi Nazaro e Celso, take in breathtaking views at Orrido di Bellano, explore the historical opulence of Castello di Vezio, admire the striking features of Villa Monastero, then brush up on your military savvy at Forte Montecchio Nord, and finally look for gifts at Fleur de Lis.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Tremezzina itinerary app.

You can drive from Venice to Tremezzina in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Como.
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Como, Italy — 1 night

City of Silk

Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
On the 29th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Como (Duomo), then pause for some photo ops at Life Electric, then don't miss a visit to Faro voltiano, and finally look for gifts at Le Chicche torte di caramelle By Bijoux.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Como driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Tremezzina to Como takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cinque Terre.
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Cinque Terre, Italy — 1 night

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cinque Terre trip builder app.

Getting from Como to Cinque Terre by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Cinque Terre can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, admire the striking features of Cappelle Medicee, and then steep yourself in history at Loggia dei Lanzi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, then make a trip to L’importuno di Michelangelo, and finally admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Florence day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. On the 2nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Greve in Chianti.
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Greve in Chianti, Italy — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): learn about winemaking at Enoteca Falorni, do a tasting at Montefioralle Winery, and then savor the flavors at Azienda Agricola Brogioni Maurizio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at Podere La Marronaia- Le Colonne, then learn about winemaking at Guardastelle Vineyard, and then do a tasting at Accademia del Buon Gusto.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Greve in Chianti trip website.

Traveling by car from Florence to Greve in Chianti takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Greve in Chianti can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Siena.
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Siena, Italy — 1 night

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena, and then make a trip to Piazza del Campo.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Siena road trip website.

Traveling by car from Greve in Chianti to Siena takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in Siena can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Montepulciano.
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Montepulciano, Italy — 2 nights

Pearl of the 16th Century

Perched on a limestone ridge in the heart of Tuscany, Montepulciano is known worldwide for its production of red wine, the Vino Noble.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): look for gifts at Zazzeri Pienza, make a trip to Piazza Pio II, steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of the City of Pienza, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then do a tasting at Icario Winery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tempio di San Biagio.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Montepulciano holiday website.

You can drive from Siena to Montepulciano in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Montepulciano are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Saturnia.
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Saturnia, Italy — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): test the waters at Terme di Saturnia - Parco Termale, then take in the natural beauty of Cascate del Mulino, then explore the historical opulence of Piazza del Castello di Montemerano, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Via Cava.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Saturnia vacation site.

Traveling by car from Montepulciano to Saturnia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, daily temperatures in Saturnia can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. You'll set off for Athens on the 7th (Thu).
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Athens, Greece — 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Athens day trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Saturnia to Athens takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Saturnia to Athens due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Saturnia in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Athens, with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to fly to Rhodes Town.
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Rhodes Town, Greece — 3 nights

A conglomeration of many distinct architectural styles, Rhodes Town is the biggest urban center of the eponymous Greek island known for its golden beaches and relaxed way of life.
Step out of Rhodes Town with an excursion to Village of Lindos in Lindos--about 52 minutes away. On the 11th (Mon), enjoy a perfect day by the water at Faliraki Beach. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes, stop by Savvas Samourakis Handmade Jewellery, appreciate the extensive heritage of Medieval City, and see what you can catch with Makarounas Fishing Trip Rhodes.

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

Fly from Athens to Rhodes Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Rhodes Town can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Paros.
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Paros, Greece — 3 nights

Poor Man's Mykonos

Long ignored by tourists because of its reputation as a plain ferry hub, Paros today serves as one of the Aegean's major holiday destinations, luring travelers with its fashionable resort towns and quaint mountain villages.
Paros is known for beaches, historic sites, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the waterfront activity at Old Port of Naoussa, steep yourself in history at Lefkes, stroll through Parikia Town, and indulge in some personalized pampering at SPA Beauty Spot Paros Island.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Paros online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Rhodes Town to Paros takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can catch the ferry to Fira.
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Fira, Greece

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Akrotiri.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Fira itinerary builder site.

Traveling by ferry from Paros to Fira takes 4.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Fira are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Fiumicino.
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Fiumicino, Italy — 1 night

Fiumicino is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Rome, Lazio, central Italy, with a population of 77,870 (2015). For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Fiumicino online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Fira to Fiumicino by car takes about 29 hours. Traveling from Fira to Fiumicino, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Fira in September since evenings lows in Fiumicino dip to 19°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Ostuni.
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Ostuni, Italy — 6 nights

Ostuni is a city and comune, located about 8 km from the coast, in the province of Brindisi, region of Apulia, Italy). Get out of town with these interesting Ostuni side-trips: Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare (in Polignano a Mare), Centro Storico, Lecce (in Lecce) and Grotte di Castellana (in Castellana Grotte). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Castello Aragonese, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoosafari, make a trip to Infopoint - Association Il Borgo Ostuni, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Otranto.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Ostuni trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Fiumicino to Ostuni takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Fiumicino in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Ostuni, with lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Rome.
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Find places to stay Sep 17 — 23:

Rome, Italy — 3 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 Piazza Navona, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, and steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Rome online tour builder.

You can fly from Ostuni to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Ostuni in September, expect little chillier with lows of 18°C in Rome. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.
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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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Lake Como travel guide

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Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Churches
A favorite vacation spot for more than a century, Lake Como was once an exclusive retreat for local aristocrats and wealthy people. It is not only one of Europe's most beautiful lakes, but also one of the deepest at more than 400 m (1,300 ft). Surrounded by elegant villas, the lake has become a popular holiday destination for tourists because of its range of attractions, from landscapes, wildlife, and spas, to activities like sailing, windsurfing, and kite-surfing. The area has been an inspiration for artists since Roman times. English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote, "This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty…It is long and narrow and has the appearance of a mighty river winding among the mountains and the forests."
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Tuscany travel guide

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Landmarks · Art Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance
Known for its landscapes, traditions, and history, Tuscany possesses an unparalleled artistic legacy that continues to influence world culture. Regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, the region boasts a lengthy list of attractions, including world-class museums, art galleries, and archeological sites. With a distinct culture and a very strong linguistic identity, this region is sometimes referred to as a nation within a nation. A land of picture-postcard areas, Tuscany contains plenty of places to visit on your holiday, with seven World Heritage Sites, including the historic town centers of Florence and Siena. With more than 120 protected nature preserves, Tuscany is not only a land of culture and historic monuments, but also a great place to discover and enjoy the Italian outdoors. Take it slowly here (as the locals do), and give yourself plenty of time to get to know the local culture and cuisine of Tuscany's medieval towns and ancient villages.
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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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Rhodes travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
Island of the Knights
An island of green hills, fertile valleys, and golden beaches, Rhodes blends cosmopolitan and traditional cultures, exemplified by its traditional taverns, upscale hotels, and archaeological sites. Nicknamed the "Island of Roses," this island offers visitors a chance to discover lively tourist resorts in the north and tranquil rural areas in the south. The island's slow pace seems utterly unaffected by the challenges of mass tourism, its permanent residents stubbornly clinging to their age-old traditions and relaxed lifestyle. As you explore the areas farther away from the busy coastline, take time to meet the garrulous locals in their natural environment, the village tavern.
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Santorini travel guide

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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.
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Puglia travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Churches
Situated at the southeastern tip of the country, Puglia forms the heel on the "boot" of Italy. First colonized by Mycenaean Greeks, the region flourished during Roman times as a major producer of grain and oil. Today, Puglia remains a predominantly agricultural part of the country, though its warm and sunny coastal weather makes it a favorite holiday destination with an ever-increasing number of tourists. The long coastline features attractions like sun-kissed beaches and lively resorts, many of which are overlooked by limestone cliffs. Deeper inland, Puglia is largely flat, a land of charming villages and world-class cuisine. Here, you'll find olive oil, grapes, tomatoes, peppers, mushrooms, and fresh seafood to give you sustenance as you continue sightseeing. Despite its reputation as a producer of some Italy's best food and wines, Puglia still has numerous rural corners that most tourists have yet to explore.
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