46 days in Italy, France & Greece Itinerary

46 days in Italy, France & Greece Itinerary

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Naples, Italy
— 9 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Verona, Italy
— 3 nights
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Como, Italy
— 3 nights
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La Spezia, Italy
— 4 nights
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Nice, France
— 4 nights
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Lyon, France
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Catania, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly to Mykonos, Ferry to Naxos Town
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Naxos Town, Greece
— 3 nights
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Paros, Greece
— 3 nights
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Mykonos Town, Greece
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 1 night
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Naples, Italy — 9 nights

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Your day by day itinerary now includes Arienzo Beach Club, Positano as well as Marameo Beach Club. Explore Naples' surroundings by going to Fornillo (in Positano) and Ravello (Duomo di Ravello, Villa Rufolo, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Napoli, get to know the fascinating history of Underground Naples, step into the grandiose world of Castel Nuovo - Maschio Angioino, and go for a stroll along the water at Santa Lucia.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Naples trip builder tool.

Rome to Naples is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or fly. July in Naples sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. You'll set off for Rome on the 31st (Mon).
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): pause for some photo ops at La Pieta. On the next day, wander the streets of Trastevere, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, then admire the striking features of Pantheon, and finally make a trip to St. Peter's Square.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Rome trip itinerary site.

Traveling by train from Naples to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train 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.
You've now added Puccini e la sua Lucca - International Permanent Festival to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace and then admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then pause for some photo ops at Campanile di Giotto, and finally see the grandeur of opera at Puccini e la sua Lucca - International Permanent Festival.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Florence tour planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Rome in August since evenings lows in Florence dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Verona.
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Verona, Italy — 3 nights

City of Romeo and Juliet

The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Dolce&Gabbana Boutique. There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Casa di Giulietta and don't miss a visit to Piazza Bra.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Verona trip planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Verona in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. You'll set off for Como on the 7th (Mon).
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Como, Italy — 3 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Como: La Citta Alta (in Bergamo), Leolandia (in Capriate San Gervasio) and Monastero benedettino di San Giacomo (in Pontida). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at I Giardini di Villa Melzi, stop by Tea World, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Como (Duomo), and explore the world behind art at Villa Carlotta.

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Getting from Verona to Como by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In August, daytime highs in Como are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. You'll set off for La Spezia on the 10th (Thu).
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La Spezia, Italy — 4 nights

La Spezia, at the head of the Gulf of La Spezia in the Liguria region of Northern Italy, is the capital city of the province of La Spezia.In terms of population, La Spezia is the second city in the Liguria region, preceded just by Genoa. Explore La Spezia's surroundings by going to Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours (in Manarola), Vernazza (Sentiero Vernazza a Corniglia & Vernazza) and Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza (in Monterosso al Mare). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre, don't miss a visit to Palazzata a Mare, stop by Stoppani & Peer - Drogheria Storica La Spezia, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our La Spezia online vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Como to La Spezia takes 3 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 14th (Mon), you're off to Nice.
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Nice, France — 4 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.
Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Antibes (Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes & Musee Picasso). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Old Town, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Nice online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from La Spezia to Nice takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from La Spezia, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Nice, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 25°C. On the 18th (Fri), you'll travel to Lyon.
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Lyon, France — 2 nights

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, then get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee Miniature et Cinema.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Lyon visit planner.

You can fly from Nice to Lyon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in August, Lyon is little chillier at night with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Paris.
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Paris, France — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, and then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris road trip planning app.

You can fly from Lyon to Paris in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Lyon in August, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Catania.
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Catania, Italy — 4 nights

Black Pearl of Ionian Sea

The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
Change things up with these side-trips from Catania: Taormina (Ancient Theatre of Taormina & Isola Bella). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mt Etna, take an in-depth tour of Monastero dei Benedettini, cast your line with Barca Lachea Tour, and steep yourself in history at Piazza del Duomo.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Catania trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Paris to Catania by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. In August, Catania is somewhat warmer than Paris - with highs of 36°C and lows of 23°C. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Naxos Town.
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Naxos Town, Greece — 3 nights

Naxos Town tops the itinerary of most visitors exploring the Aegean islands, drawing their attention with taverns, shops, beaches, and ancient ruins.
On the 27th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Plaka Beach, wander the streets of Kastro, then explore the ancient world of The Temple of Apollo – Portara, and finally wander the streets of Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Theatrical Museum Iakovos Kampanellis, enjoy the sand and surf at Agios Prokopios Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Mikri Vigla Beach, then browse the exhibits of Fish & Olive, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Panagia Filotitissa, and finally look for gifts at Naxia Gi.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Naxos Town attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Catania to Naxos Town takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Catania in August since evenings lows in Naxos Town dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry 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: examine the collection at Folklore Art Museum Of Cycladic Civilization Benetos & Popi Skiadas., step off the mainland to explore Parikia Town, kick back and relax at Piso Aliki Beach, and stroll through Martselo beach.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Paros vacation planner.

Ride a ferry from Naxos Town to Paros in an hour. In August in Paros, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.
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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.
On the 1st (Fri), see the interesting displays at Aegean Maritime Museum, make a trip to Kapopoulos Fine Arts, then stroll through Platis Gialos Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Matoyianni Street, make a trip to Rarity Gallery, then wander the streets of Little Venice, then make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and finally stop by Mytho.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Mykonos Town visit planner.

You can ride a ferry from Paros to Mykonos Town in 2 hours. September in Mykonos Town sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 1 night

Eternal City

On the 3rd (Sun), explore the world behind art at Centrale Montemartini, then delve into the distant past at Colosseum, then take in panoramic vistas at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, and finally make a trip to Spanish Steps.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Mykonos Town to Rome in 5.5 hours. Other options are to 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to fly 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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France travel guide

4.3
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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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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