52 days in Italy, Greece & Nice Itinerary

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Fly to Rome, Train to Naples
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Naples, Italy
— 8 nights
Train
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Sorrento, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Praia A Mare, Italy
— 2 nights
Train
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Marina di Camerota, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Manfredonia, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Salerno, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly to Mykonos, Ferry to Paros
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Paros, Greece
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Mykonos Town, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly
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Nice, France
— 4 nights
Train
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Cinque Terre, Italy
— 8 nights
Drive
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Siena, Italy
— 7 nights
Drive
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Naples, Italy — 8 nights

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Step out of the city life by going to Vesuvio National Park and Roccia dei Falchi. Get some cultural insight at Pompeii Archaeological Park and Villa dei Misteri. Change things up with these side-trips from Naples: Forum (in Pompeii), Castello Aragonese d'Ischia (in Ischia) and Maronti Beach (in Barano d'Ischia). Next up on the itinerary: get curious at MUSA - Museo Universitario delle Scienze e delle Arti, explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe di San Gennaro, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Dell'Ariana, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Museo di Santa Luciella ai Librai.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Naples trip builder tool.

Sydney, Australia to Naples is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Naples is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Sydney in July, expect Naples to be much hotter, temps between 36°C and 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Sorrento.
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Sorrento, Italy — 2 nights

Land of the Sirens

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
We've included these beaches for you: Fornillo and Arienzo Beach Club, Positano. Get a sense of the local culture at Miniaci Art Gallery and MAR - Museo Archeologico Romano Positano. Get out of town with these interesting Sorrento side-trips: Positano (Nana' Positano, Church of Santa Maria Assunta, &more) and Chiesa di Santa Croce (in Nocelle). Next up on the itinerary: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, appreciate the views at Il Vallone dei Mulini, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Francis Church and Convent.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sorrento day trip planning site.

Drive from Naples to Sorrento in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a train. In July in Sorrento, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Praia A Mare.
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Praia A Mare, Italy — 2 nights

Praia a Mare is a town and comune of the province of Cosenza in the Calabria region of Italy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Statua del Cristo Redentore di Maratea, then enjoy the sand and surf at Il Mirto Solarium Bar, then enjoy the sand and surf at La Secca, and finally don't miss a visit to Santuario Diocesano Madonna della Grotta.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Praia A Mare travel planner.

Drive from Sorrento to Praia A Mare in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can take a train to Marina di Camerota.
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Marina di Camerota, Italy — 2 nights

On the 28th (Fri), stroll through Cala Bianca Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Calanca Beach, then Head underground at Grotte Marine di Capo Palinuro, and finally kick back and relax at Baia del Buon Dormire. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at MUVIP Museo Virtuale del Paleolitico, identify plant and animal life at Area Marina Protetta Costa degli Infreschi e della Masseta, and then identify plant and animal life at Cooperativa Rosa dei Venti.

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You can take a train from Praia A Mare to Marina di Camerota in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Manfredonia.
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Manfredonia, Italy — 2 nights

Manfredonia is a town and comune of Apulia, Italy, in the province of Foggia, from which it is 35km northeast by rail. On the 30th (Sun), pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Tomba di Rotari, delve into the lush surroundings at Foresta Umbra, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario di San Michele Arcangelo. On the 31st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Castello Normanno Svevo Aragonese, then delve into the distant past at Parco Archeologico di Siponto, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bagni Bonobo.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Manfredonia road trip tool.

Drive from Marina di Camerota to Manfredonia in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Salerno.
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Salerno, Italy — 4 nights

Unspoilt Gem of the Amalfi Coast

While often overshadowed by the Amalfi Coast's array of quaint villages, Salerno has become one of the region's main areas for culture and entertainment, while remaining relatively unmarked by tourism.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Lido di Ravello and Spiaggia di Atrani. Escape the urban bustle at Amalfi Coast and Cilento. Get out of town with these interesting Salerno side-trips: Ravello (Villa Cimbrone Gardens, Villa Rufolo, &more) and Amalfi (Antichi Sapori d'Amalfi, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, &more). The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with Subsalerno Diving and enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Eureka.

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Getting from Manfredonia to Salerno by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. While traveling from Manfredonia, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Salerno, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Paros.
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Paros, Greece — 4 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Parikia Town and Yria Ceramic Studio. You'll get in some beach time at Piso Aliki Beach and Golden Beach. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Panagia Ekatondapiliani, stroll through Kolymbithres Beach, kick back and relax at Martselo beach, and steep yourself in history at Lefkes.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Paros holiday planner.

Getting from Salerno to Paros by combination of flight and ferry takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Salerno to Paros due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Paros can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to catch the 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 8th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Agios Stefanos Beach, kick back and relax at Platis Gialos Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Beach. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Ornos Beach, then browse the exhibits of HOFA Gallery (House of Fine Art) Mykonos, then don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and finally take a stroll through Little Venice.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town attractions planner.

You can ride a ferry from Paros to Mykonos Town in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 27°C. On the 10th (Thu), you'll travel 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.
Visit Castel Plage and Juan les Pins Main Beach for some beach relaxation. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Town and Le Suquet. Change things up with a short trip to Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes in Antibes (about 46 minutes away). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, make a trip to Place Massena, see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste - Le Voeu.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Nice vacation planning website.

Fly from Mykonos Town to Nice in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Mykonos Town to Nice due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. On the 14th (Mon), you'll travel to Cinque Terre.
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Cinque Terre, Italy — 8 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova and Portovenere are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours and Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza. Explore Cinque Terre's surroundings by going to Baia del Silenzio (in Sestri Levante), Chiesa di San Giorgio (in Moneglia) and Lucca (San Michele in Foro, St Martin Cathedral, &more). There's much more to do: meet the residents at Aquarium of Genoa, get to know the fascinating history of Borgo Storico di Manarola, hike along Sentiero Vernazza a Corniglia, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cinque Terre Trails.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Cinque Terre trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nice to Cinque Terre takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nice in August, Cinque Terre is slightly colder at night with lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Siena.
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Siena, Italy — 7 nights

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi and Duomo di Siena are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Head to La Bottega Dei Sapori (S.N.C.) and Balducci Ceramicafor plenty of shopping. Explore Siena's surroundings by going to San Gimignano (Studio d'Arte Santagostino, Historic Centre of San Gimignano, &more), Cascate del Mulino (in Saturnia) and Assisi (Eremo delle Carceri, Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, &more). Next up on the itinerary: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Battistero di San Giovanni, make a trip to Piazza del Campo, and contemplate the long history of San Francesco.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Siena trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Cinque Terre to Siena in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Siena sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 22°C at night. On the 29th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Rome.
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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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Riserva Naturale Regionale Macchiatonda and Giardino del lago. Get a sense of the local culture at Colosseum and Palatine Hill. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, browse the fresh offerings at Antica Frutteria delle Coppelle, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rome trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Siena to Rome by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can fly back home.
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Italy travel guide

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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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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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Mykonos travel guide

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Island of the Winds
Local tradition claims that Mykonos, the trendiest of the Cyclades group of islands, came into existence from the petrified bodies of giants killed by the mythological hero Hercules. Named after the grandson of the god Apollo, this cosmopolitan "Ibiza of Greece" offers modern tourists a blend of glamour and simplicity. Be prepared for hip and loud dance clubs along the coastline and quieter areas farther from the water. Avoid cruise ship crowds thronging the narrow streets by exploring the small villages located in the center of the island. The easiest way to discover the island's golden beaches is by guided boat tour, private car, or motorcycle.
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