55 days in Italy & Greece Itinerary

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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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Monterosso Grana, Italy
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Sora, Italy
— 3 nights
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Sorrento, Italy
— 3 nights
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Santa Marina Salina, Italy
— 4 nights
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Taormina, Italy
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Milos, Greece
— 3 nights
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Ios, Greece
— 4 nights
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Naxos Town, Greece
— 4 nights
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Paros, Greece
— 4 nights
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Mykonos Town, Greece
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
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Venice, Italy — 3 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.
Venice is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Venice online tour itinerary builder.

Melbourne, Australia to Venice is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Venice, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in June, expect Venice to be warmer, temps between 32°C and 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Monterosso Grana.
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Monterosso Grana, Italy — 3 nights

Monterosso Grana is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Cuneo in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 80km southwest of Turin and about 20km west of Cuneo.Monterosso Grana borders the following municipalities: Castelmagno, Demonte, Dronero, Montemale di Cuneo, Pradleves, Rittana, Valgrana, and Valloriate. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Monterosso Grana: Chiesa di Sant Antonio (in Chianale), Parco Naturale delle Alpi Marittime (in Valdieri) and Entracque (Lago Delle Rovine & Caseificio Valle Gesso). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Col di Sampeyre, examine the collection at Mostra Uomini e Pietre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario di San Magno, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Pontechianale.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Monterosso Grana travel tool.

Traveling by car from Venice to Monterosso Grana takes 5.5 hours. Traveling from Venice in June, expect nights in Monterosso Grana to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow 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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, hunt for treasures at Mercato Centrale, then admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, and finally make a trip to Piazza della Signoria. Keep things going the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

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You can drive from Monterosso Grana to Florence in 5 hours. Traveling from Monterosso Grana in June, expect nights in Florence to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 33°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sora.
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Sora, Italy — 3 nights

Sora is a town and comune of Lazio, Italy, in the province of Frosinone. Get out of town with these interesting Sora side-trips: Grotte di Falvaterra (in Falvaterra), Certosa di Trisulti (in Collepardo) and Terme Pompeo (in Ferentino). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Restituta, step into the grandiose world of Castello Piccolomini di Celano, and take in the dramatic scenery at Cascata Grande di Isola del Liri.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Sora trip planner.

You can drive from Florence to Sora in 4 hours. Traveling from Florence in June, Sora is a bit cooler at night with lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Sorrento.
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Sorrento, Italy — 3 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sorrento: Amalfi (Fontana sant'Andrea & Duomo di Sant'Andrea), Chiesa di Santa Croce (in Nocelle) and Positano (Spiaggia Grande, Fornillo, &more). On the 28th (Wed), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, don't miss a visit to Piazza Tasso, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Francis Church and Convent, and contemplate the long history of Duomo di Ravello.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sorrento trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sora to Sorrento takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sora in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sorrento, with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive to Santa Marina Salina.
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Santa Marina Salina, Italy — 4 nights

Santa Marina Salina is a comune (municipality) and one of the main towns on Salina, one of the Aeolian Islands. Get out of town with these interesting Santa Marina Salina side-trips: Area Balneabile di Pollara (in Pollara), Filicudi (Filicudi WildLife Conservation, Solarium Lidalina, &more) and Panarea (Chiesa di San Pietro in Panarea, Cala degli Zimmari Villaggio preistorico, &more). There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, learn about winemaking at Azienda Agricola Virgona, experience rural life at Carlo Hauner Azienda Agricola, and kick back and relax at Spiaggia dello Scario.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Santa Marina Salina trip planner.

Drive from Sorrento to Santa Marina Salina in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June in Santa Marina Salina, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Taormina.
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Taormina, Italy — 3 nights

With its warm island weather and cliffside location overlooking the Ionion Sea, Taormina has been one of Sicily's most popular getaway destinations since the early 19th century.
Venture out of the city with trips to Linguaglossa (Etna Donkey Trekking & Gambino Vini) and Gole Alcantara Botanical and Geological Park (in Motta Camastra). There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with Blue Sea Diving Center, step off the mainland to explore Isola Bella, take in the pleasant sights at Piazza IX Aprile, and don't miss a visit to Corso Umberto.

To find photos and other tourist information, read our Taormina route planning tool.

You can travel from Santa Marina Salina to Taormina in 5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Taormina are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Rome.
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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 8th (Sat): admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, then enjoy breathtaking views from Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, and finally browse the exhibits of Vatican Museums. On the next day, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, and then delve into the distant past at Colosseum.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Rome sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Taormina to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In July in Rome, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Milos.
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Milos, Greece — 3 nights

Island of Colors

The result of thousands of years of volcanic activity, the island of Milos features a craggy coastline interspersed by shallow beaches.
Milos is known for beaches, wildlife, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with Oneiro Milos, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sikia Beach, kick back and relax at Firiplaka Beach, and see the interesting displays at Sand Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Milos online day trip planner.

Getting from Rome to Milos by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Rome to Milos is 1 hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Ios.
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Ios, Greece — 4 nights

Halfway between Naxos and Santorini lies tiny Ios, famous worldwide as one of the Aegean's liveliest nightlife hubs.
Ios is known for beaches, nightlife, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Manganari Beach, kick back and relax at Gialos Beach, get engrossed in the history at Archeologiko Mousio Iou, and explore the historical opulence of Paleokastro.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Ios trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Milos to Ios by ferry takes about 4 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Naxos Town.
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Naxos Town, Greece — 4 nights

Naxos Town tops the itinerary of most visitors exploring the Aegean islands, drawing their attention with taverns, shops, beaches, and ancient ruins.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Naxos Town: Church of Panagia Filotitissa (in Filoti) and Apeiranthos (Geological Museum of Apeiranthos, Tower of Zevgolis, &more). There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with Blue Fin Divers Naxos Greece, enjoy the sand and surf at Plaka Beach, contemplate the long history of The Jesuit Palace, and delve into the distant past at The Temple of Apollo – Portara.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Naxos Town online route maker.

Ride a ferry from Ios to Naxos Town in 1.5 hours. July in Naxos Town sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry 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.
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, pause for some serene contemplation at Panagia Ekatondapiliani, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum Parou, and take in the exciting artwork at Yria Ceramic Studio.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Paros road trip tool.

Traveling by ferry from Naxos Town to Paros takes an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.
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Mykonos Town, Greece — 3 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: stop by Little Venice, make a trip to Matoyianni Street, discover the deep blue sea with GoDive Mykonos PADI Diving Resort, and kick back and relax at Paradise Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Mykonos Town road trip website.

You can ride a ferry from Paros to Mykonos Town in 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Mykonos Town can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 12 nights

Eternal City

Explore Rome's surroundings by going to Tivoli (Villa Adriana, Villa d'Este, &more) and Sabbianera Super Beach (in Anguillara Sabazia). Enjoy Rome some more: explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, pause for some photo ops at La Pieta, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rome road trip planning website.

You can fly from Mykonos Town to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Mykonos Town, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Rome, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) 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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Naxos travel guide

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Zeus, the master of all gods from Greek mythology, allegedly grew up in a cave on Naxos, a small but fertile island in the South Aegean Sea. Renowned for its unspoiled beaches and advantageous winds, the island offers excellent conditions for windsurfing and other watersports. Most of the island's western coastline boasts one sandy beach splashed by blue waters rich in marine life--a big draw for amateur scuba divers. The mountainous interior provides a look at the quieter side of the island, featuring a patchwork of lush valleys, quaint villages, and ancient sites. For a change of pace and a bit of modern dining and shopping, visit Hora, the island's biggest city.
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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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