26 days in Italy & Greece Itinerary

26 days in Italy & Greece Itinerary

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26 days in Italy & Greece Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  31​h
1
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
subway + Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Skiathos, Greece
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Skopelos, Greece
— 1 night
+2
ferry + foot + Fly:  5​h
4
Akrotiri, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  6​h 30​min
5
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h
6
Siena, Italy
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Pisa, Italy
— 1 night
train:  3​h
8
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
9
Verona, Italy
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
10
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
11
Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
12
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  29​h
End: Sydney, Australia

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Get a sense of the local culture at Acropolis of Athens and Parthenon. Visit Ancient Agora of Athens and Temple of Olympian Zeus for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, browse the exhibits of Technohoros Art Gallery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Glyfada Beach, and take a stroll through Plaka.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Athens online trip maker .

Sydney, Australia to Athens is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in September, with highs in Athens at 34°C and lows at 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Skiathos.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Glyfada Beach
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

1
night
Skiathos, Greece

Skiathos ©
Boasting some of Greece's finest beaches, Skiathos swells with vacationers from colder European countries at the height of the tourist season.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Kastro Ke Medieval Ekklisia and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lalaria Beach.

Make your Skiathos itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by combination of subway and flight from Athens to Skiathos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Athens in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Skiathos: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can drive to Skopelos.

Things to do in Skiathos

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Lalaria Beach ©
Lalaria Beach
Kastro Ke Medieval Ekklisia ©
Kastro Ke Medieval Ekklisia

1
night
Skopelos, Greece

Skopelos ©
Known as one of the Aegean's greenest islands, Skopelos features a long coastline of fine beaches and an interior covered with verdant pine forests, olive groves, and plum orchards.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Kastani Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Skopelos online attractions planner .

Getting from Skiathos to Skopelos by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Skopelos are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. On the 1st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Skopelos

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Kastani Beach ©
Kastani Beach

3
nights
Akrotiri, Greece

Akrotiri ©
Located on Santorini's southwestern coastline, the small village of Akrotiri sits just a short walk from one of Europe's most significant Bronze Age archaeological sites.
On the 2nd (Mon), kick back and relax at Kamari Beach, stop by Koukla Art, and then delve into the distant past at Akrotiri. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, then kick back and relax at Caldera Beach, and then kick back and relax at Perissa Black Sand Beach.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Akrotiri visit planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Skopelos to Akrotiri takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In October in Akrotiri, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Koukla Art, Perissa Black Sand Beach, Kamari Beach
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Kamari Beach ©
Kamari Beach

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Academy Of Florence Art Gallery and Pitti Palace. Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza della Signoria will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church and Museum of Orsanmichele, and take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Florence itinerary planner .

Getting from Akrotiri to Florence by combination of flight and train takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Akrotiri in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Florence, with lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

1
night
Siena, Italy

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): look for gifts at La Fabbrica delle Candele, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, then explore the world behind art at Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Siena day trip planning app .

Traveling by bus from Florence to Siena takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Siena are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Pisa.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico ©
Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico
Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana ©
Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana

1
night
Pisa, Italy

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): contemplate the long history of St Martin Cathedral.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Pisa trip maker website .

Traveling by train from Siena to Pisa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Pisa are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Mon) before leaving for Milan.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites

Side Trip

St Martin Cathedral
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St Martin Cathedral ©
St Martin Cathedral

1
night
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, then admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, and then get your bearings at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Milan online trip planner .

Take a train from Pisa to Milan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. When traveling from Pisa in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Milan: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Verona.

Things to do in Milan

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

1
night
Verona, Italy

Verona ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at San Fermo Maggiore, Verona, see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona, take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, and finally explore the historical opulence of Museo di Castelvecchio.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Verona trip website .

Take a train from Milan to Verona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October in Verona, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore

4
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
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.
Shop till you drop at Giudecca 795 Art Gallery and Raggio Veneziano. Let the collections at Doge's Palace and Peggy Guggenheim Collection capture your imagination. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, and admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Verona to Venice by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in October, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Naples.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande

2
nights
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Cloister of Santa Chiara, explore the ancient world of Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, and then explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Chiaia, stop by Io sono La Chianina, then explore the world behind art at Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Naples online tour planner .

Getting from Venice to Naples by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Venice in October: high temperatures in Naples hover around 27°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Pompeii Archaeological Park, Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
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Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano ©
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano

1
night
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 17th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, delve into the distant past at Colosseum, then delve into the distant past at Forum of Augustus, and finally don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, then explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and then explore the ancient world of Pantheon.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rome trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Naples to Rome in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Rome are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Piazza Navona ©
Piazza Navona
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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