26 days in Italy & Greece Itinerary

26 days in Italy & Greece Itinerary

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1
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
2
Skiathos, Greece
— 1 night
3
Skopelos, Greece
— 1 night
4
Akrotiri, Greece
— 3 nights
5
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
6
Siena, Italy
— 1 night
7
Pisa, Italy
— 1 night
8
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
9
Verona, Italy
— 1 night
10
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
11
Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
12
Rome, Italy
— 1 night

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Acropolis Museum and National Archaeological Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Acropolis of Athens and Temple of Olympian Zeus. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Plaka, admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Glyfada Beach, and explore the galleries of Technohoros Art Gallery.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Athens trip itinerary app.

Sydney, Australia to Athens is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Sydney in September, expect Athens to be somewhat warmer, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can 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
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum

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.

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Traveling by 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 °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to Skopelos.

Things to do in Skiathos

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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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.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Skopelos online attractions planner.

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

Things to do in Skopelos

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Kastani Beach ©
Kastani Beach

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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, thenkick back and relax at Caldera Beach, and then kick back and relax at Perissa Black Sand Beach.

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

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

Things to do in Akrotiri

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

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

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Pitti Palace. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Gallerie Degli Uffizi. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, shop like a local with Mercato Centrale, and take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

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Traveling by combination of flight and train from Akrotiri to Florence takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Akrotiri to Florence. Expect little chillier evenings in Florence when traveling from Akrotiri in October, with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

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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, thenexplore the world behind art at Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, go to the Siena day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Florence to Siena takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Siena are °C, while nighttime lows are °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.

For more things to do, photos, maps, 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 °C, while nighttime lows are °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, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, and then get your bearings at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, 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 °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Verona.

Things to do in Milan

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

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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, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, and finally explore the historical opulence of Museo di Castelvecchio.

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

Drive from Milan to Verona in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October in Verona, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Nightlife Neighborhoods
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Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio

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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, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and admire the striking features of St Mark's Campanile.

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

Getting from Verona to Venice by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °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
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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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, thenexplore the world behind art at Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Naples online tour planner.

Getting from Venice to Naples by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Venice in October: high temperatures in Naples hover around °C and lows are around °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
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli ©
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli

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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, thendelve 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, thenexplore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and then explore the ancient world of Pantheon.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rome trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Naples to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Rome are °C, while nighttime lows are °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
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

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