30 days in Italy & Athens Itinerary

30 days in Italy & Athens Itinerary

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30 days in Italy & Athens Itinerary

Start: Siena, Italy
1
Rome, Italy
— 9 nights
2
Pompeii, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
3
Naples, Italy
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Athens, Greece
— 10 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Jacksonville, United States

9
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Duomo di Orvieto and Museo Storico Piana delle Orme. Museum-lovers will get to explore Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini and Pamphili Palace. Get out of town with these interesting Rome side-trips: Tarquinia (Museo Nazionale Tarquiniense & Etruscaia), Bartolomei Frantoio Museo dell'Olio (in Montecchio) and Pozzo di San Patrizio (in Orvieto). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, explore the world behind art at Capitoline Museums, and take a stroll through Campo de' Fiori.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rome sightseeing planner.

Siena to Rome is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Siena, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Rome, ranging from highs of 63°F to lows of 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to take a train to Pompeii.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Orvieto, Tarquinia, Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica, Bartolomei Al Vecchio Frantoio dei F.Lli Bartolomei, Musei del Castello di Alviano
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Museo Nazionale Tarquiniense ©
Museo Nazionale Tarquiniense
Museo Storico Piana delle Orme ©
Museo Storico Piana delle Orme
Forum of Augustus ©
Forum of Augustus

2
nights
Pompeii, Italy

Pompeii ©
Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
On the 23rd (Fri), explore the ancient world of Terme del Foro, explore the ancient world of Casa del Fauno, explore the ancient world of Oplonti Villa di Poppea Ruins, delve into the distant past at Scavi di Oplontis, then don't miss a visit to Stabian Baths (Terme Stabiane), and finally explore the ancient world of Tempio d'Iside. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Duomo di Ravello, then see the interesting displays at Museo della Carta, and then explore the ancient world of Scavi di Stabia.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Pompeii trip generator.

Traveling by train from Rome to Pompeii takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Naples.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Oplonti Villa di Poppea Ruins, Scavi di Stabia, Duomo di Ravello, Museo della Carta
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Oplonti Villa di Poppea Ruins ©
Oplonti Villa di Poppea Ruins
Casa del Fauno ©
Casa del Fauno
Temple of Apollo ©
Temple of Apollo

6
nights
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Spaccanapoli and Ruins of Herculaneum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Casertavecchia and Abbazia di San Vincenzo al Volturno. Get out of town with these interesting Naples side-trips: International War Museum of the World Wars (in Rocchetta Nuova) and Scavi Archeologici di Ercolano (in Ercolano). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Napoli, take a stroll through Chiaia, explore the ancient world of Catacombe Di San Gaudioso Napoli, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Parco Virgiliano.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Naples vacation trip planner.

Naples is very close to Pompeii. In March in Naples, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Rocchetta Al Volturno, Casertavecchia, Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
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10
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Temple of Poseidon and Ancient Agora of Athens. Step off the beaten path and head to Vouliagmeni Beach and Astir Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Vorres Museum in Paiania (about 34 minutes away). The adventure continues: hunt for treasures at Monastiraki, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Lycabettus, enjoy the sand and surf at Glyfada Beach, and admire all the interesting features of Panathenaic Stadium.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Athens tour planner.

You can fly from Naples to Athens in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In March in Athens, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Vouliagmeni, Glyfada, Vorres Museum, Temple of Poseidon
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Temple of Poseidon ©
Temple of Poseidon
Benaki Museum ©
Benaki Museum
Museum of Cycladic Art ©
Museum of Cycladic Art

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