12 days in Italy, Athens & Fira Itinerary

12 days in Italy, Athens & Fira Itinerary

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12 days in Italy, Athens & Fira Itinerary

Start: Venice, Italy
1
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
2
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
3
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly + Subway:  5 h 30 min
4
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  2 h
5
Fira, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly + Train:  8 h
End: Jerez De La Frontera, Spain

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Venice Jazz Club, Row Venice and Basilica di San Marco. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): explore the activities along Canal Grande, then get a new perspective on things with Row Venice, then make a trip to Dorsoduro, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at Venice Jazz Club. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, and then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Venice trip tool .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Venice Marco Polo Airport, Treviso-Sant'Angelo Airport and Trieste–Friuli Venezia Giulia Airport. In June in Venice, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 63°F at night. On the 19th (Tue), you'll travel to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Nightlife Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Dorsoduro ©
Dorsoduro

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your list of things to see and do now includes The Boboli Gardens, Ponte Vecchio, Piazzale Michelangelo, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John, then see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence trip planner .

Take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Florence sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 65°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Thu) before leaving for Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
The Baptistery of St. John ©
The Baptistery of St. John

2
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.
You've added Campo de' Fiori, Trevi Fountain, Nuova Pineta Pinetina, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 21st (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican City. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, make a trip to Spanish Steps, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, then make a trip to Pantheon, and finally wander the streets of Campo de' Fiori.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome trip planner .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Rome are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Athens vacation tool .

Fly from Rome to Athens in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Rome to Athens, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June in Athens, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens

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nights
Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes KAMARA BEACH, Scuba & Snorkeling, Santorini Volcano, and other attractions you added.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Fira road trip planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Athens to Fira in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Kamari Beach, Santorini Volcano
Highlights from your plan
Experience Horse Riding ©
Experience Horse Riding
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Kamari Beach ©
Kamari Beach

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