13 days in Italy, Santorini & Athens Itinerary

13 days in Italy, Santorini & Athens Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
2
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
3
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
4
Fira, Greece
— 1 night
5
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): admire the striking features of St Mark's Campanile, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and then see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

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Montreal, Canada to Venice is an approximately 12-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Montreal to Venice. When traveling from Montreal in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Venice, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
For shopping fun, head to Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri or M.G. Design. Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Leaning Tower of Pisa are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Florence, make a side trip to see Castello del Trebbio in Santa Brigida, approximately Santa Brigida away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, and steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence online trip planner.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Castello del Trebbio, Leaning Tower of Pisa
Highlights from your plan
Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri ©
Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Colosseum and Pantheon. Shop till you drop at ALEFBET and Trevimage. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, make a trip to Piazza Navona, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

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Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Rome can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

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night
Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, thenkick back and relax at Caldera Beach, and finally stop by the White, Santorini. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Perissa Black Sand Beach, thenkick back and relax at Kamari Beach, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Fira route planning app.

Fly from Rome to Fira in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rome to Fira due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rome in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Fira, with lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Kamari Beach, Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, Perissa Black Sand Beach
Highlights from your plan
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Kamari Beach ©
Kamari Beach
Perissa Black Sand Beach ©
Perissa Black Sand Beach

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 1st (Tue), shop like a local with Ermou Street, thenwander the streets of Plaka, and then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus, and then admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Athens trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Fira to Athens in 3.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In August, daytime highs in Athens are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

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