14 days in Greece & Italy Itinerary

14 days in Greece & Italy Itinerary

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Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  12 h 45 min
1
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Ferry:  5 h 15 min
2
Fira, Greece
— 2 nights
Ferry:  2 h
3
Heraklion, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
4
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
6
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  11 h 30 min
End: New Delhi, India

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 8th (Sun), visit Plaka, thentake an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens, thenstroll through Mount Lycabettus, and then take an in-depth tour of National Archaeological Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Athens sightseeing app.

New Delhi, India to Athens is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Athens is minus 3.5 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in September, expect Athens to be a bit cooler, temps between 34°C and 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

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

2
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Kamari Beach and then kick back and relax at Perissa Black Sand Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, and then delve into the distant past at Akrotiri.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Fira trip maker site.

You can fly from Athens to Fira in 3.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Fira

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Heraklion, Greece

Heraklion ©
Crete's largest city, Heraklion remains best known for its proximity to a sprawling Bronze Age archaeological site, once the center of a vanished Minoan civilization.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, contemplate the long history of The Palace of Knossos, thenlook for gifts at Nerium Oleander, and finally take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the local landmark of Morosini Fountain (Lion's Fountain), get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus, thenlearn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Heraklion road trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Fira to Heraklion in 2.5 hours. September in Heraklion sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, The Palace of Knossos
Highlights from your plan
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos ©
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, thencontemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, thenexamine the collection at Doge's Palace, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Punta della Dogana, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, thenadmire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, thensnap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Venice day trip planning site.

Getting from Heraklion to Venice by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Heraklion to Venice, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, Venice is slightly colder than Heraklion - with highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

1
night
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 16th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, thenget to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Florence day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Florence are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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.
On the 17th (Tue), ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, thensteep yourself in history at Colosseum, and finally contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, thentake in panoramic vistas at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, and finally make a trip to Spanish Steps.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Rome trip itinerary maker tool.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 18°C. On the 19th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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