14 days in Greece & Italy Itinerary

14 days in Greece & Italy Itinerary

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14 days in Greece & Italy Itinerary

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
bus + Fly:  5​h
4
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  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), wander the streets of Plaka, then get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens, take some stellar pictures from Mount Lycabettus, and then admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Athens trip itinerary planner .

New Delhi, India to Athens is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New Delhi to Athens. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from New Delhi in September: high temperatures in Athens hover around 34°C and lows are around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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.
On the 10th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Kamari Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Perissa Black Sand Beach. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, then stroll through Red Beach, and then delve into the distant past at Akrotiri.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Fira day trip planning tool .

Getting from Athens to Fira by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. September in Fira sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Fira

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Kamari Beach, Perissa Black Sand Beach
Highlights from your plan
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Perissa Black Sand Beach ©
Perissa Black Sand Beach
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): observe the fascinating underwater world at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, then stop by Nerium Oleander, and finally take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: ponder the design of Morosini Fountain (Lion's Fountain), get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus, then get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Heraklion trip maker tool .

Traveling by ferry from Fira to Heraklion takes 2 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 Fun & Games

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, and finally explore the activities along 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, then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally make a trip to Piazza San Marco.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Venice trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Heraklion to Venice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Heraklion to Venice. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Heraklion in September; daily highs in Venice reach 29°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

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

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), see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Campanile di Giotto.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Florence trip tool .

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, then delve into the distant past at Colosseum, and finally steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then explore the world behind art at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, and finally don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Rome trip planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 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
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

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