14 days in Italy, Greece & Malta Itinerary

14 days in Italy, Greece & Malta Itinerary

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Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
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Valletta, Malta
— 3 nights
Fly to Naples, Ferry to Capri
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Capri, Italy
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Athens, Greece

— 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Acropolis of Athens and Temple of Poseidon. Do some cultural sightseeing at Acropolis Museum and Benaki Museum. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Temple of Hephaestus, steep yourself in history at Ancient Agora of Athens, admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, and stop by Plaka.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Athens road trip planning tool.

Richmond, USA to Athens is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Richmond to Athens, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Richmond in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 24°C in Athens. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Valletta.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Valletta, Malta

— 3 nights

Most Proud

Malta's capital city, Valletta preserves most of its medieval architecture, built in the 16th and 17th centuries by the Knights Hospitaller, once a powerful military order.
On the 15th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of The Knights Hospitallers, appreciate the extensive heritage of Mdina Old City, examine the collection at Palazzo Falson Historic House Museum, then learn about all things military at Malta at War Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Co-Cathedral. On your second day here, examine the collection at Malta Aviation Museum, kick back and relax at Ghajn Tuffieha Bay, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mosta Parish.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Valletta trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Valletta takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Athens to Valletta, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. September in Valletta sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Capri.

Things to do in Valletta

Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Capri, Italy

— 2 nights
The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Giardini di Augusto and Marina Grande Public Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Villa San Michele and Scala Fenicia (Phoenician Steps). There's still lots to do: get great views at Belvedere Cannone, kick back and relax at Marina Piccola, hike along Fortini Coastal Walk, and examine the collection at La Bottega dell'Arte di Sergio Rubino.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Capri trip itinerary builder tool.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Valletta to Capri in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Naples.

Things to do in Capri

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Side Trip

Naples, Italy

— 2 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. On the 20th (Mon), delve into the distant past at The Neapolis Buried, then make a trip to Spaccanapoli, then steep yourself in history at Museo Cappella Sansevero, and finally examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Naples attractions planning website.

Traveling by ferry from Capri to Naples takes 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Museums · Historic Sites

Rome, Italy

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 21st (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola and then visit Trastevere. On the next day, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, stroll through Oasi Naturista, and then delve into the distant past at Pantheon.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rome sightseeing site.

You can take a train from Naples to Rome in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In September in Rome, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. On the 23rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Greece travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.

Malta travel guide

3.9
Historic Walking Areas · Sacred & Religious Sites · Gardens
Land of Honey
Aside from the crystal azure waters and the soft sandy beaches in Malta, there is more ancient, medieval, and Baroque architecture here than most visitors have time for. Whether you are looking for a relaxing vacation spent people-watching and sun-bathing or a history lesson filled with fortified cities and catacombs, Malta lets you hop from island to island with a plethora of options. And with so much coastline wherever you are in Malta, opportunities for water sports abound, including snorkeling and diving. Despite the thriving tourism, many areas feel uncrowded due to lack of residency, leaving you space to enjoy the sun and sea at your own pace.

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.