15 days in Italy & Greece Itinerary

15 days in Italy & Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner

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Fly
1
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train
3
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Ravello, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 1 night
Ferry
6
Fira, Greece
— 1 night
Ferry
7
Heraklion, Greece
— 1 night
Fly
8
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Romance

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 25th (Sat): snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco, admire the landmark architecture of St Mark's Campanile, then make a trip to Piazza San Marco, and finally steep yourself in history at Doge's Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico di Venezia, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally don't miss a visit to Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Venice trip itinerary planning tool.

Indianapolis, USA to Venice is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Indianapolis to Venice. September in Venice sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Florence, Italy

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 27th (Mon), enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then explore the historical opulence of Palazzo Vecchio, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

For where to stay and other tourist information, read Florence trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, then explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and then contemplate the long history of Colosseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the galleries of Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, make a trip to Piazza Navona, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, and finally don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rome travel planning tool.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. September in Rome sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 60°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Ravello, Italy

— 2 nights
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello, admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, then awaken your taste buds at Amalfi Coast Drive, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, and finally examine the collection at Museo della Carta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then kick back and relax at Fornillo, and then contemplate the long history of Church of Santa Maria Assunta.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Ravello day trip site.

Traveling by car from Rome to Ravello takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 70°F in Ravello. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Mykonos Town, Greece

— 1 night

Chora Mykonos

A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take a stroll through Little Venice, make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paraportiani Church.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town online tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Ravello to Mykonos Town in 5 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 Ravello to Mykonos Town due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in October, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Fira, Greece

— 1 night
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, get a dose of the wild on Santorini Sailing, and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Fira trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In October in Fira, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 64°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Fira

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

Heraklion, Greece

— 1 night
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 5th (Tue): steep yourself in history at The Palace of Knossos, then learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and then take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Heraklion trip simple and quick.

Ride a ferry from Fira to Heraklion in 2.5 hours. In October in Heraklion, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 64°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Athens.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.
Athens is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Athens trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Heraklion to Athens takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. In October in Athens, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

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.

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.