16 days in Greece, Italy & Spain Itinerary

16 days in Greece, Italy & Spain Itinerary

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16 days in Greece, Italy & Spain Itinerary

Start: Islamabad, Pakistan
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
2
Vietri sul Mare, Italy
— 1 night
ferry:  1​h 30​min
3
Positano, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
6
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Islamabad, Pakistan

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 21st (Sun), explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, wander the streets of Plaka, and then get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Ancient Agora of Athens, delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, then explore the ancient world of Erechtheion, and finally explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Athens online tour itinerary builder .

Islamabad, Pakistan to Athens is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Islamabad to Athens, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Islamabad in June: high temperatures in Athens hover around 35°C and lows are around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Vietri sul Mare.

Things to do in Athens

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

1
night
Vietri sul Mare, Italy

Vietri sul Mare ©
Vietri sul Mare is a town and comune in the province of Salerno, in the Campania region of southern Italy. On the 23rd (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di castiglione, do a tasting at Le Vigne di Raito, and then shop like a local with Sol’Art Ceramiche.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Vietri sul Mare trip maker site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Athens to Vietri sul Mare. Traveling from Athens to Vietri sul Mare, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Athens in June, expect nights in Vietri sul Mare to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are slightly colder, around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Positano.

Things to do in Vietri sul Mare

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Spiaggia di castiglione
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Sol’Art Ceramiche ©
Sol’Art Ceramiche
Le Vigne di Raito ©
Le Vigne di Raito

2
nights
Positano, Italy

Positano ©
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
On the 24th (Wed), kick back and relax at Fornillo, then take in the exciting artwork at Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela, and then stroll through Lido Capo di Conca. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cappella Sant'Angelo all'Ospedale, take in the exciting artwork at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello, then steep yourself in history at Villa Rufolo, and finally kick back and relax at Lido di Ravello.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Positano driving holiday planner.

Traveling by ferry from Vietri sul Mare to Positano takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Rome.

Things to do in Positano

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ravello, Lido Capo di Conca
Highlights from your plan
Lido di Ravello ©
Lido di Ravello
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and finally steep yourself in history at Colosseum. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and finally admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rome online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Positano to Rome takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, then see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, then explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, take in the exciting artwork at M.G. Design, then examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, and finally get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Florence travel itinerary planner.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June in Florence, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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 30th (Tue): make a trip to Piazza San Marco, then admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, then enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, and finally admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), and then explore the activities along Canal Grande.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Venice day trip planning website .

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. June in Venice sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

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
Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection

4
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Head to La Boqueria and MACBA- Museo de Arte Moderno de Barcelonafor plenty of shopping. Casa Batllo and Museo Picasso will appeal to museum buffs. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Barcelona road trip planner.

You can fly from Venice to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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