17 days in Greece, Istanbul & Italy Itinerary

17 days in Greece, Istanbul & Italy Itinerary

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Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
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Oia, Greece
— 1 night
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , explore the world behind art at Chora Museum, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Istanbul trip planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Istanbul is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul is minus 5 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in April, with highs in Istanbul at 20°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Istanbul

Highlights from your trip
Hagia Sophia ©
Architectural Building
Hagia Sophia
4.7
Topkapi Palace ©
History Museum
Topkapi Palace
4.4
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Religious Site
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
4.3

2
nights
Athens, Greece

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): admire the natural beauty at National Garden and then stop by Plaka. On your second day here, delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, then explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Athens trip planning app.

Getting from Istanbul to Athens by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Athens is minus 1 hour. In May, Athens is somewhat warmer than Istanbul - with highs of 29°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time for travel to Oia.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
Highlights from your trip
Acropolis of Athens ©
World heritage site
Acropolis of Athens
4.7
Acropolis Museum ©
History Museum
Acropolis Museum
4.7
Plaka ©
Neighborhood
Plaka
4.4

1
night
Oia, Greece

Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): look for gifts at Aquamarine Jewelry, pause for some serene contemplation at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Oia attractions planner.

You can fly from Athens to Oia in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. In May, daytime highs in Oia are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Oia

Nature · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip
Amoudi Bay ©
Water Body
Amoudi Bay
4.5
Aquamarine Jewelry ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Aquamarine Jewelry
5.0

4
nights
Rome, Italy

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Rome trip planning site.

Getting from Oia to Rome by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Oia to Rome due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Oia in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Rome, with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Colosseum ©
Must see
Colosseum
4.7
Pantheon ©
Must see
Pantheon
4.8

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Florence, Italy

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Florence trip builder app.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Florence, with lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Highlights from your trip
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
World heritage site
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
4.5
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
World heritage site
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
4.4

2
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Venice, Italy

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): examine the collection at Doge's Palace, then don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco, then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and finally snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, then don't miss a visit to St Mark's Campanile, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco.

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Traveling by car from Florence to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip
Canal Grande ©
Must see
Canal Grande
4.8
Doge's Palace ©
Specialty Museum
Doge's Palace
4.7
Basilica di San Marco
Architectural Building
Basilica di San Marco
4.4

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