17 days in Italy & Greece Itinerary

17 days in Italy & Greece Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Beijing, China
Fly:  20 h
1
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Verona, Italy
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
4
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly + Subway:  5 h 30 min
5
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Subway + Fly:  2 h 45 min
6
Heraklion, Greece
— 1 night
Ferry:  2 h
7
Kamari, Greece
— 3 nights
+2
Ferry + Bus + Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: Beijing, China

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 29th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Palazzo Chigi di Ariccia, revel in the low prices at Castel Romano Designer Outlet, and then look for gifts at Sweet Sweet Way. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di S. Clemente, then explore the ancient world of Tempio di Castore e Polluce, and then get in on the family fun at Cinecitta World.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome travel route planner.

Beijing, China to Rome is an approximately 15- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Beijing to Rome due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Rome are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Shopping Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cattedrale di S. Clemente
Highlights from your plan
Castel Romano Designer Outlet ©
Castel Romano Designer Outlet
Palazzo Chigi di Ariccia ©
Palazzo Chigi di Ariccia
Sweet Sweet Way ©
Sweet Sweet Way

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 31st (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Walls of Monteriggioni and then explore the historical opulence of Castello di Monteriggioni.

Make your Florence itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in July, plan for little chillier nights in Florence, with lows around 21°C. You will leave for Verona on the 1st (Thu).

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Monteriggioni
Highlights from your plan
Castello di Monteriggioni ©
Castello di Monteriggioni

2
nights
Verona, Italy

Verona
The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Palazzo Ducale Mantova, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Sant'Andrea di Mantova, then explore the ancient world of Rotonda di San Lorenzo, then explore the world behind art at Palazzo Te, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello scaligero di Villafranca. On the next day, have fun at Aquamore, explore the world behind art at Camera degli Sposi, then look for gifts at Maison Angela, and finally delve into the distant past at Parco delle Mura e dei Forti.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Verona trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by train from Florence to Verona takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Verona, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can take a bus to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Mantua, Castello scaligero di Villafranca, Maison Angela
Highlights from your plan
Palazzo Ducale Mantova
Palazzo Ducale Mantova
Parco delle Mura e dei Forti ©
Parco delle Mura e dei Forti
Basilica di Sant'Andrea di Mantova ©
Basilica di Sant'Andrea di Mantova

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 4th (Sun): tee off at Circolo Golf Venezia, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bagni Alberoni, and then contemplate the long history of Campo de le Gatte. On the next day, take in the waterfront at Diga Sottomarina and then head outdoors with Bahia del Sole.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice holiday maker tool.

Traveling by bus from Verona to Venice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In August, daytime highs in Venice are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Venice

Outdoors Beaches Golf

Side Trip

Chioggia
Highlights from your plan
Bahia del Sole ©
Bahia del Sole
Circolo Golf Venezia ©
Circolo Golf Venezia
Diga Sottomarina ©
Diga Sottomarina

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Head to Ermou Street and Ioannidou Art Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Get a sense of the local culture at Acropolis of Athens and Plaka. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Technohoros Art Gallery, explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, and stop by Ermou Spirits Cava Pittaras Trade Beverages.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Athens driving holiday planner.

Getting from Venice to Athens by combination of flight and subway takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and subway; or drive. Traveling from Venice to Athens, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Venice in August, with highs in Athens at 39°C and lows at 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Glyfada Beach
Highlights from your plan
Plaka ©
Plaka
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

1
night
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 9th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, then get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then stop by Nerium Oleander, and finally steep yourself in history at The Palace of Knossos.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Heraklion trip planner.

You can do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Heraklion in 3 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or take a bus. When traveling from Athens in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Heraklion, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to catch the ferry to Kamari.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

The Palace of Knossos
Highlights from your plan
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

3
nights
Kamari, Greece

Kamari ©
Kamari is a coastal village on the southeastern part of the Aegean island of Santorini, Greece, in the Cyclades archipelago with a population of approx. On the 10th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, then delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, and then kick back and relax at Kamari Beach. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Ancient Thera and then examine the collection at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kamari holiday builder app.

Ride a ferry from Heraklion to Kamari in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Kamari can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kamari

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Art Space, Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos
Highlights from your plan
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Kamari Beach ©
Kamari Beach

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