17 days in Italy, Athens & Vathy Itinerary

17 days in Italy, Athens & Vathy Itinerary

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17 days in Italy, Athens & Vathy Itinerary

Start: Athens, Greece
1
Athens, Greece
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5 h 30 min
2
Vathy, Greece
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  10 h 15 min
3
Bari, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
4
Polignano a Mare, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
5
Alberobello, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
6
Positano, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
7
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
8
Saturnia, Italy
— Few hours
+3
Bus + Train + Tram + Fly:  9 h 15 min
End: Athens, Greece

1
night
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): stroll through Beach Club Alimos, take a stroll through Anafiotika, then delve into the distant past at Erechtheion, and finally delve into the distant past at Temple of Athena Nike. On the next day, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Hephaestus, then enjoy the sand and surf at Porto Rafti Beach, and finally stop by Artpoint Store.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens visit planning app .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airport is Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport. In August, daytime highs in Athens are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Vathy.

Things to do in Athens

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus
Temple of Athena Nike
Temple of Athena Nike
Erechtheion ©
Erechtheion

5
nights
Vathy, Greece

Vathy ©
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Aspros Gialos Beach and Dexia Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Gedaki Beach and Paralia Afales.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Vathy holiday builder website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Athens to Vathy. Expect little chillier evenings in Vathy when traveling from Athens in August, with lows around 26°C. On the 8th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bari.

Things to do in Vathy

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Ithaca
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Paralia Frikes ©
Paralia Frikes
Paralia Afales ©
Paralia Afales
Monastery of Panagia Eleousa ©
Monastery of Panagia Eleousa

1
night
Bari, Italy

Bari ©
Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
On the 9th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Muraglia di Bari Vecchia, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giovanni Crisostomo, and then contemplate the long history of Palazzo Mincuzzi.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bari trip builder app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Vathy to Bari. The time zone difference when traveling from Vathy to Bari is minus 1 hour. In August, daily temperatures in Bari can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can take a train to Polignano a Mare.

Things to do in Bari

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Palazzo Mincuzzi ©
Palazzo Mincuzzi
Chiesa di San Giovanni Crisostomo ©
Chiesa di San Giovanni Crisostomo

2
nights
Polignano a Mare, Italy

Polignano a Mare ©
Polignano a Mare is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy, located on the Adriatic Sea. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Piazza Dell'orologio. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Cala Paura, pause for some serene contemplation at Abbazia di San Vito, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Conversano, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello Aragonese.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Polignano a Mare trip planner .

Polignano a Mare is very close to Bari. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Alberobello.

Things to do in Polignano a Mare

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Conversano
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Costa Dei Trulli ©
Costa Dei Trulli
Cattedrale di Conversano ©
Cattedrale di Conversano
Piazza Dell'orologio ©
Piazza Dell'orologio

2
nights
Alberobello, Italy

Alberobello ©
Alberobello is a small town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy. Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, then do a tasting at Damati, and finally take a stroll through Rione Aia Piccola.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Alberobello trip planner.

You can drive from Polignano a Mare to Alberobello in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. August in Alberobello sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Positano.

Things to do in Alberobello

Historic Sites Spas Wineries
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Rione Aia Piccola ©
Rione Aia Piccola
Spas
Damati ©
Damati

3
nights
Positano, Italy

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano and Spiaggia Grande. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Santa Maria Assunta, explore the fascinating underground world of Grotta di Fornillo, take an in-depth tour of MAR - Museo Archeologico Romano, and go for a walk through Positano.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Positano trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Alberobello to Positano by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Positano when traveling from Alberobello in August, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Spiaggia Grande ©
Spiaggia Grande
Church of Santa Maria Assunta ©
Church of Santa Maria Assunta

1
night
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 16th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Foro di Cesare, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Colle Aventino, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Via Giulia, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Stabilimento Balneare le Palme.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Rome tour itinerary builder app .

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 August, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Saturnia.

Things to do in Rome

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Colle Aventino ©
Colle Aventino
Foro di Cesare ©
Foro di Cesare

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hours
Saturnia, Italy

Saturnia ©
On the 17th (Sat), appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro storico, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria e San Rocco, then learn about winemaking at Villa Acquaviva - La Fattoria, and finally don't miss a visit to Necropoli del Puntone.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Saturnia online trip builder .

Getting from Rome to Saturnia by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. In August in Saturnia, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saturnia

Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chiesa di Santa Maria e San Rocco, Centro storico, Villa Acquaviva - La Fattoria
Highlights from your plan
Villa Acquaviva - La Fattoria ©
Villa Acquaviva - La Fattoria
Chiesa di Santa Maria e San Rocco ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria e San Rocco
Necropoli del Puntone ©
Necropoli del Puntone

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