18 days in France, Italy & Greece Itinerary

18 days in France, Italy & Greece Itinerary

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18 days in France, Italy & Greece Itinerary

Start: Seattle, United States
Fly:  14​h
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train + subway:  3​h
4
Sorrento, Italy
— 2 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  6​h
5
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
6
Fira, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Seattle, United States

3
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): head off the coast to Île de la Cité, then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and finally explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, then contemplate the long history of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, then make a trip to Ile Saint-Louis, and finally make a trip to Hotel de Ville.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Paris vacation app .

Seattle, USA to Paris is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Seattle to Paris, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in Paris are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©

3
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.
Doge's Palace and Basilica di San Marco will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Peggy Guggenheim Collection and San Giorgio Maggiore. Explore Venice's surroundings by going to Basilica di Santa Giustina (in Padua) and Verona (Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore & San Fermo Maggiore, Verona). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Cannaregio, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Santa Maria e San Donato, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Pantalon, and snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Venice route builder .

Fly from Paris to Venice in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in October, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Verona, Basilica di Santa Giustina, Church of Santa Maria e San Donato
Highlights from your plan
Scuola Grande di San Rocco ©
Scuola Grande di San Rocco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Pantheon, make a trip to Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa del Gesu, then explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum. On the next day, stroll the grounds of Vatican Necropolis, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then don't miss a visit to Altare Della Patria, then take an in-depth tour of Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Rome route app .

You can fly from Venice to Rome in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. When traveling from Venice in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Rome: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Sorrento.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Sorrento, Italy

Sorrento ©
A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
On the 21st (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastero di San Paolo, take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Comunale, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Sant'Antonino, look for gifts at Tesori di Sorrento, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo dei San Filippo e Giacomo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Sorrento. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Piazza Tasso, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Francis Church and Convent, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Santa Maria Assunta, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cloister del Paradiso, and finally make a trip to Fontana sant'Andrea.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Sorrento attractions planner.

You can do a combination of train and subway from Rome to Sorrento in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sorrento, with lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Sorrento

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Ravello, Amalfi, Monastero di San Paolo, Church of Santa Maria Assunta
Highlights from your plan
Monastero di San Paolo ©
Monastero di San Paolo
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela ©
Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela

2
nights
Mykonos Town, Greece

Mykonos Town ©
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Archaeological Site of Delos and Archaeological Museum of Mykonos. Step off the beaten path and head to Avenue of the Lions and Mykonos Vioma Organic Farm. Take a break from Mykonos Town with a short trip to House of Dionysus in Delos, about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: stroll through Paradise Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint George, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Panayia Tourliani, and pause for some photo ops at Tria Pigadia.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Mykonos Town travel route planner.

You can do a combination of subway and flight from Sorrento to Mykonos Town in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway, train, and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. October in Mykonos Town sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Delos, Monastery of Panayia Tourliani, Paradise Beach, Mykonos Vioma Organic Farm
Highlights from your plan
Archaeological Site of Delos ©
Archaeological Site of Delos
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Archaeological Museum of Mykonos ©
Archaeological Museum of Mykonos

2
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
On the 26th (Sat), view the masterpieces at MATI Art Gallery, see the interesting displays at Museum of Prehistoric Thira, see the interesting displays at Tomato Industrial Museum, then get engrossed in the history at SYMPOSION by La Ponta, then do a tasting at Venetsanos Winery, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castelli of Pyrgos. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, then examine the collection at Archaeological Museum Fira, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Church Of Candlemas Of The Lord, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Fira trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In October, daytime highs in Fira are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fira

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Venetsanos Winery, SYMPOSION by La Ponta, Castelli of Pyrgos, Tomato Industrial Museum
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Prehistoric Thira ©
Museum of Prehistoric Thira
Venetsanos Winery ©
Venetsanos Winery
Archaeological Museum Fira ©
Archaeological Museum Fira

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