18 days in Greece & Italy Itinerary

18 days in Greece & Italy Itinerary

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18 days in Greece & Italy Itinerary

Start: Richmond, United States
Fly:  16 h 45 min
1
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
Oia, Greece
— 4 nights
+4
Fly + Bus + Train + Foot + Ferry:  10 h 30 min
3
Positano, Italy
— 4 nights
Ferry:  30 min
4
Sorrento, Italy
— 4 nights
Train + Fly:  16 h 45 min
End: Richmond, United States

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
You've added Bourtzi, Lion Gate, Panathenaic Stadium, and other attractions to your itinerary. When in Athens, make a side trip to see Archaeological Site Mycenae in Mycenae, approximately 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, wander the streets of Plaka, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Athens visit planning tool .

Richmond, USA to Athens is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 7 hours. Traveling from Richmond in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 64°F in Athens. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nature

Side Trips

Mycenae, Bourtzi
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

4
nights
Oia, Greece

Oia ©
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Oia is known for nature, historic sites, shopping, wineries, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Amoudi Bay, stop by Epilekton, pause for some serene contemplation at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Oia trip planning tool .

You can fly from Athens to Oia in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, car, and ferry; or ride a ferry. In May, daytime highs in Oia are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. On the 30th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Positano.

Things to do in Oia

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Oia's Main Street
Highlights from your plan
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay
Sunset in Oia ©
Sunset in Oia
Ekklisia Panagia Platsani ©
Ekklisia Panagia Platsani

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Positano: Ravello (Duomo di Ravello, Villa Rufolo, & more) and Amalfi (Duomo di Sant'Andrea, Wine Tours & Tastings, & more). There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from Il Sentiero Degli Dei, get outside with I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos, kick back and relax at Spiaggia Grande, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Positano holiday maker site .

Traveling by combination of flight, train, and ferry from Oia to Positano takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In May, daily temperatures in Positano can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Sorrento.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors Tours Transportation

Side Trips

Ravello, Amalfi, Amalfi Coast, I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos
Highlights from your plan
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Il Sentiero Degli Dei ©
Il Sentiero Degli Dei
Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo

4
nights
Sorrento, Italy

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sorrento: Pompeii (Pompeii Archaeological Park, Pontificio Santuario della Beata Maria Vergine del Santo Rosario di Pompei, & more). Next up on the itinerary: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, admire the natural beauty at Vivaio Ruoppo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Francis Church and Convent, and get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Sorrento road trip tool .

Sorrento is just a short distance from Positano. In June, daytime highs in Sorrento are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sorrento

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pompeii, La Masseria Farm Experience
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Food Tours

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