18 days in Italy & Greece Itinerary

18 days in Italy & Greece Itinerary

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Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Fly
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Train
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Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Paestum, Italy
— 2 nights
Taxi to Sorrento, Ferry to Capri
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Capri, Italy
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Positano, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pompeii, Italy
— 1 night
Fly
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Mykonos Town, Greece
— 1 night
Ferry
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Akrotiri, Greece
— 1 night
Fly
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Athens, Greece
— 1 night
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco and then explore the activities along Canal Grande. On the next day, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, and finally snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

Plan my day in Venice using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Houston, USA to Venice is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Houston in August: high temperatures in Venice hover around 85°F and lows are around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

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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.
On the 24th (Tue), explore the ancient world of Colosseum, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and then admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Spanish Steps, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then make a trip to Piazza Navona, and finally don't miss a visit to Roman Forum.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rome travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Rome takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Naples, Italy

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. On the 26th (Thu), delve into the distant past at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, then make a trip to Via San Gregorio Armeno, then see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Underground Naples. On your second day here, learn about all things military at Galleria Borbonica, then make a trip to Piazza del Plebiscito, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Reggia di Caserta.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Naples trip maker tool.

Take a train from Rome to Naples in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Paestum.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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Paestum, Italy

On the 28th (Sat), delve into the distant past at Paestum Ruins, head outdoors with Lido Esercito, then explore the historical opulence of Borgo Medievale di Agropoli, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Baia di Trentova. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Anfiteatro Romano di Paestum, relax in the rural setting at Caseificio Rivabianca, then look for gifts at Tenuta Vannulo, and finally kick back and relax at Lido Mediterraneo Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Paestum online holiday planner.

You can drive from Naples to Paestum in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. August in Paestum sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 76°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Capri.

Things to do in Paestum

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

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Capri, Italy

The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): take a memorable drive along Via Krupp, take in the dramatic natural features at I Faraglioni, tour the pleasant surroundings at Giardini di Augusto, make a trip to Belvedere Cannone, then Head underground at Blue Grotto, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Monte Solaro. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Belvedere di Tragara, get interesting insight from Tours, explore the fascinating underground world of Grotta di Matromania, pause for some photo ops at Natural Arch, then identify plant and animal life at Parco Astarita, and finally stop by Eco Capri.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Capri online attractions planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Paestum to Capri in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Capri can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to ride a ferry to Positano.

Things to do in Capri

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello, tour the pleasant surroundings at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, then see the interesting displays at Museo della Carta, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cloister del Paradiso. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): get great views at Il Sentiero Degli Dei, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Positano trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by ferry from Capri to Positano takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. August in Positano sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Pompeii.

Things to do in Positano

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

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Pompeii, Italy

Underground City

Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): contemplate the long history of Forum, admire the striking features of Villa dei Misteri, delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, then make a trip to Lupanar, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Pontificio Santuario della Beata Maria Vergine del Santo Rosario di Pompei.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Pompeii holiday app.

Getting from Positano to Pompeii by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites

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Mykonos Town, Greece

Chora Mykonos

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): visit Little Venice, enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, then don't miss a visit to Rarity Gallery, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Elia Beach.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Mykonos Town itinerary website.

You can fly from Pompeii to Mykonos Town in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Pompeii to Mykonos Town is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in September, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Akrotiri, Greece

Greek Pompeii

Located on Santorini's southwestern coastline, the small village of Akrotiri sits just a short walk from one of Europe's most significant Bronze Age archaeological sites.
To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Akrotiri day trip site.

Traveling by ferry from Mykonos Town to Akrotiri takes 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 70°F. On the 5th (Sun), you'll travel to Athens.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Tours · Outdoors · Wineries · Parks

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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 5th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Erechtheion, explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, then delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens, and finally don't miss a visit to Plateia Syntagmatos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and then wander the streets of Plaka.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Athens online itinerary planner.

You can fly from Akrotiri to Athens in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in September, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

Amalfi Coast travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Gardens
Renowned for its beautiful landscape and medieval fishing villages that cling precariously to the Mediterranean cliffs, the Amalfi Coast is one of Italy's top vacation destinations. This World Heritage Site stretches for about 50 km (30 mi) on the southern side of the Sorrentine peninsula and offers numerous places to visit, from terraced lemon gardens and whitewashed villas to cliff-top views of the sea. Explore the coastline's towns, bays, and resorts. During the peak tourist season, the Amalfi Coast's single seaside road is often jammed with dozens of buses. For that reason, the ubiquitous scooter may be the best way to get around and sightsee. You can also access quite a bit by bicycle.

Greece travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.

Santorini travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.