18 days in Italy & Greece Itinerary

18 days in Italy & Greece Itinerary

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18 days in Italy & Greece Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Canada
Fly:  12​h
1
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive + ferry:  3​h 15​min
2
Capri, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Positano, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Cetara, Italy
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Taormina, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
6
Savoca, Italy
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h
7
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
ferry:  3​h
8
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
9
Kamari, Greece
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + foot + bus:  7​h 30​min
10
Elafonissi, Greece
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Montreal, Canada

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.
Spanish Steps has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, contemplate the long history of Colosseum, then explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, then make a trip to Spanish Steps, and finally steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome trip planning app .

Montreal, Canada to Rome is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Montreal to Rome due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Montreal in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Rome: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 18°C at night. On the 9th (Wed), you'll travel to Capri.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
Highlights from your plan
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

1
night
Capri, Italy

Capri ©
The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): explore the activities along Marina Piccola and then kick back and relax at Marina Grande Public Beach.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Capri road trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Rome to Capri in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train, subway, and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Rome in September since evenings lows in Capri dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Positano.

Things to do in Capri

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Fortini Coastal Walk
Highlights from your plan
Marina Grande Public Beach ©
Marina Grande Public Beach
Fortini Coastal Walk ©
Fortini Coastal Walk
Marina Piccola
Marina Piccola

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): kick back and relax at Fornillo. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Spiaggia Grande, don't miss a visit to Ruga Nova Mercatorum (Via dei Mercanti), and then sample the fine beverages at Il Gusto della Costa.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Positano trip planner .

Drive from Capri to Positano in 3.5 hours. September in Positano sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Cetara.

Things to do in Positano

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Amalfi, Il Gusto della Costa, Duomo di Ravello
Highlights from your plan
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Spiaggia Grande ©
Spiaggia Grande

1
night
Cetara, Italy

Cetara ©
Cetara is a town and comune in the province of Salerno in the Campania region of south-western Italy. On the 13th (Sun), stroll through Spiaggia di castiglione, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Badia della Santissima Trinita', and then learn about winemaking at Le Vigne di Raito.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Cetara travel planning website .

Drive from Positano to Cetara in 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Taormina.

Things to do in Cetara

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Spiaggia di castiglione, Le Vigne di Raito, Badia della Santissima Trinita'
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Le Vigne di Raito ©
Le Vigne di Raito
Badia della Santissima Trinita' ©
Badia della Santissima Trinita'

1
night
Taormina, Italy

Taormina ©
With its warm island weather and cliffside location overlooking the Ionion Sea, Taormina has been one of Sicily's most popular getaway destinations since the early 19th century.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): take in the pleasant sights at Chiesa Madonna della Rocca and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lido La Dolce Vita.

You can plan Taormina trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cetara to Taormina. In September, daily temperatures in Taormina can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Savoca.

Things to do in Taormina

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Castillo de Castelmola
Highlights from your plan
Lido La Dolce Vita ©
Lido La Dolce Vita
Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella
Castillo de Castelmola ©
Castillo de Castelmola

1
night
Savoca, Italy

Savoca ©
Bar Vitelli has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): have a few drinks at Bar Vitelli.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Savoca day trip planner.

Getting from Taormina to Savoca by car takes about an hour. September in Savoca sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Savoca

Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Bar Vitelli ©
Bar Vitelli

2
nights
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 16th (Wed): wander the streets of Anafiotika. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): take a stroll through Plaka, then explore the ancient world of Temple of Hephaestus, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Athena Nike, and finally explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Athens online sightseeing planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Savoca to Athens. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. In September, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Plaka ©
Plaka
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Anafiotika ©
Anafiotika

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.
You've now added Jackie O' Bar Mykonos to your itinerary. On the 18th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Panayia Tourliani, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then explore the ancient world of House of Dionysus, and finally delve into the distant past at Avenue of the Lions. On the next day, look for gifts at Mytho, then don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and then get a taste of local nightlife at Jackie O' Bar Mykonos.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Mykonos Town trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Athens to Mykonos Town by combination of subway and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. When traveling from Athens in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Mykonos Town: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Kamari.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Historic Sites Nightlife Spas

Side Trips

Delos, Monastery of Panayia Tourliani
Highlights from your plan
Monastery of Panayia Tourliani ©
Monastery of Panayia Tourliani
Spas
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

2
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. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Red Beach as well as Perissa Black Sand Beach. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Ancient Thera, learn about winemaking at Venetsanos Winery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, and finally see the interesting displays at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos. Keep things going the next day: get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then kick back and relax at Perissa Black Sand Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kamari trip itinerary maker app .

You can ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Kamari in 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Elafonissi.

Things to do in Kamari

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, Venetsanos Winery, Perissa Black Sand Beach, Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, Red Beach
Highlights from your plan
Ancient Thera ©
Ancient Thera
Perissa Black Sand Beach ©
Perissa Black Sand Beach
Venetsanos Winery ©
Venetsanos Winery

2
nights
Elafonissi, Greece

Elafonissi ©
Located just off Crete's southwestern corner, Elafonissi offers an alternative vacation idea for those looking to avoid the larger, more crowded Greek islands.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Aspri Limni Beach and then make a trip to Chryssoskalitissa Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Elafonissi Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Elafonisi Viewpoint.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Elafonissi tour builder .

You can fly from Kamari to Elafonissi in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. In September in Elafonissi, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Elafonissi

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Chryssoskalitissa Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Elafonissi  Beach ©
Elafonissi Beach
Aspri Limni Beach ©
Aspri Limni Beach
Chryssoskalitissa Monastery ©
Chryssoskalitissa Monastery

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