19 days in Italy, Athens & Santorini Itinerary

19 days in Italy, Athens & Santorini Itinerary

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Fly
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly
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Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly
5
Oia, Greece
— 3 nights
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Drive to Santorini Airport, Fly to Newark Liberty International Airport, Drive to Newark

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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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome planning site.

Newark, USA to Rome is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Newark to Rome. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Newark in March, with highs in Rome at 61°F and lows at 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Palatine Hill ©
Must see
Palatine Hill
4.6
St. Peter's Basilica ©
Historic Site
St. Peter's Basilica
4.8
Pantheon ©
Must see
Pantheon
4.8

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Go for a jaunt from Florence to Pisa to see Leaning Tower of Pisa about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, and don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence sightseeing website.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In March in Florence, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 42°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
©
Must see
Food Tours
4.9
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
World heritage site
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
4.5
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
World heritage site
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
4.4

3
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then explore the activities along Canal Grande, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco, and finally examine the collection at Doge's Palace. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, and finally admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Venice vacation builder site.

Traveling by car from Florence to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In March in Venice, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 41°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip
Canal Grande ©
Must see
Canal Grande
4.8
Doge's Palace ©
Specialty Museum
Doge's Palace
4.7
Basilica di San Marco
Architectural Building
Basilica di San Marco
4.4

3
nights
Athens, Greece

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus, wander the streets of Plaka, and explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Athens road trip site.

Fly from Venice to Athens in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Venice in March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Athens, with lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time for travel to Oia.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
Highlights from your trip
Acropolis of Athens ©
World heritage site
Acropolis of Athens
4.7
Acropolis Museum ©
History Museum
Acropolis Museum
4.7
Plaka ©
Neighborhood
Plaka
4.4

3
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Oia, Greece

Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Oia: Perissa Black Sand Beach (in Perissa) and Akrotiri (Akrotiri & Red Beach). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Museum of Prehistoric Thira, look for gifts at Koukla Art, make a trip to Sunset in Oia, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, read Oia road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Oia takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in April, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Oia

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Amoudi Bay ©
Water Body
Amoudi Bay
4.5
Akrotiri ©
Ruin
Akrotiri
4.1
Red Beach ©
Beach
Red Beach
3.0

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