19 days in Italy, Greece & Turkey Itinerary

19 days in Italy, Greece & Turkey Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
2
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
3
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
4
Thessaloniki, Greece
— 1 night
5
Fira, Greece
— 2 nights
6
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
7
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and don't miss a visit to Roman Forum.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Rome journey builder tool.

New Delhi, India to Rome is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 4.5 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 24°C in Rome. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of L’importuno di Michelangelo, ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence trip maker app.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 20°C in Florence. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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.
Venice is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Venice trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

1
night
Thessaloniki, Greece

Thessaloniki ©
A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
On the 27th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture, enjoy breathtaking views from White Tower of Thessaloniki, don't miss a visit to Aristotelous Square, steep yourself in history at Hagios Demetrios, then appreciate the history behind Arch of Galerius, and finally examine the collection at Hellenic Pharmaceutical Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Thessaloniki online holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Thessaloniki takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Venice to Thessaloniki. Traveling from Venice in August, you will find days in Thessaloniki are a bit warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hellenic Pharmaceutical Museum
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture
White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki
Hagios Demetrios ©
Hagios Demetrios

2
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): learn about winemaking at Boutari Winery, then stroll through Caldera Beach, then explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach. On your second day here, explore the ancient world of Ancient Thera, then pause for some serene contemplation at Anastasis Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel, and finally learn about winemaking at Vassaltis Vineyards.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Fira road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Thessaloniki to Fira takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Thessaloniki in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Fira, with lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Fira

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Imerovigli, Ancient Thera, Boutari Winery, Vassaltis Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Ancient Thera ©
Ancient Thera

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 30th (Sun), delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, appreciate the history behind Erechtheion, then appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, and finally get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Plaka, admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, and then explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Athens trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Fira to Athens in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

4
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hagia Sophia Museum, steep yourself in history at Basilica Cistern, get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, and take a stroll through Ortakoy.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Istanbul trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Istanbul takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Turkey Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Athens in September, you will find days in Istanbul are little chillier (26°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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