21 days in France, Italy & Greece Itinerary

21 days in France, Italy & Greece Itinerary

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21 days in France, Italy & Greece Itinerary

Start: Calgary, Canada
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Nice, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h
4
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Siena, Italy
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Shuttle + Fly:  7​h 30​min
6
Athens, Greece
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Fira, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: Calgary, Canada

4
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Get in touch with nature at Ile Saint-Louis and Île de la Cité. Do your shopping at Le Marais and Champs-Elysees. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: The Trianons & The Hamlet (in Versailles), Chateau de Maintenon (in Maintenon) and Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte (in Maincy). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and brush up on your military savvy at The Army Museum.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Paris travel planner.

Calgary, Canada to Paris is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Calgary to Paris due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Calgary in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Paris, with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

The Trianons & The Hamlet, Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, Chateau de Maintenon
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

3
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastère de Cimiez, admire the masterpieces at Palais Lascaris, then wander the streets of Place Rossetti, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de Nice, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Nicholas Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable drive along Tete de Chien, appreciate the extensive heritage of Promenade Le Corbusier, contemplate the long history of Basilica St. Michel, then stroll the grounds of Cemetery of the Old Chateau, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Chemin Frédéric Nietzsche.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Nice trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Nice takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Nice when traveling from Paris in May, with lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, Menton, Tete de Chien, Chemin Frédéric Nietzsche
Highlights from your plan
Monastère de Cimiez ©
Monastère de Cimiez
Palais Lascaris ©
Palais Lascaris
Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice ©
Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Pitti Palace. Popular historic sites such as Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Basilica San Miniato al Monte are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Museo Ferrari (in Maranello), Duomo di Pisa (in Pisa) and Bologna (Santuario di Madonna di San Luca & Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, and take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Florence day trip planning website .

You can drive from Nice to Florence in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Nice in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Florence, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Bologna, Museo Ferrari, Duomo di Pisa
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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.
Get some cultural insight at Colosseum and Giardino di Ninfa. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Peter's Basilica and Piazza Navona. Explore Rome's surroundings by going to Monastero Di S.Benedetto (in Subiaco), Villa d'Este (in Tivoli) and Castello Caetani (in Sermoneta). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, make a trip to Roman Forum, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Rome trip tool .

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Traveling from Florence in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 17°C in Rome. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Siena.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Castello Caetani, Giardino di Ninfa, Monastero Di S.Benedetto, Villa d'Este, St. Peter's Basilica
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura ©

2
nights
Siena, Italy

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
On the 18th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Loggia della Mercanzia, take in panoramic vistas at Torre del Mangia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cappella di Piazza, then ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sinagoga di Siena, and finally steep yourself in history at Casa di Santa Caterina. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Volpaia, then step into the grandiose world of Castello di Meleto, and then learn about winemaking at Cantalici.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Siena tour app .

You can drive from Rome to Siena in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Rome in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 13°C in Siena. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Gaiole in Chianti, Volpaia
Highlights from your plan
Loggia della Mercanzia ©
Loggia della Mercanzia
Torre del Mangia ©
Torre del Mangia
Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico ©
Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico

1
night
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 20th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, then take a stroll through Plaka, and then get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Athens trip itinerary maker app .

Do a combination of train and flight from Siena to Athens in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Siena to Athens is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Athens when traveling from Siena in May, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

3
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): examine the collection at Archaeological Museum Fira, view the masterpieces at Ernesto Workshop & Gallery, learn about winemaking at Vassaltis Vineyards, then do a tasting at Domaine Sigalas, then examine the collection at The Santozeum Museum, and finally stop by the White, Santorini. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Museum of Prehistoric Thira, examine the collection at Cultural Village, step into the grandiose world of Castelli of Pyrgos, view the masterpieces at Art Space, then get a taste of the local shopping with MATI Art Gallery, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Fira trip maker website .

You can fly from Athens to Fira in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fira

Museums Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santorini, Pyrgos, Gaia Winery, Domaine Sigalas
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Prehistoric Thira ©
Museum of Prehistoric Thira
Vassaltis Vineyards ©
Vassaltis Vineyards
Castelli of Pyrgos ©
Castelli of Pyrgos

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