22 days in Greece, Florence & Venice Itinerary

22 days in Greece, Florence & Venice Itinerary

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22 days in Greece, Florence & Venice Itinerary

Start: Vancouver, Canada
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
2
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Olympia, Greece
— 3 nights
Drive + Ferry:  9​h
5
Oia, Greece
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Perivolos, Greece
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  18​h
End: Vancouver, Canada

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Abbazia di San Galgano and Historic Centre of San Gimignano. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Siena Cathedral. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Galleria dell'Accademia, admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, and snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Florence trip builder .

Vancouver, Canada to Florence is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Vancouver to Florence due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Vancouver in July, with highs in Florence at 35°C and lows at 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Historic Centre of San Gimignano, Duomo di Siena, Abbazia di San Galgano
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Basilica di Sant’Antonio and Scrovegni Chapel. Basilica di San Marco and St. Mark's Square are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, steep yourself in history at St Mark's Campanile, and pause for some serene contemplation at Scuola Grande di San Rocco.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Venice trip builder website .

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Venice, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Padua
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Acropolis Museum and Benaki Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Acropolis of Athens and Plaka. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of National Archaeological Museum, delve into the distant past at Temple of Hephaestus, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Cycladic Art, and make a trip to Ancient Agora of Athens.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens itinerary builder app .

Fly from Venice to Athens in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Venice to Athens, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Venice in July since evenings lows in Athens dip to 28°C. On the 15th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Olympia.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

3
nights
Olympia, Greece

Olympia ©
Inhabited since prehistoric times, Olympia remains best known as the site of the original Olympic Games, held there for the first time in 776 BCE.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Olympia, then steep yourself in history at Ancient Olympia, then learn about winemaking at Olympia Land Winery, and finally examine the collection at Archimedes Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Palouki beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kourouta Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Olympia journey maker .

You can drive from Athens to Olympia in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Athens in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Olympia, with lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Oia.

Things to do in Olympia

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Amaliada
Highlights from your plan
Archaeological Museum of Olympia ©
Archaeological Museum of Olympia
Archaeological Site of Olympia ©
Archaeological Site of Olympia
Archimedes Museum ©
Archimedes Museum

4
nights
Oia, Greece

Oia ©
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Appreciate the collections at Museum of Prehistoric Thera and Mnemossyne Gallery. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Akrotiri and La Ponta. Explore Oia's surroundings by going to Akrotiri (Red Beach & Akrotiri LightHouse). The adventure continues: do a tasting at Santo Winery, pause for some serene contemplation at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and trek along Hiking Trail Fira - Oia.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Oia driving holiday planning app .

Getting from Olympia to Oia by combination of car and ferry takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Olympia in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 27°C in Oia. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Perivolos.

Things to do in Oia

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, Santo Winery, Museum of Prehistoric Thira
Highlights from your plan
Santo Winery ©
Santo Winery
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Akrotiri LightHouse ©
Akrotiri LightHouse

2
nights
Perivolos, Greece

Perivolos ©
You'll explore and learn at Monastery of Profitis Ilias and Tomato Industrial Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ancient Thera and Eduart Gjopalaj.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Perivolos trip itinerary maker site .

Drive from Oia to Perivolos in an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Perivolos

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Kamari, Santorini Arts Factory, Perissa Black Sand Beach, Tomato Industrial Museum, Monastery of Profitis Ilias
Highlights from your plan
Perissa Black Sand Beach ©
Perissa Black Sand Beach
Perivolos ©
Perivolos
Ancient Thera ©
Ancient Thera

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