22 days in Italy, United Kingdom & Greece Itinerary

22 days in Italy, United Kingdom & Greece Itinerary

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22 days in Italy, United Kingdom & Greece Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
Bus + Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Manchester, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Oia, Greece
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
4
Akrotiri, Greece
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Athens, Greece
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
8
Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
10
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: New York City, United States

1
night
Manchester, United Kingdom

Manchester ©
Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): have fun and explore at Science and Industry Museum and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Manchester Three Rivers Gin Experience.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Manchester trip builder website .

New York City, USA to Manchester is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from New York City to Manchester due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from New York City in June: high temperatures in Manchester hover around 66°F and lows are around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Manchester

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Mam Tor, Ridge Walk Mam Tor to Losehill
Highlights from your plan
The City of Manchester Distillery ©
The City of Manchester Distillery
Ridge Walk Mam Tor to Losehill ©
Ridge Walk Mam Tor to Losehill
Science and Industry Museum ©
Science and Industry Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Elia Beach, wander the streets of Little Venice, and then don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli). On the 1st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Platis Gialos Beach.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town trip builder site .

Traveling by flight from Manchester to Mykonos Town takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Mykonos Town is 2 hours. Traveling from Manchester in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Mykonos Town: highs are around 80°F and lows about 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Oia.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Elia Beach, Platis Gialos Beach
Highlights from your plan
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Elia Beach ©
Elia Beach

2
nights
Oia, Greece

Oia ©
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): view the masterpieces at Mnemossyne Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, take some stellar pictures from Sunset in Oia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agios Georgios Church, then do a tasting at Domaine Sigalas, and finally explore the historical opulence of Byzantine Castle Ruins.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Oia trip planning app .

Drive from Mykonos Town to Oia in 6.5 hours. In July in Oia, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Oia

Historic Sites Wineries Museums
Highlights from your plan
Ekklisia Panagia Platsani ©
Ekklisia Panagia Platsani
Domaine Sigalas ©
Domaine Sigalas
Agios Georgios Church ©
Agios Georgios Church

1
night
Akrotiri, Greece

Akrotiri ©
Located on Santorini's southwestern coastline, the small village of Akrotiri sits just a short walk from one of Europe's most significant Bronze Age archaeological sites.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Caldera Beach, do a tasting at Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A., then enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, and finally explore the ancient world of Akrotiri. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sea views from Akrotiri LightHouse and then explore by horseback at Santo Horse Riding.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Akrotiri online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Oia to Akrotiri takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Boutari Winery
Highlights from your plan
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Santo Horse Riding ©
Santo Horse Riding

1
night
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): wander the streets of Plaka, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Athens road trip site .

Getting from Akrotiri to Athens by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. In July, daytime highs in Athens are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Athens

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

2
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Basilica di San Marco and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Step out of the city life by going to Canal Grande and Bagni Alberoni. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square, examine the collection at Doge's Palace, take a stroll through Cannaregio, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Campo del Ghetto.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Venice online vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from Athens to Venice takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Venice. Traveling from Athens in July, Venice is slightly colder at night with lows of 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, and finally explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, wander the streets of Trastevere, and then contemplate the long history of Colosseum.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rome trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Venice to Rome takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. July in Rome sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 70°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Cloister of Santa Chiara, then explore the ancient world of Ruins of Herculaneum, and then explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about all things military at Galleria Borbonica and then go for a walk through Sentiero degli dei (Path of the Gods).

For photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Naples sightseeing website .

You can take a train from Rome to Naples in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, Pompeii Archaeological Park, Il Sentiero Degli Dei
Highlights from your plan
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano ©
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Galleria Borbonica ©
Galleria Borbonica

2
nights
Mykonos Town, Greece

Mykonos Town ©
On the 13th (Sat), stroll through Panormos Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Paraga Beach.

To see reviews and other tourist information, read Mykonos Town tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Naples to Mykonos Town by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Naples to Mykonos Town, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow time for travel to London.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Ornos Beach, Paraga Beach, Panormos Beach
Highlights from your plan
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Ornos Beach ©
Ornos Beach
Paraga Beach ©
Paraga Beach

4
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Visiting Feldon Valley, Cotswolds and Speed Boats Tours will get you outdoors. Your inner history buff will appreciate Westminster Abbey and Houses of Parliament. When in London, make a side trip to see Cotswolds Distillery in Stourton, approximately 2 hours away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Buckingham Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the London route app .

Getting from Mykonos Town to London by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Mykonos Town to London. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Mykonos Town in July; daily highs in London reach 73°F and lows reach 56°F. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Cotswolds Distillery, Feldon Valley
Highlights from your plan
Tower of London ©
Tower of London
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

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