27 days in Italy & Greece Itinerary

27 days in Italy & Greece Itinerary

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Milan, Italy
— 4 nights
Train
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Siena, Italy
— 3 nights
Bus to Arezzo Terminal, Train to Bari
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Bari, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly to Aktion National Airport, Drive to Agios Nikitas
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Agios Nikitas, Greece
— 1 night
Drive
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Kalambaka, Greece
— 1 night
Drive
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Parga, Greece
— 3 nights
Drive
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Syvota, Greece
— 2 nights
Drive
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Paxos, Greece
— 3 nights
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Corfu Town, Greece
— 1 night
Fly
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Vasilikos, Greece
— 1 night
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Milan, Italy

— 4 nights

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Step out of the city life by going to Parchi Avventura Bergamo (Roncola) and Kayaking & Canoeing. Popular historic sites such as Cappella Colleoni and Vicolo Privato Lavandai are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Milan: Campanone o Torre Civica (in Bergamo), Campanile di San Nicolo (in Lecco) and Arona (Chiesa di Santa Marta & Parco della Rocca Borromea). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant'Alessandro in Zebedia, contemplate the long history of Chiesa di San Bernardino alle Ossa, examine the collection at Casa Museo Boschi Di Stefano, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Simpliciano.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Milan travel planner.

Paris, France to Milan is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in August, things will get a bit warmer in Milan: highs are around 34°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Adventure

Side Trips

Florence, Italy

— 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Step off the beaten path and head to Sinagoga di Firenze e Museo ebraico and Stibbert Museum. Get some cultural insight at Church and Museum of Orsanmichele and Corridoio Vasariano. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Greve in Chianti (Castello di Montefioralle & Azienda Agricola Altiero (Winery)). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Giardino Bardini, admire the masterpieces at Basilica di San Lorenzo, examine the collection at Mus.e Firenze, and take an in-depth tour of Museo Casa di Dante.

Before you visit Florence, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by train from Milan to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Parks

Side Trips

Siena, Italy

— 3 nights

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Bagno Alessandro and Bagno Somalia. Your inner history buff will appreciate Palazzo Chigi Saracini and Fortezza Medicea. Take a break from Siena with a short trip to Bagno Capezzolo in Castiglione Della Pescaia, about 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sinagoga di Siena, steep yourself in history at Porta Romana, get engrossed in the history at Archivio di Stato, and have fun and explore at Museo di Storia Naturale dell'Accademia dei Fisiocritici.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Siena online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Florence to Siena by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Bari.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Bari, Italy

— 2 nights

Gateway to Apulia

Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cala Ponte Marina and Piazza Duomo. Get a sense of the local culture at Casa grotta del Casalnuovo and Torre a Mare. Venture out of the city with trips to Polignano a Mare (Nature & Wildlife Tours, Ponte Borbonico di Lama Monachile, &more) and Matera (Piazza San Pietro Caveoso, Casa Cisterna Sotterranea, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Piazza dell'Odegitria, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Teresa dei Maschi, see the interesting displays at Museo Diocesano - Sezione Bari, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Giovanni Crisostomo.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bari trip builder.

Fly from Siena to Bari in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Bari can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Agios Nikitas.

Things to do in Bari

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

Agios Nikitas, Greece

— 1 night
Agios Nikitas is a village on the island of Lefkada, Greece, part of the municipal unit of Lefkada . Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Milos Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kathisma Beach.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Agios Nikitas online trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bari to Agios Nikitas. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bari to Agios Nikitas. August in Agios Nikitas sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Agios Nikitas

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Kalambaka, Greece

— 1 night
The gateway to one of the largest monastery complexes in Greece, the small town of Kalambaka nestles against a landscape of imposing rock formations rising 400 m (1,300 ft) into the air. Nearly leveled during World War II, the town rebuilt and reinvented itself in the post-war period, quickly becoming one of the region's major travel destinations.
On the 18th (Wed), make a trip to Meteora, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Great Meteoron, then take in nature's colorful creations at Varlaam Monastery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ieros Naos Kimiseos tis Theotokou.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kalambaka route planner.

Drive from Agios Nikitas to Kalambaka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Agios Nikitas in August, expect little chillier with lows of 20°C in Kalambaka. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Parga.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites · Parks

Parga, Greece

— 3 nights
Most visitors to Parga come because of the Ionian coastline's verdant landscape and traditional character.
We've included these beaches for you: Valtos Beach and Alonaki Fanariou Beach. Get some historical perspective at Venetian Castle of Parga and Nekromanteion Acheron. Step out of Parga with an excursion to Ormos Odyssea in Valanidorrachi--about 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Ammoudia Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Valtos Kalodikiou, stroll through Ai Giannakis, and raise your glass at Pargas Distillery - Amicos Cocktail Bar.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Parga online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Kalambaka to Parga in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kalambaka in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 25°C in Parga. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Syvota.

Things to do in Parga

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Syvota, Greece

— 2 nights
Syvota is a village and a former municipality in Thesprotia, Epirus, Greece. On the 22nd (Sun), stroll through Agia Paraskevi Beach, then kick back and relax at Mega Ammos Beach, and then kick back and relax at Mikri Ammos Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Bella Vraka Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Pisina Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at DEI Beach.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Syvota online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Parga to Syvota in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Paxos.

Things to do in Syvota

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Paxos, Greece

— 3 nights
Discover out-of-the-way places like Paralia Vrika and Kipiadi Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Monodendri Beach and Kloni Gouli Beach.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Paxos itinerary planner.

Drive from Syvota to Paxos in 3.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Paxos

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Corfu Town, Greece

— 1 night
Often called "Kastropolis" because of its majestic Venetian castle, Corfu Town once featured such extensive fortifications that a force of over 20,000 soldiers defended them.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take a stroll through Corfu Old Town, then deepen your knowledge of military history at Old Fortress Corfu, and then examine the collection at Achilleion Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Corfu Town holiday maker website.

Traveling by journey from Paxos to Corfu Town takes 5 hours. In August in Corfu Town, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Vasilikos.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

Vasilikos, Greece

— 1 night
Home to just a few hundred year-round residents, Vasilikos draws thousands of daily visitors with its beaches and restaurants during peak tourist season.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): kick back and relax at Gerakas Beach and then surround yourself with nature on Mario's Cave and Turtle Boat Trips.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Vasilikos planner.

Traveling by flight from Corfu Town to Vasilikos takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vasilikos

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

Greece travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.

Corfu travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Specialty Museums · Bars & Clubs
Island of the Phaeacians
Designated as a World Heritage Site, Corfu retains many reminders of the island's Venetian, British, and French heritage.The northernmost of the Ionian Islands, the mild-weathered city made it into mythology as the idyllic place where Poseidon enjoyed marital bliss with the nymph Korkyra. Allegedly named after this mythical beauty, the island offers a blend of well-developed seaside areas and pristine mountain ranges, popular with both package tourists and casual backpackers. The island's top attraction remains the pleasant city of Corfu, an architectural gem made for sightseeing on foot. The island also serves as a convenient jumping-off point for tours of the Albanian and Italian coastlines.