27 days in Italy & Greece Itinerary

27 days in Italy & Greece Itinerary

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27 days in Italy & Greece Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  23 h 45 min
1
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
2
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Positano, Italy
— 3 nights
Ferry:  1 h 30 min
5
Vietri sul Mare, Italy
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5 h 45 min
6
Paleokastritsa, Greece
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  5 h
7
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
8
Akrotiri, Greece
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
9
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly:  21 h 15 min
End: Sydney, Australia


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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Verona (Arena di Verona & Piazza delle Erbe). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, and wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Venice holiday builder .

Sydney, Australia to Venice is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Venice. Traveling from Sydney in November, you will find days in Venice are colder (15°C), and nights are little chillier (7°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Verona
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Accademia del Buon Gusto (in Panzano in Chianti), Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida) and Fattoria di Montemaggio (in Radda in Chianti). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, and step into the grandiose world of Palazzo Vecchio.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Florence trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Accademia del Buon Gusto, Fattoria di Montemaggio, Castello del Trebbio
Highlights from your plan
Castello del Trebbio ©
Castello del Trebbio
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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: pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and steep yourself in history at Roman Forum.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome trip itinerary website .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In November in Rome, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Positano.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Trastevere ©
Trastevere

3
nights
Positano, Italy

Positano ©
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Step out of the city life by going to Fornillo and Spiaggia Grande. Relax by the water at Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano and Lido Capo di Conca. Explore Positano's surroundings by going to Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma (in Ravello), Duomo di Sant'Andrea (in Amalfi) and Spas (in Minori). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Marina di Praia Beach, appreciate the views at Valle dei Mulini, ponder the design of Fontana sant'Andrea, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cloister del Paradiso.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Positano road trip website .

Drive from Rome to Positano in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and subway; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Rome in December since evenings lows in Positano dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Vietri sul Mare.

Things to do in Positano

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Amalfi, Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, Cantine Marisa Cuomo, Lido Capo di Conca, Marina di Praia Beach
Highlights from your plan
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Spiaggia Grande ©
Spiaggia Grande
Marina di Praia Beach ©
Marina di Praia Beach

1
night
Vietri sul Mare, Italy

Vietri sul Mare ©
Vietri sul Mare is a town and comune in the province of Salerno, in the Campania region of southern Italy. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): view the masterpieces at Sol’Art Ceramiche, get outside with Monte Finestra, and then stroll through Spiaggia di castiglione.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Vietri sul Mare online road trip planner .

Traveling by ferry from Positano to Vietri sul Mare takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Paleokastritsa.

Things to do in Vietri sul Mare

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Spiaggia di castiglione, Monte Finestra
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Monte Finestra ©
Monte Finestra
Sol’Art Ceramiche ©
Sol’Art Ceramiche

3
nights
Paleokastritsa, Greece

Paleokastritsa ©
Heartily dedicated to tourism, Corfu's popular resort town of Paleokastritsa lures vacationers with lavish hotels and beaches surrounded by a hilly countryside of olive groves and fragrant fruit orchards.
Get outdoors at St. Spyridon First Beach and Rovinia Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Porto Timoni Beach and Marathias Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Paleokastritsa: Agios Stefanos (Agios Stefanos Beach & Hippopots), Paralia Agios Georgios (in Agios Georgios) and Corfu Beer (in Arillas). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Paleokastritsa Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Arillas Beach, and learn about winemaking at Theotoky Estate.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Paleokastritsa online trip itinerary builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Vietri sul Mare to Paleokastritsa. The time zone difference when traveling from Vietri sul Mare to Paleokastritsa is 1 hour. Traveling from Vietri sul Mare in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Paleokastritsa, with lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Paleokastritsa

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Corfu, Agios Stefanos, Corfu Beer, Marathias Beach, Paralia Agios Georgios
Highlights from your plan
St. Spyridon First Beach ©
St. Spyridon First Beach
Porto Timoni Beach ©
Porto Timoni Beach
Agios Stefanos Beach ©
Agios Stefanos Beach

2
nights
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 11th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, then take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and then visit Plaka. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Lycabettus, and then take a stroll through Monastiraki.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Athens online route planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Paleokastritsa to Athens in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. In December in Athens, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Plaka ©
Plaka
Monastiraki ©
Monastiraki
Mount Lycabettus ©
Mount Lycabettus

2
nights
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 13th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Caldera Beach, stroll through Mesa Pigadia Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Beach, and finally delve into the distant past at Akrotiri. On your second day here, learn about winemaking at Gavalas Winery, then learn about winemaking at Boutari Winery, and then take a pleasant ride with Santo Horse Riding.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Akrotiri itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Athens to Akrotiri takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. In December, daily temperatures in Akrotiri can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Megalochori, Mesa Pigadia Beach
Highlights from your plan
Santo Horse Riding ©
Santo Horse Riding
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri

4
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.
Visiting Panormos Beach and Platis Gialos Beach will get you outdoors. Relax by the water at Paradise Beach and Agios Sostis Beach. There's much more to do: visit Little Venice, stroll through Ornos Beach, make a trip to Rarity Gallery, and enjoy the sand and surf at Agios Stefanos Beach.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Mykonos Town road trip planning tool .

You can ride a ferry from Akrotiri to Mykonos Town in 2 hours. December in Mykonos Town sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mykonos, Paradise Beach, Panormos Beach, Agios Sostis Beach, Ornos Beach
Highlights from your plan
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

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