28 days in Greece, Turkey & Italy Itinerary

28 days in Greece, Turkey & Italy Itinerary

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Goreme, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Pamukkale, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Salerno, Italy
— 3 nights
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Positano, Italy
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Mykonos Town, Greece
— 2 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
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Karlovasi, Greece
— 2 nights
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Marathokampos, Greece
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Kokkari, Greece
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Pythagorion, Greece
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Goreme, Turkey

— 2 nights
Famed for its landscape of unusually shaped stone formations and churches cut into the natural rocks, Goreme sits in the central part of the country, an area originally settled during Roman times.
Goreme is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, see Off-Road Tours, stop by Alaturca Taner, and admire the masterpieces at Guray Museum.

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Melbourne, Australia to Goreme is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Goreme is minus 7 hours. While traveling from Melbourne, expect much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Goreme, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Pamukkale, Turkey

— 2 nights

Cotton Castle

A popular spa since the second century BCE, the modern city of Pamukkale continues to draw worldwide attention with its hot springs and travertines--naturally formed calcite bathing pools.
On the 12th (Tue), admire the sheer force of Guney Selalesi, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools, and finally delve into the distant past at Hierapolis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Laodikeia and then explore the fascinating underground world of Kaklik Cave.

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Fly from Goreme to Pamukkale in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Salerno.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Adventure

Side Trip

Salerno, Italy

— 3 nights

Unspoilt Gem of the Amalfi Coast

While often overshadowed by the Amalfi Coast's array of quaint villages, Salerno has become one of the region's main areas for culture and entertainment, while remaining relatively unmarked by tourism.
Explore Salerno's surroundings by going to Paestum (Paestum Ruins & Torre di Paestum). On the 14th (Thu), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Cilento, don't miss a visit to Promenade Trieste, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Sant'Agostino, and admire the natural beauty at Giardino della Minerva.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Salerno attractions planning app.

You can fly from Pamukkale to Salerno in 9.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Positano.

Things to do in Salerno

Outdoors · Transportation · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Positano, Italy

— 4 nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Positano: Amalfi (Cloister del Paradiso, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, &more), Food Tours (in Sorrento) and Ravello (Villa Cimbrone Gardens, Villa Rufolo, &more). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, go for a walk through Positano, contemplate the long history of Church of Santa Maria Assunta, and view the masterpieces at Miniaci Art Gallery.

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Getting from Salerno to Positano by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Salerno in July, Positano is a bit cooler at night with lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Rome.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

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: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Rome sightseeing planning app.

Traveling by car from Positano to Rome takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Rome are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Mykonos Town, Greece

— 2 nights

Chora Mykonos

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 24th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, stop by Little Venice, then don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), then don't miss a visit to Rarity Gallery, and finally don't miss a visit to Kapopoulos Fine Arts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): sample the tasty concoctions at Mykonos Brewing Company, kick back and relax at Elia Beach, then kick back and relax at Super Paradise Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Platis Gialos Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Mykonos Town takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Rome in July, you will find days in Mykonos Town are slightly colder (33°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Athens, Greece

— 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, then wander the streets of Plaka, and then get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, appreciate the history behind Erechtheion, then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, and finally look for gifts at Artpoint Store.

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You can fly from Mykonos Town to Athens in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. Traveling from Mykonos Town in July, expect nights in Athens to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Karlovasi.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Karlovasi, Greece

— 2 nights
Karlovasi is a town and a former municipality on the island of Samos, North Aegean, Greece. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): kick back and relax at Potami Beach, then take in the dramatic scenery at Potami Waterfalls, and then explore and take pictures at Mikro Seitani. On the next day, kick back and relax at Megalo Seitani, pause for some serene contemplation at Agios Nikolaos Church, and then learn about winemaking at Vakakis Winery.

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Getting from Athens to Karlovasi by car takes about 14.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive to Marathokampos.

Things to do in Karlovasi

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Marathokampos, Greece

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Folklore Museum of Koumeika, tour the pleasant surroundings at Balos Beach, then kick back and relax at Psili Ammos Beach, and finally Head underground at Cave of Pythagoras.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Marathokampos trip itinerary tool.

Marathokampos is just a stone's throw from Karlovasi. In July in Marathokampos, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kokkari.

Things to do in Marathokampos

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Kokkari, Greece

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): learn about winemaking at Samos Wine Museum, make a trip to Samos, then enjoy the sand and surf at Tsamadou Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Lemonakia Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Vathy and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kokkari Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kokkari planner.

You can drive from Marathokampos to Kokkari in an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to Pythagorion.

Things to do in Kokkari

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Pythagorion, Greece

— 2 nights
On the 2nd (Tue), steep yourself in history at Monastery of Agia Zoni, get outside with Livadaki Beach, and then Head underground at Monastery of Panagia Spiliani. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Tunnel of Eupalinos and then explore the ancient world of Heraion of Samos.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Pythagorion road trip website.

Pythagorion is just a short distance from Kokkari. In August, daily temperatures in Pythagorion can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Pythagorion

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Turkey travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · History Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
Rich in culture and customs and brimming with hospitality, natural beauty, and historical heritage, Turkey serves as a crossroads between Asia and Europe. The landmass known as Anatolia on which Turkey thrives has been home to numerous civilizations and their faiths and cultures, as attested by the 13 World Heritage Sites and countless religious sites you'll find here. Relive the ancient world through the ruins, customs, and traditions that are among the nation's most precious heritages. Adventure-seekers have plenty do to here, including mountain climbing, scuba diving, rafting, and skiing. A holiday to Turkey is incomplete without a cup of Turkish coffee, the pinnacle of Turkish cuisine inscribed on the Intangible Cultural Heritage List.

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.

Samos travel guide

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Beaches · Caves · Landmarks
Green Island
An island of volcanic mountains and terraced vineyards, Samos lies near the Turkish mainland and serves as a convenient resting point on the route between Athens and Izmir. Rich in history and culture, Samos experienced its golden age as a powerful and wealthy independent state long before Athens expanded its influence as the region's principal urban center. In modern times, the island has become a popular holiday destination, known mostly for its beaches, coastal paths, and ancient sites. The island's top attractions include the World Heritage-listed remains of a vast sanctuary devoted to Hera and a 2,500-year-old aqueduct, regarded as one of the highest achievements of ancient engineering.