30 days in Greece & Italy Itinerary

30 days in Greece & Italy Itinerary

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30 days in Greece & Italy Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Fira, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Naples, Italy
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Positano, Italy
— 2 nights
bus:  30​min
5
Amalfi, Italy
— 3 nights
subway + train:  3​h
6
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  3​h
8
Como, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
9
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
10
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Sydney, Australia

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ermou Street and Museum 'Atelier Spyros Vassiliou'. Escape the urban bustle at Glyfada Beach and Areopagus. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and wander the streets of Plaka.

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Sydney, Australia to Athens is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Athens due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Sydney, expect much colder days and slightly colder nights in Athens, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Glyfada Beach
Highlights from your plan
Plaka ©
Plaka
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

3
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Eduart Gjopalaj Workshop, then kick back and relax at Perissa Black Sand Beach, then kick back and relax at Red Beach, and finally explore the ancient world of Akrotiri. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at S.M.A.G Spira Marble Art Gallery, then kick back and relax at Kamari Beach, then get a taste of the local shopping with Gabbiano Nero Sculpture and Art, and finally hunt for treasures at The Secret Room.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Fira trip maker tool .

Fly from Athens to Fira in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. In December, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 11th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Naples.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Kamari, Akrotiri, Perissa Black Sand Beach, S.M.A.G Spira Marble Art Gallery, Sand Lily Boutique
Highlights from your plan
Perissa Black Sand Beach ©
Perissa Black Sand Beach
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

5
nights
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Visit Pompeii Archaeological Park and Galleria Borbonica for their historical value. Shop till you drop at Archivio Fotografico Parisio and Gioielleria Caruso. Change things up with a short trip to Vesuvius National Park in Ottaviano (about 1h 10 min away). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museo Cappella Sansevero, explore the ancient world of Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, and wander the streets of Chiaia.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Naples trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by flight from Fira to Naples takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Fira to Naples is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Fira in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Naples, with lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Positano.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Pompeii Archaeological Park, Vesuvius National Park, Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
Highlights from your plan
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano ©
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero

2
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Miniaci Art Gallery and Church of Santa Maria Assunta. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Fornillo and Spiaggia Grande. Get out of town with these interesting Positano side-trips: Sorrento (Duomo dei San Filippo e Giacomo, Cattedrale di Sorrento, & more). And it doesn't end there: stop by Theodora Moda Positano, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cappella Madonna di Costantinopoli, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cappella dell'Annunziata, and take an in-depth tour of MAR - Museo Archeologico Romano.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Positano online travel route planner .

Getting from Naples to Positano by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of subway and bus. Traveling from Naples in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Positano, with lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Amalfi.

Things to do in Positano

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Sorrento, Praiano
Highlights from your plan
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Spiaggia Grande ©
Spiaggia Grande
Cappella Madonna di Costantinopoli ©

3
nights
Amalfi, Italy

Amalfi ©
Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Valle delle Ferriere, tour the pleasant surroundings at Valle dei Mulini, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiostro del Paradiso, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, and finally don't miss a visit to Fontana sant'Andrea. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): cruise along Maestra dei Villaggi Road, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanctuary of Our Lady of Sorrow (Sancturio Maria Santissima Addolorata), and then stop by Tabula.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Amalfi trip planner.

Amalfi is very close to Positano. In December, daily temperatures in Amalfi can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Amalfi

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea
Cloister del Paradiso ©
Cloister del Paradiso
Fontana sant'Andrea ©
Fontana sant'Andrea

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Colosseum and Pantheon. Do some cultural sightseeing at St. Peter's Basilica and Via Condotti. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, make a trip to Piazza Navona, take in the dramatic natural features at Colle del Gianicolo, and browse for treasures at Serra.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of subway and train from Amalfi to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier evenings in Rome when traveling from Amalfi in December, with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza del Duomo. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Gallerie Degli Uffizi and M.G. Design. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Siena (Nature & Wildlife Tours & Silvia Tanganelli) and Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercato Centrale.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence day trip website .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Como.

Things to do in Florence

Outdoors Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Siena, Castello del Trebbio
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

2
nights
Como, Italy

Como ©
Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): learn about winemaking at Enoteca Principessa, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Como (Duomo), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Abbondio. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Fedele, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte San Primo, and then take a stroll around Broletto.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Como tour itinerary builder website .

Traveling by train from Florence to Como takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Florence in December, expect Como to be a bit cooler, temps between 8°C and -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Como

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Enoteca Principessa
Highlights from your plan
Monte San Primo ©
Monte San Primo
Basilica di Sant'Abbondio ©
Basilica di Sant'Abbondio
Basilica di San Fedele ©
Basilica di San Fedele

2
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
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.
On the 29th (Sun), browse the different shops at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Il Cenacolo, then take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, then contemplate the long history of Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, and finally see La Casa Maledetta.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Milan tour itinerary website .

You can take a train from Como to Milan in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In December in Milan, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

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.
On the 31st (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, then take in the exciting artwork at Max Studio, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco, take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto, then browse for treasures at Segni nel Tempo antiquarian bookshop, and finally shop like a local with Giudecca 795 Art Gallery.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Venice online trip planner .

Traveling by train from Milan to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In December, daytime highs in Venice are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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