22 days in Italy & Greece Itinerary

22 days in Italy & Greece Itinerary

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22 days in Italy & Greece Itinerary

Start: Atlanta, United States
Fly:  16​h
1
Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h
2
Pisa, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  5​h 15​min
3
Pompeii, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Fira, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  9​h
7
Kalambaka, Greece
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Shuttle + Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Atlanta, United States

4
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Temple of Olympian Zeus as well as Parthenon. Your inner history buff will appreciate Acropolis of Athens and Erechtheion. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Acropolis Museum and National Archaeological Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Archaeological Site Mycenae (in Mycenae) and Fortress Palamidi (in Nafplio). There's more to do: take a stroll through Plaka and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Athens trip itinerary planner .

Atlanta, USA to Athens is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Atlanta to Athens. In June in Athens, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 70°F at night. On the 5th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Pisa.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Archaeological Site Mycenae, Fortress Palamidi
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi

2
nights
Pisa, Italy

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Leaning Tower of Pisa has been added to your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Piaggio Museum and Palazzo Blu. Duomo di Pisa and Battistero will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria della Spina, kick back and relax at Spiaggia Libera, stroll the grounds of Camposanto, and stroll through La Tintarelleria.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Pisa trip planner.

Fly from Athens to Pisa in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Pisa is minus 1 hour. In June, Pisa is a bit cooler than Athens - with highs of 81°F and lows of 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Pompeii.

Things to do in Pisa

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Piaggio Museum
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Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa
Piaggio Museum ©
Piaggio Museum
Baptistery of St. John ©
Baptistery of St. John

2
nights
Pompeii, Italy

Pompeii ©
Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
On the 9th (Wed), delve into the distant past at Temple of Apollo, contemplate the long history of Villa dei Misteri, delve into the distant past at Forum, contemplate the long history of House of Menander (Casa del Menandro), then delve into the distant past at Terme del Foro, and finally delve into the distant past at Odeon - Teatro Piccolo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Scavi di Stabia, contemplate the long history of Lupanar, then don't miss a visit to Forum Baths, and finally delve into the distant past at Temple of Jupiter.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Pompeii trip planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Pisa to Pompeii in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Pisa in June since evenings lows in Pompeii dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Scavi di Stabia
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Temple of Apollo ©
Temple of Apollo
Forum ©
Forum
Villa dei Misteri ©
Villa dei Misteri

2
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 11th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Vlychada Beach, then explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, then learn about winemaking at Artemis Karamolegos Winery, and finally learn about winemaking at Vassaltis Vineyards. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, take in the spiritual surroundings of Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, and then take in the exciting artwork at Asimis Kolaitou Art Gallery Santorini.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Fira trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Pompeii to Fira takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In June in Fira, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Fira

Wineries Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, Vlychada Beach, Akrotiri, Vassaltis Vineyards
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos ©
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos
Vlychada Beach ©
Vlychada Beach

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.
Colosseum has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Colosseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Prassede, stroll the grounds of Vatican Necropolis, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then admire the striking features of Cupola di San Pietro, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona. On the next day, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Campidoglio, get engrossed in the history at Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini, then delve into the distant past at Foro di Cesare, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Rome trip planning website .

You can fly from Fira to Rome in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fira to Rome due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Fira in June, Rome is a bit cooler at night with lows of 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Canal Grande. Get some historical perspective at Piazza San Marco and Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. You'll discover tucked-away gems like San Giorgio Maggiore and Dorsoduro. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Doge's Palace, admire the striking features of Scala Contarini del Bovolo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice sightseeing planning tool .

Getting from Rome to Venice by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

2
nights
Kalambaka, Greece

Kalambaka ©
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.
Appreciate the collections at Spileo Theopetras- Kentro Tekmiriosis & Ekpedevsis and Natural History Museum of Meteora and Mushroom Museum. Popular historic sites such as Meteora and Porta Panagia are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Great Meteoron, examine the collection at Digital Projection Centre of Meteora’s History and Culture, contemplate the long history of Agios Stefanos, and take an in-depth tour of Hellenic Culture Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kalambaka journey planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Venice to Kalambaka takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Venice to Kalambaka, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Venice in June since evenings lows in Kalambaka dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Trikala, Porta Panagia, Spileo Theopetras- Kentro Tekmiriosis & Ekpedevsis
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Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron
Meteora ©
Meteora
Agios Nikolaos Anapaphsas ©
Agios Nikolaos Anapaphsas

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