32 days in Italy & Greece Itinerary

32 days in Italy & Greece Itinerary

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Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
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Skiathos, Greece
— 4 nights
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Mykonos Town, Greece
— 3 nights
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Heraklion, Greece
— 3 nights
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Chania Town, Greece
— 3 nights
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Lassi, Greece
— 5 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 1 night
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Assisi, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights

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Athens, Greece

Athens ©

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Popular historic sites such as Acropolis of Athens and Fortress Palamidi are in your itinerary. Acropolis Museum and National Archaeological Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Athens side-trips: Nauplion Promenade (in Nafplio) and Mycenae (Citadel and Treasury of Atreus, Archaeological Site Mycenae, &more). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Temple of Hephaestus, take a stroll through Plaka, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Athena Nike, and don't miss a visit to Erechtheion.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Athens holiday planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Athens is an approximately 17-hour flight. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Johannesburg in June: highs in Athens hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Skiathos.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus

4
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Skiathos, Greece

Skiathos ©

Greek St. Maarten

Boasting some of Greece's finest beaches, Skiathos swells with vacationers from colder European countries at the height of the tourist season.
Visit The Papadiamandis House and Kastro Ke Medieval Ekklisia for their historical value. Step off the beaten path and head to Koukounaries Beach and Troulos Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Skiathos: Skopelos (Kastani Beach & Panormos Beach) and Panagitsa of Pyrgos (in Skopelos Town). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lalaria Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Kanapitsa Beach, and view the masterpieces at The Blue House Art Gallery.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Skiathos route builder site.

You can fly from Athens to Skiathos in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Athens in June, plan for little chillier days in Skiathos, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Skiathos

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Lalaria Beach ©
Lalaria Beach
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Koukounaries Beach ©
Koukounaries Beach

3
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Mykonos Town, Greece

Mykonos Town ©

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Little Venice and Aegean Maritime Museum. Relax by the water at Panormos Beach and Kapari Beach. Take a break from Mykonos Town with a short trip to House of Dionysus in Delos, about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint George, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Panayia Tourliani, and kick back and relax at Paradise Beach.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Mykonos Town route app.

Getting from Skiathos to Mykonos Town by combination of flight and ferry takes about 6 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. July in Mykonos Town sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Kapari Beach ©
Kapari Beach

3
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Heraklion, Greece

Heraklion ©
Crete's largest city, Heraklion remains best known for its proximity to a sprawling Bronze Age archaeological site, once the center of a vanished Minoan civilization.
The Palace of Knossos and Church and the Museum of St. Aikaterini will appeal to history buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Matala beach and Historical Museum of Crete. Get out of town with these interesting Heraklion side-trips: Palace of Faistos (in Sivas) and Kazantzakis Museum (in Myrtia). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Agios Mathaios Sinaites, stop by Nerium Oleander, and do a tasting at Domaine Paterianakis.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Heraklion visit planning website.

Fly from Mykonos Town to Heraklion in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Chania Town.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Historical Museum of Crete ©
Historical Museum of Crete
Palace of Faistos ©
Palace of Faistos
Matala beach ©
Matala beach

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Chania Town, Greece

Chania Town ©
The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lighthouse and Greek National Football Museum. You'll explore and learn at Maritime Museum of Crete and MINOAN'S WORLD. Change things up with these side-trips from Chania Town: Rethymnon (The Venetian Fortezza & Rethymnon Old Town), Kastro Gramvoussas (in Gramvousa) and Odigitria Monastery (in Kolymbari). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Agii Apostoli Beach, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Chania, explore the different monuments and memorials at Souda Bay War Cemetery, and do a tasting at Manousakis Winery.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Chania Town trip builder website.

Getting from Heraklion to Chania Town by car takes about 2.5 hours. In July in Chania Town, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Lassi.

Things to do in Chania Town

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Agii Apostoli Beach ©
Agii Apostoli Beach
Greek National Football Museum ©
Greek National Football Museum
Lighthouse ©
Lighthouse

5
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Lassi, Greece

Lassi ©
Argostoli is a town and a former municipality on the island of Kefalonia, Ionian Islands, Greece. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Gentilini Winery & Vineyards and Roman Villa of Skala. We've included these beaches for you: Myrtos Beach and Kaminia Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Lassi: Myrtillo (in Divarata), Petani Beach (in Lixouri) and Skala Beach (in Skala). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Makris Gialos Beach, relax in the rural setting at Dias Beekeeping, and make a trip to Assos.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Lassi vacation website.

Traveling by flight from Chania Town to Lassi takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Lassi can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Lassi

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Petani Beach ©
Petani Beach
Myrtos Beach ©
Myrtos Beach
Makris Gialos Beach ©
Makris Gialos Beach

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 17th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Venezia, make a trip to Piazza del Campidoglio, don't miss a visit to Roman Forum, then explore the ancient world of Foro di Cesare, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Domus Aurea, explore the different monuments and memorials at Vatican Necropolis, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baldacchino di San Pietro, di Bernini, and finally get engrossed in the history at Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome tour itinerary builder site.

Explore your travel options from Lassi to Rome with the Route module. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Rome

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli ©
Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini ©
Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini

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Assisi, Italy

Assisi ©

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo delle Carceri, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Nuova, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Superiore di San Francesco, then look for gifts at Assisi Jewels, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Santo Stefano. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria Maggiore, do a tasting at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, pause for some serene contemplation at Tempio di Sant'Angelo - Chiesa di San Michele Arcangelo, see the interesting displays at Museo-Laboratorio di Tessitura a Mano Giuditta Brozzetti, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cripta di San Francesco.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Assisi vacation maker.

Traveling by car from Rome to Assisi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Assisi when traveling from Rome in July, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites · Wineries · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Eremo delle Carceri ©
Eremo delle Carceri

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 21st (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Corridoio Vasariano, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, take an in-depth tour of Sinagoga di Firenze e Museo ebraico, then enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta, explore the historical opulence of Castello di Monteriggioni, steep yourself in history at Walls of Monteriggioni, get a sense of history and politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, then get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, and finally steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Florence trip tool.

Getting from Assisi to Florence by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Sinagoga di Firenze e Museo ebraico ©
Sinagoga di Firenze e Museo ebraico
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Basilica San Miniato al Monte

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Venice, Italy

Venice ©

City of Romance

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): hunt for treasures at Mercati di Rialto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria dei Miracoli, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, don't miss a visit to Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), then take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto, and finally wander the streets of Cannaregio. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, then admire the striking features of Scala Contarini del Bovolo, and finally examine the collection at Doge's Palace.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Venice trip planner.

Getting from Florence to Venice by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. On the 25th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari ©
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
San Giorgio Maggiore ©
San Giorgio Maggiore

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