32 days in Santorini & Province of Rome Itinerary

32 days in Santorini & Province of Rome Itinerary

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Fira, Greece
— 9 nights
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Civitavecchia, Italy
— 8 nights
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Valmontone, Italy
— 11 nights
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Fira, Greece

— 9 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Popular historic sites such as Akrotiri and Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist are in your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at Museum of Prehistoric Thira and MATI Art Gallery. When in Fira, make a side trip to see Experience Horse Riding in Akrotiri, approximately Akrotiri away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, trek along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, stroll through Kamari Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Dominican Sisters.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Fira vacation builder tool.

Sydney, Australia to Fira is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Fira, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in December, you will find days in Fira are cooler (18°C), and nights are little chillier (13°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Civitavecchia.

Things to do in Fira

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Civitavecchia, Italy

— 8 nights
Civitavecchia is a town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Rome in the central Italian region of Lazio. Visiting Riserva Naturale Regionale Macchiatonda and Giardino del lago will get you outdoors. Necropoli della Banditaccia and Rovine Canale Monterano will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Civitavecchia: Trevignano Romano (Museo Etrusco-Romano Di Trevignano Romano, Trevignano Romano, &more), Chiesa della Madonna delle Grazie (in Anguillara Sabazia) and Sant'Oreste (Riserva Naturale Monte Soratte & Bunker Soratte). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Museo Storico dell'Aeronautica Militare, step into the grandiose world of Castello Orsini-Odescalchi, take an in-depth tour of Museo dell’Agro Veientano, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale Di San Francesco.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Civitavecchia online vacation planner.

Getting from Fira to Civitavecchia by car takes about 29.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fira to Civitavecchia. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Fira in January; daily highs in Civitavecchia reach 12°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Valmontone.

Things to do in Civitavecchia

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Valmontone, Italy

— 11 nights
Valmontone is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Rome in the Italian region Lazio, located about 45km southeast of Rome.GeographyThe historic part of the town is situated on a tuffaceous hill, 303m above sea level, part of a morphological system of valleys and low relieves, known as Alta Valle del Sacco (High Valley of Sacco River). Visiting Riserva Naturale Monte Catillo and Riserva Naturale di Tor Caldara will get you outdoors. Do your shopping at Valmontone Outlet and Norcineria Castelli. Change things up with these side-trips from Valmontone: Museo Civico Archeologico Villa di Traiano (in Altipiani di Arcinazzo), Monastero Di S.Benedetto (in Subiaco) and Museo della Civilta Contadina Valle dell'Aniene (in Roviano). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Palestrina, delve into the distant past at Villa Adriana, admire the natural beauty at Villa d'Este, and examine the collection at Diffused Museum of Wine.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Valmontone tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Civitavecchia to Valmontone by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Civitavecchia in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Valmontone, with highs around 16°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 5°C. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Valmontone

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santorini travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.

Province of Rome travel guide

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Gardens · Ruins · Theme Parks
Rome is the capital of Italy and a special comune (named Comune di Roma Capitale). Rome also serves as the capital of the Lazio region. With 2,877,215 residents in 1285km2, it is also the country's most populated comune. It is the fourth-most populous city in the European Union by population within city limits. It is the center of the Metropolitan City of Rome, which has a population of 4.3 million residents. Rome is located in the central-western portion of the Italian Peninsula, within Lazio (Latium), along the shores of the Tiber. The Vatican City is an independent country inside the city boundaries of Rome, the only existing example of a country within a city: for this reason Rome has been often defined as capital of two states.Rome's history spans more than 2,500 years. While Roman mythology dates the founding of Rome at around 753 BC, the site has been inhabited for much longer, making it one of the oldest continuously occupied sites in Europe. The city's early population originated from a mix of Latins, Etruscans and Sabines. Eventually, the city successively became the capital of the Roman Kingdom, the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire, and is regarded as the birthplace of Western civilisation and by some as the first ever metropolis. It was first called The Eternal City (Urbs Aeterna; La Città Eterna) by the Roman poet Tibullus in the 1st century BC, and the expression was also taken up by Ovid, Virgil, and Livy. Rome is also called the "Caput Mundi" (Capital of the World).

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