40 days in France, Italy & Greece Itinerary

40 days in France, Italy & Greece Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 8 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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Naples, Italy
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Lampedusa, Italy
— 3 nights
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Lindos, Greece
— 2 nights
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Folegandros, Greece
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Fira, Greece
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Mykonos Town, Greece
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Paris, France

— 8 nights

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Ban Thai Spa Marais has been added to your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Sainte-Chapelle and Montmartre. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, and walk around Luxembourg Gardens.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Paris tour itinerary planner.

Salt Lake City, USA to Paris is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Salt Lake City to Paris, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, Paris is little chillier than Salt Lake City - with highs of 74°F and lows of 55°F. On the 16th (Fri), you'll travel to Venice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

Venice, Italy

— 3 nights

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Food Tours and Dorsoduro. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Scuola Grande di San Rocco, wander the streets of Cannaregio, and make a trip to Basilica di San Marco.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Venice visit site.

Fly from Paris to Venice in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in June, expect Venice to be somewhat warmer, temps between 81°F and 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can fly to Naples.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Museums

Naples, Italy

— 4 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Your day by day itinerary now includes Pompeii Archaeological Park, Parco Archeologico Pausilypon, Paestum Ruins, and other attractions you added. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Underground Naples and Decumani di Napoli. Change things up with a short trip to Forum in Pompeii (about 34 minutes away). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Catacombe di San Gaudioso and explore the galleries of The Neapolis Buried.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Naples day trip planning website.

Getting from Venice to Naples by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in June, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Rome, Italy

— 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli and Santa Maria Sopra Minerva. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and make a trip to Piazza del Popolo.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome travel planner.

Take a train from Naples to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June in Rome, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to fly to Lampedusa.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Lampedusa, Italy

— 3 nights
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
You've now added Nino Paranzoto Gite in Barca to your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Spiaggia dei Conigli and Capo Ponente. And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at Cala Uccello, enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Croce Beach, look for gifts at Lampedusa Artigianato, and don't miss a visit to Archivio Storico Lampedusa.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Lampedusa holiday planner.

Fly from Rome to Lampedusa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. While traveling from Rome, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Lampedusa, ranging from highs of 76°F to lows of 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Lindos.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

Lindos, Greece

— 2 nights
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Acropolis of Lindos and Tsambika Beach. Step out of Lindos with an excursion to Ebonas Winecellar in Embonas--about 56 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Lepia Dive Centre, explore the activities along Vliha Bay, contemplate the long history of The Church of the Panagia, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lindos Beach.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Lindos trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Lampedusa to Lindos by combination of flight and bus takes about 11.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lampedusa to Lindos due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Folegandros.

Things to do in Lindos

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Folegandros, Greece

— 4 nights
Paleokastro has been added to your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Chochlidia Beach and Katergo Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Folegandros online trip itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lindos to Folegandros. In July, daytime highs in Folegandros are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. On the 8th (Sat), you'll travel to Fira.

Things to do in Folegandros

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

Fira, Greece

— 2 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Castle of St Nicholas as well as Ancient Thera. On the 9th (Sun), take in the exciting artwork at Ernesto Workshop & Gallery, then delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, then contemplate the long history of Ancient Thera, and finally see the world from above with a helicopter tour. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at The Castle of St Nicholas.

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Getting from Folegandros to Fira by journey takes about 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

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.
On the 11th (Tue), take a stroll through Little Venice and then make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Agios Sostis Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Elia Beach, and then discover the deep blue sea with GoDive Mykonos PADI Diving Resort.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Mykonos Town road trip planning tool.

Getting from Fira to Mykonos Town by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in July, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Athens.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Athens, Greece

— 5 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Explore hidden gems such as Temple of Hephaestus and Ancient Agora of Athens. Change things up with a short trip to Lion Gate in Mycenae (about 1h 30 min away). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, wander the streets of Monastiraki, and don't miss a visit to Plateia Syntagmatos.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Athens vacation planner.

Fly from Mykonos Town to Athens in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. When traveling from Mykonos Town in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Athens, with highs around 91°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 75°F. On the 17th (Mon), you're off to home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trip

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

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.