53 days in Italy, France & Greece Itinerary

53 days in Italy, France & Greece Itinerary

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53 days in Italy, France & Greece Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  25​h
1
Nice, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 4 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
4
Fira, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h
5
Taormina, Italy
— 5 nights
+2
ferry + Drive + ferry:  7​h 45​min
6
Capri, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Positano, Italy
— 4 nights
ferry:  30​min
8
Sorrento, Italy
— 4 nights
subway + train:  2​h 45​min
9
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
10
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
11
Pisa, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
12
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
13
Milan, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Sydney, Australia

3
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Nice is known for museums, historic sites, parks, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: observe the fascinating underwater world at Marineland, admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, and see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Nice online road trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Nice is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Sydney to Nice, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Sydney, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Nice, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 25°C. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Tue) before leaving for Paris.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Marineland, Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze
Highlights from your plan
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Marineland ©
Marineland
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

4
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Eiffel Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and head off the coast to Île de la Cité.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris vacation maker site .

You can fly from Nice to Paris in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Nice in July, plan for little chillier nights in Paris, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

4
nights
Mykonos Town, Greece

Mykonos Town ©
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.
Explore Mykonos Town's surroundings by going to Delos (House of Dionysus & Archaeological Site of Delos). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Little Venice, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, make a trip to Matoyianni Street, and enjoy the sand and surf at Elia Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Mykonos Town takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Paris in July since evenings lows in Mykonos Town dip to 26°C. On the 22nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Delos, Elia Beach, Panormos Beach, Platis Gialos Beach
Highlights from your plan
Elia Beach ©
Elia Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach

4
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for nightlife, museums, spas, historic sites, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, don't miss a visit to Sunset in Oia, contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Fira day trip planning site .

Traveling by ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July in Fira, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Taormina.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kamari, Akrotiri, Oia, Perissa Black Sand Beach
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

5
nights
Taormina, Italy

Taormina ©
With its warm island weather and cliffside location overlooking the Ionion Sea, Taormina has been one of Sicily's most popular getaway destinations since the early 19th century.
Get out of town with these interesting Taormina side-trips: Gole Alcantara Botanical and Geological Park (in Motta Camastra), Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Reggio Calabria (in Reggio Calabria) and Etna Donkey Trekking (in Linguaglossa). There's much more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa del Varo, cool off at Lido Playa Sole Luna, and stop by La Bottega di Lagana'.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Taormina trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Fira to Taormina takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Capri.

Things to do in Taormina

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Gole Alcantara Botanical and Geological Park, Etna Donkey Trekking, Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Reggio Calabria
Highlights from your plan
Etna Donkey Trekking ©
Etna Donkey Trekking
Scuba & Snorkeling
Villa Comunale ©
Villa Comunale

3
nights
Capri, Italy

Capri ©
The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Capri is known for nature, parks, historic sites, beaches, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Belvedere Cannone, admire the natural beauty at Giardini di Augusto, delve into the distant past at Villa Jovis, and make a trip to Piazza Umberto I.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Capri vacation builder site .

Getting from Taormina to Capri by combination of ferry and car takes about 8 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In August, daytime highs in Capri are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Positano.

Things to do in Capri

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Anacapri
Highlights from your plan
Marina Grande Public Beach ©
Marina Grande Public Beach
Belvedere Cannone ©
Belvedere Cannone
Speed Boats Tours

4
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.
Explore Positano's surroundings by going to Ravello (Villa Rufolo, Villa Cimbrone Gardens, & more) and Amalfi (Museo della Carta & Duomo di Sant'Andrea). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Fornillo, look for gifts at Nana' Positano, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Santa Maria Assunta, and explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of Smeraldo.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Positano trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Capri to Positano in 3.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Positano are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Sorrento.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Amalfi, Ravello
Highlights from your plan
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Il Sentiero Degli Dei ©
Il Sentiero Degli Dei
Kayaking & Canoeing

4
nights
Sorrento, Italy

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Sorrento is known for nightlife, historic sites, beaches, classes, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, take in the waterfront at Marina Grande - Antico Borgo Marinaro, enjoy the sand and surf at Villa di Pollio Felice - Bagni della Regina Giovanna, and get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Sorrento tour planner.

Sorrento is very close to Positano. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Rome.

Things to do in Sorrento

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

La Masseria Farm Experience
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours
Speed Boats Tours

4
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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, and take a stroll through Trastevere.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rome online vacation maker .

Traveling by combination of subway and train from Sorrento to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Rome sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

3
nights
Venice, Italy

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 Venice's surroundings by going to Arena di Verona (in Verona) and Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Basilica di Sant’Antonio). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, and take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Rome to Venice in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Rome in August: highs in Venice hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Pisa.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Padua, Arena di Verona
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Pisa, stroll the grounds of Camposanto, then make a trip to Piazza dei Miracoli, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Leaning Tower of Pisa. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of St Martin Cathedral, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Guinigi, don't miss a visit to Piazza Anfiteatro, then steep yourself in history at Le mura di Lucca, then don't miss a visit to Knights’ Square, and finally contemplate the long history of Battistero.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Pisa trip planning website .

You can drive from Venice to Pisa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lucca
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Piazza dei Miracoli ©
Piazza dei Miracoli

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
When in Florence, make a side trip to see Piazza del Campo in Siena, approximately 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, and see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Florence online travel route planner .

You can take a train from Pisa to Florence in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Florence are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Piazza del Campo
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

5
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.
Step out of Milan to go to Bergamo and see La Citta Alta, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, and don't miss a visit to Dialogo nel Buio.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Milan trip maker .

Getting from Florence to Milan by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. On the 30th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

La Citta Alta
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

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