6 days in Italy & Santorini Itinerary

6 days in Italy & Santorini Itinerary

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Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  24 h
1
Rome, Italy
— 1 day
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Trento, Italy
— Few hours
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  7 h 15 min
5
Fira, Greece
— 1 day
Fly:  25 h
End: Sydney, Australia

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, and then explore the ancient world of Colosseum.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rome trip itinerary maker.

Sydney, Australia to Rome is an approximately 24- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Sydney to Rome, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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night
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Florence vacation planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October in Florence, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Ponte Vecchio ©
Ponte Vecchio

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): buy something for everyone on your list at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Milan travel route planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Milan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Florence in October, expect nights in Milan to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are slightly colder, around 21°C. On the 18th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Trento.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

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hours
Trento, Italy

Trento
Tyrol's capital and one of the nation's wealthiest cities, Trento serves as the commercial and cultural center of the region.
For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Trento online tour planner.

You can drive from Milan to Trento in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Milan in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Trento, with lows of 9°C. You will leave for Fira on the 18th (Sun).

Things to do in Trento

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

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Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Akrotiri.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Fira trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Trento to Fira by combination of train and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Trento to Fira, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Trento in October; daily highs in Fira reach 27°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Fira

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Akrotiri
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri

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