60 days in Greece & Italy Itinerary

60 days in Greece & Italy Itinerary

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Athens, Greece
— 13 nights
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Chania Town, Greece
— 5 nights
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Heraklion, Greece
— 5 nights
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Salerno, Italy
— 9 nights
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Ravello, Italy
— 6 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 21 nights
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Athens, Greece

— 13 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Athens: Nafplio (Spas, Nauplion Promenade, &more), Planet Blue Diving Center (in Lavrio) and Lion Gate (in Mycenae). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, take a stroll through Plaka, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Athens trip planner.

Montreal, Canada to Athens is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from Montreal to Athens, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Montreal in January: high temperatures in Athens hover around 15°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Chania Town.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours

Side Trips

Chania Town, Greece

— 5 nights
The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
Explore Chania Town's surroundings by going to Astrikas Estate Biolea (in Astrikas), Folk Museum of Spili (in Spili) and Rethymnon (Swan Beauty & Spa, Historical and Folklore Museum of Rethymno, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Souda Bay War Cemetery, see the interesting displays at Greek National Football Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), and do a tasting at Manousakis Winery.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Chania Town road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Chania Town takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Heraklion.

Things to do in Chania Town

Museums · Wineries · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Heraklion, Greece

— 5 nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Heraklion: Wooden Museum (in Axos), Kazantzakis Museum (in Myrtia) and Reptisland (in Melidoni). And it doesn't end there: learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, get engrossed in the history at Historical Museum of Crete, relax and rejuvenate at Aegeo Spas, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Heraklion attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Chania Town to Heraklion takes 2.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Heraklion are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Salerno.

Things to do in Heraklion

Historic Sites · Museums · Scenic Drive · Transportation

Side Trips

Salerno, Italy

— 9 nights

Unspoilt Gem of the Amalfi Coast

While often overshadowed by the Amalfi Coast's array of quaint villages, Salerno has become one of the region's main areas for culture and entertainment, while remaining relatively unmarked by tourism.
Go for a jaunt from Salerno to Cetara to see Chiesa San Pietro Apostolo about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: stroll around Villa Comunale, make a trip to Chiesa di San Giorgio, get a taste of the local shopping with Sol’Art Ceramiche, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Salerno.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Salerno road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Heraklion to Salerno in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Heraklion to Salerno. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in February, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ravello.

Things to do in Salerno

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Ravello, Italy

— 6 nights
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ravello: Praiano (IL Presepe nella Roccia & Il Gusto della Costa) and Positano (Spiaggia Grande & Fornillo). And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at The Spa at Monastero Santa Rosa, don't miss a visit to Santuario Santa Maria del Bando, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cappella Sant'Angelo all'Ospedale, and Head underground at Cave of Smeraldo.

Start your trip to Ravello by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Salerno to Ravello takes 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Ravello are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Rome, Italy

— 21 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rome: Tivoli (Villa d'Este & Villa Adriana), Borgo di Isola Farnese (in Isola Farnese) and Fontana dei Draghi (in Civita Castellana). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, don't miss a visit to Cupola di San Pietro, and explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Rome trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Ravello to Rome by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Ravello in March, expect little chillier with lows of 8°C in Rome. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

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.

Crete travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Islands
Great Island
The largest of the Greek islands, Crete offers travelers more than just sun, sea, and sand. Famed for its warm hospitality, outstanding infrastructure, and contrasting landscapes, the island represents one of the world's richest areas in terms of history and culture. Crete burst onto the world scene over 4,000 years ago, when it served as the center of the Minoan civilization, one of Europe's earliest organized societies. Despite the island's wealth of developed beaches, the traces of the mysterious and enchanting Minoan empire remain Crete's top attraction, drawing visitors from all over the world. The island capital Heraklion provides an ideal base for exploring a renowned Minoan palace complex, the site of Europe's oldest city.

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.