60 days in Greece, Italy & Menton Itinerary

60 days in Greece, Italy & Menton Itinerary

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Venice, Italy
— 8 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 7 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 7 nights
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Amalfi, Italy
— 7 nights
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Mykonos Town, Greece
— 7 nights
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Fira, Greece
— 7 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 8 nights
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Menton, France
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Venice, Italy

— 8 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like San Giorgio Maggiore and Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. Escape the urban bustle at Canal Grande and Laguna Veneta. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Road of 52 Tunnels (in Valli del Pasubio), Verona (Ponte Pietra, Piazzale Castel San Pietro, &more) and Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta e Chiesa di Santa Fosca (in Torcello). There's lots more to do: deepen your knowledge of military history at Venetian Arsenal, wander the streets of Dorsoduro, take in panoramic vistas at Torre dell'Orologio, and snap pictures at Ponte dell'Accademia.

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New York City, USA to Venice is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 59°F in Venice. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Florence, Italy

— 7 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Centro Storico and Poggio Amorelli. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Azienda Agricola Panzanello (in Panzano in Chianti), Castello di Monteriggioni (in Monteriggioni) and San Gimignano (Guardastelle Vineyard & San Gimignano 1300). There's much more to do: make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

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You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in September, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

Rome, Italy

— 7 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Step out of the city life by going to Colle Aventino and Colle del Gianicolo. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Piazza del Popolo and Villa Borghese. Step out of Rome with an excursion to Mediterraneo Beach in Fiumicino--about 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, snap pictures at St. Angelo Bridge, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico.

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Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in September, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Amalfi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Amalfi, Italy

— 7 nights

Painted Town

Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Boat Tours & Water Sports and Amalfi Coast. Visiting Fornillo and Valle delle Ferriere will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amalfi: Parrocchia Di San Gennaro (in Praiano) and Positano (Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano, Church of Santa Maria Assunta, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, hike along Ravello - Atrani Walk, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo.

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Drive from Rome to Amalfi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Amalfi, with lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Amalfi

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Mykonos Town, Greece

— 7 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Windmills (Kato Milli) and Platis Gialos Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Elia Beach and Ftelia Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Mykonos Town: Delos (House of Dionysus, Archaeological Site of Delos, &more). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Megali Ammos, take a stroll through Little Venice, stop by Gioras Wood Medieval Mykonian Bakery, and stroll through Kapari Beach.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Mykonos Town attractions planner.

Fly from Amalfi to Mykonos Town in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in October, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fira, Greece

— 7 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Take a break from the city and head to Red Beach and Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Perissa Black Sand Beach and Vlychada Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Fira side-trips: Akrotiri (La Ponta & Experience Horse Riding). Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on Bella Aurora & Thalassa, learn about winemaking at Venetsanos Winery, examine the collection at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, and don't miss a visit to Three Bells of Fira.

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You can ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in October, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Athens, Greece

— 8 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Visit Orea Eleni Natural Thermal Spring and Asteras Glyfada Beach for some beach relaxation. Step out of the city life by going to Lake Vouliagmeni and Megalo Kavouri. Get out of town with these interesting Athens side-trips: Lion Gate (in Mycenae), Corinth Canal (in Corinth) and Vouliagmeni (Vouliagmeni Beach & Kavouri Beach). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Plaka, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Hephaestus, make a trip to Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and explore the historical opulence of Fortress Palamidi.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Athens trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Fira to Athens by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. In October, daytime highs in Athens are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Menton.

Things to do in Athens

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Menton, France

— 8 nights

Pearl of France

Known for its own microclimate that is generally milder than the rest of the French Riviera, Menton is located very close to the border with Italy, whose influence is visible in the architecture and customs of the city.
Step out of the city life by going to Palmes Beach and Mala Beach Coastal Path. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and La cité médiévale. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Menton: St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat (La Pointe de Saint Hospice & Chapelle Saint Hospice), Eglise (in Villefranche-sur-Mer) and Eze (The Church of Èze & Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Promenade du Soleil, stroll the grounds of Cemetery of the Old Chateau, admire the masterpieces at La Salle des Mariages, and pause for some serene contemplation at La Chapelle des Pénitents-Blancs.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Menton road trip planning site.

Fly from Athens to Menton in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Athens in October: highs in Menton hover around 70°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Menton

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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.

Amalfi Coast travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Gardens
Renowned for its beautiful landscape and medieval fishing villages that cling precariously to the Mediterranean cliffs, the Amalfi Coast is one of Italy's top vacation destinations. This World Heritage Site stretches for about 50 km (30 mi) on the southern side of the Sorrentine peninsula and offers numerous places to visit, from terraced lemon gardens and whitewashed villas to cliff-top views of the sea. Explore the coastline's towns, bays, and resorts. During the peak tourist season, the Amalfi Coast's single seaside road is often jammed with dozens of buses. For that reason, the ubiquitous scooter may be the best way to get around and sightsee. You can also access quite a bit by bicycle.

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.

Santorini travel guide

4.1
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.