9 days in Rome, Chios & Athens Itinerary

9 days in Rome, Chios & Athens Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Pyrgi, Greece
— 2 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 8th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cupola di San Pietro, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rome trip app.

Atlanta, USA to Rome is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from Atlanta to Rome, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Pyrgi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Pyrgi, Greece

— 2 nights
On the 11th (Sun), kick back and relax at Agia Dinami Beach, then see some colorful creatures with Apothika Beach Scuba & Kayak beach, then get to know the fascinating history of Olympoi Village, and finally take a stroll through Pyrgi.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Pyrgi trip planner.

Drive from Rome to Pyrgi in 29.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Rome to Pyrgi is 1 hour. July in Pyrgi sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Athens.

Things to do in Pyrgi

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Athens, Greece

— 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Acropolis of Athens and Temple of Olympian Zeus. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Acropolis Museum and National Archaeological Museum. Go for a jaunt from Athens to Vari to see Seahorse Dive Center about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Glyfada Beach, admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, stop by Plaka, and steep yourself in history at Ancient Agora of Athens.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Athens trip planner.

You can drive from Pyrgi to Athens in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Athens

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Chios travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Mastic Island
Rich history and scenic landscapes make Chios one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Aegean. Nicknamed the "Mastic Island" because it remains one of the world's major producers and exporters of mastic gum, Chios offers visitors a chance to explore medieval villages and age-old monasteries. Start at the ancient settlement serving as the island's center of shopping, dining, and entertainment. Alternatively, make the southwestern port of Mesta your base for touring a cluster of satellite islands reachable by boat or ferry. The island is nearer to the Turkish coastline than the Greek mainland, and as a result shares much of eastern Turkey's topography of rugged crags and fragrant citrus groves.