22 days in Italy, Greece & Paris Itinerary

22 days in Italy, Greece & Paris Itinerary

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Paris, France
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Venice, Italy
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Rome, Italy
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Athens, Greece
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Paris, France

— 4 nights

City of Light

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.
Bring the kids along to Eiffel Tower and Le Marais. Louvre Museum and Montmartre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, take a stroll through Île de la Cité, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and get a sense of history and politics at Hotel de Ville.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Paris tour itinerary builder tool.

Perth, Australia to Paris is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 7 hours. In January, Paris is cooler than Perth - with highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

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Venice, Italy

— 4 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.
Attractions like Canal Grande and Doge's Palace make great kid-friendly stops. Get some historical perspective at Piazza delle Erbe and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Verona (Museo di Castelvecchio, Arena di Verona, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and take a stroll through Cannaregio.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Venice trip itinerary maker tool.

Fly from Paris to Venice in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. January in Venice sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Rome, Italy

— 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Take a break from the city and head to Catacombs of Saint Callixtus and Parco Natura e Fattoria Didattica Voloalto. Get some cultural insight at Colosseum and Vatican Museums. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, look for all kinds of wild species at Monumento Naturale di Galeria Antica, and steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome trip website.

You can fly from Venice to Rome in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Venice in January, expect Rome to be a bit warmer, temps between 15°C and 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Athens, Greece

— 4 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Get outdoors at Glyfada Beach and Areopagus. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Plaka and Acropolis Museum. Step out of Athens with an excursion to Orea Eleni Natural Thermal Spring in Loutra Elenis--about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agios Eleftherios Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Agios Nikolaos, and stroll through Mount Lycabettus.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Athens trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Athens takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Rome to Athens, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Fira, Greece

— 3 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Get in touch with nature at Red Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Akrotiri and Castelli of Emporio are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Perissa Black Sand Beach, do a tasting at Avantis Winery Santorini, look for gifts at the White, Santorini, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Dominican Sisters.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Fira vacation planning site.

You can fly from Athens to Fira in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. January in Fira sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Italy travel guide

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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.

Greece travel guide

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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

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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.