12 days in Italy & Greece Itinerary

12 days in Italy & Greece Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 1 night
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Vasilikos, Greece
— 3 nights
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Drive to Zakynthos, Ferry to Pesáda, Drive to Skala
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Skala, Greece
— 1 night
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Drive to Fiskardo, Ferry to Nydri, Drive to Agios Nikitas
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Agios Nikitas, Greece
— 2 nights
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Drive to Igoumenitsa, Ferry to Lefkimmi, Drive to Paleokastritsa
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Paleokastritsa, Greece
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Rome, Italy — 1 night

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 2nd (Tue): don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and finally steep yourself in history at Colosseum. On the next day, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica and then browse the exhibits of Vatican Museums.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Rome online trip itinerary planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Rome is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Vancouver to Rome. Traveling from Vancouver in August, things will get a bit warmer in Rome: highs are around 38°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to fly to Vasilikos.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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Vasilikos, Greece — 3 nights

Home to just a few hundred year-round residents, Vasilikos draws thousands of daily visitors with its beaches and restaurants during peak tourist season.
You'll get in some beach time at Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) and Vrahos Beach. Visiting Mario's Cave and Turtle Boat Trips and St Nicholas Beach will get you outdoors. Step out of Vasilikos with an excursion to Makris Gialos Beach in Makris Gialos--about 1h 5 min away. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Gerakas Beach.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Vasilikos trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Vasilikos takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Rome to Vasilikos, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Vasilikos can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Skala.
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Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
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Skala, Greece — 1 night

Mass tourism has transformed the once-sleepy village of Skala into a modern seaside resort, its major attraction a well-developed beach that happens to be one of the longest and sandiest on the island of Cephalonia.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): kick back and relax at Skala Beach and then cast your line with Fishing Tourism Kefalonia Dimitrios-Efthimia.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Skala trip itinerary planning app.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Vasilikos to Skala in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Agios Nikitas.
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Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
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Agios Nikitas, Greece — 2 nights

Agios Nikitas is a village on the island of Lefkada, Greece, part of the municipal unit of Lefkada . Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): kick back and relax at Kathisma Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Milos Beach. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Agios Nikitas Beach, kick back and relax at Megali Petra Beach, and then kick back and relax at Avali Beach.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Agios Nikitas day trip website.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Skala to Agios Nikitas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. August in Agios Nikitas sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Paleokastritsa.
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Paleokastritsa, Greece — 3 nights

Heartily dedicated to tourism, Corfu's popular resort town of Paleokastritsa lures vacationers with lavish hotels and beaches surrounded by a hilly countryside of olive groves and fragrant fruit orchards.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Rovinia Beach and La Grotta Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Apollo Dive Center and Paradise Beach. Go for a jaunt from Paleokastritsa to Barbati to see Barbati Beach about 34 minutes away. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Yali Beach and head outdoors with Corfu Sea Discovery.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Paleokastritsa trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Agios Nikitas to Paleokastritsa in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August in Paleokastritsa, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.
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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.
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Greece travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
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.
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