13 days in Spain, Italy & Greece Itinerary

13 days in Spain, Italy & Greece Itinerary

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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Amalfi, Italy
— 2 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
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Perissa, Greece
— 2 nights
Taxi to Santorini, Ferry to Mykonos Town
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Mykonos Town, Greece
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Barcelona, Spain — 2 nights

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, then admire the striking features of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercat del Art de la Placa de Sant Josep Oriol, and finally browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, get to know the fascinating history of Plaça de Sant Felip Neri, and then wander the streets of Las Ramblas.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona route site.

Split, Croatia to Barcelona is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In June in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can fly to Amalfi.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Amalfi, Italy — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): admire the local landmark of Fontana Cap e Ciuccio, don't miss a visit to Vicoli, scale e archi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of Saint Trofimena, then see the interesting displays at Museo della Carta, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello, then admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, and then admire the local landmark of Fontana sant'Andrea.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Amalfi trip builder website.

Getting from Barcelona to Amalfi by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Barcelona in June, Amalfi is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Athens.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries
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Athens, Greece — 3 nights

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Temple of Hephaestus and Philopappos Hill. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Acropolis of Athens and Parthenon. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Plaka, delve into the distant past at Theater of Dionysus, take a stroll around Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre, and appreciate the history behind Erechtheion.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Athens online day trip planner.

Getting from Amalfi to Athens by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amalfi to Athens. While traveling from Amalfi, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Athens, ranging from highs of 91°F to lows of 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Perissa.
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Perissa, Greece — 2 nights

One of Santorini's seaside treasures, Perissa provides travelers with a lively restaurant scene and easy access to several archaeological sites.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Tomato Industrial Museum, D.Nomikos, learn about winemaking at Venetsanos Winery, admire the masterpieces at MATI Art Gallery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, and finally do a tasting at Gavalas Winery. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Santo Winery, take an in-depth tour of La Ponta, explore the historical opulence of Venetian Castle of Santorini, then stroll through Perissa Black Sand Beach, and finally do a tasting at Gaia Winery.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Perissa trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Athens to Perissa in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. While traveling from Athens, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Perissa, ranging from highs of 86°F to lows of 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Mykonos Town.
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Mykonos Town, Greece — 3 nights

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.
Church of Saint George and Agios Nikolakis Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ornos Beach and Agios Ioannis Beach. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Paraga Beach, take in the waterfront activity at Old Port, make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and look for all kinds of wild species at Mykonos Diving Center.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Mykonos Town trip itinerary website.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Perissa to Mykonos Town takes 3 hours. July in Mykonos Town sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 73°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Architectural Buildings · Landmarks
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.
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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.
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Greece travel guide

4.2
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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