15 days in Italy, Chania Prefecture & Santorini Itinerary

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Stintino, Italy
— 1 night
Sorrento, Italy
— 3 nights
Positano, Italy
— 3 nights
Elafonissi, Greece
— 1 night
Kissamos, Greece
— 2 nights
Fira, Greece
— 4 nights


Stintino, Italy — 1 night

Stintino is a coastal comune (municipality) in the Province of Sassari in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 200km north of Cagliari and about 35km northwest of Sassari.GeographyStintino is located on the peninsula of the same name, running from Nurra plain to the Asinara Island, part of the Asinara National Park, for which Stintino is the nearer embarkment place. On the 15th (Sat), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: see Off-Road Tours, then kick back and relax at La Pelosa Beach, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre della Pelosa.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Stintino online trip maker.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Stintino is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Amsterdam in July, expect Stintino to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Sorrento.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Sorrento, Italy — 3 nights

Land of the Sirens

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Venture out of the city with trips to Pompeii (Terme del Foro, Pompeii Archaeological Park, &more) and Speed Boats Tours (in Salerno). On the 18th (Tue), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Sorrento road trip website.

You can fly from Stintino to Sorrento in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Stintino in July since evenings lows in Sorrento dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Positano.
Tours · Transportation · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Positano, Italy — 3 nights

Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ravello (Villa Rufolo, Duomo di Ravello, &more) and Duomo di Sant'Andrea (in Amalfi). There's lots more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, get great views at Il Sentiero Degli Dei, cruise along Amalfi Coast, and get a dose of the wild on Le Ali nel Vento - Birds of Prey Experience.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Positano itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Sorrento to Positano takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. In July in Positano, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to fly to Elafonissi.
Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches
Side Trips

Elafonissi, Greece — 1 night

Located just off Crete's southwestern corner, Elafonissi offers an alternative vacation idea for those looking to avoid the larger, more crowded Greek islands.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Aspri Limni Beach, then trek along Elafonisi Viewpoint, and then stroll through Elafonissi Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Elafonissi trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Positano to Elafonissi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Positano to Elafonissi. In July in Elafonissi, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kissamos.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Kissamos, Greece — 2 nights

A quiet port town situated on Crete's western tip, Kissamos attracts mostly domestic tourists and possesses more of the quintessential Greek feel than livelier resorts strung along the island's coastline.
On the 24th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Falassarna Beach, step into the grandiose world of Kastro Gramvoussas, and then stroll through Balos Lagoon. Keep things going the next day: relax in the rural setting at Astrikas Estate Biolea, then discover the deep blue sea with Royal Octopus DIVE CENTER, and then kick back and relax at Afrata Beach.

To find maps and tourist information, read our Kissamos trip planner.

Drive from Elafonissi to Kissamos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Kissamos, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Fira.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Side Trips

Fira, Greece — 4 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for nightlife, wineries, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, don't miss a visit to Sunset in Oia, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kamari Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Fira road trip planning site.

Fly from Kissamos to Fira in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Fira are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can fly back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Wineries · Tours
Side Trips

Italy travel guide

Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
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.

Chania Prefecture travel guide

Beaches · Marinas · National Parks
Covering Crete's western section, Chania prefecture features some of the island's least spoiled natural areas, as well as its only freshwater lake. Most tourists concentrate on the prefecture's namesake capital, overlooking the dramatic landscapes of the region's sprawling national park. Designated as one of UNESCO's biosphere reserves, the park contains a rugged gorge known for sheltering many endemic plant species and providing a much-needed refuge for the rare kri-kri goat. Test your best hiking shoes by exploring this nature lover's paradise on day trips from the town of Chania, or settle in one of the nearby villages and spend your vacation touring the island's less-frequented southwestern shore.

Santorini travel guide

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.