16 days in Greece, Malta & Rome Itinerary

16 days in Greece, Malta & Rome Itinerary

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Fly to Malta International Airport, Drive to St. Paul's Bay
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St. Paul's Bay, Malta
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
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Fira, Greece
— 2 nights
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Mykonos Town, Greece
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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St. Paul's Bay, Malta — 3 nights

Named after the saint who laid the foundations of Christianity on Malta over two millennia ago, St.
Get out of town with these interesting St. Paul's Bay side-trips: Valletta (Casa Rocca Piccola, St. John's Co-Cathedral, &more) and Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja) (in Zurrieq). There's much more to do: get a dose of the wild on OK Diving Malta, appreciate the extensive heritage of Mdina Old City, stroll through Ghadira Natural Reserve, and admire the natural beauty at Palazzo Parisio & Gardens.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the St. Paul's Bay vacation planner.

San Francisco, USA to St. Paul's Bay is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect St. Paul's Bay to be a bit warmer, temps between 89°F and 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to fly to Rome.
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Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
Side Trips

Rome, Italy — 2 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): enjoy breathtaking views from Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and finally admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Spanish Steps, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, then delve into the distant past at Colosseum, and finally delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome trip planner.

You can fly from St. Paul's Bay to Rome in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from St. Paul's Bay in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Rome, with lows around 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Athens.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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Athens, Greece — 2 nights

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take a stroll through Plaka, then take in nature's colorful creations at National Garden, and then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, then make a trip to Plateia Syntagmatos, and finally explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Athens trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Athens takes 5 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. Traveling from Rome in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 77°F in Athens. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Fira.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Fira, Greece — 2 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
On the 10th (Wed), explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, then kick back and relax at Red Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kamari Beach, and finally learn about winemaking at Gaia Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Fira trip planner.

Getting from Athens to Fira by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Athens in August: highs in Fira hover around 87°F, while lows dip to 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to catch the ferry 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.
Mykonos Town is known for sightseeing, nightlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stop by Little Venice, kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, make a trip to Rarity Gallery, and examine the collection at Aegean Maritime Museum.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in August, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to fly to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, then make a trip to Piazza Navona, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Spanish Steps, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then explore the ancient world of Colosseum, and finally steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rome tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Mykonos Town to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Mykonos Town to Rome is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Mykonos Town in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Rome, with highs around 90°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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Malta travel guide

3.9
Historic Walking Areas · Architectural Buildings · Gardens
Land of Honey
Aside from the crystal azure waters and the soft sandy beaches in Malta, there is more ancient, medieval, and Baroque architecture here than most visitors have time for. Whether you are looking for a relaxing vacation spent people-watching and sun-bathing or a history lesson filled with fortified cities and catacombs, Malta lets you hop from island to island with a plethora of options. And with so much coastline wherever you are in Malta, opportunities for water sports abound, including snorkeling and diving. Despite the thriving tourism, many areas feel uncrowded due to lack of residency, leaving you space to enjoy the sun and sea at your own pace.
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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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Santorini travel guide

4.1
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.
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Mykonos travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Nightlife
Island of the Winds
Local tradition claims that Mykonos, the trendiest of the Cyclades group of islands, came into existence from the petrified bodies of giants killed by the mythological hero Hercules. Named after the grandson of the god Apollo, this cosmopolitan "Ibiza of Greece" offers modern tourists a blend of glamour and simplicity. Be prepared for hip and loud dance clubs along the coastline and quieter areas farther from the water. Avoid cruise ship crowds thronging the narrow streets by exploring the small villages located in the center of the island. The easiest way to discover the island's golden beaches is by guided boat tour, private car, or motorcycle.
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