17 days in Greece & Italy Itinerary

17 days in Greece & Italy Itinerary

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Fira, Greece
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Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
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Tsilivi (Planos), Greece
— 2 nights
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Sami, Greece
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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San Teodoro, Italy
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Venice, Italy
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Fira, Greece — 3 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Step off the beaten path and head to Santorini Sailing and Wine Tours & Tastings. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Perissa Black Sand Beach, contemplate the long history of Ancient Thera, explore the striking landscape at Skaros Rock, and do a tasting at Santo Winery.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Fira trip builder tool.

Toronto, Canada to Fira is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 7 hours. In July, Fira is somewhat warmer than Toronto - with highs of 35°C and lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to fly to Athens.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours
Side Trips

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 11th (Mon): wander the streets of Plaka, make a trip to Plateia Syntagmatos, and then contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, then explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus, and then get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Athens travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Fira to Athens takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. In July, daytime highs in Athens are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Tsilivi (Planos).
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Tsilivi (Planos), Greece — 2 nights

A growing favorite with international vacationers, Tsilivi sits on the northern coast of Zakynthos.
On the 13th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Gerakas Beach and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Kalamaki Beach and then head off the coast to Marathonisi (Turtle Island).

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Tsilivi (Planos) trip planner.

Fly from Athens to Tsilivi (Planos) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Athens in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 23°C in Tsilivi (Planos). Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Sami.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Side Trips

Sami, Greece — 2 nights

Sami serves as Cephalonia's main port and provides a convenient gateway to the other Ionian Islands.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Monastery of Agios Andreas, make a trip to Assos, and then kick back and relax at Myrtos Beach. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Antisamos Beach and then Head underground at Melissani Cave.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Sami online trip planner.

You can fly from Tsilivi (Planos) to Sami in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. July in Sami sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Rome.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
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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 17th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, then admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and finally make a trip to Spanish Steps. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and then admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rome driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Sami to Rome in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July in Rome, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.
Historic Sites · Museums
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Florence, Italy — 2 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 19th (Tue), admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, then contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

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Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Rome in July since evenings lows in Florence dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to fly to San Teodoro.
Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

San Teodoro, Italy — 1 night

A chance to sip cocktails at swanky beach bars by day and experience the vibrant club scene by night makes San Tedoro vacations extremely popular.
On the 21st (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Lu Impostu Beach and then kick back and relax at Spiaggia La Cinta.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the San Teodoro trip planner.

You can fly from Florence to San Teodoro in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Venice.
Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Venice, Italy — 2 nights

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.
On the 22nd (Fri), examine the collection at Doge's Palace, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. Here are some ideas for day two: visit Cannaregio, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, then contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, then explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute.

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You can fly from San Teodoro to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. In July in Venice, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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.

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.