18 days in Italy, Greece & France Itinerary

18 days in Italy, Greece & France Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
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Athens, Greece
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Fira, Greece
— 2 nights
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Corfu Town, Greece
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Drive to Ioannis Kapodistrias International Airport, Fly to Marseille Provence Airport, Drive to Eygalieres
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Eygalieres, France
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Paris, France
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Rome, Italy — 2 nights

Eternal City

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 13th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, then explore the ancient world of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, then contemplate the long history of Colosseum, and finally explore the galleries of Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome online holiday planner.

Miami, USA to Rome is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Rome when traveling from Miami in August, with lows around 69°F. On the 14th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Athens.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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Athens, Greece — 1 night

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Athens trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Rome to Athens in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rome to Athens due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Rome in August since evenings lows in Athens dip to 77°F. On the 15th (Mon), you're off to Fira.
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Tours · Outdoors · Nightlife · Shopping

Fira, Greece — 2 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Ancient Thera, see the interesting displays at Museum of Prehistoric Thira, and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, then do a tasting at Santo Winery, and then examine the collection at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Fira online holiday maker.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Fira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. When traveling from Athens in August, plan for little chillier days in Fira, with highs around 87°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Corfu Town.
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Museums · Wineries · Historic Sites · Tours
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Corfu Town, Greece — 2 nights

Often called "Kastropolis" because of its majestic Venetian castle, Corfu Town once featured such extensive fortifications that a force of over 20,000 soldiers defended them.
On the 17th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Achilleion Museum and then admire the landmark architecture of Corfu Museum of Asian Art. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Corfu, then explore the ancient world of Old Fortress Corfu, and then wander the streets of Corfu Old Town.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Corfu Town vacation website.

Getting from Fira to Corfu Town by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Corfu Town can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Eygalieres.
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Eygalieres, France — 9 nights

Let the collections at Musee Extraordinaire and Hotel d'Agar capture your imagination. Relax by the water at Plage du Cavaou and Plage Napoleon. Get out of town with these interesting Eygalieres side-trips: Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras (in Cadenet), Parc Animalier de la Barben (in La Barben) and Santons Daniel Galli (in Ansouis).

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Eygalieres driving holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Corfu Town to Eygalieres. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Corfu Town to Eygalieres due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Corfu Town in August, things will get a bit cooler in Eygalieres: highs are around 86°F and lows about 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Paris.
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Paris, France — 1 night

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and finally take a stroll through Île de la Cité. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and then wander the streets of Montmartre.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, read our Paris road trip planning app.

Explore your travel options from Eygalieres to Paris with the Route module. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Eygalieres in August, with highs in Paris at 77°F and lows at 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Italy travel guide

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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.
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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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Santorini travel guide

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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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Corfu travel guide

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Beaches · Nightlife · Specialty Museums
Island of the Phaeacians
Designated as a World Heritage Site, Corfu retains many reminders of the island's Venetian, British, and French heritage.The northernmost of the Ionian Islands, the mild-weathered city made it into mythology as the idyllic place where Poseidon enjoyed marital bliss with the nymph Korkyra. Allegedly named after this mythical beauty, the island offers a blend of well-developed seaside areas and pristine mountain ranges, popular with both package tourists and casual backpackers. The island's top attraction remains the pleasant city of Corfu, an architectural gem made for sightseeing on foot. The island also serves as a convenient jumping-off point for tours of the Albanian and Italian coastlines.
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France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.
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