38 days in Italy, Greece & Nice Itinerary

38 days in Italy, Greece & Nice Itinerary

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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Bellagio, Italy
— 2 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Train
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Nice, France
— 4 nights
Drive
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Portofino, Italy
— 3 nights
Train
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Train to Via Nocera, Taxi to Praiano
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Praiano, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Melito di Napoli, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tropea, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly
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Fira, Greece
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Paros, Greece
— 3 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 1 night
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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): head off the coast to Giudecca, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco, then admire the striking features of Torre dell'Orologio, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico di Venezia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sat): take a stroll through Dorsoduro, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Pantalon, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, then wander the streets of Cannaregio, and finally see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Venice holiday builder website.

Sydney, Australia to Venice is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Venice is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Sydney in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Venice: highs are around 32°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bellagio.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Bellagio, Italy — 2 nights

Known as the pearl of Lake Como for its luxury accommodations, high-end shops, and fine dining options, Bellagio serves as the lake's premiere resort town.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): explore the stunning scenery at Orrido di Bellano, then take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Carlotta, then admire the striking features of Villa del Balbianello, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario Della Madonna delle Grazie di San Martino. Keep things going the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di San Nicolo, do a tasting at Enoteca Principessa, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Giacomo, then stroll around La Punta Spartivento, and finally admire the striking features of I Giardini di Villa Melzi.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Bellagio itinerary planner.

You can drive from Venice to Bellagio in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Bellagio can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 1 night

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): examine the collection at Museo Della Scienza E Della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Milan sightseeing tool.

Traveling by car from Bellagio to Milan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.
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Museums · Tours · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Nice, France — 4 nights

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Place Massena and Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews. Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Swim with Dolphins (in Mandelieu-la-Napoule), Jets'Cool (in Theoule sur Mer) and Azur Wine Tours (in Vence). The adventure continues: visit Vieille Ville, steep yourself in history at Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire, take in the waterfront at Quai des Etats Unis, and scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Nice trip planner.

Traveling by car from Milan to Nice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Milan in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Nice, with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Portofino.
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Portofino, Italy — 3 nights

Portofino is an Italian fishing village and holiday resort famous for its picturesque harbour and historical association with celebrity and artistic visitors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Piazza Martiri Dell'Olivetta and Church of San Giorgio. There's much more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, explore the world behind art at Museo Del Parco, take in the waterfront activity at Marina di Portofino, and step into the grandiose world of Castello Brown.

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Traveling by car from Nice to Portofino takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July in Portofino, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 3 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Food Tours and Montefioralle Winery. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Castello di Monteriggioni (in Monteriggioni) and Poggio Amorelli (in Castellina In Chianti). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John, contemplate the long history of Loggia dei Lanzi, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Florence trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Portofino to Florence in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Florence when traveling from Portofino in July, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can take a train to Rome.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Colosseum, explore the engaging exhibits at Welcome To Rome, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally browse the exhibits of Vatican Museums. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area and then admire the striking features of Villa Borghese.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Rome trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Praiano.
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Praiano, Italy — 2 nights

Praiano is a town and comune of the province of Salerno in the Campania region of southwest Italy. Step off the beaten path and head to Villa Cimbrone Gardens and Marina di Praia Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Praiano: Villa Rufolo (in Ravello) and Duomo di Sant'Andrea (in Amalfi). And it doesn't end there: indulge your senses at Amalfi Coast Drive, sample the fine beverages at Antichi Sapori d'Amalfi, get outside with I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos, and get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Praiano trip planner.

You can do a combination of train and taxi from Rome to Praiano in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Praiano can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Melito di Napoli.
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Melito di Napoli, Italy — 3 nights

Melito di Napoli is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Naples in the Italian region Campania, located about 9 km north of Naples.Melito di Napoli borders the following municipalities: Casandrino, Giugliano in Campania, Mugnano di Napoli, Naples, Sant'Antimo. On the 20th (Thu), appreciate the extensive heritage of Borgo Terravecchia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Convento San Francesco, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Avellino. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Castello di Mondragone, make a splash at Ditellandia Acquapark, then examine the collection at Foof - Parco e museo del cane, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di San Paolo.

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Getting from Praiano to Melito di Napoli by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In July in Melito di Napoli, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Tropea.
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Tropea, Italy — 4 nights

Tropea is a municipality located within the province of Vibo Valentia, in Calabria (southern Italy).The town is a famous bathing place, situated on a reef, in the gulf of St. Step off the beaten path and head to Tropea Beach and Chianalea di Scilla. Change things up with these side-trips from Tropea: Piedigrotta Church (in Pizzo), Spiaggia Di Caminia (in Staletti) and Spiaggia Cupido di Sant'Andrea Apostolo dello Ionio (in Sant'Andrea Apostolo dello Ionio). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Sanctuary of Santa Maria dell'Isola, enjoy the sand and surf at Grotticelle beach, stroll through Praia di Fuoco, and head outdoors with Lido Costa degli Dei.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Tropea trip planner.

You can drive from Melito di Napoli to Tropea in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. July in Tropea sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. On the 26th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Fira.
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Fira, Greece — 2 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Helicopter Tours and Santorini Road Trips. There's much more to do: do sightseeing your way with Bella Aurora & Thalassa, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kamari Beach, delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, and enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Fira trip itinerary planning app.

Fly from Tropea to Fira in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tropea to Fira due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tropea in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 27°C in Fira. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Paros.
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Paros, Greece — 3 nights

Long ignored by tourists because of its reputation as a plain ferry hub, Paros today serves as one of the Aegean's major holiday destinations, luring travelers with its fashionable resort towns and quaint mountain villages.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Old Port of Naoussa and Panagia Ekatondapiliani. Venture out of the city with trips to Naxos Town (Naxos Island Gym, Old Town, &more). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Lefkes, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum Parou, Head underground at Marathi Marble Quarries, and kick back and relax at Kalogeros Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Paros online route planner.

You can ride a ferry from Fira to Paros in 4.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to fly to Athens.
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Athens, Greece — 1 night

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 3rd (Thu), delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Athens travel planning site.

Traveling by flight from Paros to Athens takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. When traveling from Paros in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Athens: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can fly back home.
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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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