27 days in Italy, Greece & Spain Itinerary

27 days in Italy, Greece & Spain Itinerary

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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
5
Hersonissos, Greece
— 4 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights

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Venice, Italy

Venice ©
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.
Venice is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Canal Grande, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice travel itinerary planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to Venice is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Auckland to Venice is minus 11 hours. While traveling from Auckland, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Venice, ranging from highs of 9°C to lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 4:
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and finally admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, get engrossed in the history at Museo della Misericordia di Firenze, appreciate the history behind Campanile di Giotto, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Florence online trip planner.

Getting from Venice to Florence by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Venice in January: highs in Florence hover around 13°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Historic Sites
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rome road trip site.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, don't miss a visit to Plateia Syntagmatos, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, and take an in-depth tour of National Archaeological Museum.

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You can fly from Rome to Athens in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rome to Athens. January in Athens sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Hersonissos.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 14:
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Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology ©
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

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Hersonissos, Greece

Hersonissos ©
Wholeheartedly dedicated to tourism, Hersonissos remains best known for its vibrant nightlife, its bars and clubs attracting partygoers from around the world.
Go for a jaunt from Hersonissos to Heraklion to see Heraklion Archaeological Museum about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: play a few rounds at The Crete Golf Club, observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, and make a splash at Star Beach.

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You can fly from Athens to Hersonissos in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. In January in Hersonissos, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Golf

Side Trips

Heraklion, Platanus Tree, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, The Palace of Knossos
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Lychnostatis Open Air Museum ©
Lychnostatis Open Air Museum
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Take a break from Madrid with a short trip to Catedral Primada in Toledo, about 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, make a trip to Plaza de Oriente, hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, and steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Madrid trip planning tool.

You can fly from Hersonissos to Madrid in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Hersonissos to Madrid. Traveling from Hersonissos in January, expect little chillier with lows of 2°C in Madrid. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Catedral Primada
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 22:
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, make a trip to Las Ramblas, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, and get a taste of the local shopping with La Boqueria.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip planner.

Traveling by train from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In January, Barcelona is somewhat warmer than Madrid - with highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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