37 days in Italy & Greece Itinerary

37 days in Italy & Greece Itinerary

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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly to Cagliari, Bus to Baunei
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Baunei, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Stintino, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Siniscola, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly
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Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Positano, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly
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Lampedusa, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly
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Catania, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly
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Paros, Greece
— 5 nights
Fly
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Milos, Greece
— 5 nights
Ferry to Santorini, Taxi to Oia
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Oia, Greece
— 2 nights

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Venice, Italy — 2 nights

City of Romance

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Padua (Prato della Valle, Basilica of St. Anthony, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa del Santissimo Redentore, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, and admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Venice travel itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Venice Marco Polo Airport, Treviso-Sant'Angelo Airport and Trieste–Friuli Venezia Giulia Airport. In July, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 5 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Torre Guinigi (in Lucca), Poggio Amorelli (in Castellina In Chianti) and Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, do a tasting at Castello del Trebbio, and enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Florence trip builder.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Baunei.
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Baunei, Italy — 3 nights

Baunei is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Nuoro in the Italian island of Sardinia.GeographyThe municipality of Baunei is located about 100km northeast of Cagliari and about 11km north of Tortolì. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Cala Luna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Luciano e Rosetta pasta fresca e dolci sardi, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Cea, then stroll through Lido di Orri, and finally kick back and relax at Cala Goloritzè.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Baunei journey builder website.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Florence to Baunei takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Florence in July since evenings lows in Baunei dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Stintino.
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Stintino, Italy — 1 night

Stintino is a coastal comune (municipality) in the Province of Sassari in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 200km north of Cagliari and about 35km northwest of Sassari.GeographyStintino is located on the peninsula of the same name, running from Nurra plain to the Asinara Island, part of the Asinara National Park, for which Stintino is the nearer embarkment place. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take in panoramic vistas at Torre della Pelosa, enjoy the sand and surf at La Pelosa Beach, and then see Off-Road Tours. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, kick back and relax at Ezzi Mannu Beach, and then stroll through Spiaggia Le Saline.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Stintino day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Baunei to Stintino takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Traveling from Baunei in July, Stintino is little chillier at night with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Siniscola.
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Siniscola, Italy — 2 nights

Siniscola is a comune in the province of Nuoro in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 160km northeast of Cagliari and about 45km northeast of Nuoro. On the 16th (Sun), kick back and relax at La Caletta Beach, then trek along Spiaggia Berchida, and then kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Capo Comino. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with Abyssos Diving School & Snorkeling, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia La Cinta, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Porto Taverna Beach, and finally stop by Casa del Formaggio - Enoteca La Cantina.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Siniscola visit planning website.

You can drive from Stintino to Siniscola in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. July in Siniscola sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Naples.
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Naples, Italy — 2 nights

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. On the 18th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Napoli, then delve into the distant past at Odeon - Teatro Piccolo, then delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, and finally delve into the distant past at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Salerno and then race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Naples trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Siniscola to Naples by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Positano.
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Positano, Italy — 3 nights

Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Positano: Ravello (Villa Cimbrone Gardens, Villa Rufolo, &more) and Amalfi (Duomo di Sant'Andrea & Fontana sant'Andrea). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Fornillo, stroll through Arienzo Beach Club, Positano, head outdoors with Amalfi Coast, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parrocchia San Giovanni.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Positano online trip planner.

You can drive from Naples to Positano in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July in Positano, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can fly to Lampedusa.
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Lampedusa, Italy — 2 nights

Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at La Tabaccara, kick back and relax at Spiaggia dei Conigli, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Pulcino. On your second day here, stroll through Cala Croce Beach, make a trip to Cala Guitgia, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Lampedusa trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Positano to Lampedusa takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, train, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. When traveling from Positano in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Lampedusa: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Catania.
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Catania, Italy — 3 nights

Black Pearl of Ionian Sea

The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Catania: Taormina (Chiesa del Varo, Isola Bella, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the geological forces at Mt Etna, contemplate the long history of Piazza del Duomo, get engrossed in the history at Monastero dei Benedettini, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Catania trip maker site.

You can fly from Lampedusa to Catania in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow time for the flight to Paros.
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Paros, Greece — 5 nights

Poor Man's Mykonos

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.
Explore Paros' surroundings by going to Naxos Town (Theatrical Museum Iakovos Kampanellis, The Temple of Apollo – Portara, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Parikia Town, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum Parou, enjoy the sand and surf at Kolymbithres Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Panagia Ekatondapiliani.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Paros trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Catania to Paros by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Catania to Paros is 1 hour. In July in Paros, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can fly to Milos.
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Milos, Greece — 5 nights

Island of Colors

The result of thousands of years of volcanic activity, the island of Milos features a craggy coastline interspersed by shallow beaches.
Change things up with these side-trips from Milos: Kimolos (Prassa Beach & Bonatsa Beach). Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with Oneiro Milos, contemplate the long history of Venetian Castle of Milos, kick back and relax at Tsigrado Beach, and stroll through Kleftiko Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Milos day trip planning site.

You can fly from Paros to Milos in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August in Milos, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Oia.
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Oia, Greece — 2 nights

Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
On the 8th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Sunset in Oia, pause for some serene contemplation at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, view the masterpieces at Oia Treasures Art Gallery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kamari Beach, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Zoodochos Pigi Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, then kick back and relax at Red Beach, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Oia itinerary planning app.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Milos to Oia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi. In August in Oia, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night.
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Italy travel guide

4.6
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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Tuscany travel guide

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Landmarks · Art Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance
Known for its landscapes, traditions, and history, Tuscany possesses an unparalleled artistic legacy that continues to influence world culture. Regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, the region boasts a lengthy list of attractions, including world-class museums, art galleries, and archeological sites. With a distinct culture and a very strong linguistic identity, this region is sometimes referred to as a nation within a nation. A land of picture-postcard areas, Tuscany contains plenty of places to visit on your holiday, with seven World Heritage Sites, including the historic town centers of Florence and Siena. With more than 120 protected nature preserves, Tuscany is not only a land of culture and historic monuments, but also a great place to discover and enjoy the Italian outdoors. Take it slowly here (as the locals do), and give yourself plenty of time to get to know the local culture and cuisine of Tuscany's medieval towns and ancient villages.
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Sardinia travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Caves
Sardinia, with its Mediterranean atmosphere and charm, is loved by visitors looking for things to do outdoors on their holiday, like swimming, boating, windsurfing, hiking, climbing, and camping. Taking advantage of the island's near-perfect summer weather, visitors tend to overcrowd Sardinia's coastal areas. The inner life of the island, away from the most popular vacation spots, remains largely unblemished by mass tourism and commercialization. Sardinia is steeped in history and has a colorful character quite different from the rest of Italy. This is where the ancient Nuragic society, whose stone monuments still litter the land, flourished more than three millennia ago--predating the Etruscan civilization in mainland Italy by several hundred years. Sardinia's seaside resorts may be among the best in the world, but its quieter and more interesting countryside offers a greater array of attractions, including a patchwork of forests, citrus groves, and medieval villages.
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Sicily travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Churches
The largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily is a ruggedly attractive land. The island has a long history of foreign domination and has been controlled by the Greeks, Romans, Arabs, and Normans. The result is a distinct culture blending elements from all of those areas and featuring an intriguing dialect. This is a huge island with plenty of small villages to tour, each with its own treasures. Beyond the popular coastal areas, Sicily's inland attractions include an unspoiled landscape of mountains, hills, and villages that sometimes seem frozen in time. While the natural environment is its biggest draw, Sicily's greatest asset may be its people. They are proud of their traditions and incredibly hospitable to visitors.
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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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