52 days in Italy & Greece Itinerary

52 days in Italy & Greece Itinerary

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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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Verona, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
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Assisi, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
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Positano, Italy
— 5 nights
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Corfu Town, Greece
— 5 nights
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Argostolion, Greece
— 5 nights
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Tsilivi (Planos), Greece
— 4 nights
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Heraklion, Greece
— 3 nights
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Fira, Greece
— 4 nights
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Mykonos Town, Greece
— 3 nights
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Athens, Greece
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Venice, Italy — 3 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.
Venice is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Venice trip maker app.

Sydney, Australia to Venice is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Venice. While traveling from Sydney, expect much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Venice, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Verona.
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Find places to stay Jul 7 — 10:

Verona, Italy — 2 nights

City of Romeo and Juliet

The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
On the 11th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Museo di Castelvecchio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, take in the views from Ponte Pietra, take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, then make a trip to Torre dei Lamberti, and finally admire the striking features of Casa di Giulietta. On your second day here, make a trip to Piazza Bra, then see a show at Arena di Verona, then take in the views from Ponte Scaligero, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Anastasia.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Verona itinerary builder website.

Drive from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Florence.
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Find places to stay Jul 10 — 12:

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Wine Tours & Tastings (in Siena), Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida) and Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, and don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Florence day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Verona to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. July in Florence sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Assisi.
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Find places to stay Jul 12 — 17:

Assisi, Italy — 2 nights

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Eremo delle Carceri, delve into the distant past at Roman Forum and Archaeological Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Azienda Agraria Saio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario di Rivotorto, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Damiano, and finally learn about winemaking at Tili Vini Societa Agricola.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Assisi trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Florence to Assisi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Rome.
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Find places to stay Jul 17 — 19:

Rome, Italy — 5 nights

Eternal City

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, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill.

To see more things to do and tourist information, read Rome trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Assisi to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Assisi in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Rome, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Positano.
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Find places to stay Jul 19 — 24:

Positano, Italy — 5 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Positano: Basilica of Saint Trofimena (in Minori), Chiesa di San Pancrazio Martire (in Conca dei Marini) and Ravello (Villa Rufolo, Duomo di Ravello, &more). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Fornillo, get outside with I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and stroll through Arienzo Beach Club, Positano.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Positano online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Rome to Positano takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In July in Positano, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Corfu Town.
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Find places to stay Jul 24 — 29:

Corfu Town, Greece — 5 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.
Explore Corfu Town's surroundings by going to Bataria Beach (in Kassiopi) and Kalami (Sakis Water Sports & Kalami Beach). There's lots more to do: get interesting insight from Madalena Boat Trips, steep yourself in history at Corfu Museum of Asian Art, examine the collection at Serbian Museum of Corfu, and experience rural life at MKB Corfu Beekeeping Vasilakis.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Corfu Town day trip planning website.

You can fly from Positano to Corfu Town in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Positano to Corfu Town is 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Corfu Town can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to fly to Argostolion.
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Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 3:

Argostolion, Greece — 5 nights

A modern town with a traditional character, Argostolion draws visitors with museums, gardens, squares, pedestrianized shopping streets, and a cobbled seaside promenade.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Argostolion: Vathy (Maritime – Folklore Museum of Ithaca & Vathy Bay), Fishing Tourism Kefalonia Dimitrios-Efthimia (in Katelios) and Skala Beach (in Skala). And it doesn't end there: relax in the rural setting at Dias Beekeeping, kick back and relax at Petani Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kanali Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at Monastery of Agios Andreas.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Argostolion trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Corfu Town to Argostolion in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. August in Argostolion sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can fly to Tsilivi (Planos).
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Tsilivi (Planos), Greece — 4 nights

A growing favorite with international vacationers, Tsilivi sits on the northern coast of Zakynthos.
Venture out of the city with trips to Xigia Beach (in Koroni), Vasilikos (Gerakas Beach & Vasilikos Beach) and Makris Gialos Beach (in Makris Gialos). Next up on the itinerary: race across the water with a speed boat tour, don't miss a visit to Vardiola of Kypseli, kick back and relax at Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach), and explore the fascinating underground world of Black Cave.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Tsilivi (Planos) tour itinerary planning tool.

Fly from Argostolion to Tsilivi (Planos) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to fly to Heraklion.
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Find places to stay Aug 8 — 12:

Heraklion, Greece — 3 nights

Crete's largest city, Heraklion remains best known for its proximity to a sprawling Bronze Age archaeological site, once the center of a vanished Minoan civilization.
Change things up with a short trip to Reptisland in Melidoni (about 56 minutes away). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at The Palace of Knossos, get engrossed in the history at Historical Museum of Crete, examine the collection at Kazantzakis Museum, and learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Heraklion trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Tsilivi (Planos) to Heraklion takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Tsilivi (Planos) in August, expect nights in Heraklion to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are little chillier, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Fira.
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Fira, Greece — 4 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for nightlife, wineries, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and steep yourself in history at Ancient Thera.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Fira route planning tool.

Traveling by ferry from Heraklion to Fira takes 2.5 hours. August in Fira sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.
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Find places to stay Aug 15 — 19:

Mykonos Town, Greece — 3 nights

Chora Mykonos

A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
Mykonos Town is known for sightseeing, nightlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Little Venice, work off some steam at Beautyworld Spa, tour the pleasant surroundings at Agios Sostis Beach, and make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli).

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Mykonos Town tour itinerary planner.

Ride a ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Athens.
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Find places to stay Aug 19 — 22:

Athens, Greece — 4 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, contemplate the long history of Ancient Agora of Athens, visit Monastiraki, and take a stroll through Plaka.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Athens trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Mykonos Town to Athens takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. When traveling from Mykonos Town in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Athens: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Find places to stay Aug 22 — 26:

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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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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