10 days in Italy & Greece Itinerary

10 days in Italy & Greece Itinerary

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Milan, Italy
— 1 day
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Athens, Greece
— 1 night
Fly
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Akrotiri, Greece
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Mykonos Town, Greece
— 1 night
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Milan, Italy

— 1 day

Fashion Capital of World

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.
On the 11th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, then admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Milan trip planner.

London, UK to Milan is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Milan is 1 hour. Traveling from London in September, expect Milan to be a bit warmer, temps between 76°F and 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

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Venice, Italy

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): explore the activities along Canal Grande and then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Milan to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Florence, Italy

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): make a trip to Piazza della Signoria. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, and then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Florence online route planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Florence are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Wineries · Adventure · Tours · Outdoors

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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.
On the 15th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, then take in panoramic vistas at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, make a trip to Via Condotti, and then visit Trastevere.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome online day trip planner.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Athens.

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Side Trip

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): stop by Plaka, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and then wander the streets of Ermou Street.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Athens trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Athens takes 5 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. Traveling from Rome in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Athens, with lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Athens

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums
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Akrotiri, Greece

— 2 nights

Greek Pompeii

Located on Santorini's southwestern coastline, the small village of Akrotiri sits just a short walk from one of Europe's most significant Bronze Age archaeological sites.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): add some adventure to your tour with Santorini Sea Kayak - Day Tours, kick back and relax at Caldera Beach, and then kick back and relax at Perivolos. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, then enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, and then stroll through Kamari Beach.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Akrotiri day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Akrotiri takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Akrotiri can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can catch the ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure

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Mykonos Town, Greece

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): take a stroll through Little Venice and then don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli).

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town travel route website.

Traveling by ferry from Akrotiri to Mykonos Town takes 2.5 hours. In September in Mykonos Town, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Neighborhoods
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Italy travel guide

4.6
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.

Greece travel guide

4.2
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.

Santorini travel guide

4.1
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.

Mykonos travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Landmarks · Nightlife
Island of the Winds
Local tradition claims that Mykonos, the trendiest of the Cyclades group of islands, came into existence from the petrified bodies of giants killed by the mythological hero Hercules. Named after the grandson of the god Apollo, this cosmopolitan "Ibiza of Greece" offers modern tourists a blend of glamour and simplicity. Be prepared for hip and loud dance clubs along the coastline and quieter areas farther from the water. Avoid cruise ship crowds thronging the narrow streets by exploring the small villages located in the center of the island. The easiest way to discover the island's golden beaches is by guided boat tour, private car, or motorcycle.