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
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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

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 8th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, then get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Milan holiday 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 changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from London in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Milan: highs are around 85°F and lows about 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): explore the activities along Canal Grande and then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Venice trip planner.

You can drive from Milan to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Florence.
Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Florence, Italy — 2 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 9th (Sat), get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, and then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Florence route planner.

Drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Rome.
Wineries · Tours · Outdoors · Adventure
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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 12th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Pantheon, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then enjoy breathtaking views from Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, don't miss a visit to Via Condotti, and then wander the streets of Trastevere.

For traveler tips and tourist information, use the Rome online itinerary maker.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In July in Rome, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can 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 14th (Thu), take a stroll through Plaka, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and then shop like a local with Ermou Street.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Athens online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Rome to Athens by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Rome to Athens is 1 hour. In July, daytime highs in Athens are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Akrotiri.
Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums
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Akrotiri, Greece — 2 nights

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 15th (Fri): head outdoors with Santorini Sea Kayak - Day Tours, kick back and relax at Caldera Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Perivolos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, stroll through Red Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kamari Beach.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Akrotiri day trip planning website.

You can fly from Athens to Akrotiri in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Athens in July, expect nights in Akrotiri to be about the same, around 74°F, while days are little chillier, around 86°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Mykonos Town.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours
Side Trips
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Mykonos Town, Greece — 1 night

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.
On the 17th (Sun), visit Little Venice and then make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli).

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Mykonos Town day trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Akrotiri to Mykonos Town takes 2.5 hours. In July in Mykonos Town, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.
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Italy travel guide

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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

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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

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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.

Mykonos travel guide

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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.