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 30th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, browse the different shops at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Milan day 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. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from London in September; daily highs in Milan reach 76°F and lows reach 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can 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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): explore the activities along Canal Grande and then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Venice day trip tool.

Drive from Milan to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in September, and nighttime lows around 59°F. On the 1st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive 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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at 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, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Florence trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Florence sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can catch the 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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then browse the exhibits of Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, and finally contemplate the long history of Colosseum. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, take a stroll through Via Condotti, and then stop by Trastevere.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome day trip site.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): wander the streets of Plaka, then take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Ermou Street.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Athens trip planner.

You can fly from Rome to Athens in 5 hours. Other options are to 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. October in Athens sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can 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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): add some adventure to your tour with Santorini Sea Kayak - Day Tours, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Caldera Beach, and then kick back and relax at Perivolos. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, kick back and relax at Red Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kamari Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Akrotiri day trip planning tool.

Fly from Athens to Akrotiri in 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 October, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): wander the streets of Little Venice and then make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli).

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Mykonos Town trip itinerary planner.

You can ride a ferry from Akrotiri to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Mykonos Town can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.
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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

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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.