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

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Milan tour itinerary 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. Traveling from London to Milan, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in May, things will get a bit warmer in Milan: highs are around 73°F and lows about 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

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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 9th (Mon): explore the activities along Canal Grande and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Venice road trip planning app.

You can drive from Milan to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Venice, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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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.
On the 9th (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, and then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Florence trip planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Florence are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Wineries · Adventure · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Pantheon, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then explore the world behind art at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Trevi Fountain, then take a stroll through Via Condotti, and then take a stroll through Trastevere.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome tour itinerary tool.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Florence in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 58°F in Rome. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can fly to Athens.

Things to do in Rome

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.
On the 14th (Sat), visit Plaka, then get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and then wander the streets of Ermou Street.

Make your Athens itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rome to Athens. Traveling from Rome in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Athens, with lows around 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can 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 15th (Sun): head outdoors with Santorini Sea Kayak - Day Tours, then kick back and relax at Caldera Beach, and then kick back and relax at Perivolos. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, then stroll through Red Beach, and then stroll through Kamari Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Akrotiri online road trip planner.

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 May, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure

Side Trips

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

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Mykonos Town itinerary website.

Getting from Akrotiri to Mykonos Town by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in May, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight 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.