10 days in Italy & Greece Itinerary

10 days in Italy & Greece Itinerary

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Milan, Italy
— 1 day
Drive
2
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
6
Akrotiri, Greece
— 2 nights
Ferry
7
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.
On the 20th (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, then admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Milan trip itinerary maker website.

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 moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. In July, Milan is a bit warmer than London - with highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car 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 21st (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande and then make a trip to Basilica di San Marco.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Venice trip planner.

You can drive from Milan to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Florence.
Nature · Historic Sites · 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 21st (Thu), appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, and then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence route builder.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can catch the train to Rome.
Wineries · Tours · Adventure · Outdoors
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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 24th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Pantheon, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then make a trip to Piazza Navona, then explore the world behind art at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, wander the streets of Via Condotti, and then wander the streets of Trastevere.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rome trip planner.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Rome are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to 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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): visit Plaka, then get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Ermou Street.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Athens travel route planner.

Fly from Rome to Athens in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rome to Athens due to the time zone difference. In July in Athens, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) 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.
On the 27th (Wed), paddle through the water with Santorini Sea Kayak - Day Tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Caldera Beach, and then kick back and relax at Perivolos. On the next day, delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, then kick back and relax at Red Beach, and then kick back and relax at Kamari Beach.

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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. When traveling from Athens in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Akrotiri: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to catch the 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 29th (Fri): wander the streets of Little Venice and then don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli).

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town road trip planning website.

Ride a ferry from Akrotiri to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Mykonos Town can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight 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.