12 days in Greece & Italy Itinerary

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Athens, Greece
— 1 night
Drive
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Glyfada, Greece
— 1 night
Drive
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Itea, Greece
— 3 nights
Drive to Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport, Fly to Venice
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Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Train
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Parthenon, Panathenaic Stadium and Acropolis of Athens. On the 19th (Tue), delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, catch a live event at Panathenaic Stadium, then appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Parthenon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): get outside with Astir Beach and then kick back and relax at Asteras Glyfada Beach.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Athens sightseeing site.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport, Skiathos Island National Airport and Mikonos Airport. In July, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Glyfada.
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Glyfada, Greece — 1 night

Glyfada is a suburb of Athens, situated in the southern parts of the Athens Urban Area. Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): kick back and relax at Glyfada Beach, identify plant and animal life at ARCHELON Τhe Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saints Constantine and Helen Orthodox Metropolitan Church.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Glyfada trip planning tool.

Glyfada is just a stone's throw from Athens. In July, daily temperatures in Glyfada can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Itea.
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Itea, Greece — 3 nights

Itea, is a town and a former municipality in the southeastern part of Phocis, Greece. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Itea: Recreational Park (in Pavliani), Mnimio Odyssea Androutsou (in Gravia) and Salona Castle (in Amfissa). There's still lots to do: relax in the rural setting at MoKa Honey, pause for some serene contemplation at Metamorfoseos tou Sotiros Church, walk around Area Synest - Theme Park Sinevro, and enjoy the sand and surf at Itea Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Itea trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Glyfada to Itea in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Glyfada in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Itea, with lows around 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car 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 25th (Mon): explore the activities along Canal Grande, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, and finally see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Itea to Venice. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Itea to Venice. In July, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Florence.
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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 26th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, then see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Palazzo Vecchio, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, and finally make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Florence trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. July in Florence sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 65°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Rome.
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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 28th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, then admire the striking features of Pantheon, then delve into the distant past at Colosseum, and finally delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Fri): browse the exhibits of Vatican Museums, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and finally browse the exhibits of Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Rome are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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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.
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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
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.
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