14 days in Italy & Greece Itinerary

14 days in Italy & Greece Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly
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Thessaloniki, Greece
— 1 night
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Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy — 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and contemplate the long history of Roman Forum.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Rome trip planning site.

Lusaka, Zambia to Rome is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lusaka to Rome. In March, daytime highs in Rome are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Florence sightseeing planner.

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. March in Florence sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 2 nights

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 15th (Wed): explore the activities along Canal Grande, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally contemplate the long history of Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo). On the next day, contemplate the long history of Squero di San Trovaso, then browse the exhibits of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile.

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

Drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. March in Venice sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Thessaloniki.
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Thessaloniki, Greece — 1 night

Mother of Israel

A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, enjoy breathtaking views from White Tower of Thessaloniki, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then make a trip to Aristotelous Square, and finally steep yourself in history at Hagios Demetrios.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Thessaloniki trip planner.

You can fly from Venice to Thessaloniki in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in March, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to fly to Athens.
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Athens, Greece — 4 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Lycabettus, explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, and wander the streets of Monastiraki.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Athens trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Thessaloniki to Athens takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Athens when traveling from Thessaloniki in March, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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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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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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