14 days in Spain, Italy & Greece Itinerary

14 days in Spain, Italy & Greece Itinerary

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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
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Heraklion, Greece
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Barcelona, Spain — 2 nights

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): get a taste of the local shopping with La Boqueria, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, make a trip to Casa Batllo, then get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, and finally wander the streets of Ciutat Vella.

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Boston, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Boston in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Barcelona, with lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to fly to Rome.
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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 3rd (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Acqua e Sale - Stabilimento Balneare and then stop by Elena Kihlman Designer Concept Store. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): browse the exhibits of Vatican Museums, then wander the streets of Trastevere, and then stop by Antica Caciara Trasteverina.

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Getting from Barcelona to Rome by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in August, expect nights in Rome to be about the same, around 69°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 90°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Milan.
Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums
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Milan, Italy — 2 nights

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 5th (Fri): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parco Faunistico Le Cornelle and then go for a walk through I Navigli. Keep things going the next day: shop like a local with Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Milan trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Milan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Rome in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Milan: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 66°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Venice.
Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Shopping
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Venice, Italy — 2 nights

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 7th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then explore the activities along Canal Grande, and finally stop by Cannaregio. Keep things going the next day: snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally make a trip to Dorsoduro.

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Traveling by car from Milan to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Venice, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Athens.
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Athens, Greece — 2 nights

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Get a sense of the local culture at Acropolis of Athens and Acropolis Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Parthenon and Church of Kapnikarea. And it doesn't end there: stop by Plaka, get engrossed in the history at Byzantine and Christian Museum, shop like a local with Eleni Marneri Galerie, and delve into the distant past at Temple of Athena Nike.

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You can fly from Venice to Athens in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Venice to Athens, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Venice in August, things will get a bit warmer in Athens: highs are around 92°F and lows about 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Heraklion.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Heraklion, Greece — 2 nights

Crete's largest city, Heraklion remains best known for its proximity to a sprawling Bronze Age archaeological site, once the center of a vanished Minoan civilization.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Church and the Museum of St. Aikaterini, learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then get engrossed in the history at Historical Museum of Crete, and finally contemplate the long history of Castello del Molo (Koules). On the next day, explore the world behind art at Kazantzakis Museum, get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then look for gifts at Nerium Oleander, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Agios Mathaios Sinaites.

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You can fly from Athens to Heraklion in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. While traveling from Athens, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Heraklion, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Spain travel guide

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Beaches · Churches · Landmarks
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.

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.