15 days in Italy & Greece Itinerary

15 days in Italy & Greece Itinerary

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15 days in Italy & Greece Itinerary

Start: Bucharest, Romania
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train + subway:  3​h
4
Ravello, Italy
— 2 nights
+3
bus + train + foot + Fly:  9​h 15​min
5
Athens, Greece
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Akrotiri, Greece
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h
7
Heraklion, Greece
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Bucharest, Romania


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2
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice
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.
Get some cultural insight at Basilica di San Marco and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, and don't miss a visit to St Mark's Campanile.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Venice holiday planner.

Bucharest, Romania to Venice is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bucharest to Venice. Traveling from Bucharest in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Venice, with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
St. Mark's Square ©
St. Mark's Square

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery and Ponte Vecchio. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Florence journey planner.

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Florence are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

3
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get a sense of the local culture at Palatine Hill and St. Peter's Basilica. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Rome trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

2
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
On the 10th (Sat), kick back and relax at Fornillo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, then do a tasting at Le Vigne di Raito, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Ravello, admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, then take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Ravello day trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of train and subway from Rome to Ravello takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Rome in August, you will find days in Ravello are slightly colder (34°C), and nights are a bit warmer (28°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Duomo di Sant'Andrea, Le Vigne di Raito, Fornillo
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Le Vigne di Raito ©
Le Vigne di Raito
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens

1
night
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum, ponder the world of politics at Hellenic Parliament, then pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and finally get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kapnikarea, take a stroll through Plaka, then delve into the distant past at Erechtheion, and finally delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Athens planner .

Traveling by combination of bus, train, and flight from Ravello to Athens takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Ravello in August, expect nights in Athens to be about the same, around 29°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 39°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

1
night
Akrotiri, Greece

Akrotiri ©
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 14th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, then learn about winemaking at Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A., then enjoy the sand and surf at Caldera Beach, and finally delve into the distant past at Akrotiri.

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Traveling by flight from Athens to Akrotiri takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Athens in August: highs in Akrotiri hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A.
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

1
night
Heraklion, Greece

Heraklion ©
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 15th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, and then learn about winemaking at Winery Stilianou.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Heraklion visit planning app .

Traveling by ferry from Akrotiri to Heraklion takes 2 hours. August in Heraklion sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Heraklion

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Winery Stilianou, The Palace of Knossos
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The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

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