15 days in Italy, Chios & Athens Itinerary

15 days in Italy, Chios & Athens Itinerary

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Fly to Milan Linate, Train to Turin
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Turin, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Drive
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Pyrgi, Greece
— 2 nights
Drive
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Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
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Turin, Italy — 2 nights

A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Museo Egizio, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then stroll around Parco del Valentino, and finally see the interesting displays at Civic Museum of Ancient Art (Palazzo Madama). On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of Palazzina di Caccia di Stupinigi, then walk around Parco Naturale del Monte San Giorgio, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Superga.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Turin tour itinerary planning app.

Pittsburgh, USA to Turin is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. Traveling from Pittsburgh in June, expect nights in Turin to be about the same, around 60°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Florence.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John. On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, then steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Florence online day trip planner.

You can take a train from Turin to Florence in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. When traveling from Turin in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Florence, with highs around 83°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can take a train to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 5 nights

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: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, admire the striking features of Pantheon, don't miss a visit to Roman Forum, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rome driving holiday planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June in Rome, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Pyrgi.
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Pyrgi, Greece — 2 nights

On the 6th (Wed), wander the streets of Pyrgi, see the interesting displays at The Chios Mastic Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Emporios Beach.

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Traveling by car from Rome to Pyrgi takes 29.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rome to Pyrgi. In July in Pyrgi, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Athens.
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Athens, Greece — 3 nights

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for museums, historic sites, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Athens holiday planning website.

Drive from Pyrgi to Athens in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.
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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.
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Chios travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Mastic Island
Rich history and scenic landscapes make Chios one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Aegean. Nicknamed the "Mastic Island" because it remains one of the world's major producers and exporters of mastic gum, Chios offers visitors a chance to explore medieval villages and age-old monasteries. Start at the ancient settlement serving as the island's center of shopping, dining, and entertainment. Alternatively, make the southwestern port of Mesta your base for touring a cluster of satellite islands reachable by boat or ferry. The island is nearer to the Turkish coastline than the Greek mainland, and as a result shares much of eastern Turkey's topography of rugged crags and fragrant citrus groves.
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