16 days in Italy & Fira Itinerary

16 days in Italy & Fira Itinerary

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Fly
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Train
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Vatican City, Italy
— 1 night
Drive to Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport, Fly to Santorini Airport
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Fira, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Milan, Italy

Fashion Capital of World

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II as well as Leonardo's Last Supper Tickets. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Il Cenacolo, then do sightseeing your way with Leonardo's Last Supper Tickets, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Piazza di Santa Maria delle Grazie, 2. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Milan sightseeing planner.

San Francisco, USA to Milan is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in September, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for the train ride to Florence.

Things to do in Milan

Find places to stay Sep 28 — 30:

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Florence, Italy

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You've now added Gallerie Degli Uffizi to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, and finally explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, and then explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Florence visit planner.

Traveling by train from Milan to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September in Florence, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 2:

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Rome, Italy

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Trevi Fountain as well as Colosseum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Piazza Navona and Palatine Hill. Get some historical perspective at Church of St. Louis of the French and Santa Maria della Vittoria. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Villa Borghese, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri, make a trip to Piazza Venezia, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Sant'Agostino in Campo Marzio.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Rome road trip site.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in October, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Vatican City.

Things to do in Rome

Find places to stay Oct 2 — 5:

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Vatican City, Italy

City of Seven Hills

Covering 44 hectares (110 acres) in the city center of Rome, the wall-enclosed sovereign state of Vatican City is one of the most famous religious sites worldwide, serving as the papal residence and home of the Roman Catholic church.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Sistine Chapel. On the 5th (Tue), contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica.

To find out how to plan a trip to Vatican City, use our trip itinerary maker.

Vatican City is just a stone's throw from Rome. In October, daily temperatures in Vatican City can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Vatican City

Historic Sites · Museums
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Fira, Greece

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ancient Thera and Eduart Gjopalaj Workshop. Relax by the water at Red Beach and Perissa Black Sand Beach. There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Santo Winery, browse the exhibits of Mnemossyne Gallery, look for gifts at Sand Lily Boutique, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Fira trip planning app.

Explore your travel options from Vatican City to Fira with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Vatican City in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Fira, with lows around 64°F. On the 10th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Fira

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 6 — 10:

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Venice, Italy

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.
On the 11th (Mon), explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and then explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection. On the next day, examine the collection at Doge's Palace and then make a trip to Piazza San Marco.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice holiday website.

Fly from Fira to Venice in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Fira in October, expect Venice to be a bit cooler, temps between 66°F and 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 12:

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.