17 days in Italy & Greece Itinerary

17 days in Italy & Greece Itinerary

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Venice, Italy
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
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Capri, Italy
— 1 night
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Positano, Italy
— 1 night
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Sorrento, Italy
— 1 night
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Pompeii, Italy
— 2 nights
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Mykonos Town, Greece
— 2 nights
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Akrotiri, Greece
— 1 night
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Athens, Greece
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Venice, Italy

Venice ©

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 22nd (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, then stop by Cannaregio, and finally take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then contemplate the long history of Scala Contarini del Bovolo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Venice road trip planner.

New York City, USA to Venice 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 New York City in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Venice, with lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari ©

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 24th (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico, make a trip to Cupola di San Pietro, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Vatican Necropolis, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Prassede, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Museo Nazionale Romano - Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Venezia, then make a trip to Piazza del Campidoglio, and finally steep yourself in history at Colosseum.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rome travel route builder app.

You can fly from Venice to Rome in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Rome are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Side Trip

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Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

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Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Catacombe di San Gaudioso, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimitero delle Fontanelle, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe di San Gennaro, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Museo del Tesoro di San Gennaro, explore the ancient world of The Neapolis Buried, make a trip to Via San Gregorio Armeno, then go for a walk through Lungomare Caracciolo, then brush up on your military savvy at Galleria Borbonica, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castel dell'Ovo.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Naples vacation maker tool.

Take a train from Rome to Naples in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Naples are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can catch the ferry to Capri.

Things to do in Naples

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Catacombe di San Gaudioso ©
Catacombe di San Gaudioso
Galleria Borbonica ©
Galleria Borbonica
Catacombe di San Gennaro ©
Catacombe di San Gennaro

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Capri, Italy

Capri ©
The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): stroll through Marina Grande Beach, steep yourself in history at Villa San Michele, take in the awesome beauty at Monte Solaro, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa San Michele, then make a trip to I Faraglioni, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Giardini di Augusto.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Capri trip site.

Traveling by ferry from Naples to Capri takes 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Capri are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to Positano.

Things to do in Capri

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

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Villa San Michele ©
Villa San Michele
Monte Solaro ©
Monte Solaro
I Faraglioni
I Faraglioni

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Positano, Italy

Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at MAR - Museo Archeologico Romano, take in the exciting artwork at Art & Craft Gallery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fornillo, then kick back and relax at Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Positano road trip planning tool.

Traveling by ferry from Capri to Positano takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Positano can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sorrento.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
MAR - Museo Archeologico Romano ©
MAR - Museo Archeologico Romano

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Sorrento, Italy

Sorrento ©

Land of the Sirens

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
On the 30th (Mon), stroll through Giardino Romantico, enjoy the sand and surf at Villa di Pollio Felice - Bagni della Regina Giovanna, then get interesting insight from Tours, then take advantage of the amenities at Stabilimento Balneare Bagni Salvatore, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St Francis Church and Convent.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Sorrento road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Positano to Sorrento takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in August, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Pompeii.

Things to do in Sorrento

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

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St Francis Church and Convent ©
St Francis Church and Convent
Boat Tours & Water Sports

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Pompeii, Italy

Pompeii ©

Underground City

Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): see the interesting displays at Museo della Carta, admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, contemplate the long history of Duomo di Ravello, then admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cappella Sant'Angelo all'Ospedale. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Famous Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Stone Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Villa dei Misteri, then delve into the distant past at Forum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Pontificio Santuario della Beata Maria Vergine del Santo Rosario di Pompei.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Pompeii road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sorrento to Pompeii takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Pompeii are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello

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Mykonos Town, Greece

Mykonos Town ©

Chora Mykonos

A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Saint Anna, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Paraga Beach, and finally enjoy the sea views from Armenistis Lighthouse. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Matoyianni Street, don't miss a visit to Rarity Gallery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Agia Anna Beach, and finally stroll through Paralia Kalafati.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Mykonos Town trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Pompeii to Mykonos Town takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. September in Mykonos Town sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Matoyianni Street ©
Matoyianni Street
Paraga Beach ©
Paraga Beach
Paralia Kalafati ©
Paralia Kalafati

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Akrotiri, Greece

Akrotiri ©

Greek Pompeii

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 4th (Sat), explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Perissa Black Sand Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Perivolos.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Akrotiri itinerary planner.

Getting from Mykonos Town to Akrotiri by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in September, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Perissa Black Sand Beach ©
Perissa Black Sand Beach
Perivolos ©
Perivolos

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Athens, Greece

Athens ©

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): visit Plaka, then explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Hephaestus, and finally take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, then pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion, and then explore the ancient world of Temple of Athena Nike.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Athens planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Akrotiri to Athens takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. September in Athens sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
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Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

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