17 days in Italy & Greece Itinerary

17 days in Italy & Greece Itinerary

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17 days in Italy & Greece Itinerary

San Juan, Puerto Rico
Fly:  16​h
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
+2
train + subway + taxi:  2​h 45​min
Ravello, Italy
— 2 nights
taxi + train:  5​h
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Heraklion, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly + subway:  2​h 45​min
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
San Juan, Puerto Rico

3
days
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese will appeal to museum buffs. Visit Palatine Hill and Piazza Navona for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, wander the streets of Trastevere, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, and make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico to Rome is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Atlantic Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from San Juan in July, Rome is a bit cooler at night with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ravello.

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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
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Colosseum

1
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Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Ravello is a town and comune situated above the Amalfi Coast in the province of Salerno, Campania, southern Italy, with approximately 2,500 inhabitants. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): stroll through Lido di Ravello, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Antichi Sapori d'Amalfi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, then make a trip to Villa Rufolo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela.

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You can do a combination of train, subway, and taxi from Rome to Ravello in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Rome in July, you will find days in Ravello are slightly colder (34°C), and nights are a bit warmer (29°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Ravello

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Outdoors

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Amalfi
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Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela ©
Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea

3
days
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get a sense of the local culture at Galleria dell'Accademia and Guardastelle Vineyard. Appreciate the collections at Uffizi Galleries and Pitti Palace. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, hunt for treasures at Mercato Centrale, and kick back and relax at Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno.

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Do a combination of taxi and train from Ravello to Florence in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Ravello in July since evenings lows in Florence dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

#Museums, #Wineries, #Parks

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Guardastelle Vineyard
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Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
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Galleria dell'Accademia ©
Galleria dell'Accademia

2
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Milan, Italy

Milan ©
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 10th (Wed): admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria delle Grazie, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): take a stroll through Navigli District, then examine the collection at Castello Sforzesco, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

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Getting from Florence to Milan by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Venice.

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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, take a stroll through Cannaregio, then wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, then get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square, and then stop by Artigianato d'Arte di Vianello Mauro.

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Getting from Milan to Venice by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. July in Venice sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Heraklion.

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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
St. Mark's Square
St. Mark's Square
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

1
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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 14th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus, then get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and finally delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Heraklion journey planning tool .

Getting from Venice to Heraklion by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Venice to Heraklion. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Heraklion when traveling from Venice in July, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Athens.

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The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
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Heraklion Archaeological Museum
Church of Saint Titus ©
Church of Saint Titus

3
days
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Visit Acropolis of Athens and Church of Kapnikarea for their historical value. Museum-lovers will get to explore Acropolis Museum and Benaki Museum. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Plaka, browse the eclectic array of goods at Monastiraki, get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum, and explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Athens day trip planning tool .

Getting from Heraklion to Athens by combination of flight and subway takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi; or take a bus. When traveling from Heraklion in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Athens: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods

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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
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National Archaeological Museum

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