18 days in Macedonia, Greece & Italy Itinerary

18 days in Macedonia, Greece & Italy Itinerary

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18 days in Macedonia, Greece & Italy Itinerary

Start: San Diego, United States
Fly + Drive:  10 h 45 min
1
Macedonia, United States
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  17 h
2
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Subway + Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
5
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  17 h
End: San Diego, United States


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2
nights
Macedonia, United States

Macedonia
Macedonia is a city in Summit County, Ohio, United States. For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Macedonia trip itinerary builder website .

San Diego to Macedonia is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Diego to Macedonia is 3 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from San Diego in March: high temperatures in Macedonia hover around 40°F and lows are around 23°F. You will leave for Athens on the 15th (Thu).

Things to do in Macedonia

Parks Nature Nightlife
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3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, take an in-depth tour of National Archaeological Museum, contemplate the long history of Ancient Agora of Athens, and explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Athens online trip builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Macedonia to Athens. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Macedonia in March, expect Athens to be much warmer, temps between 62°F and 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Athens

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

5
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.
Rome is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and admire the masterpieces at Borghese Gallery.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Rome trip planner .

You can fly from Athens to Rome in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Rome due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Rome when traveling from Athens in March, with lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, classes, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Uffizi Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, and take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In March in Florence, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

3
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.
Venice is known for nature, historic sites, museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, contemplate the long history of Porta della Carta, examine the collection at Ca' Rezzonico, and take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice trip itinerary builder app .

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Venice are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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