20 days in Rome, Greece & Island of Malta Itinerary

20 days in Rome, Greece & Island of Malta Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly to Santorini, Bus to Oia
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Oia, Greece
— 4 nights
Bus to Santorini, Fly to Valletta
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Valletta, Malta
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Rome, Italy — 4 nights

Eternal City

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 local landmark of Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome trip itinerary planning site.

Ravello to Rome is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Ravello in June, Rome is slightly colder at night with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Athens.
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Athens, Greece — 4 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
You've added Anafiotika, Lycabettus Hill, Cine Paris, and other attractions to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus and admire the striking features of The Academy of Athens.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Athens travel planning site.

You can fly from Rome to Athens in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rome to Athens due to the time zone difference. In July in Athens, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Oia.
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Oia, Greece — 4 nights

Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Change things up with a short trip to Red Beach in Akrotiri (about 46 minutes away). There's more to do: indulge your taste buds at Safowi and don't miss a visit to Sunset in Oia.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Oia holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Athens to Oia in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. When traveling from Athens in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Oia: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Valletta.
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Valletta, Malta — 6 nights

Most Proud

Malta's capital city, Valletta preserves most of its medieval architecture, built in the 16th and 17th centuries by the Knights Hospitaller, once a powerful military order.
Go for a jaunt from Valletta to Bugibba to see Buddies Dive Cove about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Co-Cathedral, take in the waterfront at Valletta Waterfront, kick back and relax at Golden Bay, and get to know the fascinating history of Mdina Old City.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Valletta journey planner.

Getting from Oia to Valletta by combination of bus and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, ferry, and flight; or do a combination of car, ferry, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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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.
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Island of Malta travel guide

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As the largest island in the country, Island of Malta is a center for Mediterranean discovery, luxurious relaxation, historical exploration, and buzzing European nightlife. Surrounded by ancient temples and old cities, the island almost feels like an archaeological site that's been converted into a prime vacation spot. Tourists flock here for the aquamarine waters of the Mediterranean Sea, but you don't have to spend all your time on the beach. With a plethora of activities for any type of traveler, you may find yourself exploring a national museum, admiring the collections of boats and yachts in the bays, or people-watching in one of the many bustling squares.
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