19 days in Italy, Sydney & Athens Itinerary

19 days in Italy, Sydney & Athens Itinerary

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Sydney, Australia
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Athens, Greece
— 1 night
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Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
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Naples, Italy
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Sydney, Australia

The Harbour City

Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
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If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. You will leave for Athens on the 9th (Thu).

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nightlife
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Athens, Greece

— 1 night

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 10th (Fri): take a stroll through Plaka, examine the collection at Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Eleni Marneri Galerie, and finally explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Athens online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Sydney to Athens by flight takes about 23 hours. Traveling from Sydney to Athens, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sydney in June, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Athens: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to fly to Venice.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Venice, Italy

— 4 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Padua (Piazza del Santo, Basilica of St. Anthony, &more) and Verona (Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, Museo di Castelvecchio, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, make a trip to Piazza San Marco, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Venice travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Venice takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Venice. Traveling from Athens in June, things will get a bit cooler in Venice: highs are around 32°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Side Trips

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Florence, Italy

— 5 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: St Martin Cathedral (in Lucca), Siena (Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana, Duomo di Siena, &more) and Pisa (Leaning Tower of Pisa & Piazza dei Miracoli). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and do a tasting at Castello del Trebbio.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Florence online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Venice to Florence by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Parks

Side Trips

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Rome, Italy

— 5 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Explore Rome's surroundings by going to Tivoli (Villa d'Este & Villa Adriana). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, browse the exhibits of Vatican Museums, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Rome driving holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Side Trips

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Naples, Italy

— 2 nights
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 (Sun): make a trip to Pompeii Archaeological Park, explore the ancient world of Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, then make a trip to Via San Gregorio Armeno, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Napoli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Underground Naples, then explore the world behind art at Museo Cappella Sansevero, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, use the Naples travel route builder.

Getting from Rome to Naples by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. June in Naples sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night.

Things to do in Naples

Side Trips

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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
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.