23 days in Italy & Greece Itinerary

23 days in Italy & Greece Itinerary

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Fly
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Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Taxi to Rafina, Ferry to Mykonos Town
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Mykonos Town, Greece
— 5 nights
Ferry
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Fira, Greece
— 5 nights
Fly
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly
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Varenna, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Milan, Italy
— 5 nights
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Athens, Greece — 2 nights

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): admire the striking features of The Academy of Athens, visit Plaka, and then admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, then take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Athens trip itinerary builder.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Athens is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jeddah to Athens. When traveling from Jeddah in October, plan for cooler days and slightly colder nights in Athens: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Mykonos Town.
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Mykonos Town, Greece — 5 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mykonos Town: Naxos Town (Naxos Art - Techni Store, The Temple of Apollo – Portara, &more). There's lots more to do: visit Little Venice, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, tour the pleasant surroundings at Paraga Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach.

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You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Athens to Mykonos Town in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and ferry. In October in Mykonos Town, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Fira.
Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Fira, Greece — 5 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for nightlife, wineries, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, enjoy the sand and surf at Perissa Black Sand Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, use the Fira day trip website.

You can ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In October in Fira, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Venice.
Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches
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Venice, Italy — 3 nights

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.
Explore Venice's surroundings by going to Padua (Basilica of St. Anthony, Chiesa degli Eremitani - World Heritage Site, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and examine the collection at Doge's Palace.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Venice day trip app.

You can fly from Fira to Venice in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Fira in October: high temperatures in Venice hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Varenna.
Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
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Varenna, Italy — 2 nights

Varenna is a comune (municipality) on Lake Como in the Province of Lecco in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 60km north of Milan and about 20km northwest of Lecco.Varenna was founded by local fishermen in 769, and was later allied of the commune of Milan. On the 18th (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Villa del Balbianello, admire the masterpieces at Villa Carlotta, and then get a dose of the wild on Walking Tour Bellagio - Lake of Como. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at I Giardini di Villa Melzi, then admire the landmark architecture of Villa Monastero, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giorgio.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Varenna trip planning website.

Getting from Venice to Varenna by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In October in Varenna, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 5 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Milan: Turin (Museo Egizio, Museo Nazionale del Cinema, &more) and La Citta Alta (in Bergamo). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca di Brera, admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery.

To find photos and tourist information, read our Milan attractions tool.

Drive from Varenna to Milan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, daytime highs in Milan are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 25th (Tue), you'll travel 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.

Italy travel guide

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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.