31 days in Greece & Italy Itinerary

31 days in Greece & Italy Itinerary

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31 days in Greece & Italy Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
subway + Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Oia, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
4
Naples, Italy
— 4 nights
5
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
7
Venice, Italy
— 5 nights
+2
train + shuttle + Fly:  5​h 15​min
8
Thessaloniki, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Sydney, Australia


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4
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Venture out of the city with trips to Archaeological Site Mycenae (in Mycenae) and Nauplion Promenade (in Nafplio). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, wander the streets of Monastiraki, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Athens trip itinerary maker tool .

Sydney, Australia to Athens is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Sydney to Athens, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in September: high temperatures in Athens hover around 34°C and lows are around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Nauplion Promenade, Archaeological Site Mycenae
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 15:
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

2
nights
Mykonos Town, Greece

Mykonos Town ©
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.
Mykonos Town is known for nightlife, beaches, museums, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Little Venice, enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Platis Gialos Beach, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paraportiani Church.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Mykonos Town visit planner .

You can do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Athens in September: highs in Mykonos Town hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Oia.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Elia Beach, Panormos Beach, Platis Gialos Beach
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 18:
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Elia Beach ©
Elia Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

3
nights
Oia, Greece

Oia ©
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Get out of town with these interesting Oia side-trips: Akrotiri (Red Beach & Akrotiri) and Kamari Beach (in Kamari). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Amoudi Bay, brush up on your military savvy at Naval Maritime Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Oria Gallery, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Oia online route builder .

Traveling by car from Mykonos Town to Oia takes 6.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Oia can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Naples.

Things to do in Oia

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Kamari Beach
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Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

4
nights
Naples, Italy

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Change things up with these side-trips from Naples: Ravello (Villa Rufolo, Duomo di Ravello, & more), Amalfi (Wine Tours & Tastings & Duomo di Sant'Andrea) and Le Vigne di Raito (in Vietri sul Mare). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, take some stellar pictures from Il Sentiero Degli Dei, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Cappella Sansevero.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Naples trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Oia to Naples takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Oia to Naples due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Oia in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Naples, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trips

Ravello, Positano, Amalfi, Pompeii Archaeological Park, Le Vigne di Raito
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 25:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Le Vigne di Raito ©
Le Vigne di Raito

4
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, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, and explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rome day trip website .

You can take a train from Naples to Rome in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 29:
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Change things up with a short trip to Leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa (about 1h 10 min away). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Florence day trip tool .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Florence are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Leaning Tower of Pisa
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 3:
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

5
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.
Explore Venice's surroundings by going to Scrovegni Chapel (in Padua) and Verona (Casa di Giulietta, Arena di Verona, & more). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Canal Grande, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, and take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Venice trip maker app .

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Florence in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Venice, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Verona, Scrovegni Chapel
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

2
nights
Thessaloniki, Greece

Thessaloniki ©
A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Hagios Demetrios, appreciate the history behind Arch of Galerius, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture, then take in panoramic vistas at White Tower of Thessaloniki, and finally get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): make a trip to Aristotelous Square.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Thessaloniki journey planner.

Fly from Venice to Thessaloniki in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Venice to Thessaloniki. October in Thessaloniki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 10:
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Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture
White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki
Hagios Demetrios ©
Hagios Demetrios

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