40 days in Italy & Greece Itinerary

40 days in Italy & Greece Itinerary

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40 days in Italy & Greece Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Turin, Italy
— 6 nights
train:  4​h
2
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
3
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Naples, Italy
— 6 nights
Drive:  30​min
6
Salerno, Italy
— 3 nights
bus:  4​h
7
Bari, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Lecce, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h
9
Ioannina, Greece
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h
10
Thessaloniki, Greece
— 1 night
train:  5​h 30​min
11
Athens, Greece
— 5 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil


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6
nights
Turin, Italy

Turin ©
A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Aosta Old Town, San Salvario, Museo Nazionale della Montagna, and other attractions. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Museo Pietro Micca and Santuario della Consolata. Via Roma and Basilica di Maria Ausiliatrice are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's more to do: explore the world behind art at Fondazione Accorsi Ometto - Museo di Arti Decorative and contemplate the long history of Piazza Carignano.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Turin trip itinerary builder .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Turin is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Sao Paulo to Turin, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Sao Paulo in January, with highs in Turin at 6°C and lows at 1°C. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Venice.

Things to do in Turin

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Basilica of Superga, Aosta Old Town
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Mastio della Cittadella ©
Mastio della Cittadella
Museo Pietro Micca ©
Museo Pietro Micca
Santuario della Consolata ©
Santuario della Consolata

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ponte dell'Accademia, Fondamenta Zattere and Mercati di Rialto. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): make a trip to Piazza San Marco, then snap pictures at Ponte dell'Accademia, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, and finally take in the waterfront at Fondamenta Zattere. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): explore the activities along Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercati di Rialto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Scuola Grande di San Rocco, then steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Venice road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Turin to Venice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. While traveling from Turin, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Venice, ranging from highs of 11°C to lows of 3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Shopping Nature
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Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Scuola Grande di San Rocco ©
Scuola Grande di San Rocco
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Gallerie Degli Uffizi, Forte di Belvedere o di San Giorgio Firenze, Porta San Miniato, and other attractions you added.

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Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. On the 9th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace
Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Basilica San Miniato al Monte

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Galleria Spada, Trastevere, Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, and other attractions you added. Visit Pantheon and St. Peter's Basilica for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Vatican Museums and Colle del Gianicolo. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Roman Forum.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Rome day trip planning app .

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In February, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

6
nights
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Via San Gregorio Armeno, Cimitero delle Fontanelle, Centro Storico, and other attractions you added. Visit Galleria Borbonica and Convento di Santa Maria a Castro for their historical value. Discover out-of-the-way places like Castello Aragonese d'Ischia and Cloister of Santa Chiara. When in Naples, make a side trip to see I Faraglioni in Capri, approximately 2 hours away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, view the masterpieces at Museodivino, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Antonio a Posillipo, and admire the masterpieces at Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Naples road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Naples takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Wed) before leaving for Salerno.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

I Faraglioni, Convento di Santa Maria a Castro, Castello Aragonese d'Ischia
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Cimitero delle Fontanelle ©
Cimitero delle Fontanelle
Castello Aragonese d'Ischia ©
Castello Aragonese d'Ischia
Galleria Borbonica ©
Galleria Borbonica

3
nights
Salerno, Italy

Salerno ©
While often overshadowed by the Amalfi Coast's array of quaint villages, Salerno has become one of the region's main areas for culture and entertainment, while remaining relatively unmarked by tourism.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Marina Di Vietri, Giardino della Minerva and Centro Storico Salerno. Your inner history buff will appreciate Duomo di Salerno and Basilica of Saint Trofimena. Get some cultural insight at Paestum Ruins and Ravello Arte. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Salerno: Marina of Lobra (in Massa Lubrense), Fornillo (in Positano) and Duomo di Sant'Andrea (in Amalfi). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Villa Cimbrone Gardens and examine the collection at Museo Diocesano San Matteo di Salerno.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Salerno route planner.

Salerno is just a stone's throw from Naples. Traveling from Naples in February, Salerno is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 11°C. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bari.

Things to do in Salerno

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ravello, Basilica of Saint Trofimena, Marina of Lobra, Paestum Ruins, Fornillo
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Paestum Ruins ©
Paestum Ruins
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens

2
nights
Bari, Italy

Bari ©
Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Piazza Duomo, get to know the fascinating history of I Claustri di Altamura, pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale, wander the streets of Villa Comunale, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lama Monachile, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo del Confetto Mucci Giovanni. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale Maria SS. Assunta, Head underground at Grotte di Castellana, learn about winemaking at Damati, then take in the dramatic natural features at Grotta del Trullo, and finally do a tasting at Terre di San Vito.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Bari route planning site .

Getting from Salerno to Bari by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Salerno in February, expect little chillier with lows of 6°C in Bari. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lecce.

Things to do in Bari

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Altamura, Polignano a Mare, Museo del Confetto Mucci Giovanni, Damati, Cattedrale Maria SS. Assunta
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Lama Monachile ©
Lama Monachile
Grotte di Castellana ©
Grotte di Castellana
Cattedrale Maria SS. Assunta ©
Cattedrale Maria SS. Assunta

2
nights
Lecce, Italy

Lecce ©
Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
Get outdoors at Grotte delle Cipolliane and Noleggio Nettuno. Get some cultural insight at Museo Della Civilta Contadina and Museo Faggiano. Get out of town with these interesting Lecce side-trips: Dolceria Causo (in Racale), Centro Storico Medievale di Specchia (in Specchia) and L'Astore Masseria (in Cutrofiano). There's lots more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Lastation, enjoy the sea views from Faro di Punta Palascia, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Matteo.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Lecce trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bari to Lecce takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February in Lecce, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ioannina.

Things to do in Lecce

Shopping Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Gagliano del Capo, Faro di Punta Palascia, Dolceria Causo, Centro Storico Medievale di Specchia, Museo Della Civilta Contadina
Find places to stay Feb 25 — 27:
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Museo Della Civilta Contadina ©
Museo Della Civilta Contadina
Centro Storico Medievale  di Specchia ©
Faro di Punta Palascia ©
Faro di Punta Palascia

2
nights
Ioannina, Greece

Ioannina ©
Ioannina, often called Yannena within Greece, is the capital and largest city of Epirus, an administrative region in north-western Greece. On the 28th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Convent of Agia Paraskevi, learn about winemaking at Katogi Averoff Winery, then see the interesting displays at Vrellis Greek History Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Theodoros Papagiannis Musem of Contemporary Art, and finally get engrossed in the history at Archeologiko Mousio Ioanninon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Vikos – Aoos National Park.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ioannina online trip builder .

You can drive from Lecce to Ioannina in 10.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Lecce to Ioannina is 1 hour. In February in Ioannina, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Ioannina

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Theodoros Papagiannis Musem of Contemporary Art, Convent of Agia Paraskevi, Katogi Averoff Winery, Vrellis Greek History Museum
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Vrellis Greek History Museum ©
Vrellis Greek History Museum
Vikos – Aoos National Park ©
Vikos – Aoos National Park
Katogi Averoff Winery ©
Katogi Averoff Winery

1
night
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 2nd (Sat): buy something for everyone on your list at Mediterranean Cosmos Shopping Mall, then take a stroll through Ladadika District, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, and finally get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Thessaloniki road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Ioannina to Thessaloniki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Ioannina in March since evenings lows in Thessaloniki dip to 6°C. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Athens.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
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Mediterranean Cosmos Shopping Mall ©
Ladadika District ©
Ladadika District

5
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Acropolis of Athens and Acropolis Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Areopagus and Greek Isles Yachting. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Athens: Donkey's Land (in Koropi) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Lagonisi). Rev up your beach day on the 5th (Tue) with Ikarian Cruises. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Plaka, look for gifts at Amazing Chocolate, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agia Paraskevi Church, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Marina Church.

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Traveling by flight from Thessaloniki to Athens takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Thessaloniki in March since evenings lows in Athens dip to 11°C. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Athens

Outdoors Tours Transportation

Side Trips

Alimos, Donkey's Land, Bay of Zea (Pasalimani), Scuba & Snorkeling, Amazing Chocolate
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

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