17 days in Italy, Santorini & Mykonos Itinerary

17 days in Italy, Santorini & Mykonos Itinerary

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17 days in Italy, Santorini & Mykonos Itinerary

Chicago, United States
Fly:  25​h
Fira, Greece
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  2​h 45​min
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h
Akrotiri, Greece
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h 30​min
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
Chicago, United States

2
days
Fira, Greece

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Ancient Thera, then kick back and relax at KAMARA BEACH, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, and finally view the masterpieces at Ernesto Workshop & Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): get great views at Sunset in Oia and then see the interesting displays at Museum of Prehistoric Thera.

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Chicago, USA to Fira is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Chicago to Fira due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 69°F in Fira. On the 17th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Kamari, Sunset in Oia
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Ancient Thera
KAMARA BEACH
Sunset in Oia

3
days
Mykonos Town, Greece

Relax by the water at Panormos Beach and Platis Gialos Beach. Little Venice and Archaeological Museum of Mykonos are good opportunities to explore the local culture.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Mykonos Town travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town takes 3 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Elia Beach, Panormos Beach, Platis Gialos Beach
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Paradise Beach
Little Venice
Panormos Beach

2
days
Akrotiri, Greece

Located on Santorini's southwestern coastline, the small village of Akrotiri sits just a short walk from one of Europe's most significant Bronze Age archaeological sites.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): see the interesting displays at Cultural Village, examine the collection at Monastery of Profitis Ilias, then delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at La Ponta-Greek Bagpipe Exhibition & Workshop, enjoy the sand and surf at Caldera Beach, then see the interesting displays at Tomato Industrial Museum, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Perivolos.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Akrotiri sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Mykonos Town to Akrotiri in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Akrotiri can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Tomato Industrial Museum, Monastery of Profitis Ilias, Perivolos, Cultural Village
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Red Beach
Akrotiri
Perivolos

3
days
Rome, Italy

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Palatine Hill and Vatican Museums. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Piazza Navona and St. Peter's Basilica. When in Rome, make a side trip to see MOAI Beach in Passo Oscuro, approximately 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, make a trip to Roman Forum, admire the masterpieces at Borghese Gallery, and admire the striking features of Pantheon.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Rome trip builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Akrotiri to Rome. The time zone difference when traveling from Akrotiri to Rome is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Akrotiri in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Rome, with lows of 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Vatican City, MOAI Beach
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Piazza Navona
Basilica di San Pietro
Vatican Museums

3
days
Florence, Italy

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Siena Cathedral. Let the collections at Galleria dell'Accademia and Pitti Palace capture your imagination. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Uffizi Gallery, stroll through Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, and take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Florence itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Siena Cathedral
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Galleria dell'Accademia
Uffizi Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

2
days
Venice, Italy

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.
You've now added Canal Grande to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Doges' Palace, then make a trip to St. Mark's Square, then explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Venice sightseeing planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. When traveling from Florence in June, plan for little chillier days in Venice, with highs around 79°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Bagni Perla
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Porta della Carta
St. Mark's Square
Peggy Guggenheim Collection

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