15 days in Italy, Greece & Paris Itinerary

15 days in Italy, Greece & Paris Itinerary

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15 days in Italy, Greece & Paris Itinerary

Bakersfield, United States
Fly:  25​h
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
subway + Fly:  2​h 30​min
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  25​h
Bakersfield, United States

4
days
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, sightseeing, museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, explore the ancient world of Colosseum, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and admire the striking features of Pantheon.

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Bakersfield, USA to Rome is an approximately 25-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Bakersfield to Rome. When traveling from Bakersfield in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Rome: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Venice.

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Basilica di San Pietro ©
Basilica di San Pietro
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Doges' Palace, then don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco, then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and finally take in the views from Ponte di Rialto. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Galleria Giorgio Franchetti alla Ca' d'Oro, explore the galleries of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then admire the landmark architecture of St Mark's Campanile, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square.

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Do a combination of train and flight from Rome to Venice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Rome, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Venice, ranging from highs of 65°F to lows of 53°F. On the 30th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Athens.

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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Porta della Carta ©
Porta della Carta

2
days
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 31st (Tue), delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, see the interesting displays at Acropolis Museum, and then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Plaka District.

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You can fly from Venice to Athens in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Venice to Athens. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Venice in October; daily highs in Athens reach 74°F and lows reach 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Mykonos Town.

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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka District ©
Plaka District

1
day
Mykonos Town, Greece

Mykonos Town ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paraportiani Church, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Little Venice.

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Traveling by combination of subway and flight from Athens to Mykonos Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Traveling from Athens in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 58°F in Mykonos Town. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Paris.

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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)
Paraportiani Church
Paraportiani Church

3
days
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Paris is known for sightseeing, museums, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower, contemplate the long history of Hotel de Ville, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe.

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You can fly from Mykonos Town to Paris in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Mykonos Town to Paris due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Mykonos Town in November: high temperatures in Paris hover around 51°F and lows are around 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musée d'Orsay ©
Musée d'Orsay

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