13 days in Italy & Greece Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Positano, Italy
— 2 nights
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Amalfi, Italy
— 2 nights
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Mykonos Town, Greece
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Ios, Greece
— 1 night
Ferry
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Fira, Greece
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy — 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You've now added Bellezze di Roma to your itinerary. On the 26th (Sat), get a taste of local nightlife at Bellezze di Roma, pause for some photo ops at La Pieta, and then browse the exhibits of Vatican Museums. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Colosseum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and finally make a trip to Trevi Fountain.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rome trip planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Rome is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Johannesburg in August, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Rome: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can drive to Positano.
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Positano, Italy — 2 nights

Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Step out of Positano to go to Sorrento and see Food Tours, which is approximately 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: view the masterpieces at Art & Craft Gallery, enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, get great views at Il Sentiero Degli Dei, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Positano online trip planner.

Drive from Rome to Positano in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. August in Positano sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to Amalfi.
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Amalfi, Italy — 2 nights

Painted Town

Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cloister del Paradiso, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Antichi Sapori d'Amalfi.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Amalfi trip site.

You can drive from Positano to Amalfi in an hour. Other options are to ride a ferry; or take a bus. In August in Amalfi, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to fly to Mykonos Town.
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Mykonos Town, Greece — 2 nights

Chora Mykonos

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): don't miss a visit to Kapopoulos Fine Arts, then don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and then visit Little Venice. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Rarity Gallery, make a trip to Matoyianni Street, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Platis Gialos Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Amalfi to Mykonos Town by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Amalfi to Mykonos Town is 1 hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Ios.
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Ios, Greece — 1 night

Halfway between Naxos and Santorini lies tiny Ios, famous worldwide as one of the Aegean's liveliest nightlife hubs.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Tris Klissies, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Manganari Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ag. Theodoti Beach. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to La Tomba di Omero and then kick back and relax at Mylopotas Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Ios trip planner.

Getting from Mykonos Town to Ios by ferry takes about 3 hours. In September, daytime highs in Ios are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Fira.
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Fira, Greece — 2 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
On the 4th (Mon), explore the galleries of Ernesto Workshop & Gallery.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Fira online tour itinerary planner.

You can ride a ferry from Ios to Fira in 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.
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Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
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.
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Greece travel guide

4.3
Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
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.
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Santorini travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.
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