15 days in Italy, Greece & Amsterdam Itinerary

15 days in Italy, Greece & Amsterdam Itinerary

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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Ravello, Italy
— 1 night
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Fira, Greece
— 2 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy — 2 nights

City of Romance

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 29th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, take a stroll through Cannaregio, then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and finally don't miss a visit to Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of St Mark's Campanile, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, and finally admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice road trip app.

Newark, USA to Venice is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Newark to Venice due to the time zone difference. September in Venice sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 1st (Sat), steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, then admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): contemplate the long history of Palazzo Vecchio, admire the landmark architecture of Campanile di Giotto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and finally make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, read our Florence day trip app.

Drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.
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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.
On the 3rd (Mon), steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and then don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then take in panoramic vistas at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Rome trip maker site.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October in Rome, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Ravello.
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Ravello, Italy — 1 night

Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello, steep yourself in history at Villa Rufolo, then contemplate the long history of Villa Cimbrone Gardens, then see the interesting displays at Museo della Carta, and finally view the masterpieces at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma.

Make your Ravello itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Rome to Ravello in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Ravello, with lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly 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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, then kick back and relax at Red Beach, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): take a memorable tour with Santorini Sailing, contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay, and then hike along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Fira trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Ravello to Fira takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In October, daytime highs in Fira are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Athens.
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Athens, Greece — 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, then appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, then appreciate the history behind Erechtheion, and finally steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens. On your second day here, admire the natural beauty at National Garden, wander the streets of Plaka, and then admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Athens travel planner.

Fly from Fira to Athens in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in October, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 3 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Venture out of the city with trips to Haarlem (Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo) & Grote Markt). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, steep yourself in history at Begijnhof, and walk around Vondelpark.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam travel planner.

You can fly from Athens to Amsterdam in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Amsterdam. In October, Amsterdam is little chillier than Athens - with highs of 59°F and lows of 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.
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Italy travel guide

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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

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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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