34 days in Italy & Greece Itinerary

34 days in Italy & Greece Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly
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Cinque Terre, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive to Piombino, Ferry to Portoferraio
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Portoferraio, Italy
— 2 nights
Ferry to Porto Biglietterie Sud, Fly to San Teodoro
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San Teodoro, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly to Rhodes, Bus to Lindos
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Lindos, Greece
— 4 nights
Bus to Rhodes, Fly to Naxos Town
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Naxos Town, Greece
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Fira, Greece
— 5 nights
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Argostolion, Greece
— 6 nights
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Rome, Italy — 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Colosseum and Vatican Museums. Discover out-of-the-way places like Vatican Necropolis and Happio. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Pantheon, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, look for gifts at Gelateria Panna e Liquirizia, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli.

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Rome is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Rome is 4 hours. When traveling from Rio de Janeiro in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Rome: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Cinque Terre.
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Cinque Terre, Italy — 2 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
On the 5th (Fri), get into the urban bustle at Vernazza, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa Di San Pietro, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Sentiero Vernazza a Corniglia. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Oratorio della Confraternita dei Neri Mortis et Orationis, pause for some serene contemplation at Convento dei Cappuccini e Chiesa di San Francesco, then discover the deep blue sea with Punta Mesco Diving Center, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Ex Gallerie.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Cinque Terre planning tool.

You can fly from Rome to Cinque Terre in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rome in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 21°C in Cinque Terre. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Portoferraio.
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Portoferraio, Italy — 2 nights

Portoferraio is a town and comune in the province of Livorno, on the edge of the eponymous harbour of the island of Elba. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Acquario dell'Elba, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Di Sottobomba, then kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Capo Bianco, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia delle Ghiaie. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Villa Romana delle Grotte, admire the majestic nature at Percorso dell'Enfola, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Seccione, and finally kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Enfola.

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Getting from Cinque Terre to Portoferraio by combination of car and ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Portoferraio can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to San Teodoro.
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San Teodoro, Italy — 3 nights

A chance to sip cocktails at swanky beach bars by day and experience the vibrant club scene by night makes San Tedoro vacations extremely popular.
We've included these beaches for you: Spiaggia La Cinta and Cala Brandinchi. Take a break from the city and head to Lu Impostu Beach and Porto Istana Beach. Step out of San Teodoro with an excursion to Fattoria Romana di S'Imbalconadu in Olbia--about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Spiaggia Cala D’Ambra, ride a horse along Maneggio La Cinta, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala Ginepro Beach, and look for gifts at La Bottega di Anna.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our San Teodoro visit planning website.

Getting from Portoferraio to San Teodoro by combination of ferry and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Traveling from Portoferraio in July, expect nights in San Teodoro to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 37°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can fly to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 3 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Dorsoduro and Cannaregio. Popular historic sites such as Piazza San Marco and Centro Storico di Venezia are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and explore the galleries of Doge's Palace.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Venice online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from San Teodoro to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. In July, daytime highs in Venice are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Lindos.
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Lindos, Greece — 4 nights

A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Church of the Panagia and Acropolis of Lindos. Get outdoors at Agios Pavlos Beach and Plakia Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lindos: Thari Monastery (in Laerma), Kounaki Wines (in Ebonas) and Marias House (in Embonas). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Lindos Beach, explore the ancient world of Temple Attaviros Zeus, explore the activities along Vliha Bay, and identify plant and animal life at Mavros Kavos Beach.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Lindos trip website.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Venice to Lindos takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Venice to Lindos is 1 hour. Traveling from Venice in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Lindos, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Naxos Town.
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Naxos Town, Greece — 4 nights

Naxos Town tops the itinerary of most visitors exploring the Aegean islands, drawing their attention with taverns, shops, beaches, and ancient ruins.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Temple of Apollo – Portara and Panagia Drossiani Church. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Mikri Vigla Beach and Finikas Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Naxos Town: Church of Panagia Filotitissa (in Filoti) and Temple of Demeter (in Sangri). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Old Town, relax and rejuvenate at Naxos Island Gym, explore the galleries of Fish & Olive, and admire the landmark architecture of Church of Agios Georgios Diasoritis.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Naxos Town trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Lindos to Naxos Town takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can catch the ferry to Fira.
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Fira, Greece — 5 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Atlantis Books E.E. and MATI Art Gallery. Discover out-of-the-way places like Santo Winery and Santorini Sailing. Change things up with a short trip to Experience Horse Riding in Akrotiri (about 30 minutes away). The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Domaine Sigalas, explore the historical opulence of Castelli of Pyrgos, stroll through Eros Beach, and see the interesting displays at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Fira online journey planner.

Getting from Naxos Town to Fira by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Argostolion.
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Argostolion, Greece — 6 nights

A modern town with a traditional character, Argostolion draws visitors with museums, gardens, squares, pedestrianized shopping streets, and a cobbled seaside promenade.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Melissani Cave and Agios Thomas Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Antisamos Beach and Kalamia Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Argostolion: Drogarati Cave (in Chaliotata) and Monastery of Panagia Agrilion (in Sami). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Paliostafida Beach, savor the flavors at The Greek Wine Experience, discover the deep blue sea with Pirate Divers Club, and do a tasting at Gentilini Winery & Vineyards.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Argostolion trip planning app.

You can fly from Fira to Argostolion in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, train, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading 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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