23 days in Greece & Italy Itinerary

23 days in Greece & Italy Itinerary

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Start: Seattle, United States
Fly + Bus:  23 h 45 min
1
Faliraki, Greece
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Taxi:  5 h
2
Naxos, Greece
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
4
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
5
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Assisi, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  4 h
8
Palermo, Italy
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  21 h
End: Seattle, United States


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3
nights
Faliraki, Greece

Faliraki ©
Famed for its sandy beaches, Faliraki serves as a major destination on the island of Rhodes.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): stop by Natura Rodos, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Profiti Elias Monastery, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Medieval City, and finally make a trip to Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Agathi Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tsambika Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Faliraki online trip itinerary maker.

Seattle, USA to Faliraki is an approximately 18.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Seattle to Faliraki, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seattle in May, things will get a bit warmer in Faliraki: highs are around 74°F and lows about 64°F. On the 29th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Naxos.

Things to do in Faliraki

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Rhodes Town, Profiti Elias Monastery, Tsambika Beach, Natura Rodos, Agathi Beach
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Medieval City ©
Medieval City
Agathi Beach ©
Agathi Beach
Anthony Quinn Bay ©
Anthony Quinn Bay

3
nights
Naxos, Greece

Naxos ©
Zeus, the master of all gods from Greek mythology, allegedly grew up in a cave on Naxos, a small but fertile island in the South Aegean Sea.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Old Town and Portara. Escape the urban bustle at Agios Prokopios Beach and Plaka Beach. The adventure continues: stroll through Maragas Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Roman Catholic Cathedral, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kastraki Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Naxos road trip planning website.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Faliraki to Naxos in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In May in Naxos, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 62°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Naxos

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Plaka Beach ©
Plaka Beach
Portara ©
Portara

3
nights
Mykonos Town, Greece

Mykonos Town ©
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Platis Gialos Beach and Panormos Beach. Visiting Super Paradise Beach and Paradise Beach will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Little Venice, get interesting insight from Mykonos Cruises, stroll through Elia Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Paraportiani Church.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Mykonos Town trip planner.

Getting from Naxos to Mykonos Town by car takes about 1.5 hours. June in Mykonos Town sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 69°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

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

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nights
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 5th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then examine the collection at Doge's Palace, and then explore the activities along Canal Grande. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Scrovegni Chapel, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of St. Anthony, then explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Venice tour itinerary site.

Fly from Mykonos Town to Venice in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Mykonos Town in June, expect little chillier with lows of 63°F in Venice. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Padua
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Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Scrovegni Chapel ©
Scrovegni Chapel

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nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore hidden gems such as Basilica San Miniato al Monte and The Baptistery of St. John. Get some historical perspective at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Campanile di Giotto. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence trip itinerary site.

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Florence sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
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Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi

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nights
Assisi, Italy

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
On the 10th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo delle Carceri, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, step into the grandiose world of Rocca Paolina, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto, and finally step into the grandiose world of Rocca Maggiore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Chiara, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of San Damiano.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Assisi online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Assisi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Florence in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Assisi, with lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rocca Paolina, Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto
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Eremo delle Carceri ©
Eremo delle Carceri
San Damiano ©
San Damiano

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nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico and St. Clement Basilica. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Colosseum and Vatican Museums. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, admire the striking features of Pantheon, and contemplate the long history of Roman Forum.

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You can drive from Assisi to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June in Rome, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Palermo.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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Palermo, Italy

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio, then admire the landmark architecture of Norman Palace, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Monreale, and finally make a trip to Cattedrale di Palermo.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Palermo day trip site.

Do a combination of flight and train from Rome to Palermo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Duomo di Monreale
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Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio ©
Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio
Duomo di Monreale ©
Duomo di Monreale
Norman Palace ©
Norman Palace

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