23 days in Greece & Italy Itinerary

23 days in Greece & Italy Itinerary

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23 days in Greece & Italy Itinerary

Start: Seattle, United States
Fly + bus:  23​h 45​min
1
Faliraki, Greece
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  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
5
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Assisi, Italy
— 2 nights
7
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
8
Palermo, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: Seattle, United States


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3
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Faliraki, Greece

Faliraki ©
Famed for its sandy beaches, Faliraki serves as a major destination on the island of Rhodes.
On the 27th (Sun), look for gifts at Natura Rodos, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Profiti Elias Monastery, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Medieval City, and finally step into the grandiose world of Palace of Grand Master of Knights. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Agathi Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Tsambika Beach.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Faliraki tour planner.

Seattle, USA to Faliraki is an approximately 24-hour flight. Traveling from Seattle to Faliraki, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Seattle in May: high temperatures in Faliraki hover around 74°F and lows are around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Naxos.

Things to do in Faliraki

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

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

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Maragas Beach and Kastraki Beach. Popular historic sites such as Old Town and Portara are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Agios Prokopios Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Agiassos Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at Roman Catholic Cathedral.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Naxos custom trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Faliraki to Naxos takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In May, daytime highs in Naxos are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Naxos

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Plaka Beach ©
Plaka Beach
Old Town ©
Old Town
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Super Paradise Beach and Panormos Beach. Visit Little Venice and Paraportiani Church for their historical value.

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

Getting from Naxos to Mykonos Town by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly. In June, daily temperatures in Mykonos Town can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Platis Gialos Beach, Elia Beach, Panormos Beach
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Super Paradise Beach ©
Super Paradise Beach
Elia Beach ©
Elia Beach
Platis Gialos Beach ©
Platis Gialos Beach

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square, explore the galleries of Doges' Palace, then explore the activities along Canal Grande, and finally head off the coast to Isola di Burano. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Scrovegni Chapel, contemplate the long history of Basilica di Sant’Antonio - Basilica del Santo, explore the galleries of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Venice trip planner.

Getting from Mykonos Town to Venice by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Mykonos Town to Venice is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Mykonos Town in June, plan for little chillier nights in Venice, with lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Padua
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St. Mark's Square ©
St. Mark's Square
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Scrovegni Chapel ©
Scrovegni Chapel

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Galleria dell'Accademia and Pitti Palace. Popular historic sites such as Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza della Signoria are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Uffizi Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, and explore the historical opulence of Palazzo Vecchio.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Florence vacation trip planner.

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. June in Florence sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 61°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries

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nights
Assisi, Italy

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo delle Carceri, admire the striking features of Santa Maria degli Angeli, then explore the historical opulence of Rocca Paolina, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral, and finally explore the historical opulence of Rocca Maggiore. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Basilica di Santa Chiara, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale San Francesco D'Assisi, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of San Damiano.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Assisi trip generator.

You can drive from Florence to Assisi in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June in Assisi, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car 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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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Palatine Hill and Vatican Museums will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Piazza Navona and Roman Forum. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome travel planner.

You can drive from Assisi to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Assisi in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 64°F in Rome. On the 14th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

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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): steep yourself in history at Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio, then explore the historical opulence of Palazzo dei Normanni e Cappella Palatina, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Monreale, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Palermo.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Palermo vacation planner.

You can fly from Rome to Palermo in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in June, and nighttime lows around 67°F. 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
Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo

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