24 days in Greece & Italy Itinerary

24 days in Greece & Italy Itinerary

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24 days in Greece & Italy Itinerary

Start: Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Fly + Drive:  29​h
1
Rethymnon, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
3
Rhodes Town, Greece
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
5
Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Tegucigalpa, Honduras


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4
nights
Rethymnon, Greece

Rethymnon ©
Rethymnon combines the old-fashioned charm of a small town with proximity to long sandy beaches with all the modern conveniences usually found in big tourist resorts.
You'll get in some beach time at Ilingas and Skinaria Beach. Popular historic sites such as Sacred Monastery of Arkadi and The Venetian Fortezza are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Rethymnon side-trips: Episkopi Beach (in Episkopi), Preveli Beach (in Lefkogia) and Frangokastello Beach (in Frangokastello).

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Rethymnon sightseeing planner.

Tegucigalpa, Honduras to Rethymnon is an approximately 29-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Tegucigalpa to Rethymnon. Traveling from Tegucigalpa in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Rethymnon, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Sfakia, Skinaria Beach, Preveli Beach, Episkopi Beach
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Monastery of Arkadi ©
Monastery of Arkadi
Preveli Beach ©
Preveli Beach
Skinaria Beach ©
Skinaria Beach

4
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
You'll explore and learn at National Archaeological Museum and Acropolis Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Plaka District and Monastiraki. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, contemplate the long history of Ancient Agora of Athens, kick back and relax at Glyfada Beach, and appreciate the history behind Erechtheion.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Athens trip generator.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Rethymnon to Athens in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Athens are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rhodes Town.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Glyfada Beach
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National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

1
night
Rhodes Town, Greece

Rhodes Town ©
A conglomeration of many distinct architectural styles, Rhodes Town is the biggest urban center of the eponymous Greek island known for its golden beaches and relaxed way of life.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Medieval City and then contemplate the long history of Palace of Grand Master of Knights.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Rhodes Town trip generator.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Athens to Rhodes Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Athens in July, expect nights in Rhodes Town to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 35°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rhodes Town

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Anthony Quinn Bay
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Medieval City ©
Medieval City
Anthony Quinn Bay ©
Anthony Quinn Bay

4
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.
Get some historical perspective at Basilica di Sant’Antonio - Basilica del Santo and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Museum-lovers will get to explore Doges' Palace and Gallerie dell'Accademia. Change things up with a short trip to Scrovegni Chapel in Padua (about 42 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Canal Grande, don't miss a visit to St. Mark's Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, and wander the streets of Cannaregio.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice vacation trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Rhodes Town to Venice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Rhodes Town to Venice is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Rhodes Town in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Venice, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to 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

5
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Pitti Palace and Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence will appeal to museum buffs. Abbazia di San Galgano and Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Duomo Pisa (in Pisa) and Siena Cathedral (in Siena). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Uffizi Gallery, don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, and browse the exhibits of Museo Nazionale del Bargello.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence trip itinerary builder.

Take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Venice in August, expect nights in Florence to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Duomo di Siena, Abbazia di San Galgano, Duomo di Pisa
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Abbazia di San Galgano ©
Abbazia di San Galgano

3
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Palatine Hill and St. Peter's Basilica. Get a sense of the local culture at Piazza Navona and Vatican Museums. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rome: Tivoli (Villa d'Este & Villa Adriana). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Pantheon, explore the ancient world of Colosseum, explore the world behind art at Borghese Gallery, and steep yourself in history at Roman Forum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Vatican City, Tivoli
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Piazza Navona ©
Piazza Navona
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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