18 days in Greece, France & Italy Itinerary

18 days in Greece, France & Italy Itinerary

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18 days in Greece, France & Italy Itinerary

Start: Chicago, United States
Fly:  11 h 30 min
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
Beauvoir, France
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4 h
3
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  6 h 30 min
4
Positano, Italy
— 3 nights
+4
Ferry + Foot + Train + Bus + Fly:  7 h 30 min
5
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
6
Fira, Greece
— 3 nights
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
7
Mykonos Town, Greece
— Few hours
Ferry:  3 h
8
Athens, Greece
— 1 night
Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: Chicago, United States

2
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, then admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and finally stroll through Île de la Cité. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, then wander the streets of Montmartre, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

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Chicago, USA to Paris is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Chicago to Paris, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in September, things will get little chillier in Paris: highs are around 70°F and lows about 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Beauvoir.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

1
night
Beauvoir, France

Beauvoir ©
You've now added Mont Saint-Michel to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Mont Saint-Michel, don't miss a visit to Le Moulin de Moidrey, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes, then enjoy the sand and surf at Beach of Genets, and finally examine the collection at Scriptorial d'Avranches, musee des manuscrits du Mont Saint-Michel.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Beauvoir tour itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Paris to Beauvoir takes 4 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 52°F. You'll set off for Venice on the 5th (Mon).

Things to do in Beauvoir

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Beach of Genets, Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes, Scriptorial d'Avranches, musee des manuscrits du Mont Saint-Michel, Le Moulin de Moidrey, Mont Saint-Michel
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes ©
Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes
Le Moulin de Moidrey ©
Le Moulin de Moidrey

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at San Giorgio Maggiore and Cannaregio. Popular historic sites such as Piazza San Marco and Piazza dei Signori are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Doge's Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Pantalon, and explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Venice day trip website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Beauvoir to Venice. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Beauvoir in September; daily highs in Venice reach 77°F and lows reach 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Positano.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Piazza dei Signori
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

3
nights
Positano, Italy

Positano ©
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Visit Villa Cimbrone Gardens and Villa Rufolo for their historical value. Take a break from the city and head to Fornillo and Spiaggia Grande. Explore Positano's surroundings by going to Ravello (Le Ville di Ravello, Duomo di Ravello, &more), Lido di Ravello (in Castiglione) and Amalfi (Duomo di Sant'Andrea & Museo della Carta). And it doesn't end there: get great views at Il Sentiero Degli Dei, appreciate the history behind Fontana sant'Andrea, admire the local landmark of Fontana Cap e Ciuccio, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Positano visit planner.

Do a combination of flight and subway from Venice to Positano in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and subway; or drive. Traveling from Venice in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 68°F in Positano. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Positano

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ravello, Amalfi
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Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Fornillo ©
Fornillo

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
You've now added Port of Piraeus to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): go for a stroll along the water at Port of Piraeus, wander the streets of Anafiotika, then explore the ancient world of Erechtheion, then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, and finally appreciate the history behind Temple of Athena Nike.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Athens online holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry, train, and flight from Positano to Athens takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Traveling from Positano to Athens, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. September in Athens sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Port of Piraeus
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Anafiotika ©
Anafiotika
Temple of Athena Nike
Temple of Athena Nike

3
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Akrotiri and Santo Winery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Ancient Thera and Venetian Castle of Santorini are in your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Fira to Akrotiri to see SYMPOSION by La Ponta about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, see the interesting displays at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, do a tasting at Venetsanos Winery, and enjoy the sand and surf at Eros Beach.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Fira trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by flight from Athens to Fira takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. September in Fira sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Oia, Kamari, Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, Santo Winery
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Santo Winery ©
Santo Winery
Perissa Black Sand Beach ©
Perissa Black Sand Beach
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri

few
hours
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.
For more things to do, other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, use the Mykonos Town trip maker app .

You can ride a ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town in 2 hours. Another option is to fly. In September, daily temperatures in Mykonos Town can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. On the 15th (Thu), you're off to Athens.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Tours Nightlife
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1
night
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
Port of Piraeus has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Museum of Cycladic Art, explore the ancient world of Theater of Dionysus, go for a stroll along the water at Port of Piraeus, then get to know the fascinating history of Philopappos Hill, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kapnikarea.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Athens trip itinerary maker app .

You can do a combination of flight and subway from Mykonos Town to Athens in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Port of Piraeus
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Port of Piraeus ©
Port of Piraeus
Philopappos Hill ©
Philopappos Hill
Theater of Dionysus ©
Theater of Dionysus

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