22 days in Paris, Santorini & Rome Itinerary

22 days in Paris, Santorini & Rome Itinerary

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22 days in Paris, Santorini & Rome Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  25​h
Paris, France
— 7 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
Oia, Greece
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Vlychada, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Melbourne, Australia

7
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou and Musee des Arts et Metiers. Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Disneyland Park (in Marne-la-Vallee). There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Paris online itinerary builder .

Melbourne, Australia to Paris is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Paris, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Oia.

Things to do in Paris

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trips

Disneyland Paris, Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris
Jardin d'Acclimatation ©
Jardin d'Acclimatation

3
nights
Oia, Greece

Oia ©
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Bring the kids along to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Caldera Beach. Explore Oia's surroundings by going to Akrotiri (Akrotiri, Red Beach, & more) and KAMARA BEACH (in Kamari). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Amoudi Bay, pause for some serene contemplation at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, look for gifts at Oneiro Jewelry, and stroll through Hiking Trail Fira - Oia.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Oia road trip planner.

Getting from Paris to Oia by combination of train, bus, and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Paris to Oia, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in May; daily highs in Oia reach 28°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Vlychada.

Things to do in Oia

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Fira, KAMARA BEACH, Hiking Trail Fira - Oia
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Red Beach ©
Red Beach
KAMARA BEACH ©
KAMARA BEACH
Santo Horse Riding ©
Santo Horse Riding

2
nights
Vlychada, Greece

Vlychada ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): make a trip to Santorini Arts Factory, learn about winemaking at Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A., then make a trip to Megalochori - Traditional Village, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Perissa Black Sand Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Castelli of Emporio, then see the interesting displays at Argyros Mansion, then tour the water at your own pace with Alex Private Boat Rental, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agios Nikolaos Church.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Vlychada online tour itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Oia to Vlychada takes an hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Vlychada

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Beaches

Side Trips

Santorini, Megalochori, Castelli of Emporio, Argyros Mansion, Perissa Black Sand Beach
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Perissa Black Sand Beach ©
Perissa Black Sand Beach
Santorini Arts Factory ©
Santorini Arts Factory
Alex Private Boat Rental ©
Alex Private Boat Rental

5
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.
Kids will enjoy Colosseum and Palatine Hill. And it doesn't end there: admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, make a trip to Piazza Navona, and steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica.

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Explore your travel options from Vlychada to Rome with the Route module. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Vlychada in May, Rome is little chillier at night with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

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