42 days in Athens & Rome Itinerary

42 days in Athens & Rome Itinerary

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Athens, Greece
— 17 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 24 nights
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Athens, Greece

— 17 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Shop till you drop at T'Anapliotiko Bakaliko and Athinais. Get out of town with these interesting Athens side-trips: St. Luke Archibishop (in Lefkakia), Nafplio (Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, Bourtzi, &more) and Lion Gate (in Mycenae). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, browse the different shops at River West, examine the collection at Museum 'Atelier Spyros Vassiliou', and admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Athens trip itinerary planning tool.

Toronto, Canada to Athens is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 7 hours. Traveling from Toronto in January, expect Athens to be much warmer, temps between 15°C and 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Rome, Italy

— 24 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Do your shopping at Via Condotti and La Bottega degli Orsini. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rome: Castello Orsini (in Celleno), Museo Palazzo Doebbing (in Sutri) and Tivoli (Villa Adriana & Villa d'Este). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, make a trip to Spanish Steps, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Rome takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Rome. Expect little chillier evenings in Rome when traveling from Athens in February, with lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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