21 days in Santiago, Italy & Athens Itinerary

21 days in Santiago, Italy & Athens Itinerary

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Santiago, Chile
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
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Ravello, Italy
— 2 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Santiago, Chile — 3 nights

Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
Get some historical perspective at Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania and Santuario de la Inmaculada Concepcion. You'll explore and learn at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino and Museo Colchagua. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Cerro Santa Lucia, get engrossed in the history at Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Benjamin Vicuna Mackenna, and look for gifts at Patio Bellavista.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Santiago trip itinerary builder tool.

Iquique to Santiago is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Rome.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
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Rome, Italy — 4 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Escape the urban bustle at Colle del Gianicolo and Catacombs of Saint Callixtus. Popular historic sites such as Colosseum and Vatican Museums are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rome online tour builder.

Traveling by flight from Santiago to Rome takes 17.5 hours. Traveling from Santiago to Rome, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can take a train to Naples.
Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
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Naples, Italy — 2 nights

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Napoli, then explore the world behind art at Museo Cappella Sansevero, then see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Cloister of Santa Chiara, then delve into the distant past at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, then take in the awesome beauty at Vesuvio National Park, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Underground Naples.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Naples trip planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Naples takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Ravello.
Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
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Ravello, Italy — 2 nights

Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
On the 11th (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, contemplate the long history of Villa Cimbrone Gardens, take in the exciting artwork at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, then see the interesting displays at Museo della Carta, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello, view the masterpieces at Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Ravello trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Naples to Ravello takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Ravello when traveling from Naples in May, with lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Athens.
Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks
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Athens, Greece — 3 nights

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Acropolis Museum and National Archaeological Museum. Acropolis of Athens and Temple of Olympian Zeus will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: visit Plaka, examine the collection at Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Lycabettus, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Glyfada Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Athens trip maker tool.

Fly from Ravello to Athens in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Venice.
Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Beaches
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Venice, Italy — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then explore the activities along Canal Grande, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Scrovegni Chapel, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa degli Eremitani - World Heritage Site. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, then explore the galleries of Doge's Palace, and finally make a trip to Basilica di San Marco.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice online trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Athens to Venice in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Venice. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Athens in May; daily highs in Venice reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Florence.
Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
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Florence, Italy — 3 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Appreciate the collections at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Pitti Palace. Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and San Francesco will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Siena (Nature & Wildlife Tours, Basilica Cateriniana San Domenico, &more). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, make a trip to Piazza della Signoria, contemplate the long history of Palazzo Vecchio, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence trip planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.