22 days in Italy, Greece & Paris Itinerary

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Paris, France
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Venice, Italy
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Rome, Italy
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Athens, Greece
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Fira, Greece
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Paris, France — 4 nights

City of Light

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.
Family-friendly places like Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum will thrill your kids. Palace of Versailles and Arc de Triomphe are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, wander the streets of Montmartre, make a trip to Ile Saint-Louis, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Île de la Cité.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Paris trip planner.

Perth, Australia to Paris is an approximately 22-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Perth to Paris. Traveling from Perth in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 53°F in Paris. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to fly to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 4 nights

City of Romance

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Piazza San Marco and Basilica di San Marco. Doge's Palace and Arena di Verona will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Verona (Museo di Castelvecchio, Cappella dei Notai, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Venice day trip tool.

Getting from Paris to Venice by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in September: high temperatures in Venice hover around 77°F and lows are around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to fly to Rome.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
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Rome, Italy — 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get some cultural insight at Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. Take a break from the city and head to Catacombs of Saint Callixtus and Monumento Naturale di Galeria Antica. There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of Vatican Museums, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, identify plant and animal life at Parco Natura e Fattoria Didattica Voloalto, and admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Venice to Rome by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Rome are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to fly to Athens.
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Athens, Greece — 4 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Visit Acropolis of Athens and Areopagus for their historical value. Kids will enjoy Acropolis Museum and Temple of Olympian Zeus. Step out of Athens with an excursion to Orea Eleni Natural Thermal Spring in Loutra Elenis--about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Plaka, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agios Eleftherios Church, visit Monastiraki, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Agios Nikolaos.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Athens trip planning website.

You can fly from Rome to Athens in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rome to Athens. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Athens when traveling from Rome in September, with lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to fly to Fira.
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Fira, Greece — 3 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Red Beach and Perissa Black Sand Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Akrotiri and Monastery of Dominican Sisters. When in Fira, make a side trip to see Nature & Wildlife Tours in Vlychada, approximately Vlychada away. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Castelli of Emporio, learn about winemaking at Boutari Winery, look for gifts at the White, Santorini, and explore the world behind art at Lignos Folklore Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Fira trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Athens to Fira by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. In September in Fira, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 70°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
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.
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Greece travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.
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Santorini travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.
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