23 days in Italy, Greece & Spain Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Naples, Italy
Drive
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Sorrento, Italy
— 3 nights
Train
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly
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Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
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Mykonos Town, Greece
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Granada, Spain
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy — 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 25th (Thu), enjoy breathtaking views from Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, delve into the distant past at Colosseum, delve into the distant past at Forum of Augustus, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon, and finally admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Rome trip planner.

Adelaide, Australia to Rome is an approximately 25.5-hour flight. You'll gain 8.5 hours traveling from Adelaide to Rome due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Adelaide in May, expect Rome to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Naples.
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Naples, Italy

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 27th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Napoli.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Naples trip planner.

Getting from Rome to Naples by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. May in Naples sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sorrento.
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Sorrento, Italy — 3 nights

Land of the Sirens

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Explore Sorrento's surroundings by going to Amalfi (Duomo di Sant'Andrea & Cloister del Paradiso) and Positano (Rino Positano, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more). On the 29th (Mon), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: cruise along Amalfi Coast, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Francis Church and Convent, take a leisurely stroll along Marina Grande - Antico Borgo Marinaro, and savor the flavors at I Giardini di Cataldo.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Sorrento trip planner.

You can drive from Naples to Sorrento in 1.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can take a train to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Venture out of the city with trips to Siena (Centro Storico di Siena, Duomo di Siena, &more). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Florence trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by train from Sorrento to Florence takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Sorrento in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Florence, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to fly to Athens.
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Athens, Greece — 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): see some colorful creatures with Nautilus Dive Center, take a stroll through Plaka, then appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Athens attractions website.

Traveling by flight from Florence to Athens takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Florence to Athens is 1 hour. In June, daytime highs in Athens are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Mykonos Town.
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Mykonos Town, Greece — 3 nights

Chora Mykonos

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.
Mykonos Town is known for sightseeing, nightlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with GoDive Mykonos PADI Diving Resort, don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), examine the collection at Aegean Maritime Museum, and take a stroll through Little Venice.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Mykonos Town journey maker site.

Fly from Athens to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. When traveling from Athens in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Mykonos Town: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can fly to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 3 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for sightseeing, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and stroll around Ciutadella Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Barcelona travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Mykonos Town to Barcelona in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Granada.
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Granada, Spain — 3 nights

Pearl of Spain

Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then step into the grandiose world of Alhambra, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Chapel of Granada. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: soak away your stress at local Arab baths, then take in nature's colorful creations at Generalife, then contemplate the long history of Palacio El Partal, and finally take a stroll through Albayzin.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Granada visit website.

You can fly from Barcelona to Granada in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. When traveling from Barcelona in June, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Granada: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel 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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Spain travel guide

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Beaches · Nightlife · Architectural Buildings
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.
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