39 days in Italy & Greece Itinerary

39 days in Italy & Greece Itinerary

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Venice, Italy
— 5 nights
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Alghero, Italy
— 3 nights
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Pisa, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
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Siena, Italy
— 4 nights
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Scicli, Italy
— 2 nights
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Positano, Italy
— 5 nights
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Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
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Salerno, Italy
— 4 nights
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Thessaloniki, Greece
— 1 night
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Rhodes Town, Greece
— 1 night
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Athens, Greece
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Venice, Italy — 5 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Verona (Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, Museo di Castelvecchio, &more) and Padua (Prato della Valle, Scrovegni Chapel, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Canal Grande, examine the collection at Doge's Palace, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Venice online day trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Venice is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 9 hours. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Sydney in July: highs in Venice hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Alghero.
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Alghero, Italy — 3 nights

Little Barcelona

Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Alghero: Stintino (Boat Tours & Water Sports, Off-Road Tours, &more). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Azienda Agricola Leda' d'Ittiri, Head underground at Capo Caccia, ride a horse along Asd Centro Ippico New Farm, and look for all kinds of wild species at Alghero Rock Climbing Sites.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Alghero tour itinerary app.

Fly from Venice to Alghero in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Alghero are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can fly to Pisa.
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Pisa, Italy — 2 nights

Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
On the 13th (Thu), do a tasting at Podere Pellicciano - Agrisole and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bagno Maurizio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Museo Aviotruppe Esercito Italiano, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bagni Etruria, then make a trip to Piazza dei Miracoli, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Leaning Tower of Pisa.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Pisa road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Alghero to Pisa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, taxi, and train. In July in Pisa, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 4 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida) and A Solatio Organic Farm (in Certaldo). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, and make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo.

Before you visit Florence, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Pisa to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Florence sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Siena.
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Siena, Italy — 4 nights

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Siena: Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona (in Castelnuovo dell'Abate), Mate Winery (in Montalcino) and Castellina In Chianti (Poggio Amorelli & Sant'Agnese Farm). There's still lots to do: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, contemplate the long history of Centro Storico di Siena, learn about winemaking at Fattoria Casa Sola, and pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Siena trip planner.

You can drive from Florence to Siena in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Siena can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Scicli.
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Scicli, Italy — 2 nights

Scicli is a town and municipality in the Province of Ragusa in the south east of Sicily, Italy. On the 23rd (Sun), see the interesting displays at Museo del Costume, get to know the fascinating history of Via del Mare, then stroll through Pezza Filippa, and finally make a trip to Convento del Rosario. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a taste of life in the country at Gli Aromi Sicily, get engrossed in the history at A Rutta ri Ron Carmelu, then see the interesting displays at Mulino ad Acqua - Museo Cavallo d'Ispica, and finally make a trip to Cristo in Gonnella ( Cristo di Burgos).

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Scicli travel planner.

Getting from Siena to Scicli by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can fly to Positano.
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Positano, Italy — 5 nights

Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Explore Positano's surroundings by going to Spiaggia di Atrani (in Atrani), Chiesa di San Pancrazio Martire (in Conca dei Marini) and Amalfi (Museo della Carta & Duomo di Sant'Andrea). On the 28th (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, make a trip to Villa Rufolo, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and head outdoors with Amalfi Coast.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Positano travel route app.

You can fly from Scicli to Positano in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and taxi. July in Positano sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Naples.
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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. On the 30th (Sun), explore the ancient world of Temple of Apollo, steep yourself in history at Villa dei Misteri, make a trip to Pompeii Archaeological Park, then delve into the distant past at Odeon - Teatro Piccolo, and finally contemplate the long history of House of Menander (Casa del Menandro). Here are some ideas for day two: engage your brain at MUSA - Museo Universitario delle Scienze e delle Arti, see the interesting displays at Chiesa Museo di Santa Luciella ai Librai, then explore the ancient world of Teatro Grande, then do a tasting at Bosco de Medici Winery, and finally steep yourself in history at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Naples trip maker website.

Drive from Positano to Naples in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Naples, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Salerno.
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Salerno, Italy — 4 nights

Unspoilt Gem of the Amalfi Coast

While often overshadowed by the Amalfi Coast's array of quaint villages, Salerno has become one of the region's main areas for culture and entertainment, while remaining relatively unmarked by tourism.
Get out of town with these interesting Salerno side-trips: Minori (Basilica of Saint Trofimena & Chalet de Mar) and Paestum (Lido Mec, Parrocchia Ss. Annunziata, &more). On the 1st (Tue), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Castello di Arechi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Salerno, look for gifts at Bossa, and don't miss a visit to Promenade Trieste.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Salerno trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Naples to Salerno in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Naples in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 29°C in Salerno. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Thessaloniki.
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Thessaloniki, Greece — 1 night

Mother of Israel

A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, make a trip to White Tower of Thessaloniki, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, then steep yourself in history at Hagios Demetrios, and finally don't miss a visit to Aristotelous Square.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Thessaloniki trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Salerno to Thessaloniki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Salerno to Thessaloniki is 1 hour. When traveling from Salerno in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Thessaloniki, with highs around 38°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Rhodes Town.
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Rhodes Town, Greece — 1 night

A conglomeration of many distinct architectural styles, Rhodes Town is the biggest urban center of the eponymous Greek island known for its golden beaches and relaxed way of life.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Faliraki Beach.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Rhodes Town online trip builder.

Getting from Thessaloniki to Rhodes Town by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Thessaloniki in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Rhodes Town, with lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time 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.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, take a stroll through Monastiraki, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens planner.

Fly from Rhodes Town to Athens in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and car. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly 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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Sardinia travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Caves
Sardinia, with its Mediterranean atmosphere and charm, is loved by visitors looking for things to do outdoors on their holiday, like swimming, boating, windsurfing, hiking, climbing, and camping. Taking advantage of the island's near-perfect summer weather, visitors tend to overcrowd Sardinia's coastal areas. The inner life of the island, away from the most popular vacation spots, remains largely unblemished by mass tourism and commercialization. Sardinia is steeped in history and has a colorful character quite different from the rest of Italy. This is where the ancient Nuragic society, whose stone monuments still litter the land, flourished more than three millennia ago--predating the Etruscan civilization in mainland Italy by several hundred years. Sardinia's seaside resorts may be among the best in the world, but its quieter and more interesting countryside offers a greater array of attractions, including a patchwork of forests, citrus groves, and medieval villages.
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Tuscany travel guide

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Landmarks · Art Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance
Known for its landscapes, traditions, and history, Tuscany possesses an unparalleled artistic legacy that continues to influence world culture. Regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, the region boasts a lengthy list of attractions, including world-class museums, art galleries, and archeological sites. With a distinct culture and a very strong linguistic identity, this region is sometimes referred to as a nation within a nation. A land of picture-postcard areas, Tuscany contains plenty of places to visit on your holiday, with seven World Heritage Sites, including the historic town centers of Florence and Siena. With more than 120 protected nature preserves, Tuscany is not only a land of culture and historic monuments, but also a great place to discover and enjoy the Italian outdoors. Take it slowly here (as the locals do), and give yourself plenty of time to get to know the local culture and cuisine of Tuscany's medieval towns and ancient villages.
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Amalfi Coast travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Gardens
Renowned for its beautiful landscape and medieval fishing villages that cling precariously to the Mediterranean cliffs, the Amalfi Coast is one of Italy's top vacation destinations. This World Heritage Site stretches for about 50 km (30 mi) on the southern side of the Sorrentine peninsula and offers numerous places to visit, from terraced lemon gardens and whitewashed villas to cliff-top views of the sea. Explore the coastline's towns, bays, and resorts. During the peak tourist season, the Amalfi Coast's single seaside road is often jammed with dozens of buses. For that reason, the ubiquitous scooter may be the best way to get around and sightsee. You can also access quite a bit by bicycle.
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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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