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
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Rhodes Town, Greece
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Verona (Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, Museo di Castelvecchio, &more) and Padua (Prato della Valle, Scrovegni Chapel, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, steep yourself in history at Squero di San Trovaso, and make a trip to Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Venice vacation planner.

Sydney, Australia to Venice is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Venice. Traveling from Sydney in July, expect nights in Venice to be a bit warmer, around 22°C, while days are warmer, around 36°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can catch the flight 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Alghero side-trips: Stintino (Boat Tours & Water Sports, Off-Road Tours, &more). There's much more to do: do a tasting at Azienda Agricola Leda' d'Ittiri, explore the activities along Vaschetta di Ciu Peppi, explore by horseback at Asd Centro Ippico New Farm, and identify plant and animal life at Alghero Rock Climbing Sites.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Alghero trip builder website.

Getting from Venice to Alghero by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to 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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): do a tasting at Podere Pellicciano - Agrisole and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bagno Maurizio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Museo Aviotruppe Esercito Italiano, kick back and relax at Bagni Etruria, then don't miss a visit to Piazza dei Miracoli, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Leaning Tower of Pisa.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Pisa trip planning website.

Fly from Alghero to Pisa in 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, daily temperatures in Pisa can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car 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: A Solatio Organic Farm (in Certaldo) and Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, and don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo.

To see photos and other tourist information, read Florence journey website.

Getting from Pisa to Florence by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Florence are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Castellina In Chianti (Poggio Amorelli & Sant'Agnese Farm), Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona (in Castelnuovo dell'Abate) and Mate Winery (in Montalcino). The adventure continues: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo.

For photos, maps, 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, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight 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), examine the collection at Museo del Costume, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Via del Mare, then enjoy the sand and surf at Pezza Filippa, and finally don't miss a visit to Convento del Rosario. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the wide-open spaces of Gli Aromi Sicily, then get engrossed in the history at A Rutta ri Ron Carmelu, then examine the collection at Mulino ad Acqua - Museo Cavallo d'Ispica, and finally don't miss a visit to Cristo in Gonnella ( Cristo di Burgos).

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Scicli travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Siena to Scicli in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In July in Scicli, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Chiesa di San Pancrazio Martire (in Conca dei Marini), Amalfi (Museo della Carta & Duomo di Sant'Andrea) and Spiaggia di Atrani (in Atrani). On the 28th (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Fornillo, cruise along Amalfi Coast, get great views at Il Sentiero Degli Dei, and identify plant and animal life at Le Ali nel Vento - Birds of Prey Experience.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Positano trip builder 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. In July, daily temperatures in Positano can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to 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), delve into the distant past at Temple of Apollo, admire the landmark architecture of Villa dei Misteri, delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, then delve into the distant past at Odeon - Teatro Piccolo, and finally delve into the distant past at House of Menander (Casa del Menandro). On the next day, engage your brain at MUSA - Museo Universitario delle Scienze e delle Arti, examine the collection at Chiesa Museo di Santa Luciella ai Librai, delve into the distant past at Teatro Grande, then learn about winemaking at Bosco de Medici Winery, and finally delve into the distant past at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Naples travel tool.

You can drive from Positano to Naples in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Naples are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Paestum (Lido Mec, Parrocchia Ss. Annunziata, &more) and Minori (Basilica of Saint Trofimena & Chalet de Mar). On the 1st (Tue), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Castello di Arechi, admire the natural beauty at Giardino della Minerva, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Agostino, and stop by Bossa.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, go to the Salerno tour itinerary website.

Getting from Naples to Salerno by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Naples in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Salerno, with lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can fly 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, don't miss a visit to White Tower of Thessaloniki, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, then steep yourself in history at Hagios Demetrios, and finally make a trip to Aristotelous Square.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Thessaloniki trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Salerno to Thessaloniki in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Salerno to Thessaloniki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Salerno, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Thessaloniki, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight 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.
On the 6th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Faliraki Beach.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rhodes Town trip planner.

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, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Rhodes Town, with lows of 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight 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: steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, take a stroll through Plaka, and admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Athens trip planner.

You can fly from Rhodes Town to Athens in 2.5 hours. Other options are to 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough 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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