56 days in Italy, Greece & Nice Itinerary

56 days in Italy, Greece & Nice Itinerary

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Fly to Rome, Train to Naples
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Naples, Italy
— 19 nights
Drive
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Positano, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tropea, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly
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Otranto, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pescara, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rimini, Italy
— 3 nights
Train
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cinque Terre, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nice, France
— 3 nights
Fly
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Mykonos Town, Greece
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Ios, Greece
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Paros, Greece
— 3 nights
Ferry to Mykonos, Fly to Sydney

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Naples, Italy — 19 nights

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. For shopping fun, head to Sol’Art Ceramiche or Magazzini Fotografici. Get some cultural insight at Pompeii Archaeological Park and Le Vigne di Raito. Venture out of the city with trips to Bagno Franco (in Casamicciola Terme), Baia d'Argento (in Battipaglia) and Salerno (Lido Eureka, Castello di Arechi, &more). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Villa dei Misteri, examine the collection at Chiesa Museo di Santa Luciella ai Librai, explore the ancient world of Catacombe di San Gennaro, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Apollo.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Naples holiday maker website.

Sydney, Australia to Naples is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Naples is minus 9 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Sydney in July, with highs in Naples at 36°C and lows at 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Positano.
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Positano, Italy — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, contemplate the long history of Villa Rufolo, then view the masterpieces at Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cloister del Paradiso. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Santa Maria Assunta, then kick back and relax at Arienzo Beach Club, Positano, then kick back and relax at Fornillo, and finally look for gifts at Artigianato Rallo.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Positano travel planner.

Traveling by car from Naples to Positano takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Tropea.
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Tropea, Italy — 4 nights

Tropea is a municipality located within the province of Vibo Valentia, in Calabria (southern Italy).The town is a famous bathing place, situated on a reef, in the gulf of St. Head to Cantina Masicei and Opere di Rabaramafor plenty of shopping. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Tropea Beach and Capo Vaticano. Venture out of the city with trips to Pizzo (Piedigrotta Church & Castello Aragonese Murat), Scilla (Chiesa dello Spirito Santo & Chianalea di Scilla) and Reggio Calabria (Lungomare Falcomata, Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Reggio Calabria, &more). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Michelino Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Riaci, get outside with Grotticelle beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Michele Arcangelo.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Tropea vacation maker app.

Getting from Positano to Tropea by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Tropea are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Otranto.
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Otranto, Italy — 3 nights

Otranto is a town and comune in the province of Lecce (Apulia, Italy), in a fertile region once famous for its breed of horses.It is located on the east coast of the Salento peninsula. Relax by the water at Baia dei Turchi and Torre dell'Orso Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Centro Storico Otranto and Cattedrale Di Otranto. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Otranto: Torrefazione Frutta Secca Di Enrico Porcino (in Alezio), Lido Punta della Suina (in Gallipoli) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Santa Maria di Leuca). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Popolo di Muro Leccese and admire the masterpieces at Castello Aragonese.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Otranto day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Tropea to Otranto takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Tropea in July: highs in Otranto hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 22°C. On the 1st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Pescara.
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Pescara, Italy — 3 nights

Pescara is the capital city of the Province of Pescara, in the Abruzzo region of Italy. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Riserva Naturale di Punta Aderci and Pineta Dannunziana. Shop till you drop at Museo Palazzo de' Mayo and Outlet Citta Sant'angelo. Change things up with these side-trips from Pescara: Castello Piccolomini di Capestrano (in Capestrano) and Rocca Calascio (in Calascio). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Riviera Sud, stroll through Lungomare di Montesilvano, stop by Tennis Bar Gelateria sas di Cermignani Gabriella & C., and take in the views from Ponte del Mare.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Pescara trip planner.

Drive from Otranto to Pescara in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Otranto in August, plan for slightly colder days in Pescara, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Rimini.
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Rimini, Italy — 3 nights

A popular resort town on Italy's east coast, Rimini has been an inhabited settlement since prehistoric times.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bagno Egisto 38 and Playa del Sol. Get a sense of the local culture at Azienda Agraria Guerrieri and Castello di Gradara. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Bagno 92, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bagno 121 Giulio, and examine the collection at Italy in Miniature.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Rimini online vacation maker.

You can drive from Pescara to Rimini in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.
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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.
Get some cultural insight at Piazzale Michelangelo and Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida), Guardastelle Vineyard (in San Gimignano) and Poggio al Bosco (in Tavarnelle Val di Pesa). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, view the masterpieces at Limbo Art Gallery, and take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence trip website.

You can take a train from Rimini to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. August in Florence sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Cinque Terre.
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Cinque Terre, Italy — 3 nights

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Get a sense of the local culture at Portovenere and San Pietro Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cinque Terre: Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi (in Genoa), Baia del Silenzio (in Sestri Levante) and Isola Palmaria (in Porto Venere). There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Giovanni Battista, stroll through Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, and don't miss a visit to Oratorio della Confraternita dei Neri Mortis et Orationis.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cinque Terre trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Florence to Cinque Terre in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Nice.
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Nice, France — 3 nights

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Vieille Ville and Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: stroll through Castel Plage, see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, and get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Nice day trip website.

Drive from Cinque Terre to Nice in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Cinque Terre in August: highs in Nice hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Mykonos Town.
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Mykonos Town, Greece — 3 nights

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.
Little Venice and Aegean Maritime Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Paradise Beach and Agios Stefanos Beach. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Platis Gialos Beach, kick back and relax at Ornos Beach, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, and stop by Mytho.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town journey maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Mykonos Town takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nice to Mykonos Town. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ios.
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Ios, Greece — 3 nights

Halfway between Naxos and Santorini lies tiny Ios, famous worldwide as one of the Aegean's liveliest nightlife hubs.
We've included these beaches for you: Manganari Beach and Mylopotas Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Panagia Gremiotissa Church and Diaseli Traditional Cheesery. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Ag. Theodoti Beach, see the interesting displays at Chora Museum, Ios, make a trip to La Tomba di Omero, and take an in-depth tour of Archeologiko Mousio Iou.

Discover how to plan a Ios trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Ios in 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Paros.
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Paros, Greece — 3 nights

Long ignored by tourists because of its reputation as a plain ferry hub, Paros today serves as one of the Aegean's major holiday destinations, luring travelers with its fashionable resort towns and quaint mountain villages.
Visit Piso Aliki Beach and Santa Maria Beach for some beach relaxation. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at ONEIPA Concept Store and Yria Ceramic Studio. There's much more to do: stroll through Parikia Town, kick back and relax at Kolymbithres Beach, steep yourself in history at Lefkes, and examine the collection at Folklore Art Museum Of Cycladic Civilization Benetos & Popi Skiadas..

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Paros visit planner.

You can ride a ferry from Ios to Paros in 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.
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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.
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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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Province of Rimini travel guide

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Beaches · Aquariums · Specialty Museums
Rimini is a city of 146,606 inhabitants in the Emilia-Romagna region of northern Italy and capital city of the Province of Rimini. It is located on the Adriatic Sea, on the coast between the rivers Marecchia (the ancient Ariminus) and Ausa (ancient Aprusa). It is one of the most famous seaside resorts in Europe, thanks to its 15km sandy beach, over 1,000 hotels, and thousands of bars, restaurants and discos. The first bathing establishment opened in 1843. An art city with ancient Roman and Renaissance monuments, Rimini is the hometown of the famous film director Federico Fellini as well.Founded by the Romans in 268 BC, throughout their period of rule Rimini was a key communications link between the north and south of the peninsula, and on its soil Roman emperors erected monuments like the Arch of Augustus and the Tiberius Bridge, while during the Renaissance, the city benefited from the court of the House of Malatesta, which hosted artists like Leonardo da Vinci and produced works such as the Tempio Malatestiano.In the 19th century, Rimini was one of the most active cities in the revolutionary front, hosting many of the movements aimed at Italian unification. In the course of World War II, the city was the scene of clashes and bombings, but also of a fierce partisan resistance that earned it the honour of a gold medal for civic valor. Finally, in recent years it has become one of the most important sites for trade fairs and conferences in Italy.

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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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