16 days in Italy & Greece Itinerary

16 days in Italy & Greece Itinerary

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16 days in Italy & Greece Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Athens, Greece
— 1 night
5
Akrotiri, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 15​min
6
Delphi, Greece
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Mumbai, India

3
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Family-friendly places like Colosseum and Palatine Hill will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, don't miss a visit to Roman Forum, and admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

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Pune, India to Rome is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Pune to Rome due to the time zone difference. May in Rome sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 19th (Sun), appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, and finally don't miss a visit to Ratto della Sabina. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, then get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Florence day trip site .

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect slightly colder evenings in Florence when traveling from Rome in May, with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto

2
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, then appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square, and finally admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Venice trip app .

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Venice sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
St. Mark's Square ©
St. Mark's Square
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

1
night
Athens, Greece

Athens
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Athens vacation planner.

Fly from Venice to Athens in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Venice to Athens. Traveling from Venice in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Athens, with lows around 20°C. You'll set off for Akrotiri on the 23rd (Thu).

Things to do in Athens

Tours Nightlife Outdoors
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2
nights
Akrotiri, Greece

Akrotiri ©
Located on Santorini's southwestern coastline, the small village of Akrotiri sits just a short walk from one of Europe's most significant Bronze Age archaeological sites.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Perissa Black Sand Beach, then look for gifts at Galatea Pottery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, and finally delve into the distant past at Akrotiri. On the next day, learn about winemaking at Santo Winery, enjoy the sand and surf at Perivolos, and then identify plant and animal life at Santo Horse Riding.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Akrotiri tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Akrotiri takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Akrotiri can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Delphi.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Santo Winery, Perivolos, Perissa Black Sand Beach
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Santo Horse Riding ©
Santo Horse Riding
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Perissa Black Sand Beach ©
Perissa Black Sand Beach

2
nights
Delphi, Greece

Delphi ©
Ancient Greeks revered Delphi as the center of their universe, building an impressive sanctuary to Apollo in order to mark this sacred spot.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Delphi, then get engrossed in the history at Delphi Archaeological Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Apollo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tholos. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hosios Loukas, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Holy Trinity, then take in the awesome beauty at Parnassus, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Byzantine Church of Agia Eleousa (Panagia Mavromantila).

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Delphi day trip planning tool .

Do a combination of ferry and car from Akrotiri to Delphi in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Akrotiri in May, expect little chillier with lows of 15°C in Delphi. On the 27th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Athens.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Church of the Holy Trinity, Hosios Loukas, Itea Beach
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Temple of Apollo ©
Temple of Apollo
Delphi ©
Delphi
Delphi Archaeological Museum ©
Delphi Archaeological Museum

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at National Garden. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Athens road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Delphi to Athens takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Delphi in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Athens, with lows of 20°C. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
National Garden ©
National Garden

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