4 days in Greece & Rome Itinerary

4 days in Greece & Rome Itinerary

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Athens, Greece
— 1 night
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights


Athens, Greece — 1 night

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, then explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens, then take a stroll through Plaka, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at National Garden. On the next day, explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, and then take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum.

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If you are flying in from Greece, the closest major aiports are Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport, Skiathos Island National Airport and Mikonos Airport. In September, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Rome.
Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Rome, Italy — 2 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 16th (Fri), admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then make a trip to Piazza Navona, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese and then admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums.

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You can fly from Athens to Rome in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Rome is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Athens in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 18°C in Rome. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Museums
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Greece travel guide

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.