13 days in Italy, Santorini & Paris Itinerary

13 days in Italy, Santorini & Paris Itinerary

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13 days in Italy, Santorini & Paris Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  25 h 30 min
1
Fira, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
2
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
3
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 1 day
Train:  3 h
4
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h
5
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  25 h 30 min
End: Melbourne, Australia

4
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Red Beach and Kamari Beach. Museum-lovers will appreciate Naval Maritime Museum and Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, explore the world behind art at Lignos Folklore Museum, see the interesting displays at Megaro Gyzi Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Dominican Sisters.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Fira travel planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Fira is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of flight and ferry. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Melbourne to Fira due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 15°C in Fira. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Fira

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Kamari, Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, Naval Maritime Museum, Tomato Industrial Museum
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Museum of Prehistoric Thira ©
Museum of Prehistoric Thira
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): wander the streets of Cannaregio, take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and finally contemplate the long history of Doge's Palace.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Venice trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Fira to Venice in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fira to Venice due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Venice when traveling from Fira in April, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

1
day
Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Fegina, head outdoors with Cinque Terre Trails, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa Di San Pietro.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cinque Terre road trip planning app .

You can drive from Venice to Cinque Terre in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Cinque Terre are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
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Cinque Terre Trails ©
Cinque Terre Trails
Chiesa Di San Pietro ©
Chiesa Di San Pietro

1
night
Milan, Italy

Milan
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Milan road trip app .

Getting from Cinque Terre to Milan by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In April in Milan, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. On the 28th (Tue), you'll travel to Paris.

Things to do in Milan

Nightlife Historic Sites Outdoors
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2
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Eiffel Tower has been added to your itinerary. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, then wander the streets of Île de la Cité, and then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planner .

You can fly from Milan to Paris in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. While traveling from Milan, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 18°C to lows of 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

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