14 days in Athens, Rome & Venice Itinerary

14 days in Athens, Rome & Venice Itinerary

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14 days in Athens, Rome & Venice Itinerary

Start: San Diego, United States
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Venice, Italy
— 6 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: San Diego, United States

4
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
For shopping fun, head to Ermou Street or Athens Art Gallery. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Archaeological Museum and Acropolis Museum. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, shop like a local with Eleni Marneri Galerie, wander the streets of Plaka, and explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To find photos and other tourist information, use the Athens itinerary maker tool .

San Diego, USA to Athens is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 10 hour difference. September in Athens sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Athens

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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
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National Archaeological Museum

2
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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Colosseum. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, make a trip to Trevi Fountain, make a trip to Roman Forum, then steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, and finally contemplate the long history of Colosseum. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, view the masterpieces at I Colori di Dentro di Maria Grazia Luffarelli, then admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and finally steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome trip itinerary maker app .

Fly from Athens to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Central European Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Athens in September, Rome is slightly colder at night with lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

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Side Trip

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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
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St. Peter's Basilica

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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.
Get some historical perspective at Piazza San Marco and Doge's Palace. Get a sense of the local culture at Basilica di San Marco and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Explore Venice's surroundings by going to Chiesa degli Eremitani (in Padua) and Fondazione Bisazza (in Montecchio Maggiore). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the masterpieces at Museo Correr, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, and take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Venice day trip site .

You can fly from Rome to Venice in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Venice are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

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Side Trips

Chiesa degli Eremitani, Fondazione Bisazza
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Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
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Doge's Palace

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