14 days in Greece & Southern Italy Itinerary

14 days in Greece & Southern Italy Itinerary

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14 days in Greece & Southern Italy Itinerary

Start: Auckland, New Zealand
Fly:  30​h
1
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
2
Praiano, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Naples, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  31​h
End: Auckland, New Zealand

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Do your shopping at Ermou Street and Frissiras Museum. Get some cultural insight at Acropolis Museum and Plaka. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, take an in-depth tour of National Archaeological Museum, view the masterpieces at Technohoros Art Gallery, and shop like a local with Pandora Art Gallery.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Athens travel planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to Athens is an approximately 30-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Auckland to Athens. Traveling from Auckland in December, things will get slightly colder in Athens: highs are around 17°C and lows about 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Praiano.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Temple of Olympian Zeus ©
Temple of Olympian Zeus

2
nights
Praiano, Italy

Praiano ©
Duomo di Ravello and Duomo di Sant'Andrea will appeal to history buffs. For shopping fun, head to Ceramiche D'Arte Pascal or Ravello Arte. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Praiano: Ravello (Convento Frati Minori Conventuali S.Francesco, Villa Cimbrone Gardens, & more), Scala (Chiesa dell'Annunziata & Cattedrale di San Lorenzo) and Sanctuary of Our Lady of Sorrow (Sancturio Maria Santissima Addolorata) (in Amalfi). There's more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Francesco and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Trofimena.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Praiano trip planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Athens to Praiano. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In December, daytime highs in Praiano are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Naples.

Things to do in Praiano

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Ravello, Scala, Amalfi, Chiesa di San Francesco, Basilica di Santa Trofimena
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Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens

4
nights
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pompeii Archaeological Park and Keste. Museo Cappella Sansevero and Cloister of Santa Chiara will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: make a trip to Galleria Borbonica, view the masterpieces at Archivio Fotografico Parisio, steep yourself in history at Ruins of Herculaneum, and stop by Fashion Victim Store.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Naples trip planner .

You can drive from Praiano to Naples in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from Praiano in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 6°C in Naples. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Pompeii Archaeological Park, Ruins of Herculaneum
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Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero
Ruins of Herculaneum ©
Ruins of Herculaneum

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