17 days in Greece & Italy Itinerary

17 days in Greece & Italy Itinerary

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17 days in Greece & Italy Itinerary

Start: Manchester, United Kingdom
Fly:  4​h
1
Corfu Town, Greece
— 1 night
+3
Fly + subway + foot + bus:  5​h 45​min
2
Nafplio, Greece
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  7​h
4
Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
5
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
6
Assisi, Italy
— 1 night
train:  4​h 30​min
7
Siena, Italy
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
8
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
9
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Manchester, United Kingdom


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1
night
Corfu Town, Greece

Corfu Town ©
Often called "Kastropolis" because of its majestic Venetian castle, Corfu Town once featured such extensive fortifications that a force of over 20,000 soldiers defended them.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): wander the streets of Corfu Old Town.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Corfu Town online holiday planner .

Manchester, UK to Corfu Town is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Manchester to Corfu Town, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Manchester in August, plan for warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Corfu Town: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Achilleion Museum
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Corfu Old Town ©
Corfu Old Town
Achilleion Museum ©
Achilleion Museum
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu

1
night
Nafplio, Greece

Nafplio ©
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Nafplio National Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Panaghia, stop by TASTE3, learn about all things military at War Museum of Nafplio, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Karonis Distillery, and finally appreciate the history behind Kolokotroni Statue. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Ayios Georgios, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Agios Spyridonas, examine the collection at Komboloi Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Nauplion Promenade, then delve into the distant past at Ancient Asine (Kastraki), and finally get to know the fascinating history of Tiryns.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Nafplio vacation builder tool .

Getting from Corfu Town to Nafplio by combination of flight and bus takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Corfu Town in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Nafplio, with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Athens.

Things to do in Nafplio

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Ancient Asine (Kastraki)
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Nafplio National Gallery ©
Nafplio National Gallery
Nauplion Promenade
Nauplion Promenade
Tiryns ©
Tiryns

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, delve into the distant past at Temple of Hephaestus, then explore the ancient world of Erechtheion, and finally contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, then wander the streets of Plaka, and then explore the ancient world of Temple of Athena Nike.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Athens trip planner .

Traveling by car from Nafplio to Athens takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Athens when traveling from Nafplio in August, with lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Naples.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus

2
nights
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. On the 8th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Museo Cappella Sansevero, then steep yourself in history at Catacombe di San Gaudioso, then delve into the distant past at The Neapolis Buried, and finally delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at National Archaeological Museum of Naples, admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Reale, and then contemplate the long history of Ruins of Herculaneum.

Before you visit Naples, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Fly from Athens to Naples in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Athens to Naples, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Naples when traveling from Athens in August, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Ruins of Herculaneum, Pompeii Archaeological Park
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Catacombe di San Gaudioso ©
Catacombe di San Gaudioso
Ruins of Herculaneum ©
Ruins of Herculaneum
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park

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.
You'll explore and learn at Vatican Museums and Centrale Montemartini. Popular historic sites such as Cupola di San Pietro and Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica are in your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Rome to Tivoli to see Villa d'Este about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at San Pietro in Vincoli, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and make a trip to Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico.

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Take a train from Naples to Rome in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Rome, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Vatican City, Villa d'Este, Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

1
night
Assisi, Italy

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica inferiore di San Francesco d'Assisi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Chiara, then contemplate the long history of San Damiano, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo delle Carceri.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Assisi holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Rome to Assisi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Assisi, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Siena.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Museums
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Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola
San Damiano ©
San Damiano

1
night
Siena, Italy

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Palazzo Chigi Saracini, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Siena Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Centro Storico di Siena, and finally contemplate the long history of Casa di Santa Caterina.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Siena visit planner .

Traveling by car from Assisi to Siena takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Siena, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can catcht the bus to Florence.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites
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Siena Cathedral ©
Siena Cathedral
Casa di Santa Caterina ©
Casa di Santa Caterina

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): examine the collection at Pitti Palace, then explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, then steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally make a trip to The Baptistery of St. John. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, then see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Florence online travel route planner .

Take a bus from Siena to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
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Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace
Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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 17th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Doge's Palace, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, then make a trip to Scala Contarini del Bovolo, and finally make a trip to St. Mark's Square. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Cannaregio, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, then explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Scuola Grande di San Rocco.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Venice road trip planning tool .

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Venice are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
St. Mark's Square ©
St. Mark's Square
Basilica Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari ©

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