20 days in Italy, Austria & Greece Itinerary

20 days in Italy, Austria & Greece Itinerary

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20 days in Italy, Austria & Greece Itinerary

Start: Athens, Greece
1
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h
2
Imerovigli, Greece
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
train:  1​h
5
Pisa, Italy
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 1 night
train:  3​h
7
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
8
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
9
Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
10
Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
11
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Athens, Greece

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Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Herod Atticus Odeon, Ancient Agora of Athens, Parthenon, and other attractions. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, wander the streets of Monastiraki, admire all the interesting features of Panathenaic Stadium, and get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Athens tour planner.

If you are flying in from Malaysia, the closest major airport is Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

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Imerovigli, Greece

Imerovigli ©
Imerovigli, famed for its Cycladic architecture, claims one of the most dramatic positions in all of Greece.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ekklisia Panagia Platsani. On the 1st (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Beach, explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Skaros Rock. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Perissa Black Sand Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at KAMARA BEACH.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Imerovigli road trip planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Athens to Imerovigli. October in Imerovigli sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Imerovigli

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Perissa Black Sand Beach, Kamari Beach, Ekklisia Panagia Platsani
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Skaros Rock ©
Skaros Rock
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

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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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, admire the striking features of Pantheon, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome online travel route planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Imerovigli to Rome. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Imerovigli to Rome due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Imerovigli in October since evenings lows in Rome dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow time for the train ride to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

1
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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 6th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and then don't miss a visit to Ratto della Sabina.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Florence driving holiday planner .

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. October in Florence sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Pisa.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo

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Pisa, Italy

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of St Martin Cathedral, then enjoy breathtaking views from Guinigi Tower, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Anfiteatro, and finally contemplate the long history of Le mura di Lucca. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Pisa, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Camposanto, then don't miss a visit to Piazza dei Miracoli, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Leaning Tower of Pisa.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Pisa tour planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Pisa takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in October, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lucca
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Le mura di Lucca ©
Le mura di Lucca
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Piazza dei Miracoli ©
Piazza dei Miracoli

1
night
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 9th (Wed): take a stroll around Vernazza and then trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Cinque Terre holiday planner.

Getting from Pisa to Cinque Terre by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October in Cinque Terre, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Vernazza ©
Vernazza

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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Milan holiday builder website .

Traveling by train from Cinque Terre to Milan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Cinque Terre, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Milan, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Museum of Icons and then get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Venice online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by train from Milan to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In October, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Swarovski Crystal Worlds, admire the landmark architecture of Dom zu St. Jakob, then admire the landmark architecture of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), then take in panoramic vistas at Town Tower (Stadtturm), and finally don't miss a visit to Helblinghaus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Schloss Ambras Innsbruck (Ambras Castle), hit the slopes at Bergisel Ski Jump, then steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Innsbruck, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Alpenzoo.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Innsbruck online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Venice to Innsbruck takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In October, Innsbruck is slightly colder than Venice - with highs of 18°C and lows of 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Salzburg.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Swarovski Crystal Worlds
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The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) ©
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl)
Swarovski Crystal Worlds ©
Swarovski Crystal Worlds
Bergisel Ski Jump ©
Bergisel Ski Jump

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Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 15th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Mirabell Palace, then take in the awesome beauty at Untersberg, and then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn.

You can plan Salzburg trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can take a train from Innsbruck to Salzburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Untersberg
Untersberg

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Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of St. Virgil. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), explore the world behind art at Silberkammer, and then admire the natural beauty at Schonbrunn Palace.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Vienna trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Salzburg to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October in Vienna, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 8°C at night. On the 18th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

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