22 days in Rome & Athens Itinerary

22 days in Rome & Athens Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 14 nights
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Athens, Greece
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Rome, Italy

— 14 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Explore hidden gems such as Cascata delle Marmore and Villa Borghese. Explore Rome's surroundings by going to Piediluco (Lago di Piediluco & Umbria Outdoor), Terni (Chiesa di San Salvatore & Cattedrale Di Santa Maria Assunta) and Villa Farnese (in Caprarola). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Santo Stefano di Sessanio, admire the local landmark of Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi, explore the ancient world of Rieti's Underground, and pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Orvieto.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Rome online trip itinerary builder.

Toronto, Canada to Rome is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Toronto to Rome, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in August, things will get a bit warmer in Rome: highs are around 38°C and lows about 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

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Athens, Greece

— 6 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Walking tours and Fortress Palamidi. Get out of town with these interesting Athens side-trips: Nafplio (Nafplio National Gallery, Nauplion Promenade, &more), Corinth (Corinth Canal & Submersible Bridges) and Temple of Isthmia Archeologikos Choros Isthmia (in Isthmia). And it doesn't end there: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, appreciate the history behind Temple of Athena Nike, explore the ancient world of Temple of Hephaestus, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Lycabettus.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Athens journey maker site.

You can fly from Rome to Athens in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Athens when traveling from Rome in September, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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