12 days in Italy & Greece Itinerary

12 days in Italy & Greece Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
2
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
3
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
4
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights


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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona and then explore the ancient world of Pantheon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): explore the ancient world of Colosseum, then explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, then admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and finally make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome trip builder website.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Rome is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Rome, you'll gain 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in May, things will get much colder in Rome: highs are around 75°F and lows about 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Piazza Navona ©
Piazza Navona
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Historic Centre of San Gimignano will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Gallerie Degli Uffizi. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: San Gimignano (San Gimignano 1300 & San Gimignano Bell Tower). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Florence trip itinerary builder website.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Florence, with lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

San Gimignano
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Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco, then explore the activities along Canal Grande, and then explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Venice vacation tool.

Getting from Florence to Venice by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Venice are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari ©
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Acropolis Museum and Benaki Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Acropolis of Athens and National Archaeological Museum. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Plaka, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, and admire the landmark architecture of Parthenon.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Athens trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Venice to Athens in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Venice to Athens, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Venice in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Athens, with lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum

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