12 days in Italy & Greece Itinerary

12 days in Italy & Greece Itinerary

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12 days in Italy & Greece Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h
2
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
3
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
4
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Kolkata (Calcutta), India


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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona and then admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon. On the next day, delve into the distant past at Colosseum, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, then admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and finally steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Rome trip planning app .

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Rome is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Rome due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in May, with highs in Rome at 75°F and lows at 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Historic Centre of San Gimignano and San Gimignano Bell Tower. Get some cultural insight at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Basilica of Santa Croce. When in Florence, make a side trip to see San Gimignano 1300 in San Gimignano, approximately San Gimignano away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, and don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Florence online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Florence when traveling from Rome in May, with lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

San Gimignano
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano

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, examine the collection at Doge's Palace, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, explore the activities along Canal Grande, and then explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

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Getting from Florence to Venice by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Venice are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Acropolis of Athens and Plaka. Appreciate the collections at Acropolis Museum and National Archaeological Museum. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Parthenon, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum.

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Traveling by flight from Venice to Athens takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Venice to Athens. Traveling from Venice in May, Athens is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum

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