11 days in Rome, Santorini & Athens Itinerary

11 days in Rome, Santorini & Athens Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
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Kamari, Greece
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Athens, Greece
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Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Visiting Catacombs of Saint Callixtus and Colle del Gianicolo will get you outdoors. Get a sense of the local culture at Colosseum and Piazza Navona. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vatican Museums, take in panoramic vistas at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome trip planning tool.

Seattle, USA to Rome is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Seattle to Rome due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Seattle in June: high temperatures in Rome hover around 84°F and lows are around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Kamari.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature

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Kamari, Greece

— 2 nights
Kamari is a coastal village on the southeastern part of the Aegean island of Santorini, Greece, in the Cyclades archipelago with a population of approx. Escape the urban bustle at Red Beach and Caldera Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Perissa Black Sand Beach and Kamari Beach. When in Kamari, make a side trip to see Experience Horse Riding in Akrotiri, approximately Akrotiri away. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, stroll through Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, learn about winemaking at Boutari Winery, and take in the dramatic natural features at Skaros Rock.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Kamari road trip site.

Fly from Rome to Kamari in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In June in Kamari, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 70°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Kamari

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

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Athens, Greece

— 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Attractions like Acropolis of Athens and Glyfada Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Get a sense of the local culture at Acropolis Museum and Plaka. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and admire the natural beauty at National Garden.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Athens trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Kamari to Athens takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

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Santorini travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.