14 days in Italy, Greece & Malta Itinerary

14 days in Italy, Greece & Malta Itinerary

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14 days in Italy, Greece & Malta Itinerary

Start: Richmond, United States
Fly:  17​h
1
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Valletta, Malta
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + shuttle + ferry:  5​h 30​min
3
Capri, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
5
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Richmond, United States

3
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 Temple of Hephaestus and National Archaeological Museum. Acropolis of Athens and Temple of Poseidon will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus, kick back and relax at Glyfada Beach, and contemplate the long history of Ancient Agora of Athens.

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Richmond, USA to Athens is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Richmond to Athens. Traveling from Richmond in August, Athens is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Valletta.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Glyfada Beach, Temple of Poseidon
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus

3
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Valletta, Malta

Valletta ©
Malta's capital city, Valletta preserves most of its medieval architecture, built in the 16th and 17th centuries by the Knights Hospitaller, once a powerful military order.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take an in-depth tour of The Knights Hospitallers, get to know the fascinating history of Mdina Old City, then steep yourself in history at Palazzo Falson Historic House Museum, then learn about all things military at Malta at War Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of St. John's Co-Cathedral. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Malta Aviation Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ghajn Tuffieha Bay, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mosta Parish.

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Fly from Athens to Valletta in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August, daily temperatures in Valletta can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Capri.

Things to do in Valletta

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mdina, Ghajn Tuffieha Bay, Mosta Parish, Malta at War Museum, Malta Aviation Museum
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Mosta Parish ©
Mosta Parish
St. John's Co-Cathedral ©
St. John's Co-Cathedral
Malta at War Museum ©
Malta at War Museum

2
nights
Capri, Italy

Capri ©
The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Get some historical perspective at Villa San Michele and Scala Fenicia (Phoenician Steps). Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Marina Grande Public Beach and Marina Piccola. The adventure continues: stroll through Giardini di Augusto, examine the collection at La Bottega dell'Arte di Sergio Rubino, take some stellar pictures from Belvedere Cannone, and Head underground at White Grotta.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Capri online day trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Valletta to Capri in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. August in Capri sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Naples.

Things to do in Capri

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Anacapri
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Villa San Michele ©
Villa San Michele
Giardini di Augusto ©
Giardini di Augusto
Marina Grande Public Beach ©
Marina Grande Public Beach

2
nights
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): steep yourself in history at The Neapolis Buried, don't miss a visit to Spaccanapoli, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Museo Cappella Sansevero, and finally examine the collection at National Archaeological Museum of Naples.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Naples trip planner .

Traveling by car from Capri to Naples takes 2.5 hours. August in Naples sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 71°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Museums Historic Sites
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Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero
The Neapolis Buried ©
The Neapolis Buried

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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.
On the 29th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola and then wander the streets of Trastevere. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, then kick back and relax at Oasi Naturista, and then admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Rome road trip planning website .

You can take a train from Naples to Rome in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. On the 31st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Oasi Naturista
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Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

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