16 days in Greece & Italy Itinerary

16 days in Greece & Italy Itinerary

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16 days in Greece & Italy Itinerary

Start: Goiania, Brazil
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Akrotiri, Greece
— Few hours
ferry:  2​h
2
Heraklion, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly + subway:  2​h 45​min
3
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
5
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Assisi, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Goiania, Brazil


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Akrotiri, Greece

Akrotiri ©
Located on Santorini's southwestern coastline, the small village of Akrotiri sits just a short walk from one of Europe's most significant Bronze Age archaeological sites.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): kick back and relax at Red Beach and then explore the ancient world of Akrotiri.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Akrotiri itinerary planner .

Goiania, Brazil to Akrotiri is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Goiania in August since evenings lows in Akrotiri dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

2
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Heraklion, Greece

Heraklion ©
Crete's largest city, Heraklion remains best known for its proximity to a sprawling Bronze Age archaeological site, once the center of a vanished Minoan civilization.
On the 4th (Sun), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, then do a tasting at Winery Stilianou, and then steep yourself in history at The Palace of Knossos. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus, get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, then learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and finally get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Heraklion online sightseeing planner .

You can ride a ferry from Akrotiri to Heraklion in 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, The Palace of Knossos, Winery Stilianou
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Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos ©
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos

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Athens, Greece

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, take an in-depth tour of National Archaeological Museum, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and take a stroll through Monastiraki.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Athens visit planner .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and subway from Heraklion to Athens in 3 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Heraklion in August: highs in Athens hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Food Tours
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then steep yourself in history at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally admire the masterpieces at Punta della Dogana. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then make a trip to St Mark's Campanile, and finally get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice road trip app .

Traveling by flight from Athens to Venice takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Venice. Traveling from Athens in August, expect Venice to be a bit cooler, temps between 34°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
St. Mark's Square ©
St. Mark's Square
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

2
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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, and finally admire the striking features of Loggia dei Lanzi.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Florence trip planner .

Getting from Venice to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Florence are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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night
Assisi, Italy

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
On the 13th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Eremo delle Carceri, examine the collection at Museo della Porziuncola, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica inferiore di San Francesco d'Assisi, then step into the grandiose world of Rocca Maggiore, then learn about winemaking at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Damiano.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Assisi tour planning tool .

Traveling by car from Florence to Assisi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August in Assisi, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rome.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Wineries Museums
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Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola
Eremo delle Carceri ©
Eremo delle Carceri

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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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Rome tour planner .

You can drive from Assisi to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Assisi in August since evenings lows in Rome dip to 24°C. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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