19 days in Italy, Greece & Turkey Itinerary

19 days in Italy, Greece & Turkey Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
2
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
3
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
4
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
5
Heraklion, Greece
— 2 nights
6
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
7
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 1 night
8
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights

2
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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, admire the striking features of Pantheon, and don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps.

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Florianopolis, Brazil to Rome is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Florianopolis to Rome is 4 hours. When traveling from Florianopolis in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Rome, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 11th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, thendon't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace. On your second day here, appreciate the history behind Loggia dei Lanzi, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, thendon't miss a visit to Palazzo Vecchio, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Florence trip builder site.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Florence can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

1
night
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
On the 13th (Sun), stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, thenexplore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, and finally admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Milan sightseeing planning website.

You can take a train from Florence to Milan in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Verona (Casa di Giulietta & Arena di Verona). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Canal Grande, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice route planning website.

You can drive from Milan to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Venice are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Verona
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, thensteep yourself in history at The Palace of Knossos, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, thenget engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, thentest your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally experience rural life at Snail Farm and Fun.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Heraklion trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Venice to Heraklion in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Venice to Heraklion due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Venice in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Heraklion, with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

The Palace of Knossos, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, Snail Farm and Fun
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Snail Farm and Fun ©
Snail Farm and Fun
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

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nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take a stroll through Plaka, admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, and then explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, thenappreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, thenmake a trip to Plateia Syntagmatos, and finally delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Heraklion to Athens takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. In September in Athens, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

1
night
Mykonos Town, Greece

Mykonos Town ©
A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), thentake a stroll through Little Venice, and finally stroll through Paradise Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Mykonos Town online travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Mykonos Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. When traveling from Athens in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Mykonos Town: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Neighborhoods Museums Parks

Side Trip

Paradise Beach
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

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nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Istanbul is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hagia Sophia Museum, take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower, and hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Istanbul road trip planning app.

Fly from Mykonos Town to Istanbul in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mykonos Town to Istanbul. When traveling from Mykonos Town in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. You will leave for home on the 25th (Fri).

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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