19 days in Italy, Greece & Turkey Itinerary

19 days in Italy, Greece & Turkey Itinerary

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19 days in Italy, Greece & Turkey Itinerary

Start: Florianopolis, Brazil
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Heraklion, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly + subway:  2​h 45​min
6
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
subway + Fly:  2​h 30​min
7
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Florianopolis, Brazil

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, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome travel planner .

Florianopolis, Brazil to Rome is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. Traveling from Florianopolis to Rome, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Florianopolis, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Rome, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace. On your second day here, appreciate the history behind Loggia dei Lanzi, appreciate the history behind Campanile di Giotto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Florence itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. September in Florence sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can catch the 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
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
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), explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Milan sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Milan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can take a train 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

3
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.
Explore Venice's surroundings by going to Verona (Casa di Giulietta & Arena di Verona). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria dei Miracoli.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Venice trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Milan to Venice by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Verona
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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): take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos. Here are some ideas for day two: learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally relax in the rural setting at Snail Farm and Fun.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Heraklion holiday builder tool .

You can fly from Venice to Heraklion in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Venice to Heraklion. Traveling from Venice in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Heraklion, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Snail Farm and Fun, The Palace of Knossos, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
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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

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): wander the streets of Plaka, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, then appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, then don't miss a visit to Plateia Syntagmatos, and finally explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Athens trip planner.

Getting from Heraklion to Athens by combination of flight and subway takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to 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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), then wander the streets of Little Venice, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Beach.

Plan my trip to Mykonos Town with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of subway and flight from Athens to Mykonos Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. Traveling from Athens in September, expect nights in Mykonos Town to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are little chillier, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Neighborhoods Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Paradise Beach
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)
Archaeological Museum of Mykonos ©
Archaeological Museum of Mykonos

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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, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , and hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul road trip site .

Getting from Mykonos Town to Istanbul by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mykonos Town to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Mykonos Town in September: highs in Istanbul hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 26°C. You will leave for home on the 25th (Fri).

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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