22 days in Italy, Athens & Istanbul Itinerary

22 days in Italy, Athens & Istanbul Itinerary

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Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  15 h
1
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  3 h
2
Verona, Italy
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
3
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
4
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
5
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly:  17 h 15 min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

4
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: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica.

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Sao Paulo, Brazil to Rome is an approximately 14.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 4 hours. Traveling from Sao Paulo in January, things will get much colder in Rome: highs are around 15°C and lows about 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can take a train to Verona.

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

3
nights
Verona, Italy

The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Verona is known for nightlife, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Museo di Castelvecchio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe, and visit Quinzano.

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Traveling by train from Rome to Verona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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River Rafting & Tubing
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona

4
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.
Take a break from Venice with a short trip to Scrovegni Chapel in Padua, about 54 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Venice travel planner.

Take a bus from Verona to Venice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In January, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, examine the collection at Museum of Greek Folk Musical Instruments, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus, and visit Plaka.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Athens day trip website.

You can fly from Venice to Athens in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Venice to Athens, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Venice in January: high temperatures in Athens hover around 15°C and lows are around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

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

4
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: get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Istanbul trip itinerary maker app.

Fly from Athens to Istanbul in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Turkey Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Athens in January, plan for a bit cooler days in Istanbul, with highs around 10°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 10°C. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums 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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