22 days in Italy, Istanbul & Athens Itinerary

22 days in Italy, Istanbul & Athens Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  17 h 15 min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
2
Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
Subway + Fly:  5 h 30 min
3
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
4
Verona, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
5
Turin, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 45 min
6
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly:  15 h
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil


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3
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: browse the exhibits of Hagia Sophia Museum, hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami .

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip maker website.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Istanbul is an approximately 15- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Istanbul. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Sao Paulo in January: high temperatures in Istanbul hover around 10°C and lows are around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

4
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: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, take a stroll through Monastiraki, get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum.

Plan trip to Athens with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can fly from Istanbul to Athens in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Istanbul to Athens due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in January, expect nights in Athens to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum

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.
Step out of Venice with an excursion to Scrovegni Chapel in Padua--about 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Doge's Palace, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

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You can do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Venice in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway, flight, and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Venice is minus 1 hour. In January, Venice is little chillier than Athens - with highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

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

4
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: experience the emotional art of opera at Arena di Verona, take in panoramic vistas at Torre dei Lamberti, head outdoors with King Rock arrampicata, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Verona day trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Venice to Verona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can take a train to Turin.

Things to do in Verona

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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River Rafting & Tubing
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe

1
night
Turin, Italy

Turin ©
A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): examine the collection at Museo Nazionale del Cinema, don't miss a visit to Piazza San Carlo, and then admire the masterpieces at Museo Egizio.

Discover how to plan a Turin trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Verona to Turin in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Turin

Museums
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Museo Egizio ©
Museo Egizio
Museo Nazionale del Cinema ©
Museo Nazionale del Cinema
Piazza San Carlo ©
Piazza San Carlo

5
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 Colosseum, don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Turin to Rome takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Turin in January, you will find days in Rome are a bit warmer (15°C), and nights are about the same (4°C). You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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