11 days in Italy & Greece Itinerary

11 days in Italy & Greece Itinerary

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11 days in Italy & Greece Itinerary

Start: Houston, United States
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Palermo, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Fira, Greece
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
3
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Salerno, Italy
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Houston, United States

2
nights
Palermo, Italy

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio, Food Tours and Baglio di Pianetto. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cappella Di San Giuseppe Dei Falegnami, Facolta Di Giurisprudenza, Universita Di Palermo, then stroll through Spiaggia di Mondello, and then do a tasting at Baglio di Pianetto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio, admire the landmark architecture of Norman Palace, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nobile e Monumentale Chiesa dell'Immacolata Concezione al Capo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Palermo, and finally let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Palermo travel route planner.

Houston, USA to Palermo is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Houston to Palermo. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trip

Baglio di Pianetto
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Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo
Norman Palace ©
Norman Palace
Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio ©
Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio

2
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Santorini Private Day Tours by Kostas S., Santorini Sailing and Wine Tours & Tastings. On the 1st (Mon), delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, kick back and relax at Kamari Beach, then savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and finally get a dose of the wild on Santorini Sailing. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get insight into ancient worlds with Santorini Private Day Tours by Kostas S., do a tasting at Artemis Karamolegos Winery, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Perissa Black Sand Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Fira trip itinerary builder tool .

You can fly from Palermo to Fira in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train, ferry, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Palermo to Fira is 1 hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Perissa Black Sand Beach, Santorini Sailing, Akrotiri, Kamari Beach
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Kamari Beach ©
Kamari Beach
Perissa Black Sand Beach ©
Perissa Black Sand Beach

2
nights
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 3rd (Wed): enjoy the sea views from Armenistis Lighthouse, kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, then take a stroll through Little Venice, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paraportiani Church.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town route planner .

You can ride a ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in June, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Amalfi.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Armenistis Lighthouse, Paradise Beach, Elia Beach
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Elia Beach ©
Elia Beach

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nights
Salerno, Italy

Salerno ©
While often overshadowed by the Amalfi Coast's array of quaint villages, Salerno has become one of the region's main areas for culture and entertainment, while remaining relatively unmarked by tourism.
Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, then delve into the distant past at Paestum Ruins, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Salerno.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Salerno online attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Mykonos Town to Salerno takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Mykonos Town to Salerno. June in Salerno sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 72°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Salerno

Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Pompeii Archaeological Park, Paestum Ruins, Le Vigne di Raito, Duomo di Sant'Andrea
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Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Paestum Ruins ©
Paestum Ruins
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea

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