15 days in Athens, Santorini & Northwest Italy Itinerary

15 days in Athens, Santorini & Northwest Italy Itinerary

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1
Athens, Greece
— 1 day
2
Fira, Greece
— 3 nights
3
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
4
Mantua, Italy
— 2 nights
5
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
6
Orvieto, Italy
— 3 nights

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Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 3rd (Wed), wander the streets of Monastiraki and then admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Athens travel app.

Singapore, Singapore to Athens is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Singapore to Athens, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in April, things will get colder in Athens: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Neighborhoods
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National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum
Monastiraki ©
Monastiraki

3
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Get in touch with nature at Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail and Kamari Beach. Shop till you drop at S.M.A.G Spira Marble Art Gallery and Eduart Gjopalaj Workshop. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Museum of Prehistoric Thira, enjoy the sand and surf at Perissa Black Sand Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay, and explore the ancient world of Akrotiri.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Fira trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Fira takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In April, daytime highs in Fira are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Oia, Santorini, Kamari, Akrotiri, Perissa Black Sand Beach
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Kamari Beach ©
Kamari Beach
Museum of Prehistoric Thira ©
Museum of Prehistoric Thira
S.M.A.G Spira Marble Art Gallery ©
S.M.A.G Spira Marble Art Gallery

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of St. Anthony, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Scrovegni Chapel, thentake in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Scuola Grande di San Rocco, admire the striking features of Scala Contarini del Bovolo, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, and finally stop by Cannaregio.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Venice vacation planner.

Getting from Fira to Venice by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fira to Venice due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Fira in April, Venice is little chillier at night with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Mantua.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Padua
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San Giorgio Maggiore ©
San Giorgio Maggiore
Scala Contarini del Bovolo ©
Scala Contarini del Bovolo
Scuola Grande di San Rocco ©
Scuola Grande di San Rocco

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Mantua, Italy

Mantua ©
Often overlooked in favor of nearby Lake Garda, Mantua is one of northern Italy's Renaissance gems.
On the 9th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Andrea di Mantova, get to know the fascinating history of Borghetto sul Mincio, and then explore the world behind art at Palazzo Te. On your second day here, explore the historical opulence of Museo di Castelvecchio, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Anastasia, and finally make a trip to Piazza Bra.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Mantua trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Venice to Mantua takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Mantua can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Mantua

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Verona, Borghetto sul Mincio
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Palazzo Te ©
Palazzo Te
Basilica di Santa Anastasia ©
Basilica di Santa Anastasia
Borghetto sul Mincio ©
Borghetto sul Mincio

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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 (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore, thenget a sense of history and politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, thenexplore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Basilica San Miniato al Monte. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Museo di San Marco, thenlook for gifts at Chianti Cashmere Goat Farm, thenlook for gifts at Janniderma, and finally admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Florence day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mantua to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Orvieto.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Chianti Cashmere Goat Farm
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Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace
Janniderma ©
Janniderma
Chianti Cashmere Goat Farm ©
Chianti Cashmere Goat Farm

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nights
Orvieto, Italy

Orvieto ©
The striking town of Orvieto, perched on a volcanic cliff overlooking the Umbrian countryside, is known as the Green Heart of Italy.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Giardino dei Tarocchi and Centro Storico di Celleno Vecchia. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Pozzo di San Patrizio and Civita di Bagnoregio. Get out of town with these interesting Orvieto side-trips: Cascate del Mulino (in Saturnia), Cascata delle Marmore (in Marmore) and Assisi (Eremo delle Carceri & Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Duomo di Orvieto.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Orvieto route planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Orvieto takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Orvieto are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Orvieto

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Assisi, Cascata delle Marmore, Civita di Bagnoregio, Cascate del Mulino, Giardino dei Tarocchi
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Duomo di Orvieto ©
Duomo di Orvieto
Giardino dei Tarocchi ©
Giardino dei Tarocchi
Cascate del Mulino ©
Cascate del Mulino

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