16 days in Italy & Greece Itinerary

16 days in Italy & Greece Itinerary

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16 days in Italy & Greece Itinerary

Start: San Diego, United States
Fly:  16 h 30 min
1
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
2
Naples, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Capri, Italy
— 1 night
Ferry + Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Tivoli, Italy
— 1 night
Train + Fly:  4 h 30 min
5
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 2 nights
Ferry:  2 h 15 min
6
Fira, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
7
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  18 h 30 min
End: San Diego, United States

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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. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, steep yourself in history at St Mark's Campanile, and admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Venice travel route planner.

San Diego, USA to Venice is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from San Diego to Venice due to the time zone difference. While traveling from San Diego, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Venice, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Naples.

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

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Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Change things up with these side-trips from Naples: Le Vigne di Raito (in Vietri sul Mare), Wine Tours & Tastings (in Amalfi) and Ravello (Villa Rufolo, Duomo di Ravello, & more). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, cool off at Fornillo, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Cappella Sansevero.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Naples day trip planning app .

You can fly from Venice to Naples in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Capri.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ravello, Pompeii Archaeological Park, Fornillo, Le Vigne di Raito
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Le Vigne di Raito ©
Le Vigne di Raito
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Fornillo ©
Fornillo

1
night
Capri, Italy

The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): get great views at Belvedere Cannone, stroll through Giardini di Augusto, then explore the striking landscape at I Faraglioni, and finally get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Capri vacation planner.

You can drive from Naples to Capri in 2.5 hours. June in Capri sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Tivoli.

Things to do in Capri

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Speed Boats Tours
Belvedere Cannone ©
Belvedere Cannone
I Faraglioni
I Faraglioni

1
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Tivoli, Italy

Tivoli ©
Tivoli is a town and comune in Lazio, central Italy, about 30km east-north-east of Rome, at the falls of the Aniene river where it issues from the Sabine hills. On the 23rd (Tue), make a trip to Santuario della Mentorella, then take in nature's colorful creations at Parco Villa Gregoriana, then take in nature's colorful creations at Villa d'Este, and finally contemplate the long history of Villa Adriana.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Tivoli trip maker tool .

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Capri to Tivoli in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry, flight, and train. Traveling from Capri in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Tivoli, with lows of 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Tivoli

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Santuario della Mentorella
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Villa d'Este ©
Villa d'Este
Villa Adriana ©
Villa Adriana
Parco Villa Gregoriana ©
Parco Villa Gregoriana

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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Panormos Beach and then wander the streets of Little Venice. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Kapari Beach, then make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paraportiani Church, and finally get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Mykonos.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town trip planner .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Tivoli to Mykonos Town in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Tivoli in June, you will find days in Mykonos Town are little chillier (80°F), and nights are a bit warmer (69°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kapari Beach, Panormos Beach
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Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

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Fira, Greece

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
On the 26th (Fri), indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, then explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, and then kick back and relax at Red Beach. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Ancient Thera, then do a tasting at Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A., and then contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Fira trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Boutari Winery, Ancient Thera, Amoudi Bay
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

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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, nightlife, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, wander the streets of Monastiraki, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and stop by Old Orient Jewelry.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Athens road trip planning site .

You can fly from Fira to Athens in 3.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. In June, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

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