16 days in Italy, Greece & Switzerland Itinerary

16 days in Italy, Greece & Switzerland Itinerary

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Athens, Greece
— 1 night
Fly
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Mykonos Town, Greece
— 1 night
Ferry to Santorini, Taxi to Perissa
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Perissa, Greece
— 1 night
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Drive to Santorini Airport, Fly to Naples International Airport, Drive to Salerno
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Salerno, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Ravello, Italy
— 1 night
Ferry
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Capri, Italy
— 1 night
Ferry
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Sorrento, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Pompeii, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
9
Naples, Italy
— 1 night
Train
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Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Train
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Florence, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Fly
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Athens, Greece

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): wander the streets of Plaka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion, delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, then take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens trip planner.

Houston, USA to Athens is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Houston to Athens. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in August, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
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Acropolis of Athens ©
World heritage site
Acropolis of Athens
4.7
Acropolis Museum ©
History Museum
Acropolis Museum
4.7
Plaka ©
Neighborhood
Plaka
4.4

1
night
Mykonos Town, Greece

Chora Mykonos

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 24th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paraportiani Church, then make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), then take a stroll through Little Venice, and finally make a trip to Rarity Gallery.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town journey builder website.

You can fly from Athens to Mykonos Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. While traveling from Athens, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Mykonos Town, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Perissa.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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Little Venice ©
Neighborhood
Little Venice
4.2
Paraportiani Church ©
Religious Site
Paraportiani Church
4.3

1
night
Perissa, Greece

One of Santorini's seaside treasures, Perissa provides travelers with a lively restaurant scene and easy access to several archaeological sites.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Ancient Thera, pause for some serene contemplation at Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel, then explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Perissa attractions planning app.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Mykonos Town to Perissa takes 3.5 hours. August in Perissa sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Salerno.

Things to do in Perissa

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

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Akrotiri ©
Ruin
Akrotiri
4.1
Red Beach ©
Beach
Red Beach
3.0

1
night
Salerno, Italy

Unspoilt Gem of the Amalfi Coast

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Giardino della Minerva, stop by Lavorazione Artigianale Savastano, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Salerno, then make a trip to Promenade Trieste, and finally head outdoors with Cilento.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Salerno trip itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Perissa to Salerno. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In August, daytime highs in Salerno are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Ravello.

Things to do in Salerno

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Cilento ©
Outdoor Activity
Cilento
4.6
Promenade Trieste ©
Landmark
Promenade Trieste
4.0

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Ravello, Italy

Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello, make a trip to Villa Rufolo, admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, then see the interesting displays at Museo della Carta, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, and finally cruise along Amalfi Coast.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Ravello trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Salerno to Ravello takes 1.5 hours. In August in Ravello, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 76°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Capri.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 26 — 27:
Highlights from your trip
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Religious Site
Duomo di Sant'Andrea
4.7
Museo della Carta ©
Specialty Museum
Museo della Carta
4.4

1
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Capri, Italy

The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
On the 28th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Belvedere di Tragara, make a trip to Via Longano, identify plant and animal life at Parco Astarita, then admire the natural beauty at Giardini di Augusto, then take some stellar pictures from Belvedere Cannone, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at I Faraglioni.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Capri tour itinerary maker site.

Traveling by ferry from Ravello to Capri takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in August, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to ride a ferry to Sorrento.

Things to do in Capri

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping
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Highlights from your trip
I Faraglioni
Geologic Formation
I Faraglioni
4.8

1
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Sorrento, Italy

Land of the Sirens

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
On the 29th (Sun), cast your line with a fishing tour, view the masterpieces at Art & Craft Gallery, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Sorrento online trip itinerary builder.

Ride a ferry from Capri to Sorrento in an hour. In August, daytime highs in Sorrento are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Pompeii.

Things to do in Sorrento

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

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Fishing Charter / Tour
Fishing Charters & Tours
4.9
©
Food Tour
Food Tours
5.0

1
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Pompeii, Italy

Underground City

Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Oplonti Villa di Poppea Ruins, explore the ancient world of Villa di Giulia Felice, learn about winemaking at Bosco de Medici Winery, then admire the striking features of Villa dei Misteri, and finally don't miss a visit to Pompeii Archaeological Park.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Pompeii itinerary builder website.

Getting from Sorrento to Pompeii by car takes about an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Naples.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 29 — 30:
Highlights from your trip
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
World heritage site
Pompeii Archaeological Park
4.6
Bosco de Medici Winery ©
Winery / Vineyard
Bosco de Medici Winery
4.8
Villa dei Misteri ©
Architectural Building
Villa dei Misteri
4.7

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Naples, Italy

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. On the 31st (Tue), make a trip to Miglio Sacro, examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, and then contemplate the long history of Parco Acheologico di Ercolano.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Naples route planner.

Naples is just a stone's throw from Pompeii. August in Naples sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Side Trip

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Miglio Sacro ©
Must see
Miglio Sacro
5.0
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano ©
World heritage site
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
4.6
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli ©
Specialty Museum
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli
4.3

1
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Rome, Italy

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): steep yourself in history at Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and finally make a trip to Trevi Fountain.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Rome trip planner.

You can take a train from Naples to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. August in Rome sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Side Trip

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Colosseum ©
Must see
Colosseum
4.7
Pantheon ©
Must see
Pantheon
4.8

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Florence, Italy

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, and finally steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence travel route planner.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Find places to stay Sep 1 — 2:
Highlights from your trip
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
World heritage site
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
4.4
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
World heritage site
Piazzale Michelangelo
4.8

1
night
Venice, Italy

City of Romance

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.
On the 3rd (Fri), see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Venice sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Venice are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 3:
Highlights from your trip
Canal Grande ©
Must see
Canal Grande
4.8
Basilica di San Marco
Architectural Building
Basilica di San Marco
4.4
Piazza San Marco ©
Must see
Piazza San Marco
4.4

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nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 4th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), then explore the activities along Lake Zurich, and then visit Niederdorf.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Zurich trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Zurich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Venice in September: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 67°F and lows are around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 5:
Highlights from your trip
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Neighborhood
Bahnhofstrasse
3.9
Lake Zurich ©
Water Body
Lake Zurich
4.7

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