17 days in Greece, Italy & Spain Itinerary

17 days in Greece, Italy & Spain Itinerary

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17 days in Greece, Italy & Spain Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
subway + Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
6
Fira, Greece
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
7
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
8
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Toronto, Canada

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco and then explore the activities along Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Venice trip planner .

Toronto, Canada to Venice is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Toronto to Venice. When traveling from Toronto in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Venice, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, and finally admire the striking features of Campanile di Giotto.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence trip planner .

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Florence, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

3
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, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, and admire the masterpieces at Musei Capitolini.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rome visit planner.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. June in Rome sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, wander the streets of Plaka, and then take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, wander the streets of Monastiraki, then steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, and finally make a trip to Erechtheion.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Athens road trip planner .

You can fly from Rome to Athens in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. In June, daytime highs in Athens are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

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

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.
On the 1st (Wed), kick back and relax at Panormos Beach, then stop by Antica Murrina, and then wander the streets of Little Venice. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Kapari Beach, don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paraportiani Church, and finally take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Mykonos.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, read Mykonos Town trip planner .

You can do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Athens in June: highs in Mykonos Town hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

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

1
night
Fira, Greece

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
On the 3rd (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and then delve into the distant past at Akrotiri.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Fira trip maker website .

Getting from Mykonos Town to Fira by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Fira

Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, Akrotiri
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Ekklisia Panagia Platsani ©
Ekklisia Panagia Platsani

2
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, stroll around Parc Guell, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then examine the collection at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, and finally appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Fira to Barcelona takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Fira to Barcelona, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, and then see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum. On your second day here, examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, then don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo Sorolla.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Madrid trip builder site .

You can take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in July, expect nights in Madrid to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 40°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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