18 days in Italy & Greece Itinerary

18 days in Italy & Greece Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
2
Ravello, Italy
— 2 nights
3
Assisi, Italy
— 1 night
4
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
5
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
6
Verona, Italy
— 1 night
7
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
8
Athens, Greece
— 4 nights


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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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Rome trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Port Elizabeth, South Africa to Rome is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Port Elizabeth in December, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Rome: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): examine the collection at Museo della Carta, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cloister del Paradiso, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, thenponder the design of Fontana Cap e Ciuccio, thendon't miss a visit to Ruga Nova Mercatorum (Via dei Mercanti), and finally make a trip to Le Ville di Ravello. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Villa Rufolo, contemplate the long history of Duomo di Ravello, take some stellar pictures from Belvedere Principessa di Piemonte, pause for some serene contemplation at Cappella Sant'Angelo all'Ospedale, thenstop by Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of San Giovanni del Toro.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Ravello vacation planner.

Getting from Rome to Ravello by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Ravello when traveling from Rome in December, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Amalfi, Minori
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Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma ©
Museo della Carta ©
Museo della Carta
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea

1
night
Assisi, Italy

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Eremo delle Carceri, get a taste of local nightlife at BIBENDA ASSISI WINE BAR-WINE VINO, CHOCOLATE, OLIVE OIL,TRUFFLE TASTING, examine the collection at Museo della Porziuncola, learn about winemaking at Azienda Agraria Saio, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cripta di San Francesco.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Assisi attractions planning website.

Traveling by car from Ravello to Assisi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, subway, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ravello in December, things will get slightly colder in Assisi: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Nightlife Wineries
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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 17th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, thenmake a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at L’importuno di Michelangelo, make a trip to Palazzo Vecchio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, thenadmire the masterpieces at Museo della Misericordia di Firenze, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Florence trip planner.

Getting from Assisi to Florence by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In December, daytime highs in Florence are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, and finally browse the different shops at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Milan trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Milan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Florence in December, things will get a bit cooler in Milan: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Verona.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

1
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Verona, Italy

Verona ©
The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dei Lamberti, see the interesting displays at Casa di Giulietta, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, contemplate the long history of Museo di Castelvecchio, thenexperience the emotional art of opera at Arena di Verona, and finally make a trip to Piazza Bra.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Verona online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Milan to Verona takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. December in Verona sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Nightlife Museums
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Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio

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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.
Venice is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Venice trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Verona to Venice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In December, daytime highs in Venice are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Venice

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

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nights
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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Lycabettus, contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, and appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Athens trip planner.

You can fly from Venice to Athens in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In December, Athens is a bit warmer than Venice - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology ©
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens

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