22 days in Athens, Malta & Italy Itinerary

22 days in Athens, Malta & Italy Itinerary

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22 days in Athens, Malta & Italy Itinerary

Start: Perth, Australia
Fly:  23​h
1
Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Valletta, Malta
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
4
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
5
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
6
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  2​h 30​min
7
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Perth, Australia


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4
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, nightlife, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, don't miss a visit to Plateia Syntagmatos, contemplate the long history of Ancient Agora of Athens, and pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Athens trip itinerary maker app .

Perth, Australia to Athens is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Perth to Athens. Traveling from Perth in August, things will get much hotter in Athens: highs are around 39°C and lows about 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Valletta.

Things to do in Athens

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

2
nights
Valletta, Malta

Valletta ©
Malta's capital city, Valletta preserves most of its medieval architecture, built in the 16th and 17th centuries by the Knights Hospitaller, once a powerful military order.
Valletta is known for historic sites, parks, museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of St. John's Co-Cathedral, admire the natural beauty at Lower Barrakka Gardens, take in the waterfront at Valletta Waterfront, and explore the world behind art at Casa Rocca Piccola.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Valletta trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Athens to Valletta takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In September, daily temperatures in Valletta can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Naples.

Things to do in Valletta

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja), Mnajdra
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Fort St Elmo - National War Museum ©
St. John's Co-Cathedral ©
St. John's Co-Cathedral
Upper Barrakka Gardens ©
Upper Barrakka Gardens

2
nights
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Pompeii Archaeological Park, learn about all things military at Galleria Borbonica, and then examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, appreciate the extensive heritage of Via Caracciolo e Lungomare di Napoli, make a trip to Via San Gregorio Armeno, then steep yourself in history at Underground Naples, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo Cappella Sansevero.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Naples road trip planning site .

Getting from Valletta to Naples by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Valletta in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 20°C in Naples. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Pompeii Archaeological Park
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Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero

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, make a trip to Trevi Fountain, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rome itinerary planning tool .

You can take a train from Naples to Rome in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa) and Siena (Piazza del Campo & Battistero di San Giovanni). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Florence visit planning app .

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Florence are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Siena, Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo, and finally contemplate the long history of Castello Sforzesco.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Milan route website .

You can take a train from Florence to Milan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. September in Milan sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

4
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.
Explore Venice's surroundings by going to Arena di Verona (in Verona) and Scrovegni Chapel (in Padua). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, examine the collection at Doge's Palace, and admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Venice trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Milan to Venice by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. September in Venice sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Scrovegni Chapel, Arena di Verona
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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