24 days in Italy & Greece Itinerary

24 days in Italy & Greece Itinerary

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24 days in Italy & Greece Itinerary

Start: Naples, Italy
Fly + Drive:  2​h
1
Pyrgos, Greece
— 4 nights
ferry:  2​h
2
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly + subway:  3​h
3
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
4
Taormina, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Reggio Calabria, Italy
— 2 nights
ferry + Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Cefalu, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Solarino, Italy
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  28​h
End: Melbourne, Australia

4
nights
Pyrgos, Greece

Pyrgos ©
Pyrgos provides one of the finest examples of Cycladic architecture in Greece, exemplified by the town's labyrinthine streets and whitewashed stone buildings.
Let the collections at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos and Monastery of Profitis Ilias capture your imagination. Visiting Red Beach and Vlichada Beach will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agios Nikolaos Church, don't miss a visit to Megalochori - Traditional Village, and examine the collection at Tomato Industrial Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Pyrgos online trip itinerary builder .

Naples, Italy to Pyrgos is an approximately 6-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Naples to Pyrgos due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Pyrgos

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Vlychada, Santorini, Akrotiri, Monastery of Profitis Ilias, Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos ©
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos
Vlychada Beach ©
Vlychada Beach

4
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.
Get some cultural insight at Archaeological Site of Delos and Little Venice. Do your shopping at Minima Gallery and 100% Mykonos. The adventure continues: stroll through Panormos Beach, learn about winemaking at Mykonos Vioma Organic Farm, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and get a taste of the local shopping with Tia handmade.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Mykonos Town travel tool .

You can ride a ferry from Pyrgos to Mykonos Town in 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Mykonos Town are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Platis Gialos Beach, Minima Gallery, Mykonos Vioma Organic Farm, Archaeological Site of Delos, Paradise Beach
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Archaeological Site of Delos ©
Archaeological Site of Delos
Platis Gialos Beach ©
Platis Gialos Beach

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): wander the streets of Ermou Street, take a stroll through Plaka, then explore and take pictures at Panathenaic Stadium, and finally get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum.

To see reviews and other tourist information, read our Athens road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and subway from Mykonos Town to Athens takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. Traveling from Mykonos Town in June, expect nights in Athens to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 35°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Taormina.

Things to do in Athens

Neighborhoods Museums Shopping
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Plaka ©
Plaka
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Ermou Street ©
Ermou Street

2
nights
Taormina, Italy

Taormina ©
With its warm island weather and cliffside location overlooking the Ionion Sea, Taormina has been one of Sicily's most popular getaway destinations since the early 19th century.
Step off the beaten path and head to Castillo de Castelmola and Chiesa Madonna della Rocca. Get a sense of the local culture at Quattro Fontane di Taormina and Diocesi Di Acireale. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Taormina: Capo Milazzo - Santuario di Sant'Antonio da Padova (in Milazzo), Pastificio Il Mattarello (in Bronte) and Faro di Capo Peloro (in Messina). There's still lots to do: see EtnaExcursion.it, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lido Horcynus Orca, and enjoy the sea views from Pilone di Torre Faro.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Taormina tour itinerary website .

Fly from Athens to Taormina in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. June in Taormina sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. On the 24th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Reggio Calabria.

Things to do in Taormina

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Messina, Capo Milazzo - Santuario di Sant'Antonio da Padova, Pastificio Il Mattarello, Castillo de Castelmola, EtnaExcursion.it
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Castillo de Castelmola ©
Castillo de Castelmola
EtnaExcursion.it ©
EtnaExcursion.it
Chiesa Madonna della Rocca ©
Chiesa Madonna della Rocca

2
nights
Reggio Calabria, Italy

Reggio Calabria ©
Reggio di Calabria, commonly known as Reggio Calabria or simply Reggio in Southern Italy, is the largest city and the most populated comune of Calabria, Southern Italy. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Chianalea di Scilla. On the next day, take in the exciting artwork at Palazzo Della Cultura Pasquino Crupi, get to know the fascinating history of Lungomare Falcomata, then get a taste of the local shopping with Opere di Rabarama, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Reggio Calabria.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Reggio Calabria road trip planning website .

You can drive from Taormina to Reggio Calabria in 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Cefalu.

Things to do in Reggio Calabria

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chianalea di Scilla
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Chianalea di Scilla ©
Chianalea di Scilla
Lungomare Falcomata ©
Lungomare Falcomata

2
nights
Cefalu, Italy

Cefalu ©
Cefalù is a city and comune in the Province of Palermo, located on the northern coast of Sicily, Italy on the Tyrrhenian Sea about 70km east of the provincial capital and 185km west of Messina. On the 26th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Duomo di Cefalu and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rocca di Cefalu. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Piazza del Duomo, stroll through Spiaggia Torre Conca, and then explore the ancient world of Teatro Pietra Rosa.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cefalu holiday planning tool .

Do a combination of ferry and car from Reggio Calabria to Cefalu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Solarino.

Things to do in Cefalu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Pollina, Castello dei Ventimiglia, Cinema Paradiso Museum, Palazzo Adriano, Sicily
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Duomo di Cefalu ©
Duomo di Cefalu
Rocca di Cefalu ©
Rocca di Cefalu

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nights
Solarino, Italy

Solarino ©
Solarino is a comune in the Province of Syracuse, Sicily . Explore hidden gems such as Buscemi Paese Mueseo and Necropolis of Pantalica. Visit Chiesa Madre Santa Maria La Cava e Sant'Alfio and Basilica di San Sebastiano for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Solarino: Grotta dei Santi (in Licodia Eubea), Chiesa Rupestre del Crocifisso (in Lentini) and Museo Civico dell'Opera dei Pupi (in Sortino). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Santuario Santa Maria della Stella, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parrochia San Paolo Apostolo Solarino, explore the historical opulence of Castello di Palazzolo Acreide o Rocca di Castelmezzano, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Scalinata in Maiolica.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Solarino trip itinerary site .

Drive from Cefalu to Solarino in 3 hours. In June in Solarino, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Solarino

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Palazzolo Acreide, Lentini, Scalinata in Maiolica, Necropolis of Pantalica, Basilica di San Sebastiano
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Necropolis of Pantalica ©
Necropolis of Pantalica
Basilica di San Sebastiano ©
Basilica di San Sebastiano

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