26 days in Italy & Greece Itinerary

26 days in Italy & Greece Itinerary

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26 days in Italy & Greece Itinerary

Start: Denver, United States
Fly:  15 h 30 min
1
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Montaione, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
4
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
5
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
6
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h
7
Paros, Greece
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 45 min
8
Imerovigli, Greece
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6 h 30 min
9
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
10
Civita di Bagnoregio, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
11
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
12
Acquapendente, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
13
Rome, Italy
— Few hours
Fly + Drive:  15 h
End: Denver, United States

1
night
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): contemplate the long history of Colosseum, then admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, and then don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rome road trip planner.

Denver, USA to Rome is an approximately 15-hour combination of car and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Denver to Rome is 8 hours. Traveling from Denver in April, expect Rome to be a bit warmer, temps between 69°F and 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Montaione.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

2
nights
Montaione, Italy

Montaione ©
Montaione is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Florence in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 35km southwest of Florence.GeographyThe frazione of Filicaja that is famous as the starting point of Antonio da Filicaja for the invasion of Pisa by the Florentine army in 1509.Main sightsThe church of San Regolo houses the Madonna del Buonconsiglio by Guido da Graziano Church and convent of San Vivaldo. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sacro Monte San Vivaldo, then play a few rounds at Golf Club Toscana Resort Castelfalfi, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax in the rural setting at Belmonte Vacanze, then step into the grandiose world of Palazzo dei Priori, then see the interesting displays at Piaggio Museum, and finally get into the urban bustle at Comune Di Certaldo.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Montaione vacation maker site .

Getting from Rome to Montaione by car takes about 3.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Montaione can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Montaione

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Vinci, Palazzo dei Priori, Piaggio Museum, Comune Di Certaldo
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Sacro Monte San Vivaldo ©
Sacro Monte San Vivaldo
Golf Club Toscana Resort Castelfalfi ©
Santuario della Pietrina ©
Santuario della Pietrina

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 25th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Florence driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Montaione to Florence in 1.5 hours. In April in Florence, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

2
nights
Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): take a stroll around Vernazza, then trek along Il Sentiero da Levanto a Monterosso, and then trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza. On the next day, appreciate the extensive heritage of Groppo, explore the striking landscape of Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre, and then hike along Cinque Terre footpaths.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Cinque Terre holiday planning app .

Traveling by car from Florence to Cinque Terre takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in April, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks Nature Trails
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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Cinque Terre footpaths ©
Cinque Terre footpaths
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre ©
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre

3
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.
Go for a jaunt from Venice to Padua to see Scrovegni Chapel about 54 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Venice itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Venice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Venice are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

3
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 3rd (Sun): wander the streets of Plaka, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus, then make a trip to Plateia Syntagmatos, and finally delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Athens trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Venice to Athens in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Venice to Athens. Traveling from Venice in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 64°F in Athens. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Paros.

Things to do in Athens

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

2
nights
Paros, Greece

Paros ©
Long ignored by tourists because of its reputation as a plain ferry hub, Paros today serves as one of the Aegean's major holiday destinations, luring travelers with its fashionable resort towns and quaint mountain villages.
Paros is known for beaches, historic sites, nature, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Folklore Art Museum Of Cycladic Civilization Benetos & Popi Skiadas., head off the coast to Parikia Town, pause for some serene contemplation at Panagia Ekatondapiliani, and take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum Parou.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Paros sightseeing planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Athens to Paros takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. In May in Paros, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Imerovigli.

Things to do in Paros

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Parikia Town ©
Parikia Town
Panagia Ekatondapiliani ©
Panagia Ekatondapiliani

1
night
Imerovigli, Greece

Imerovigli
Imerovigli, famed for its Cycladic architecture, claims one of the most dramatic positions in all of Greece.
To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Imerovigli vacation maker site .

Traveling by car from Paros to Imerovigli takes 7 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 63°F. You will leave for Rome on the 8th (Fri).

Things to do in Imerovigli

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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1
night
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
On the 8th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome vacation planner.

Explore your travel options from Imerovigli to Rome with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Imerovigli to Rome is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Imerovigli in May since evenings lows in Rome dip to 58°F. On the 9th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Civita di Bagnoregio.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Piazza Navona ©
Piazza Navona

1
night
Civita di Bagnoregio, Italy

Civita di Bagnoregio ©
On the 9th (Sat), engage your brain at Museo Geologico e delle Frane and then wander the streets of Civita di Bagnoregio.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Civita di Bagnoregio trip maker .

You can drive from Rome to Civita di Bagnoregio in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Rome in May since evenings lows in Civita di Bagnoregio dip to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rome.

Things to do in Civita di Bagnoregio

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Bolsena
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Highlights from your plan
Civita di Bagnoregio ©
Civita di Bagnoregio
Museo Geologico e delle Frane ©
Museo Geologico e delle Frane
San Donato Church ©
San Donato Church

4
nights
Rome, Italy

Explore Rome further: make a trip to Roman Forum, wander the streets of Trastevere, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Rome sightseeing website .

You can drive from Civita di Bagnoregio to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Rome when traveling from Civita di Bagnoregio in May, with lows around 58°F. On the 14th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Acquapendente.

Things to do in Rome

Tours Museums Historic Sites
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Food Tours
Roman Forum ©
Roman Forum
Trastevere ©
Trastevere

2
nights
Acquapendente, Italy

Acquapendente ©
Acquapendente is a city and comune in the province of Viterbo, in Lazio (Italy). On the 14th (Thu), Head underground at Orvieto Underground.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Acquapendente day trip website .

Traveling by car from Rome to Acquapendente takes 2 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Acquapendente when traveling from Rome in May, with lows around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rome.

Things to do in Acquapendente

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Orvieto, Cascate del Mulino, Pitigliano Centro Storico, Castello di Montorio
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Duomo di Orvieto ©
Duomo di Orvieto
Cascate del Mulino ©
Cascate del Mulino
Pitigliano Centro Storico ©
Pitigliano Centro Storico

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Rome, Italy

Rome
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Rome visit planner .

Traveling by car from Acquapendente to Rome takes 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Acquapendente in May since evenings lows in Rome dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Museums Historic Sites
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Highlights from your plan
Galleria Borghese
Galleria Borghese
Spanish Steps ©
Spanish Steps
Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola ©
Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola

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