14 days in Italy, Greece & Malta Itinerary

14 days in Italy, Greece & Malta Itinerary

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Start: Richmond, United States
Fly + Subway:  17 h
1
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
2
Valletta, Malta
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Ferry:  5 h 30 min
3
Capri, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
4
Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
5
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  14 h 30 min
End: Richmond, United States

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Explore hidden gems such as Temple of Hephaestus and Panathenaic Stadium. Popular historic sites such as Acropolis of Athens and Ancient Agora of Athens are in your itinerary. Step out of Athens with an excursion to Temple of Poseidon in Sounio--about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, take a stroll through Plaka, explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, and appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Athens tour planner.

Richmond, USA to Athens is an approximately 16.5- hour combination of flight and subway. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and subway; or do a combination of train, subway, and flight. Traveling from Richmond to Athens, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Richmond in August since evenings lows in Athens dip to 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Valletta.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Glyfada Beach, Temple of Poseidon
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at The Knights Hospitallers, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Mdina Old City, then learn about all things military at Malta at War Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Co-Cathedral. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Malta Aviation Museum, then kick back and relax at Ghajn Tuffieha Bay, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mosta Parish.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Valletta trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Valletta takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Valletta due to the time zone difference. August in Valletta sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Capri.

Things to do in Valletta

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Ghajn Tuffieha Bay, Mdina Old City, Mosta Parish, Malta Aviation Museum, Malta at War Museum
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Mosta Parish ©
Mosta Parish
St. John's Co-Cathedral ©
St. John's Co-Cathedral
Malta at War Museum ©
Malta at War Museum

2
nights
Capri, Italy

Capri ©
The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Villa San Michele and La Bottega dell'Arte di Sergio Rubino. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Giardini di Augusto and Fortini Coastal Walk. The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Belvedere Cannone, explore the fascinating underground world of White Grotta, take in panoramic vistas at Belvedere di Tragara, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Marina Grande Public Beach.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Capri driving holiday app.

Getting from Valletta to Capri by combination of flight and ferry takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, train, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Naples.

Things to do in Capri

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Anacapri
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Villa San Michele ©
Villa San Michele
Giardini di Augusto ©
Giardini di Augusto
Scala Fenicia (Phoenician Steps) ©
Scala Fenicia (Phoenician Steps)

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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 25th (Tue): explore the galleries of The Neapolis Buried, then don't miss a visit to Spaccanapoli, then explore the world behind art at Museo Cappella Sansevero, and finally examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Naples trip planning site.

Getting from Capri to Naples by car takes about 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Museums Historic Sites
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Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero
The Neapolis Buried ©
The Neapolis Buried
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli ©
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola and then take a stroll through Trastevere. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Oasi Naturista, and then explore the ancient world of Pantheon.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Rome online road trip planner.

Getting from Naples to Rome by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August in Rome, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Oasi Naturista
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Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

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