15 days in France, Italy & Greece Itinerary

15 days in France, Italy & Greece Itinerary

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Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  27 h
1
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h
2
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
4
Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly:  22 h 45 min
End: Sydney, Australia

4
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris and Arc de Triomphe. Louvre Museum and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, take a stroll through Île de la Cité, appreciate the extensive heritage of Champs-Elysees, and step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Paris online trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Paris is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 9 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in May: high temperatures in Paris hover around 20°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre
Sainte-Chapelle ©
Sainte-Chapelle

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Museo Nazionale del Bargello will appeal to museum buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Basilica of Santa Croce and Loggia dei Lanzi. Go for a jaunt from Florence to Certaldo to see Comune Di Certaldo about 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, see the interesting displays at Museo di San Marco, contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Florence route site.

You can fly from Paris to Florence in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Paris in May: highs in Florence hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Comune Di Certaldo
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Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Basilica of Santa Croce ©
Basilica of Santa Croce

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Colle del Gianicolo, thentake a stroll through Trastevere, and then delve into the distant past at Colosseum.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Rome trip planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Florence in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 17°C in Rome. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Rome

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Trastevere ©
Trastevere
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Colle del Gianicolo ©
Colle del Gianicolo

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Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Acropolis of Athens and Acropolis Museum. Appreciate the collections at National Archaeological Museum and Museum of Cycladic Art. Take a break from Athens with a short trip to Temple of Poseidon in Sounio, about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Erechtheion, delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, wander the streets of Plaka, and steep yourself in history at Ancient Agora of Athens.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Athens trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Athens takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rome to Athens due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Rome in May since evenings lows in Athens dip to 20°C. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

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

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