24 days in Italy, Paris & Athens Itinerary

24 days in Italy, Paris & Athens Itinerary

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24 days in Italy, Paris & Athens Itinerary

Start: Lima, Peru
Fly:  15 h 30 min
1
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
Milan, Italy
— 1 day
Train:  3 h
3
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
4
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
5
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly + Subway:  5 h 30 min
6
Athens, Greece
— 10 nights
Subway + Fly:  21 h 30 min
End: Lima, Peru

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 list of things to see and do now includes Galeries Lafayette Haussmann, Musee Rodin, Pantheon, and other attractions. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Place de la Concorde.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary planner .

Lima, Peru to Paris is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Peru Time (PET) to Central European Time (CET) is 6 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Paris when traveling from Lima in September, with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Milan.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then buy something for everyone on your list at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Milan attractions planning site .

Getting from Paris to Milan by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in September: high temperatures in Milan hover around 29°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio ©
Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes San Giorgio Maggiore. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square, steep yourself in history at Porta della Carta, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, and finally get great views at San Giorgio Maggiore.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Venice day trip planning website .

Take a train from Milan to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. September in Venice sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 18°C at night. You'll set off for Florence on the 26th (Wed).

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Campo del Ghetto ©
Campo del Ghetto
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): examine the collection at Pitti Palace, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia, then take an in-depth tour of Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence, then see the interesting displays at Uffizi Gallery, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence vacation planner.

Take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Florence sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Rome Illuminated Guided Tours, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Pietro, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Rome day trip planner .

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Sep 28 — 30:
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

10
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Acropolis of Athens has been added to your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Athens: Attica Zoological Park (in Spata) and Astir Beach (in Vouliagmeni). On the 10th (Wed), spend a cool day on the water with Sea Stars. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Acropolis Museum, wander the streets of Plaka District, admire all the interesting features of Panathenaic Stadium, and delve into the distant past at Temple of Hephaestus.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Athens trip maker app .

Traveling by flight from Rome to Athens takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Rome to Athens, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rome in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 24°C in Athens. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Botanical Garden Diomedes, Attica Zoological Park, Astir Beach
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 10:
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Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum ©
Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

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