8 days in Greece & Italy Itinerary

8 days in Greece & Italy Itinerary

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Athens, Greece
— 1 night
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
3
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
4
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights


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Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 20th (Sat), appreciate the history behind Erechtheion and then contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens. On the next day, delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens, then visit Plaka, then explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Athens road trip planning app.

London, UK to Athens is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Athens is 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from London in March, with highs in Athens at 20°C and lows at 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Athens

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

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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 22nd (Mon): explore the ancient world of Colosseum, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, then make a trip to Roman Forum, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Trevi Fountain, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Rome itinerary app.

Getting from Athens to Rome by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Rome. Traveling from Athens in March, Rome is a bit cooler at night with lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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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 24th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

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Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In March, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), then explore the activities along Canal Grande, and finally take a stroll through Cannaregio. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Venice online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In March, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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