8 days in Italy & Greece Itinerary

8 days in Italy & Greece Itinerary

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


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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari and Cannaregio. Do some cultural sightseeing at Piazza San Marco and Scala Contarini del Bovolo. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and get to know the fascinating history of Campo del Ghetto.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Venice road trip planning website.

London, UK to Venice is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from London in March, you will find days in Venice are a bit warmer (17°C), and nights are about the same (5°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Cannaregio ©
Cannaregio

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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 23rd (Tue): take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Campanile di Giotto, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, and finally contemplate the long history of Loggia dei Lanzi.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In March, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Basilica San Miniato al Monte

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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 25th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, admire the striking features of Pantheon, then make a trip to Piazza Navona, and finally don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill and then explore the ancient world of Colosseum.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome day trip planning site.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In March, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

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Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, then pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion, and then take a stroll through Plaka.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Athens online trip itinerary planner.

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rome to Athens. In March, daytime highs in Athens are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka
Erechtheion ©
Erechtheion

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