18 days in Italy & Greece Itinerary

18 days in Italy & Greece Itinerary

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Start: Manila, Philippines
Fly:  27 h
1
Bologna, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  45 min
2
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Train + Fly:  5 h
3
Fira, Greece
— 6 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
4
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  23 h 15 min
End: Manila, Philippines

3
nights
Bologna, Italy

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Abacanto Home, enjoy breathtaking views from Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, thenmake a trip to Piazza Maggiore, thenstop by La pentola del te, and finally get lost in a book at Biblioteca Salaborsa. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, thenget outside with Monte delle Formiche, and then admire the local landmark of Fontana del Nettuno.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Bologna tour planner.

Manila, Philippines to Bologna is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Philippine Standard Time (PST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 7 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Manila in May; daily highs in Bologna reach 27°C and lows reach 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Bologna

Outdoors Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Monte delle Formiche
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Monte delle Formiche ©
Monte delle Formiche
Fontana del Nettuno ©
Fontana del Nettuno
Biblioteca Salaborsa ©
Biblioteca Salaborsa

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore hidden gems such as Food Tours and Loggia dei Lanzi. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Florence travel route app.

You can take a train from Bologna to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Fira.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Food Tours
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

6
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Explore hidden gems such as Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail and Domaine Sigalas. Go for a jaunt from Fira to Oia to see Sunset in Oia about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Amoudi Bay, do a tasting at Artemis Karamolegos Winery, view the masterpieces at Ernesto Workshop & Gallery, and don't miss a visit to Santorini Arts Factory.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Fira online holiday builder.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Florence to Fira takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Florence to Fira. Traveling from Florence in May, Fira is a bit warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Oia, Santorini, Kamari Beach, Perissa Black Sand Beach, Akrotiri
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Perissa Black Sand Beach ©
Perissa Black Sand Beach
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail ©
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mount Lycabettus and Benaki Museum. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, take in nature's colorful creations at National Garden, visit Plaka, and pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus.

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Traveling by flight from Fira to Athens takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June in Athens, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

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