20 days in Italy & Greece Itinerary

20 days in Italy & Greece Itinerary

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Fly
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Taormina, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly to Naples, Ferry to Capri
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Capri, Italy
— 2 nights
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Ferry to Naples, Fly to Santorini, Bus to Oia
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Oia, Greece
— 4 nights
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Drive to Santorini, Ferry to Heraklion, Drive to Hersonissos
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Hersonissos, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly
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Corfu Town, Greece
— 5 nights
Drive to Ioannis Kapodistrias International Airport, Fly to Manila

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Taormina, Italy

— 3 nights
With its warm island weather and cliffside location overlooking the Ionion Sea, Taormina has been one of Sicily's most popular getaway destinations since the early 19th century.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Stroscio Gioielli and Ceramiche Dell'Artigianato Siciliano Manago. Get in touch with nature at Spiaggia libera - Santa Teresa di Riva and Lido La Dolce Vita. Change things up with these side-trips from Taormina: Bronte (Il Pistacchio di Corica Alfio & Pastificio Il Mattarello) and Libreria Incantastorie (in Milazzo). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Ancient Theatre of Taormina, look for gifts at Il Laboratorio Dell'Arte, and learn and have fun at BluArte I due Giardini di Naxos.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Taormina trip itinerary planning tool.

Manila, Philippines to Taormina is an approximately 20-hour flight. Traveling from Manila to Taormina, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manila in May, things will get a bit cooler in Taormina: highs are around 28°C and lows about 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Capri.

Things to do in Taormina

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 17 — 21:

Capri, Italy

— 2 nights
The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): don't miss a visit to Belvedere Cannone, enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Piccola, and then contemplate the long history of Villa San Michele. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Solaro, stop by Limoncello di Capri, look for gifts at Eco Capri, look for gifts at The Sea Gull, then admire the natural beauty at Giardini di Augusto, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at I Faraglioni.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Capri tour planning tool.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Taormina to Capri in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In May, daytime highs in Capri are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. On the 23rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Oia.

Things to do in Capri

Shopping · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 21 — 23:

Oia, Greece

— 4 nights
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Atlantis Books E.E. and Ekklisia Panagia Platsani. Shop till you drop at Aquamarine Jewelry and Faros Market. Explore Oia's surroundings by going to Galatea Pottery (in Akrotiri) and Perissa Black Sand Beach (in Perissa). There's more to do: look for gifts at Stardust.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Oia online travel planner.

Do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus from Capri to Oia in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Capri to Oia. May in Oia sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hersonissos.

Things to do in Oia

Shopping · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 23 — 27:

Hersonissos, Greece

— 3 nights
Wholeheartedly dedicated to tourism, Hersonissos remains best known for its vibrant nightlife, its bars and clubs attracting partygoers from around the world.
Step off the beaten path and head to Lake Voulismeni and Hantra. For shopping fun, head to Eklektos Bookshop or Kristina Boutique. Get out of town with these interesting Hersonissos side-trips: Elounda (Maria & Vangelis - Unique Handmade Creations & Fortress Spinalonga), Votania Herbs (in Kavousi) and Nostimon (in Kritsa). There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Luxurious Furs.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Hersonissos travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Oia to Hersonissos takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Oia in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Hersonissos, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to fly to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Shopping · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 27 — 30:

Corfu Town, Greece

— 5 nights
Often called "Kastropolis" because of its majestic Venetian castle, Corfu Town once featured such extensive fortifications that a force of over 20,000 soldiers defended them.
Get outdoors at Porto Timoni Beach and Kanoni Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Bataria Beach and Marathias Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Corfu Town: Elisabeth's Gift & Jewellery Shop (in Agios Stefanos), Kassiopi (Agathi's Lace Shop & Beautiful) and Gardenos Beach (in Gardenos). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Rovinia Beach, browse for treasures at Icon Gallery, look for gifts at Corfu Sandals, and learn about winemaking at Theotoky Estate.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Corfu Town journey maker website.

Getting from Hersonissos to Corfu Town by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. In May, daytime highs in Corfu Town are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 4:

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

Greece travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.