20 days in Paris, Italy & Greece Itinerary

20 days in Paris, Italy & Greece Itinerary

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20 days in Paris, Italy & Greece Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
Bus + Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
3
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly + Subway:  2​h 30​min
5
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  13​h 15​min
End: New York City, United States


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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Louvre Museum and Arc de Triomphe. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Musée d'Orsay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Paris Plage, get to know the fascinating history of Île de la Cité, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Dôme Sacre Coeur.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Paris itinerary planner.

New York City, USA to Paris is an approximately 12-hour combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Paris is 6 hours. In October, Paris is a bit cooler than New York City - with highs of 61°F and lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Florence.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get a sense of the local culture at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Uffizi Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Sovestro in Poggio vineyard (in San Gimignano) and Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Galleria dell'Accademia, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence vacation trip planner.

You can fly from Paris to Florence in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in October, expect Florence to be somewhat warmer, temps between 71°F and 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Wineries Museums Parks

Side Trips

Guardastelle Vineyard, Castello del Trebbio
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Castello del Trebbio ©
Castello del Trebbio
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

3
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 cultural itinerary includes sights like St. Peter's Basilica and Colosseum. Visit V Lounge Beach Club and Acqua e Sale - Stabilimento Balneare for some beach relaxation. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Pantheon, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Clement Basilica, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and wander the streets of Trastevere.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Vatican City, Acqua e Sale - Stabilimento Balneare
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

3
nights
Mykonos Town, Greece

Mykonos Town ©
A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Panormos Beach and Platis Gialos Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Portara and Old Town.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Mykonos Town vacation planner.

Getting from Rome to Mykonos Town by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Rome in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Mykonos Town, with lows of 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Naxos Town, Platis Gialos Beach, Panormos Beach, Ornos Beach
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Platis Gialos Beach ©
Platis Gialos Beach
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Plaka District and Benaki Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, see the interesting displays at Acropolis Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kapnikarea, and steep yourself in history at Ancient Agora of Athens.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Athens tour planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and subway from Mykonos Town to Athens takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. In October in Athens, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Glyfada Beach
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

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