21 days in Greece, Italy & France Itinerary

21 days in Greece, Italy & France Itinerary

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Athens, Greece
— 1 night
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Naples, Italy
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Athens, Greece

— 1 night

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 21st (Thu), wander the streets of Plaka, then have fun and explore at Hellenic Children's Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum and then pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Athens journey planner.

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. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Athens due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Athens: highs are around 28°C and lows about 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time for travel to Venice.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums
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Venice, Italy

— 3 nights

City of Romance

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.
Explore Venice's surroundings by going to Padua (Basilica of St. Anthony & Scrovegni Chapel). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Canal Grande, explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Venice trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Athens to Venice by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Venice. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Athens in October, with highs in Venice at 22°C and lows at 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Florence, Italy

— 4 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Florence trip planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Florence are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping
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Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, make a trip to Spanish Steps, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

Before you visit Rome, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. October in Rome sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Naples, Italy

— 4 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Go for a jaunt from Naples to Ottaviano to see Vesuvio National Park about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, admire the masterpieces at Museo Cappella Sansevero, don't miss a visit to Piazza del Plebiscito, and examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Naples route app.

You can take a train from Rome to Naples in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In November in Naples, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Paris.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Paris, France

— 5 nights

City of Light

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.
Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and walk around Luxembourg Gardens.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Paris trip planner.

You can fly from Naples to Paris in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Naples in November, things will get little chillier in Paris: highs are around 12°C and lows about 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can catch the train back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Greece travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
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.

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.

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.