60 days in Italy, Spain & Greece Itinerary

60 days in Italy, Spain & Greece Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
— 5 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
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Santa Eulalia del Rio, Spain
— 7 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 5 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
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Palermo, Italy
— 3 nights
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Catania, Italy
— 3 nights
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Taormina, Italy
— 3 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 5 nights
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Mykonos Town, Greece
— 6 nights
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Fira, Greece
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Madrid, Spain

— 5 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Venture out of the city with trips to Toledo (Church of Santo Tomé, Catedral Primada, &more), Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial (in San Lorenzo de El Escorial) and Balloon Rides (in Segovia). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, make a trip to Puerta del Sol, admire the natural beauty at Real Jardin Botanico, and stroll around Plaza de Santa Ana.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Madrid is an approximately 25.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Madrid is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in August, things will get much warmer in Madrid: highs are around 39°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 1 — 6:

Barcelona, Spain

— 4 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for historic sites, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, stop by Las Ramblas, don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, and get a taste of the local shopping with La Boqueria.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona online tour planner.

You can fly from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Madrid in August, plan for little chillier days in Barcelona, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Santa Eulalia del Rio.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 10:

Santa Eulalia del Rio, Spain

— 7 nights
Offering a mix of nature, culture, and entertainment, a vacation in Santa Eulalia del Rio provides a quintessential Ibiza experience.
Get out of town with these interesting Santa Eulalia del Rio side-trips: Sant Antoni de Portmany (Cala Bassa & Playa Cala Salada), Es Vedra (in Ibiza Town) and Cala Comte (in Sant Josep de Sa Talaia). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Castell de Eivissa, get outside with Cala de S'Aigua Blanca, take in the waterfront at Puerto de Ibiza, and kick back and relax at Platja de ses Salines.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Santa Eulalia del Rio attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Santa Eulalia del Rio takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. In August, daytime highs in Santa Eulalia del Rio are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can fly to Milan.

Things to do in Santa Eulalia del Rio

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 10 — 17:

Milan, Italy

— 3 nights

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Get out of town with these interesting Milan side-trips: I Giardini di Villa Melzi (in Bellagio) and Villa del Balbianello (in Tremezzina). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, engage your brain at Museo Della Scienza E Della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci, stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Il Cenacolo.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Milan online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Santa Eulalia del Rio to Milan in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, train, and bus. Traveling from Santa Eulalia del Rio in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 22°C in Milan. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 17 — 20:

Venice, Italy

— 5 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Verona (Arche Scaligere, Torre dei Lamberti, &more) and Padua (Padua Botanical Garden - World Heritage Site, Basilica of St. Anthony, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco.

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

You can drive from Milan to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 20 — 25:

Florence, Italy

— 5 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Venture out of the city with trips to Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa) and Siena (Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, Piazza del Campo, &more). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

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You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 25 — 30:

Rome, Italy

— 5 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rome: Tivoli (Villa d'Este & Villa Adriana). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, and delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Rome trip itinerary planning site.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Rome are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Palermo.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 4:

Palermo, Italy

— 3 nights
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Get out of town with these interesting Palermo side-trips: Duomo di Monreale (in Monreale) and Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro (in Castellammare del Golfo). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Palermo, contemplate the long history of Catacombe dei Cappuccini, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and admire the landmark architecture of Norman Palace.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Palermo tour planner.

Getting from Rome to Palermo by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Catania.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 4 — 7:

Catania, Italy

— 3 nights

Black Pearl of Ionian Sea

The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
Explore Catania's surroundings by going to Syracuse (Ortigia Island Excursion, Duomo di Siracusa, &more). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Mt Etna, steep yourself in history at Parco Archeologico Greco Romano di Catania, admire the local landmark of Fontana dell'Amenano, and get engrossed in the history at Monastero dei Benedettini.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Catania trip planner.

Traveling by car from Palermo to Catania takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Taormina.

Things to do in Catania

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

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Find places to stay Sep 7 — 10:

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Taormina: Gambino Vini (in Linguaglossa) and Gole Alcantara Botanical and Geological Park (in Motta Camastra). The adventure continues: get a new perspective on things with Blue Sea Diving Center, walk around Villa Comunale, step off the mainland to explore Isola Bella, and delve into the distant past at Ancient Theatre of Taormina.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Taormina road trip planner.

Drive from Catania to Taormina in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Athens.

Things to do in Taormina

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 10 — 13:

Athens, Greece

— 5 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Change things up with these side-trips from Athens: Nauplion Promenade (in Nafplio) and Archaeological Site Mycenae (in Mycenae). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Lycabettus, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Cycladic Art, and stop by Plaka.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Athens planner.

Traveling by flight from Taormina to Athens takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Taormina to Athens. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 13 — 18:

Mykonos Town, Greece

— 6 nights

Chora Mykonos

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mykonos Town: Naxos Town (Old Town, The Temple of Apollo – Portara, &more). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Little Venice, examine the collection at Aegean Maritime Museum, kick back and relax at Platis Gialos Beach, and make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli).

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Mykonos Town trip planner.

Getting from Athens to Mykonos Town by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of taxi and ferry. While traveling from Athens, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Mykonos Town, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 18 — 24:

Fira, Greece

— 4 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for nightlife, museums, and wineries. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, learn about winemaking at Santo Winery, stroll through Perissa Black Sand Beach, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Fira online sightseeing planner.

You can ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira in 2.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In September, daytime highs in Fira are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 24 — 28:

Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Churches · Landmarks
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.

Ibiza travel guide

3.9
Beaches · Nightlife · Outdoor Activities
Famous for its vibrant nightlife and numerous near-perfect beaches, Ibiza also features a rustic countryside few casual visitors ever get to see. Seaside festivals offer a convenient opportunity to soak up lots of local culture, but for a taste of genuine island life try to get away from the overcrowded tourist spots along the most popular sections of the coast. Though for many visitors Ibiza remains synonymous with endless raves on the waterfront, savvier travelers explore the island’s unspoiled northeast, which is covered by thick pine forests and olive groves. Away from the jostling tourist crowds you can experience the island’s lesser-known charms, including quiet wooded trails, secluded bays, and outstanding vineyards.

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
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.