11 days in Italy, Athens & Santorini Itinerary

11 days in Italy, Athens & Santorini Itinerary

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11 days in Italy, Athens & Santorini Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Athens, Greece
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Fira, Greece
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
5
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: New Delhi, India


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1
day
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens and then get to know the fascinating history of Plaka District.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Athens tour planner.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airport is Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport. October in Athens sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to fly to Fira.

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Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Plaka ©
Plaka
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens

1
night
Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
On the 2nd (Sun), delve into the distant past at Akrotiri.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Fira custom trip planner.

You can fly from Athens to Fira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 20°C. On the 2nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Fira

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Akrotiri
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, sightseeing, religious sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at St. Peter's Basilica, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, steep yourself in history at Colosseum, and admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rome sightseeing planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Fira to Rome. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Central European Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Fira in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Rome, with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Step out of Florence with an excursion to Sovestro in Poggio Winery in San Gimignano--about 56 minutes away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Uffizi Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, and snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence tour planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. In October in Florence, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trip

Guardastelle Vineyard
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Guardastelle Vineyard ©
Guardastelle Vineyard
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

2
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, examine the collection at Doges' Palace, then admire the striking features of St Mark's Campanile, then examine the collection at Saint Mark's Basilica, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Torre dell'Orologio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, explore the activities along Grand Canal, take in the views from Bridge of Sighs, then make a trip to St. Mark's Square, and finally stop by Myosotis Karima Arte.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Venice travel planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Florence, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Venice, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 13°C.

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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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