17 days in Italy, Greece & France Itinerary

17 days in Italy, Greece & France Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Beauvoir, France
— 1 night
Drive to Dinard-Pleurtuit-Saint-Malo Airport, Fly to Venice Marco Polo Airport
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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Positano, Italy
— 2 nights
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Naples, Italy
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Akrotiri, Greece
— 3 nights
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Fira, Greece
— 1 day
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Mykonos Town, Greece
— 2 nights
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Athens, Greece
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Paris, France

— 2 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.
Get outdoors at Ile Saint-Louis and Île de la Cité. Explore hidden gems such as Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse and Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, make a trip to Le Trocadero et son esplanade, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and kick back and relax at Paris Plage.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Paris online vacation maker.

Chicago, USA to Paris is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Chicago in September; daily highs in Paris reach 70°F and lows reach 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Beauvoir.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 4:

Beauvoir, France

— 1 night
Mont Saint-Michel has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mont Saint-Michel, kick back and relax at Beach of Genets, and then examine the collection at Scriptorial d'Avranches, musee des manuscrits du Mont Saint-Michel.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Beauvoir trip website.

Getting from Paris to Beauvoir by car takes about 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Beauvoir

Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 4 — 5:

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.
On the 6th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, wander the streets of Cannaregio, then explore the world behind art at Ca' Pesaro Galleria Internazionale d'Arte Moderna, and finally take in the waterfront activity at Riva degli Schiavoni. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, don't miss a visit to Scala Contarini del Bovolo, make a trip to Piazza San Marco, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally don't miss a visit to Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo).

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Venice route planner.

Explore your travel options from Beauvoir to Venice with the Route module. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Beauvoir in September: high temperatures in Venice hover around 77°F and lows are around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Positano.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 8:

Positano, Italy

— 2 nights
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Luna Convento, don't miss a visit to Le Ville di Ravello, contemplate the long history of Duomo di Ravello, then steep yourself in history at Villa Rufolo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cloister del Paradiso. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Santa Maria Assunta, enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, then stop by Artigianato Rallo, then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and finally go for a walk through Positano.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Positano trip planner.

Getting from Venice to Positano by train takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Venice in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Positano, with lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Naples.

Things to do in Positano

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 8 — 10:

Naples, Italy

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. On the 10th (Sat), delve into the distant past at House of Menander (Casa del Menandro), then explore the ancient world of Forum, then explore the ancient world of Temple of Apollo, and finally delve into the distant past at Teatro Grande.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Naples trip app.

You can drive from Positano to Naples in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Naples are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 10 — 11:

Akrotiri, Greece

— 3 nights

Greek Pompeii

Located on Santorini's southwestern coastline, the small village of Akrotiri sits just a short walk from one of Europe's most significant Bronze Age archaeological sites.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Castelli of Emporio, examine the collection at Tomato Industrial Museum, D.Nomikos, then learn about winemaking at Gavalas Winery, then learn about winemaking at Venetsanos Winery, and finally take an in-depth tour of La Ponta. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at White Beach, kick back and relax at Kambia Beach, then kick back and relax at Red Beach, and finally delve into the distant past at Akrotiri.

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Fly from Naples to Akrotiri in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Naples to Akrotiri is 1 hour. Traveling from Naples in September, Akrotiri is a bit warmer at night with lows of 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Fira.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 10 — 13:

Fira, Greece

— 1 day
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Ernesto Workshop & Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Dominican Sisters, view the masterpieces at Asimis Kolaitou Art Gallery Santorini, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally examine the collection at The Santozeum Museum.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, go to the Fira travel route planning website.

Fira is just a short distance from Akrotiri. In September, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Museums · Spas · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 14:

Mykonos Town, Greece

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): enjoy the sea views from Armenistis Lighthouse, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint George, make a trip to Rarity Gallery, then make a trip to Matoyianni Street, then make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and finally look for gifts at 100% Mykonos.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Mykonos Town travel planner.

Traveling by ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September in Mykonos Town, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 69°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 13 — 15:

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Port of Piraeus. On the 15th (Thu), stop by Anafiotika, delve into the distant past at Erechtheion, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, then take in the waterfront activity at Port of Piraeus, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Philopappos Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, then take a stroll through Plaka, then delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens, and finally delve into the distant past at Temple of Hephaestus.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Athens driving holiday tool.

You can fly from Mykonos Town to Athens in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and taxi. In September in Athens, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 15 — 16:

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.

Normandy travel guide

4.6
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Gardens
Discover the Alabaster Coast along the steep Normandy coast with spectacular chalk cliffs, a number of scenic villages, posh seaside holiday resorts, the Channel Islands, and the English Channel. The Channel Islands, although British Crown Dependencies, are considered culturally and historically a part of Normandy. Upper Normandy is predominantly more industrial, while Lower Normandy is predominantly agricultural. The shoreline is famed for the D-Day invasion by Allied troops on June 6, 1944, where you'll find museums and monuments with historical significance to World War II. As you explore the old towns, note the Norman architecture that follows a pattern similar to the English Romanesque architecture following the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. Typical Norman villages have many half-timbered houses in their old towns and historical vessels in their old ports. One of the most popular things to do along the Alabaster Coast is sampling its local products: The region produces hard apple ciders, Calvados apple brandies, and famous Bénédictine liqueur instead of wine due to its abundance of apple orchards.

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 · 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.

Mykonos travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Landmarks · Nightlife
Island of the Winds
Local tradition claims that Mykonos, the trendiest of the Cyclades group of islands, came into existence from the petrified bodies of giants killed by the mythological hero Hercules. Named after the grandson of the god Apollo, this cosmopolitan "Ibiza of Greece" offers modern tourists a blend of glamour and simplicity. Be prepared for hip and loud dance clubs along the coastline and quieter areas farther from the water. Avoid cruise ship crowds thronging the narrow streets by exploring the small villages located in the center of the island. The easiest way to discover the island's golden beaches is by guided boat tour, private car, or motorcycle.