17 days in Italy, Greece & Paris Itinerary

17 days in Italy, Greece & Paris Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 6 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
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Fira, Greece
— 3 nights
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Paris, France

— 6 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 out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Versailles (The Water Parterres, La Galerie des Batailles, &more), Avion Normandie - L'Eure de l'Ulm (in Saint-Aquilin-de-Pacy) and Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, and visit Montmartre.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Paris trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

London, UK to Paris is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Paris is 1 hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 5:

Venice, Italy

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, then explore the activities along Canal Grande, and finally wander the streets of Cannaregio. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, explore the galleries of Doge's Palace, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally make a trip to Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo).

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Venice attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Venice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, Venice is somewhat warmer than Paris - with highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 7:

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: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, appreciate the history behind La Pieta, and make a trip to Spanish Steps.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Rome road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Venice to Rome in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. June in Rome sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 7 — 10:

Athens, Greece

— 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens, then steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, and then appreciate the history behind Erechtheion. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and then take a stroll through Plaka.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Athens driving holiday planning tool.

Getting from Rome to Athens by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in June, and nighttime lows around 24°C. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 12:

Fira, Greece

— 3 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for wineries, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, stroll through Red Beach, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and kick back and relax at Perissa Black Sand Beach.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Fira online journey builder.

You can fly from Athens to Fira in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fira

Tours · Outdoors · Wineries · Beaches

Side Trips

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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.

Santorini travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.