22 days in Italy & Greece Itinerary

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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Lucca, Italy
— 3 nights
Sorrento, Italy
— 4 nights
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fira, Greece
— 3 nights
Paros, Greece
— 4 nights
Fiumicino, Italy
— 1 night
Drive to Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport, Fly to Halifax


Milan, Italy — 2 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.
On the 3rd (Mon), explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Tecla, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Il Cenacolo, explore the galleries of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, then explore the world behind art at La Sala delle Asse, and finally admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Milan attractions planner.

Halifax, Canada to Milan is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Halifax to Milan is 5 hours. When traveling from Halifax in April, plan for warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Milan: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Lucca.
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Lucca, Italy — 3 nights

City of a Hundred Churches

Lucca, famous for its intact Renaissance-era city walls, remained an independent city-state until the end of the 18th century.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lucca: Pisa (Piazza dei Miracoli, Leaning Tower of Pisa, &more) and Portovenere (in Porto Venere). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Le mura di Lucca, look for gifts at Zazzi Dallamano, steep yourself in history at St Martin Cathedral, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Pisa.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Lucca trip planner.

Drive from Milan to Lucca in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Lucca, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Sorrento.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Sorrento, Italy — 4 nights

Land of the Sirens

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sorrento: Amalfi (Cloister del Paradiso, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, &more), Il Sentiero Degli Dei (in Positano) and Ravello (Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, Duomo di Ravello, &more). On the 9th (Sun), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Next up on the itinerary: relax in the rural setting at Agriturismo Primaluce - Fattoria Didattica e Tour, take a leisurely stroll along Marina Grande - Antico Borgo Marinaro, don't miss a visit to Piazza Tasso, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Sorrento trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Lucca to Sorrento in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Traveling from Lucca in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 15°C in Sorrento. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can fly to Athens.
Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums
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Athens, Greece — 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, take some stellar pictures from Mount Lycabettus, delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens, and wander the streets of Monastiraki.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, refer to the Athens holiday planner.

You can fly from Sorrento to Athens in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Sorrento to Athens due to the time zone difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Fira.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Fira, Greece — 3 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail and then take an in-depth tour of La Ponta. Keep things going the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the exciting artwork at Nikola's Art Gallery, and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Fira trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Fira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Paros.
Tours · Outdoors · Wineries · Parks
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Paros, Greece — 4 nights

Poor Man's Mykonos

Long ignored by tourists because of its reputation as a plain ferry hub, Paros today serves as one of the Aegean's major holiday destinations, luring travelers with its fashionable resort towns and quaint mountain villages.
Get out of town with these interesting Paros side-trips: Naxos Town (Old Town, The Temple of Apollo – Portara, &more). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Folklore Art Museum Of Cycladic Civilization Benetos & Popi Skiadas., stop by Sun 'n Sand, pause for some serene contemplation at Panagia Ekatondapiliani, and head off the coast to Parikia Town.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Paros driving holiday planning tool.

Getting from Fira to Paros by ferry takes about 4.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Paros are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Fiumicino.
Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums
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Fiumicino, Italy — 1 night

Fiumicino is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Rome, Lazio, central Italy, with a population of 77,870 (2015). To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Fiumicino trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Paros to Fiumicino. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Paros in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Fiumicino, with lows around 10°C. You will leave for home on the 23rd (Sun).
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Italy travel guide

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.

Tuscany travel guide

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance
Known for its landscapes, traditions, and history, Tuscany possesses an unparalleled artistic legacy that continues to influence world culture. Regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, the region boasts a lengthy list of attractions, including world-class museums, art galleries, and archeological sites. With a distinct culture and a very strong linguistic identity, this region is sometimes referred to as a nation within a nation. A land of picture-postcard areas, Tuscany contains plenty of places to visit on your holiday, with seven World Heritage Sites, including the historic town centers of Florence and Siena. With more than 120 protected nature preserves, Tuscany is not only a land of culture and historic monuments, but also a great place to discover and enjoy the Italian outdoors. Take it slowly here (as the locals do), and give yourself plenty of time to get to know the local culture and cuisine of Tuscany's medieval towns and ancient villages.

Greece travel guide

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

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.