22 days in Greece, Rome & Sorrento Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Sorrento, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive to Naples International Airport, Fly to Zakynthos International Airport "Dionysios Solomos", Drive to Alykanas
Alykanas, Greece
— 3 nights
Drive to Zakynthos International Airport "Dionysios Solomos", Fly to Heraklion International Nikos Kazantzakis Airport, Drive to Heraklion
Heraklion, Greece
— 4 nights
Naxos Town, Greece
— 3 nights
Paros, Greece
— 3 nights
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights


Rome, Italy — 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Colosseum and Pantheon. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Villa Borghese and Vatican Necropolis. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, and delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Rome sightseeing site.

Toronto, Canada to Rome is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Toronto in July, expect Rome to be a bit warmer, temps between 37°C and 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Sorrento.
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Sorrento, Italy — 3 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Forum and Leonelli's Beach. Pompeii Archaeological Park and Anfiteatro Romano will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Sorrento side-trips: Teatro Grande (in Pompeii) and Positano (in Positano). There's lots more to do: get outside with Amalfi Coast, admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Correale, and walk around Villa Comunale.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Sorrento holiday maker app.

Getting from Rome to Sorrento by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July in Sorrento, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Alykanas.
Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive
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Alykanas, Greece — 3 nights

Step off the beaten path and head to Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) and Blue Caves. Relax by the water at Xigia Beach and Alykanas Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Alykanas trip itinerary tool.

Explore your travel options from Sorrento to Alykanas with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Alykanas can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Heraklion.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
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Heraklion, Greece — 4 nights

Crete's largest city, Heraklion remains best known for its proximity to a sprawling Bronze Age archaeological site, once the center of a vanished Minoan civilization.
To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Heraklion vacation planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Alykanas to Heraklion. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Alykanas in July: highs in Heraklion hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 26°C. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Naxos Town.
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Naxos Town, Greece — 3 nights

Naxos Town tops the itinerary of most visitors exploring the Aegean islands, drawing their attention with taverns, shops, beaches, and ancient ruins.
Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Zas Mountain, kick back and relax at Agiassos Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Paralia Alyko.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Naxos Town trip planner.

Getting from Heraklion to Naxos Town by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In July in Naxos Town, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. On the 2nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can ride a ferry to Paros.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
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Paros, Greece — 3 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 some cultural insight at Parikia Town and Lefkes. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Panagia Ekatondapiliani and Chrisis Aktis Beach. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Pountas Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Logaras Beach, and learn about winemaking at Moraitis Winery.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Paros vacation builder tool.

You can ride a ferry from Naxos Town to Paros in an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Athens.
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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.
Visit Acropolis of Athens and Temple of Athena Nike for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Temple of Hephaestus and Plaka. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Athens: Kineta Beach (in Kinetta) and Mycenae (Archaeological Site Mycenae, Lion Gate, &more). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, stop by Anafiotika, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Cycladic Art, and pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion.

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Getting from Paros to Athens by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Paros in August, you will find days in Athens are somewhat warmer (39°C), and nights are about the same (29°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Outdoors
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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.

Naxos travel guide

Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
Zeus, the master of all gods from Greek mythology, allegedly grew up in a cave on Naxos, a small but fertile island in the South Aegean Sea. Renowned for its unspoiled beaches and advantageous winds, the island offers excellent conditions for windsurfing and other watersports. Most of the island's western coastline boasts one sandy beach splashed by blue waters rich in marine life--a big draw for amateur scuba divers. The mountainous interior provides a look at the quieter side of the island, featuring a patchwork of lush valleys, quaint villages, and ancient sites. For a change of pace and a bit of modern dining and shopping, visit Hora, the island's biggest city.