39 days in Greece, Rome & Venice Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
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Rome, Italy
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Venice, Italy
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Zakynthos Town, Greece
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Argostolion, Greece
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Apollonii, Greece
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Corfu Town, Greece
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Athens, Greece
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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): get a taste of the local shopping with Trevimage, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, then explore the ancient world of Colosseum, and finally delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and finally explore the galleries of Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome trip itinerary maker site.

Melbourne, Australia to Rome is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Rome. In July, Rome is much hotter than Melbourne - with highs of 37°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 13 nights

Eternal City

Venture out of the city with trips to Tivoli (Villa Adriana & Villa d'Este), Grotte di Falvaterra (in Falvaterra) and Chiesa di San Michele Arcangelo (in Guidonia Montecelio). See some other sides of Rome: admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, and don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Square.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rome road trip tool.

Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can fly to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 1 night

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 10th (Thu), admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Venice planner.

You can fly from Rome to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Rome in August: highs in Venice hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Zakynthos Town.
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Zakynthos Town, Greece — 4 nights

The commercial center of the eponymous island, Zakynthos Town bustles with the energy as excited tourists and residents go about their daily business.
Step out of Zakynthos Town to go to Vasilikos and see Gerakas Beach, which is approximately 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: take a memorable excursion with Mario's Cave and Turtle Boat Trips, stroll through Daphni Nesting Beach, make a splash at Water Village, and look for gifts at Razi Aroma.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Zakynthos Town travel planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Venice to Zakynthos Town. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Venice in August, expect nights in Zakynthos Town to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 39°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Argostolion.
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Argostolion, Greece — 5 nights

A modern town with a traditional character, Argostolion draws visitors with museums, gardens, squares, pedestrianized shopping streets, and a cobbled seaside promenade.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Argostolion: Skala Beach (in Skala), Petani Beach (in Lixouri) and Assos (in Assos). The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Antisamos Beach, take in the pleasant sights at Argostoli Harbour, and don't miss a visit to Lithostroto.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Argostolion trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by journey from Zakynthos Town to Argostolion takes 4 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Argostolion can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Apollonii.
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Apollonii, Greece — 5 nights

Apollonioi is a former municipality on the island of Lefkada, Ionian Islands, Greece. Venture out of the city with trips to Nidri (Boat Tours & Water Sports & Nydri Waterfalls) and Agios Nikitas (Kathisma Beach & Milos Beach). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Ammoussa Beach, make a splash at Panos Water Sports, stroll through Pefkoulia Beach, and do a tasting at Lefkas Earth Winery.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Apollonii trip planner.

Traveling by journey from Argostolion to Apollonii takes 3.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Apollonii can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Corfu Town.
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Corfu Town, Greece — 3 nights

Often called "Kastropolis" because of its majestic Venetian castle, Corfu Town once featured such extensive fortifications that a force of over 20,000 soldiers defended them.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Corfu Town: Paleokastritsa (Corfu Aquarium & Paleokastritsa Beach). There's much more to do: deepen your knowledge of military history at Old Fortress Corfu, take a stroll through Corfu Old Town, catch some excitement at Aqualand Corfu Water Park, and appreciate the history behind Schulenburg Statue.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Corfu Town tour itinerary builder website.

You can travel from Apollonii to Corfu Town in 4.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Corfu Town can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Athens.
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Athens side-trips: Mycenae (Lion Gate & Archaeological Site Mycenae). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, take in nature's colorful creations at National Garden, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kapnikarea, and stop by Plaka.

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You can fly from Corfu Town to Athens in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Athens when traveling from Corfu Town in August, with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.
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Greece travel guide

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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.
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Kefalonia travel guide

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Famous for its pristine natural scenery, Cephalonia boasts a string of clean and friendly towns packed with traditional taverns, trendy coffeehouses, and family-run inns. A place of rugged cliffs and lush forests, the island features a coastline of golden beaches, lapped by the azure waters of the Ionian Sea. Home to less than 40,000 permanent residents, Cephalonia clings to its relaxed way of life, seemingly unfazed by mass tourism. A devastating earthquake destroyed much of the island's old architecture in 1953, leveling all but two of its major towns. Today, in addition to modern port towns and quaint villages, you can also explore a tranquil countryside rich in lush vineyards and remote monasteries.
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Lefkada travel guide

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Connected to mainland Greece by a long causeway and floating bridge, Lefkada represents more than just an island paradise of modern seaside resorts and pristine Ionian beaches. Though it measures only 35 km (22 mi) from north to south, the island offers a mosaic of landscapes that include excellent mountain biking spots. Evade the big crowds of the southern coastline's popular beaches and soak up some local culture by visiting the small villages along Lefkada's eastern side, where you can explore traditional taverns known for serving local dishes to the tune of traditional live music.
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