8 days in Greece & Venice Itinerary

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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fira, Greece
— 2 nights
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 1 night
Ferry to Rafina Bus Station, Fly to Honolulu


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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): wander the streets of Campo Santa Margherita, browse the different shops at T Fondaco Dei Tedeschi, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercati di Rialto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, then steep yourself in history at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), and finally visit Cannaregio. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Scuola Grande di San Rocco, then examine the collection at Doge's Palace, then take a stroll through Dorsoduro, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico di Venezia.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice trip planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Venice Marco Polo Airport, Treviso-Sant'Angelo Airport and Trieste–Friuli Venezia Giulia Airport. In November in Venice, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough 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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): wander the streets of Plaka, explore the world behind art at Museum of Cycladic Art, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum. On the next day, explore the ancient world of Temple of Hephaestus, explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, then pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion, and finally take a stroll through Anafiotika.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Athens trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Athens takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Venice in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Athens: highs are around 67°F and lows about 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Fira.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Spas
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Fira, Greece — 2 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, then examine the collection at Lost Atlantis Experience, then learn about winemaking at VSV Winery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Catholic Church of St. Stylianos, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, then see the interesting displays at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, then admire the masterpieces at MATI Art Gallery, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Nikola's Art Gallery.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Fira online tour planner.

Fly from Athens to Fira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. December in Fira sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Wineries
Side Trips
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Mykonos Town, Greece — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at Armenistis Lighthouse, then look for gifts at Salachas, then browse the exhibits of Eden Fine Art Gallery, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Beautyworld Spa.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Mykonos Town trip itinerary planning website.

You can ride a ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In December in Mykonos Town, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel back home.
Shopping · Historic Sites · Spas · Museums
Side Trips
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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.