21 days in Italy & Athens Itinerary

21 days in Italy & Athens Itinerary

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21 days in Italy & Athens Itinerary

Start: Hamburg, Germany
Fly:  5​h
1
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
2
Braies, Italy
— 1 night
3
Verona, Italy
— 1 night
4
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
6
Pompeii, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Athens, Greece
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Hamburg, Germany

3
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Padua (Basilica di Sant’Antonio & Scrovegni Chapel). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and make a trip to Piazza San Marco.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Venice travel planner .

Hamburg, Germany to Venice is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Hamburg in November, you will find days in Venice are somewhat warmer (15°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Braies.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Padua
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

1
night
Braies, Italy

Braies ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): explore the activities along Lago di Dobbiaco, admire the landmark architecture of Cappella "Lago di Braies", then explore the activities along Lago di Braies, and finally look for gifts at Alpe Pragas Srl.

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

Traveling by car from Venice to Braies takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Braies when traveling from Venice in November, with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Verona.

Things to do in Braies

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Lago di Dobbiaco
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Lago di Braies ©
Lago di Braies
Alpe Pragas Srl ©
Alpe Pragas Srl
Cappella ©
Cappella "Lago di Braies"

1
night
Verona, Italy

Verona
The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Verona itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Braies to Verona takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Verona are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. On the 9th (Sat), you'll travel to Florence.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Nightlife Outdoors
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2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally admire the striking features of Loggia dei Lanzi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from Leaning Tower of Pisa, then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, and then see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery.

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Traveling by train from Verona to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Verona in November, expect nights in Florence to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow time for the train ride to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

5
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
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, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rome route planner.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In November, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Pompeii.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

1
night
Pompeii, Italy

Pompeii ©
Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, admire the striking features of Villa dei Misteri, then learn about winemaking at Bosco de Medici Winery, and finally explore the ancient world of Forum.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Pompeii trip maker .

You can take a train from Rome to Pompeii in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites Wineries
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Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Villa dei Misteri ©
Villa dei Misteri
Bosco de Medici Winery ©
Bosco de Medici Winery

6
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nafplio (Nauplion Promenade & Fortress Palamidi), Archaeological Site Mycenae (in Mycenae) and Acrocorinth (in Corinth). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, take some stellar pictures from Mount Lycabettus, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Athens attractions planner .

You can fly from Pompeii to Athens in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. In November, daytime highs in Athens are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Nafplio, Archaeological Site Mycenae, Akrokorinthos
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

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