9 days in Italy & Greece Itinerary

9 days in Italy & Greece Itinerary

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9 days in Italy & Greece Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru, India
Fly:  15 h 30 min
1
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
3
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
4
Fira, Greece
— 1 night
Fly:  17 h 30 min
End: Bengaluru, India


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2
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.
On the 2nd (Sat), don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally steep yourself in history at Colosseum. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, then don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Square, then don't miss a visit to Roman Forum, and finally delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rome trip planner.

Bengaluru, India to Rome is an approximately 15.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Central European Time is minus 4 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Bengaluru in May: high temperatures in Rome hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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 4th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally take in the views from Ponte Vecchio. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Florence itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect slightly colder evenings in Florence when traveling from Rome in May, with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, then examine the collection at Doge's Palace, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, then explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Venice travel route planning site.

Take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Venice sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Fira.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

1
night
Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
On the 8th (Fri), hike along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, then enjoy the sand and surf at Perissa Black Sand Beach, and then explore the ancient world of Akrotiri.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Fira road trip planner.

You can fly from Venice to Fira in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Venice in May since evenings lows in Fira dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Perissa Black Sand Beach, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, Akrotiri
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Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail ©
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail
Perissa Black Sand Beach ©
Perissa Black Sand Beach
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri

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