35 days in Greece, Italy & France Itinerary

35 days in Greece, Italy & France Itinerary

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Rhodes Town, Greece
— 4 nights
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Lampedusa, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly to Rome, Ferry to Forio
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Forio, Italy
— 2 nights
Ferry to Naples, Fly to Olbia
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San Teodoro, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly to Nantes, Drive to Bayeux
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Bayeux, France
— 6 nights
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Train to Paris St Lazare, Train to Paris Orly, Fly to Florence
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Siena, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly to Kefallinia, Taxi to Sami
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Sami, Greece
— 2 nights
Taxi to Kefallinia, Fly to Santorini
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Fira, Greece
— 5 nights
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Mykonos Town, Greece
— 4 nights
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Rhodes Town, Greece

— 4 nights
A conglomeration of many distinct architectural styles, Rhodes Town is the biggest urban center of the eponymous Greek island known for its golden beaches and relaxed way of life.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Anthony Quinn Bay and Campochiaro. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Agios Pavlos Beach and Tsambika Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rhodes Town: Lindos (Village of Lindos, Acropolis of Lindos, &more). There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Emery Winery, explore the historical opulence of Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Medieval City.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Rhodes Town travel itinerary planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Rhodes Town is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Riyadh in July, you will find days in Rhodes Town are cooler (86°F), and nights are slightly colder (75°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Lampedusa.

Things to do in Rhodes Town

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 22 — 26:

Lampedusa, Italy

— 2 nights
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
On the 27th (Tue), kick back and relax at Cala Maluk, stroll through Cala Pulcino, then stroll through Spiaggia dei Conigli, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Croce Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sea views from Faro di Capo Grecale and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Lampedusa tour itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Rhodes Town to Lampedusa in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Rhodes Town to Lampedusa is minus 1 hour. In July in Lampedusa, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 74°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Forio.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 28:

Forio, Italy

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa del Soccorso, then don't miss a visit to Castello Aragonese d'Ischia, and then kick back and relax at La Spiaggia e la Baia di Cartaromana. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Sant'Angelo (Serrara Fontana) and then boost your wellbeing at Giardini Poseidon Terme.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Forio trip planner.

Getting from Lampedusa to Forio by combination of flight and ferry takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. In July in Forio, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Teodoro.

Things to do in Forio

Historic Sites · Spas · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 28 — 30:

San Teodoro, Italy

— 4 nights
A chance to sip cocktails at swanky beach bars by day and experience the vibrant club scene by night makes San Tedoro vacations extremely popular.
Relax by the water at Spiaggia La Cinta and Cala Brandinchi. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lu Impostu Beach and Spiaggia Capo Coda Cavallo. Get out of town with these interesting San Teodoro side-trips: Orosei (Spiaggia di Sa Curcurica & Oasi Biderosa), Baunei (Cala Goloritzè & Cala Mariolu) and Grotta del Bue Marino (in Cala Gonone).

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read San Teodoro holiday app.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Forio to San Teodoro takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, train, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Forio in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in San Teodoro, with lows of 67°F. On the 3rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in San Teodoro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 3:

Bayeux, France

— 6 nights
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Take a break from the city and head to Omaha Beach and Falaises d'Etretat. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pointe du Hoc and Bayeux War Cemetery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bayeux: Mont Saint-Michel (in Mont-Saint-Michel), Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach (in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont) and Airborne Museum (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Deauville Beach, contemplate the long history of Palais Benedictine, make a trip to Vieux Bassin, and see the interesting displays at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Bayeux online travel planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from San Teodoro to Bayeux in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, ferry, taxi, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from San Teodoro in August, with highs in Bayeux at 73°F and lows at 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Siena.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 3 — 9:

Siena, Italy

— 5 nights

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Basilica di Santa Chiara and Castello di Monteriggioni. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Piazza della Cisterna and Rocca Paolina. Change things up with these side-trips from Siena: Historic Centre of San Gimignano (in San Gimignano), Pisa (Camposanto, Duomo di Pisa, &more) and Walls of Monteriggioni (in Monteriggioni). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Cascate del Mulino, take in panoramic vistas at Torre del Mangia, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena, and don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Siena trip website.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Bayeux to Siena in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Bayeux in August, expect Siena to be a bit warmer, temps between 89°F and 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sami.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 9 — 14:

Sami, Greece

— 2 nights
Sami serves as Cephalonia's main port and provides a convenient gateway to the other Ionian Islands.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Assos and then stroll through Myrtos Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Makris Gialos Beach, then Head underground at Melissani Cave, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Antisamos Beach.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Sami trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Siena to Sami takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Siena to Sami, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in August, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Sami

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 14 — 16:

Fira, Greece

— 5 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ancient Thera and Skaros Rock. Visiting Paradisos Beach and Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sea views from Akrotiri LightHouse, see the interesting displays at Tomato Industrial Museum, D.Nomikos, enjoy the sand and surf at Perissa Black Sand Beach, and learn about winemaking at Gaia Winery.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Fira trip itinerary planning app.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Sami to Fira in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 16 — 21:

Mykonos Town, Greece

— 4 nights

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Elia Beach and Agios Prokopios Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Platis Gialos Beach and Agia Anna Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mykonos Town: Archaeological Site of Delos (in Delos) and Naxos Town (Naos tou Apollona - Portara & Old Town). There's lots more to do: stroll through Lia Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint George, look for gifts at 100% Mykonos, and don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli).

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Mykonos Town route website.

Ride a ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 21 — 25:

Greece travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
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.

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.