52 days in Italy, Greece & Egypt Itinerary

52 days in Italy, Greece & Egypt Itinerary

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52 days in Italy, Greece & Egypt Itinerary

Start: Lisbon, Portugal
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Venice, Italy
— 6 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Florence, Italy
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Rome, Italy
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
5
Naples, Italy
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h
7
Naxos, Greece
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Fira, Greece
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Athens, Greece
— 6 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
10
Luxor, Egypt
— 1 day
bus:  2​h 30​min
11
Hurghada, Egypt
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  1​h 30​min
12
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
13
Cairo, Egypt
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Lisbon, Portugal

2
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
On the 20th (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca di Brera, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and then admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Milan trip itinerary builder website .

Lisbon, Portugal to Milan is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Milan is 1 hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Greenway del Lago di Como
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco
Greenway del Lago di Como ©
Greenway del Lago di Como

6
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Doge's Palace. Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica di San Marco and St. Mark's Square. Venture out of the city with trips to Fondazione Bisazza (in Montecchio Maggiore) and Padua (Scrovegni Chapel, Chiesa degli Eremitani, & more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, examine the collection at Museo Ebraico di Venezia, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo).

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Venice trip maker .

Traveling by train from Milan to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In June, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Padua, Fondazione Bisazza
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
St. Mark's Square ©
St. Mark's Square
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

6
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Shop till you drop at Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri and Collezione Roberto Casamonti. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Palazzo Vecchio. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Siena (Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana, Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, & more). Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Nazionale del Bargello.

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You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Siena
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Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

6
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.
Palatine Hill and Pantheon are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Let the collections at Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Rome side-trips: Tivoli (Villa d'Este & Villa Adriana). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and wander the streets of Trastevere.

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

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. July in Rome sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vatican City, Tivoli
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Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

6
nights
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Sol’Art Ceramiche and Ceramiche D'Arte Pascal will appeal to museum buffs. Get outdoors at Spiaggia di castiglione and Lido di Ravello. Explore Naples' surroundings by going to Duomo di Sant'Andrea (in Amalfi), Le Vigne di Raito (in Vietri sul Mare) and Ravello (Duomo di Ravello, Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Sentiero degli dei (Path of the Gods), enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Capo di Conca, delve into the distant past at Ruins of Herculaneum, and contemplate the long history of Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Naples sightseeing site .

Getting from Rome to Naples by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Naples

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ravello, Vietri sul Mare, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, Pompeii Archaeological Park, Ruins of Herculaneum
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Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Le Vigne di Raito ©
Le Vigne di Raito

5
nights
Mykonos Town, Greece

Mykonos Town ©
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.
Do your shopping at Dio Horia and Savvas Traditional Greek Products. You'll explore and learn at Aegean Maritime Museum and Archaeological Museum of Mykonos. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Little Venice, enjoy the sand and surf at Agios Stefanos Beach, and stroll through Paradise Beach.

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Fly from Naples to Mykonos Town in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Naples to Mykonos Town due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Mykonos Town can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Naxos.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Mykonos, Ornos Beach, Platis Gialos Beach, Paradise Beach, Kalo Livadi Beach
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

1
night
Naxos, Greece

Naxos ©
Zeus, the master of all gods from Greek mythology, allegedly grew up in a cave on Naxos, a small but fertile island in the South Aegean Sea.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): contemplate the long history of Old Town, then explore the ancient world of Portara, then view the masterpieces at Fish & Olive, and finally take a stroll through Kastro.

For reviews and more tourist information, you can read our Naxos day trip site .

You can ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Naxos in an hour. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Naxos

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Portara ©
Portara
Kastro ©
Kastro
Fish & Olive ©
Fish & Olive

6
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Akrotiri and Ancient Thera. Get outdoors at Santo Horse Riding and KAMARA BEACH. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fira: Perivolos (in Perivolos), Perissa Black Sand Beach (in Perissa) and Caldera Beach (in Akrotiri). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Red Beach, do a tasting at Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A., take in the exciting artwork at Art Space, and take in the dramatic natural features at Skaros Rock.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Fira day trip app .

Traveling by ferry from Naxos to Fira takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July in Fira, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Santorini, Kamari, Oia, Perissa Black Sand Beach
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
KAMARA BEACH ©
KAMARA BEACH
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

6
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Get in touch with nature at Glyfada Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. National Archaeological Museum and Acropolis Museum will appeal to museum buffs. When in Athens, make a side trip to see Temple of Poseidon in Sounio, approximately 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Cycladic Art, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and take a stroll through Plaka.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Athens trip maker tool .

Fly from Fira to Athens in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. July in Athens sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Glyfada Beach, Temple of Poseidon
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum

1
day
Luxor, Egypt

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
On the 5th (Mon), delve into the distant past at Medinet Habu, then delve into the distant past at Valley of the Kings, then explore the ancient world of Luxor Temple, and finally contemplate the long history of Temple of Karnak.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Luxor road trip planning tool .

Getting from Athens to Luxor by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive. While traveling from Athens, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Luxor, ranging from highs of 49°C to lows of 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Hurghada.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Medinet Habu ©
Medinet Habu

1
night
Hurghada, Egypt

Originally a small fishing town on the Red Sea coast, Hurghada developed into Egypt's premier beach destination thanks to its year-round sunny weather and world-class dive sites.
On the 6th (Tue), get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hurghada holiday planner.

Take a bus from Luxor to Hurghada in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Luxor in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Hurghada: temperatures range from 45°C by day to 33°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Hurghada

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Parasailing & Paragliding

1
night
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

An enviable location on the southern end of the Sinai Peninsula and year-round warm weather boost tourism in Sharm El Sheikh and make it one of Egypt's premier travel destinations.
On the 7th (Wed), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Sharm El Sheikh trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. In August in Sharm El Sheikh, expect temperatures between 45°C during the day and 35°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Cairo, Egypt

Cairo ©
More than 20 million people call Cairo their home and, as soon as you set foot in the sprawling metropolis, it's evident they make it crowded and chaotic, but also exuberant and charming.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pyramids of Giza and Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids. Go for a jaunt from Cairo to Giza to see Great Sphinx about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Khan Al-Khalili and see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cairo trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Sharm El Sheikh to Cairo by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in August, expect Cairo to be a bit cooler, temps between 41°C and 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

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