8 days in Milan, Rome & Santorini Itinerary

8 days in Milan, Rome & Santorini Itinerary

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8 days in Milan, Rome & Santorini Itinerary

Start: Reykjavik, Iceland
Fly:  8​h
1
Milan, Italy
— 1 day
train:  3​h
2
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Fira, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Reykjavik, Iceland

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, and then see the interesting displays at Castello Sforzesco.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Milan trip itinerary maker .

Reykjavik, Iceland to Milan is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Reykjavik to Milan, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Reykjavik in August, you will find days in Milan are much hotter (34°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (22°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Milan

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

3
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, museums, nightlife, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rome journey builder tool .

Getting from Milan to Rome by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In August in Rome, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Rome

#Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, spas, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, choose your vessel at Alex Private Boat Rental, explore the activities along Amoudi Bay, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Fira trip planning website .

Getting from Rome to Fira by combination of flight and bus takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Rome in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Fira, with lows of 28°C. On the 11th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fira

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Megalochori, Oia, Ancient Thera
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Alex Private Boat Rental ©
Alex Private Boat Rental
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

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