8 days in Milan, Rome & Santorini Itinerary

8 days in Milan, Rome & Santorini Itinerary

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Milan, Italy
— 1 day
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fira, Greece
— 2 nights


Milan, Italy — 1 day

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, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, and then explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Milan trip maker tool.

Reykjavik, Iceland to Milan is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Reykjavik to Milan 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). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can fly to Rome.
Historic Sites · Shopping
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Rome, Italy — 3 nights

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, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and make a trip to Piazza Navona.

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Traveling by flight from Milan to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to fly to Fira.
Historic Sites · Museums
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Fira, Greece — 2 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for nightlife, wineries, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay, take a tour by water with Alex Private Boat Rental, and do a tasting at Boutari Winery.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Fira road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Fira takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Rome in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 28°C in Fira. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.
Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
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Santorini travel guide

Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.