Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Day trip to Lake Como from Milan
  2. 2 Americans moving to Europe - Suggestions?
  3. 3 Scotland-Looking for itinerary advice for 9 day trip
  4. 4 3 Weeks in Ireland - Itinerary help needed
  5. 5 Best way from London to Gatwick these days?
  6. 6 St Denis Cathedral
  7. 7 Naples/The Amalfi Coast...and Sicily?
  8. 8 Trip Report A few days in Naples - what a great city
  9. 9 Stockholm during midsummer
  10. 10 Dublin or Amsterdam?
  11. 11 Initial itinerary - 1 month in Greece
  12. 12 No Periods in British Written English!
  13. 13 Review Final Iceland Itinerary Please
  14. 14 Semana Santa Other than Sevilla
  15. 15 Trip Report Hotel Danube. Paris.
  16. 16 Seeking Andalusia itinerary recommendation
  17. 17 Ireland last minute recommendations
  18. 18 Looking for a unique 3 days in Venice
  19. 19 Itinerary Advice London and Paris with 2 Adults 2 Children (7 and 8.5)
  20. 20 Aix-- looking for a few obscure ideas
  21. 21 Praiano
  22. 22 One Month in Italy - Where would you base yourself?
  23. 23 Parma, Reggio or Modena for a year?
  24. 24 Ireland itinerary help please
  25. 25 Advice 10 day Itinerary Ireland
View next 25 » Back to the top

1st time in Italy - 7 days - Possible Athens - Need advice/comments!!!

Jump to last reply

I am planning my first ever trip to Rome and will be there from October 27th until November 2nd with a return flight home on the 3rd of this year. I have ideas of what and when I'd like to see and do but I have lots of questions too! Any comments/suggestions would be greatly appreciated on the following plans/ideas. First off here is an idea of my rough itinerary:
Day 1 (arrival): Trevi, Spanish steps, capuchin crypt and quite possibly the national museum near termini
Day 2: tour of colluseum (am guided to include underground and 3rd tier as well as forum and Palentine hill); afternoon walking tour (love & death with through eternity)
Day 4: Vatican City. Have left all day for this as my arrival will be a prepurchased ticket for between 10-11am
Day 5: day trip leaving on earliest train possible to Venice (this is a must for me). Any suggestions as I have not planned anything other that walking around?
Day 6: mid morning flight to Athens. Will arrive at 2pm. Hoping to see acropolis museum as the Parthenon, etc will close earlier
Day 7: morning exploring acropolis, possible stop at national museum. 4:30 flight back to Rome. Evening strolling around in Rome
Day 8: half day Ostia antica OR Hardians villa OR appian way

Questions:
1.) am I being silly to toss in a jaunt to Athens with such a limited amount of time? I thought it would be a good option given the holiday (see #2). I'm also a person that generally likes castles so I was worried I'd run out of things to do in Rome after the "major" attractions!
2.) to what extent is All Saints Day going to effect closures of tourist related sites (other than the Vatican obviously!) and cause travel issues?
3.) just how sporadic/erratic are closures in Greece? With such a short amount of time if hate to feel as though I "wasted" it if things are randomly closed that we're supposed to be open.
4.) is 3 days time enough to appreciate Rome and its main sights?
5.) any experience with "through eternity" or "viator" tours?

Any and all ideas, suggestions, itineraries, etc are welcomed! The only things I am non negotiable on are Monday for Vatican City and a day trip to Venice. Everything else can be tweaked!

55 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement