Europe Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Greece-Italy Trip for first time

Jump to last reply

Me and my husband are Egyptians (in our mid 30's) and we are planning for our third trip to Europe by the beginning of September 2013. We are basically interested in visiting Italy for the first time. My husband likes to visit more than one country at a time. That's why we thought we would add Greece (first time as well). We like sightseeing, monuments, open areas, beaches, love Italian & Greek food, day trips, like villages and small towns, beautiful countryside and picturesque villages. We don’t like museums and noisy places. Yet we still don’t like very dull places. It’s more like a relaxing trip. We don't like checking-in and out so frequently as it's a bit exhausting and requires a lot of packing & unpacking.

Here's my suggested itinerary. Please feel free to criticize it and please advise your opinion regarding my questions below.

1- Flight Cairo-Athens on 30-Aug.

2- 5 nights in Athens. 1 day trip to Hydra. Any other islands you recommend close to Athens where we can make a day trip not necessarily for beaches, but maybe beautiful sceneries or a different taste ? Or maybe make day trips to other places outside Athens? Is 5 nights too much for Athens or just convenient?

3- Flight Athens-Venice on 3-Sept.

4- 3 nights in Venice. Is it too much or just sufficient?

5- Train from Venice to Pisa, rent a car to visit Pisa Tower. Is it worth it?

6- Drive to Tuscany Area, as we are intending to spend 4 or 5 nights in Tuscany towns. Is 5 days too much? As far as I could find out, Florence is a part of the Tuscany area. Is Florence worth a visit? Do we need to spend a night there? We don’t like museums and art galleries. Do you recommend a specific Tuscany town to stay in? it would be great to stay in a central Tuscany town and drive every day to a different town to see it.

7- Drive to Rome and leave the car.

8- 5 nights in Rome. Is it sufficient? Do you recommend any day trips from Rome?

9- Flight back to Cairo from Rome.

thanks a lot my friends.
Wella

11 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement: Writers Needed for Morocco Guidebook
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Apr 11, 14 at 05:51 PM
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 5 Hour Layover in Amsterdam
  2. 2 Amalfi Coast/Sorrento Itinerary Help!
  3. 3 Day Tours in Croatia, Slovenia that you can recommend?
  4. 4 What to wear
  5. 5 Suggestions on how best to spend our time in Lyon
  6. 6 Honeymoon in Greece or Italy or Spain?
  7. 7 Can you recommend a little seaside town near Athen?
  8. 8 Question for best Town to base for touring the Amalfi Coast
  9. 9 Northern Italy itinerary critique - please
  10. 10 Wisdom needed for a itinerary in northern Italy, Bavaria and Prague
  11. 11 What to book ahead in Barcelona?
  12. 12 Escorted Tours to Europe from UK to Dordogne Valley, France
  13. 13 Writers Needed for Austria Guidebook
  14. 14 Last minute Bordeaux restaurant suggestions - for 4/26-4/28
  15. 15 Little-kid friendly place an hour or so by train from Frankfurt airport
  16. 16 Suggested Itinerary and ideas for South of France road tour?
  17. 17 Family trip - 11 days/10 nights in Italy
  18. 18 London neighborhood suggestions
  19. 19 DH wants Paris but I need ACoast....itinerary help!
  20. 20 Honeymoon in Sicily
  21. 21 Monet in Normandy
  22. 22 Mephisto Shoes in Paris
  23. 23 Where Would You Add Two Days - Tuscany & CT Itinerary
  24. 24 Amsterdam / Belgium Itinerary
  25. 25 Spain, France, Netherlands with 18, 19 yo grandsons
View next 25 » Back to the top