18 days in Greece, Rome & Abu Dhabi Itinerary

18 days in Greece, Rome & Abu Dhabi Itinerary

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18 days in Greece, Rome & Abu Dhabi Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  23​h
1
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  2​h
2
Paros, Greece
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h
3
Rome, Italy
— 7 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
4
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h
End: Melbourne, Australia

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Central Market as well as We Bike Athens (Electrical Bike Tours). Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Acropolis Museum and Acropolis of Athens.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Athens road trip planning site .

Melbourne, Australia to Athens is an approximately 23-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Athens, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Melbourne in June: high temperatures in Athens hover around 35°C and lows are around 24°C. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Paros.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

4
nights
Paros, Greece

Paros
Long ignored by tourists because of its reputation as a plain ferry hub, Paros today serves as one of the Aegean's major holiday destinations, luring travelers with its fashionable resort towns and quaint mountain villages.
To plan Paros vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Athens to Paros in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. While traveling from Athens, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Paros, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Fri) before leaving for Rome.

Things to do in Paros

Outdoors Tours Parks
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7
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Palatine Hill and Pantheon. Museum-lovers will appreciate Galleria Borghese and Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo. Explore Rome's surroundings by going to Tivoli (Villa Adriana & Villa d'Este). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria della Vittoria, steep yourself in history at Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, and wander the streets of Trastevere.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Rome itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Paros to Rome takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Paros to Rome is minus 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Fri) before leaving for Abu Dhabi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Tivoli
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

1
night
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi ©
Take a trip to Abu Dhabi to discover a modern metropolis built on a strip of land jutting out into the Persian Gulf.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Louvre Abu Dhabi and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Abu Dhabi trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Rome to Abu Dhabi in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Rome to Abu Dhabi. In July, Abu Dhabi is a bit warmer than Rome - with highs of 50°C and lows of 37°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Abu Dhabi

Museums Historic Sites
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Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center ©
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center
Louvre Abu Dhabi ©
Louvre Abu Dhabi

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