17 days in Amsterdam, Rome & Athens Itinerary

17 days in Amsterdam, Rome & Athens Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Rome, Italy
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Athens, Greece
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to The Hague (The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery & Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights)), Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo) (in Haarlem) and Rijksmonument Jean Pesijnhofje Leiden (in Leiden). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, admire the striking features of Royal Palace Amsterdam, visit The Jordaan, and steep yourself in history at Begijnhof.

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Toronto, Canada to Amsterdam is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Toronto to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in August, things will get little chillier in Amsterdam: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

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Rome, Italy

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tivoli (Villa Adriana & Villa d'Este). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon.

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Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Rome takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Amsterdam in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Rome: highs are around 38°C and lows about 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

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Athens, Greece

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Athens: Mycenae (Lion Gate & Archaeological Site Mycenae), Nafplio (Bourtzi, Fortress Palamidi, &more) and Moni Osiou Patapiou (in Loutraki). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, take a stroll through Plaka, and admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum.

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You can fly from Rome to Athens in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Athens when traveling from Rome in August, with lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

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