I have tentatively put together an itinerary for my husband and I for Santorini + 2 stops in Italy for the beginning of Sept. If anyone has done a similar trip I would GREATLY appreciate any feedback, thank you in advance.
Day 0: Depart USA
Day 1: Arrive in Santorini in PM of Day 1. Hoping to stay in Oia at an air bnb, but open for suggestions. Hubby is all about the nice view when choosing accommodations, but trying to stay under $200/night. Everything looks quite pricey by our standards.
Day 2-3: Do as you please Oia.
Day 4: Depart Santorini and fly into Naples (layover in Athens). Drive to Sorrento. Again hoping to stay at an air bnb.
Day 5-6: Do as you please Sorrento.
Day 7: Take train from Naples to Rome. Check into, you guessed it, another air bnb.
Day 8-9: Do as you please Rome. Say hi to Pope Francis at Papal Audience, woot woot!
Day 10: Depart for home.
Obviously more time would be great, but we have limited paid time off available. Questions for Rick-Steves-Nation:
1. Is this do-able without feeling like we want to collapse? Hubby gets testy when I pack too much into one trip.
2. We are hoping not to rent a car. A taxi from the airport to Oia will be 30 Euros. The drive from Naples to Sorrento is longer...hoping we could pay our air bnb host to pick us up.
3. What are some recommendations of things to do in Oia?
4. Is there a different place than Sorrento you would recommend? This is my 3rd time to Italy and I wanted to get a taste of the Almafi Coast, however, I'm open to other suggestions.