10 days in Turkey, Central Greece & Bulgaria Itinerary

10 days in Turkey, Central Greece & Bulgaria Itinerary

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Selcuk, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly to Athens, Bus to Delphi
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Delphi, Greece
— 1 night
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Drive to Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport, Fly to Varna Airport, Drive to Dobrich
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Dobrich, Bulgaria
— 1 day
Drive
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 5 nights
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Selcuk, Turkey

— 2 nights
An ideal base camp for exploring the Aegean coastline, Selcuk draws big tourist crowds due to its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus.
On the 9th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Public Latrine, then delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus, then explore the ancient world of Heracles Gate, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House). On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Ephesus Museum and then explore the ancient world of Temple of Hadrian.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Selcuk trip itinerary tool.

Mumbai, India to Selcuk is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from Mumbai to Selcuk, you'll gain 2.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In November, Selcuk is much colder than Mumbai - with highs of 22°C and lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Delphi.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Museums

Delphi, Greece

— 1 night
Ancient Greeks revered Delphi as the center of their universe, building an impressive sanctuary to Apollo in order to mark this sacred spot.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Apollo In Delphi, explore the ancient world of Delphi, then take an in-depth tour of Delphi Archaeological Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ieros Naos Agiou Georgiou.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Delphi route app.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Selcuk to Delphi in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, ferry, and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Selcuk to Delphi. In November, daytime highs in Delphi are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Dobrich.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Dobrich, Bulgaria

— 1 day
Dobrich is the eight most populated city in Bulgaria, the administrative centre of Dobrich Province and the capital of the region of Southern Dobrudzha. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): kick back and relax at Cape Kaliakra.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Dobrich driving holiday planner.

Explore your travel options from Delphi to Dobrich with the Route module. Traveling from Delphi in November, things will get little chillier in Dobrich: highs are around 15°C and lows about 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Dobrich

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
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Istanbul, Turkey

— 5 nights

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Hagia Sophia and Suleymaniye Cami will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Galata Tower. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern, and stop by Taksim Square.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Istanbul route planner.

You can drive from Dobrich to Istanbul in 7 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Dobrich to Istanbul is 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Dobrich in November since evenings lows in Istanbul dip to 17°C. On the 17th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Beaches

Turkey travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · History Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
Rich in culture and customs and brimming with hospitality, natural beauty, and historical heritage, Turkey serves as a crossroads between Asia and Europe. The landmass known as Anatolia on which Turkey thrives has been home to numerous civilizations and their faiths and cultures, as attested by the 13 World Heritage Sites and countless religious sites you'll find here. Relive the ancient world through the ruins, customs, and traditions that are among the nation's most precious heritages. Adventure-seekers have plenty do to here, including mountain climbing, scuba diving, rafting, and skiing. A holiday to Turkey is incomplete without a cup of Turkish coffee, the pinnacle of Turkish cuisine inscribed on the Intangible Cultural Heritage List.

Central Greece travel guide

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Ruins · History Museums · Churches
Central Greece became a major travel destination thousands of years ago, known around the ancient world as the home of the famous oracle of Apollo. Today, the small town of Delphi and its eponymous archaeological site top the itinerary of most visitors to Central Greece. Sightseers visit this site by the thousands to admire the mastery of ancient Greek builders, who constructed a vast complex of buildings to mark what they thought of as the center of the universe. The rest of the region remains a less-trodden land of pristine mountains, rivers, forests, ravines, and caves. Central Greece also contains a long coastline and boasts some of the finest beaches in the Mediterranean.

Bulgaria travel guide

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Ruins · Architectural Buildings · Landmarks
Eventful history has endowed Bulgaria with a rich cultural, architectural, and artistic heritage, while natural beauty and recreational opportunities make it one of Europe's most desirable holiday destinations. Carpeted by dense forests and fed by mighty rivers, this ancient land once drew invaders from distant corners of Europe. Today, the country's Black Sea coastline and seven rugged mountain ranges top the itineraries of nearly 8 million annual visitors. While its growing cities offer modern shopping, dining, and entertainment opportunities, Bulgaria's countryside remains a history buff's paradise, boasting well-preserved reminders of ancient civilizations that conquered or passed through this land. Begin your Bulgarian adventure in Sofia, one of Europe's oldest capitals, with over 250 historic landmarks.