11 days in Turkey & Santorini Itinerary

11 days in Turkey & Santorini Itinerary

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11 days in Turkey & Santorini Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Fly:  14​h
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  4​h
2
Goreme, Turkey
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  6​h
3
Pamukkale, Turkey
— 1 day
taxi + Fly:  8​h 45​min
4
Fira, Greece
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
5
Kamari, Greece
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
6
Oia, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

1
night
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
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.
Anas Crecca has been added to your itinerary.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Istanbul online attractions planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Istanbul is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in October: highs in Istanbul hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
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Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Ortakoy ©
Ortakoy
Anas Crecca Travel ©
Anas Crecca Travel

1
night
Goreme, Turkey

Goreme ©
Famed for its landscape of unusually shaped stone formations and churches cut into the natural rocks, Goreme sits in the central part of the country, an area originally settled during Roman times.
You've now added Butterfly Balloons to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): enjoy unforgettable views with Butterfly Balloons and then explore the striking landscape of Goreme National Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Goreme online trip maker .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Istanbul to Goreme in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or drive. While traveling from Istanbul, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Goreme, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Butterfly Balloons ©
Butterfly Balloons

1
day
Pamukkale, Turkey

Pamukkale ©
A popular spa since the second century BCE, the modern city of Pamukkale continues to draw worldwide attention with its hot springs and travertines--naturally formed calcite bathing pools.
On the 30th (Tue), explore the ancient world of Hierapolis & Pamukkale and then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Pamukkale driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Goreme to Pamukkale in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Fira.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis

1
night
Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lilium Zen Spa as well as Tzamia - Krystalla Art Gallery Santorini. On the 31st (Wed), soothe aching muscles at Lilium Zen Spa, delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, and then view the masterpieces at Tzamia - Krystalla Art Gallery Santorini. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Beach and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Fira online trip maker .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Pamukkale to Fira takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Pamukkale to Fira. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in October, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kamari.

Things to do in Fira

Historic Sites Spas Parks

Side Trip

Akrotiri
Highlights from your plan
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Santorini Zen Spa ©
Santorini Zen Spa

2
nights
Kamari, Greece

Kamari ©
Kamari is a coastal village on the southeastern part of the Aegean island of Santorini, Greece, in the Cyclades archipelago with a population of approx. On your second day here, examine the collection at La Ponta, then ride a horse along Santo Horse Riding, and then examine the collection at Tomato Industrial Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kamari online travel route builder .

Kamari is just a short distance from Fira. In November, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 17°C. On the 3rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Oia.

Things to do in Kamari

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Tomato Industrial Museum, Venetsanos Winery
Highlights from your plan
Santo Horse Riding ©
Santo Horse Riding
Venetsanos Winery ©
Venetsanos Winery
Tomato Industrial Museum ©
Tomato Industrial Museum

2
nights
Oia, Greece

Oia ©
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Byzantine Castle Ruins and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani.

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Oia is just a short distance from Kamari. In November, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 17°C. On the 5th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Oia

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ekklisia Panagia Platsani ©
Ekklisia Panagia Platsani
Byzantine Castle Ruins ©
Byzantine Castle Ruins

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