13 days in Greece & Turkey Itinerary

13 days in Greece & Turkey Itinerary

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13 days in Greece & Turkey Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru, India
Fly:  14 h 45 min
1
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
2
Fira, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
4
Istanbul, Turkey
— 5 nights
Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: Bengaluru, India


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2
nights
Mykonos Town, Greece

Mykonos Town ©
A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Panormos Beach and then take a stroll through Little Venice. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Kapari Beach, then explore the galleries of The House of Fine Art - HOFA Gallery Mykonos, then enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, and finally examine the collection at Aegean Maritime Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Mykonos Town trip builder tool .

Bengaluru, India to Mykonos Town is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Bengaluru to Mykonos Town, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, Mykonos Town is slightly colder than Bengaluru - with highs of 26°C and lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to catch the ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mykonos, Paradise Beach, Panormos Beach
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Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

3
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Head to Art Space and Gabbiano Nerofor some retail therapy. Akrotiri and MATI Art Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Beach, view the masterpieces at Oria Gallery, explore the galleries of Eduart Gjopalaj Workshop, and kick back and relax at Caldera Beach.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Fira online trip builder .

Getting from Mykonos Town to Fira by ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly. In May, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Fira

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Kamari, Oia, S.M.A.G Spira Marble Art Gallery, Perissa Black Sand Beach
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Kamari Beach ©
Kamari Beach

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, stop by Plaka, and then take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum. Keep things going the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Ermou Street, then view the masterpieces at Taf The Art Foundation, and then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Athens trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Fira to Athens takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. In May, daytime highs in Athens are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Plaka ©
Plaka
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

5
nights
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.
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Topkapi Palace will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Kariye Museum (The Chora Church). And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of Dolmabahce Sanat Galerisi, view the masterpieces at Cafer Ağa Medresesi, take a stroll through Istiklal Street, and contemplate the long history of Galata Tower.

For photos and other tourist information, read our Istanbul holiday planner .

You can fly from Athens to Istanbul in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Athens to Istanbul. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Athens in May: high temperatures in Istanbul hover around 25°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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