13 days in Greece & Turkey Itinerary

13 days in Greece & Turkey Itinerary

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13 days in Greece & Turkey Itinerary

Start: Brisbane, Australia
Fly:  25 h
1
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
2
Akrotiri, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
4
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  23 h 45 min
End: Brisbane, Australia


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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.
You'll explore and learn at Aegean Maritime Museum and Archaeological Museum of Mykonos. Visit Paradise Beach and Panormos Beach for some beach relaxation. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Little Venice, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint George, and make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli).

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town trip itinerary builder .

Brisbane, Australia to Mykonos Town is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. When traveling from Brisbane in March, plan for cooler days in Mykonos Town, with highs around 17°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Akrotiri, Greece

Located on Santorini's southwestern coastline, the small village of Akrotiri sits just a short walk from one of Europe's most significant Bronze Age archaeological sites.
On the 28th (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Venetian Castle of Santorini, trot along with Santo Horse Riding, and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, then enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, then learn about winemaking at Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A., and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Caldera Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Akrotiri route maker app .

Traveling by ferry from Mykonos Town to Akrotiri takes 2 hours. March in Akrotiri sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Nature & Wildlife Tours, Boutari Winery
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Acropolis Museum and Benaki Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Your inner history buff will appreciate Acropolis of Athens and Archaeological Site Mycenae. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Plaka, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and take an in-depth tour of National Archaeological Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Athens route maker site .

You can fly from Akrotiri to Athens in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. In March, daytime highs in Athens are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Archaeological Site Mycenae
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Plaka ©
Plaka
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

3
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. Get some historical perspective at Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Suleymaniye Cami . There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, get engrossed in the history at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cinili Mosque, and get to know the fascinating history of Sultanahmet District.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul journey planner .

Fly from Athens to Istanbul in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Athens in April, with highs in Istanbul at 20°C and lows at 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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