13 days in Istanbul & Greece Itinerary

13 days in Istanbul & Greece Itinerary

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1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
2
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 3 nights
3
Fira, Greece
— 2 nights
4
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
5
Corfu Town, Greece
— 1 night

2
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.
Head to Kapali Carsi and Istiklal Streetfor plenty of shopping. Do some cultural sightseeing at Hagia Sophia Museum and Basilica Cistern. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, explore the world behind art at Chora Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower, and stop by Sultanahmet District.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Istanbul day trip planning site.

Denver, USA to Istanbul is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Denver to Istanbul is 10 hours. Traveling from Denver in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Istanbul, with lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern

3
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Panormos Beach and Agios Sostis Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Little Venice and Dio Horia. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Elia Beach, stroll through Mirsini Beach, and make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli).

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Mykonos Town day trip planning tool.

Getting from Istanbul to Mykonos Town by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Istanbul in June since evenings lows in Mykonos Town dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Panormos Beach, Agios Sostis Beach, Elia Beach, Kapari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

2
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kamari Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): look for gifts at the White, Santorini, delve into the distant past at Ancient Thera, then explore the galleries of Eduart Gjopalaj Workshop, then learn about winemaking at Boutari Winery, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Perissa Black Sand Beach.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Fira attractions planner.

Traveling by ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June, daytime highs in Fira are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Kamari, Akrotiri, Boutari Winery, Perissa Black Sand Beach
Highlights from your plan
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Kamari Beach ©
Kamari Beach

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Acropolis of Athens and Temple of Olympian Zeus. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Acropolis Museum and Archaeological Site Mycenae. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Plaka, explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, take a stroll through Ermou Street, and appreciate the history behind Erechtheion.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Athens trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Fira to Athens in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. In June in Athens, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Archaeological Site Mycenae
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae

1
night
Corfu Town, Greece

Corfu Town ©
Often called "Kastropolis" because of its majestic Venetian castle, Corfu Town once featured such extensive fortifications that a force of over 20,000 soldiers defended them.
On the 2nd (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Mon Repos Palace, then expand your understanding of the military at Old Fortress Corfu, and then examine the collection at Corfu Museum of Asian Art.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Corfu Town journey planner.

You can fly from Athens to Corfu Town in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Athens in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Corfu Town, with lows of 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Mon Repos Palace ©
Mon Repos Palace

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