13 days in Turkey & Greece Itinerary

13 days in Turkey & Greece Itinerary

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1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
2
Goreme, Turkey
— 2 nights
3
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 3 nights
4
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights

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.
For shopping fun, head to Kapali Carsi or Cafer Ağa Medresesi. Your inner history buff will appreciate Hagia Sophia Museum and Galata Tower. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, pause for some serene contemplation at The Ecumenical Patriarchate, see the interesting displays at Rahmi M. Koc Museum, and explore the world behind art at Chora Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Istanbul visit planner.

Toronto, Canada to Istanbul is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Toronto to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in April, expect Istanbul to be a bit warmer, temps between 20°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): do a tasting at Kocabag Winery, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Goreme National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Outdoor Activities, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Gore Harabeleri, and then look for gifts at Alaturca Taner.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Goreme holiday builder website.

Getting from Istanbul to Goreme by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Istanbul in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Goreme, with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Goreme

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Uchisar, Gore Harabeleri
Highlights from your plan
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Balloon Rides
Off-Road Tours

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Panormos Beach and Platis Gialos Beach. Visiting Agios Sostis Beach and Paradise Beach will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Little Venice, tour the pleasant surroundings at Agios Stefanos Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Elia Beach, and stop by Triciclo Art Shop Mykonos.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Mykonos Town online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Mykonos Town takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Goreme to Mykonos Town due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Goreme in April, Mykonos Town is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
For shopping fun, head to Eleni Marneri Galerie or Fedon & Orestis. Your inner history buff will appreciate Acropolis of Athens and Ancient Agora of Athens. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Glyfada Beach, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Athens day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Mykonos Town to Athens takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. April in Athens sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Glyfada Beach
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

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