15 days in Athens, Istanbul & Bodrum City Itinerary

15 days in Athens, Istanbul & Bodrum City Itinerary

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15 days in Athens, Istanbul & Bodrum City Itinerary

Start: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
Athens, Greece
— 6 nights
Fly:  5 h
2
Istanbul, Turkey
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
Bodrum City, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
4
Istanbul, Turkey
— 1 day
Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

6
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
You've added Psirri, Anafiotika, Sailing Athens, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at National Archaeological Museum and Acropolis of Athens. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, kick back and relax at Voula Beach, and wander the streets of Ermou Street.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Athens trip planner .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Athens is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Riyadh to Athens is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Riyadh in July, with highs in Athens at 38°C and lows at 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Athens

Neighborhoods Outdoors Tours
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Bosphorus Cruise, Viaport Marina, Watergarden Istanbul, and other attractions. Topkapi Palace and Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) will appeal to museum buffs. Get some cultural insight at Basilica Cistern and Galata Tower. There's lots more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, appreciate the extensive heritage of Sultanahmet District, contemplate the long history of Historic Areas of Istanbul, and explore the activities along Bosphorus Strait.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul route maker tool .

Fly from Athens to Istanbul in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Istanbul is 1 hour. Traveling from Athens in July, things will get a bit cooler in Istanbul: highs are around 34°C and lows about 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bodrum City.

Things to do in Istanbul

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern

2
nights
Bodrum City, Turkey

Bodrum City ©
More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Yalikavak Marina as well as Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology. On the 31st (Wed), go for a stroll along the water at Yalikavak Marina and then see the interesting displays at Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Bodrum City online trip builder .

Getting from Istanbul to Bodrum City by combination of flight and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Istanbul in July; daily highs in Bodrum City reach 41°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Bodrum City

Parks Museums

Side Trip

Yalikavak Marina
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Yalikavak Marina ©
Yalikavak Marina
Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology ©

1
day
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Florya Sahil Parkı. Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Florya Sahil Parkı.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Istanbul online trip itinerary maker .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Bodrum City to Istanbul in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Bodrum City in August; daily highs in Istanbul reach 34°C and lows reach 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Florya Sahil Parkı ©
Florya Sahil Parkı

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