15 days in Greece, Turkey & Cairo Itinerary

15 days in Greece, Turkey & Cairo Itinerary

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15 days in Greece, Turkey & Cairo Itinerary

Start: Pune, India
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Fira, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
4
Cairo, Egypt
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Pune, India

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Food Tours and Istanbul Archaeological Museums. Spend the 7th (Thu) floating through the air with a balloon tour. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and don't miss a visit to Sultanahmet Square.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Istanbul day trip planner.

Pune, India to Istanbul is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In November, daily temperatures in Istanbul can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Istanbul

Tours Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Explore hidden gems such as Food Tours and Temple of Hephaestus. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum, explore the ancient world of Temple of Athena Nike, and get great views at Mount Lycabettus.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Athens journey planner.

Getting from Istanbul to Athens by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Eastern European Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Istanbul in November, expect nights in Athens to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus

3
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Hiking Trail Fira - Oia and Wine Tours & Tastings. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Skaros Rock, delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, explore the activities along Amoudi Bay, and don't miss a visit to Sunset in Oia.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Fira itinerary planning site .

You can fly from Athens to Fira in 3.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in November, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Oia, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, Santo Winery, Ancient Thera, Skaros Rock
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Skaros Rock ©
Skaros Rock
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

2
nights
Cairo, Egypt

More than 20 million people call Cairo their home and, as soon as you set foot in the sprawling metropolis, it's evident they make it crowded and chaotic, but also exuberant and charming.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Photography Tours and Egyptian Antiquities Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Giza Plateau, contemplate the long history of Mohamed Ali Mosque, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Greek Orthodox Church of St. George (Mari Girgis).

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cairo tour itinerary planning app .

Fly from Fira to Cairo in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. While traveling from Fira, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Cairo, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Giza
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Egyptian Antiquities Museum ©
Egyptian Antiquities Museum
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza

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