15 days in Turkey, Venice & Santorini Itinerary

15 days in Turkey, Venice & Santorini Itinerary

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15 days in Turkey, Venice & Santorini Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  23 h 45 min
1
Venice, Italy
— 6 nights
Fly:  6 h
2
Fira, Greece
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + Bus + Foot + Ferry:  6 h 45 min
3
Marmaris, Turkey
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  7 h
4
Goreme, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: Sydney, Australia

6
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Popular historic sites such as Piazza San Marco and Castello Estense are in your itinerary. Basilica di San Marco and Cannaregio are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Mantua (Rotonda di San Lorenzo & Palazzo Te), Bologna (Basilica di San Domenico & Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano) and Verona (Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, Piazzale Castel San Pietro, & more). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Dorsoduro, explore the activities along Canal Grande, pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, and snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Venice trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Venice is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Venice is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Sydney in December, things will get cooler in Venice: highs are around 11°C and lows about 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nature

Side Trips

Verona, Ferrara, Mantua, Bologna
Highlights from your plan
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

2
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Get some historical perspective at Akrotiri LightHouse and Ekklisia Panagia Platsani. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wine Tours & Tastings and Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail. Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Santo Winery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Dominican Sisters, delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, and explore the activities along Amoudi Bay.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Fira trip itinerary tool .

Fly from Venice to Fira in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Venice to Fira is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Venice in January; daily highs in Fira reach 17°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Marmaris.

Things to do in Fira

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trips

Oia, Akrotiri, Santo Winery, Ancient Thera, Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Santo Winery ©
Santo Winery
Akrotiri LightHouse ©
Akrotiri LightHouse

1
night
Marmaris, Turkey

Marmaris ©
One of Turkey's major port towns and tourist resorts, Marmaris sits on the stretch of the Mediterranean coastline popularly known as the "Turkish Riviera." Nestled between verdant mountain ranges and the sea, Marmaris draws sailors and divers from around the globe, its marinas packed with private yachts and tour boats.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): look for gifts at Homemade By Rachel, Marmaris, then delve into the distant past at Caunos Tombs of the Kings, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Siteler Sirinyer Cami. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): take in the waterfront activity at Marmaris Marina, then see the interesting displays at Kapurcuk Kultur ve Gastronomi Evi, and then explore the historical opulence of Marmaris Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Marmaris trip builder app .

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Fira to Marmaris in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Fira to Marmaris. Expect slightly colder evenings in Marmaris when traveling from Fira in January, with lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Marmaris

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Caunos Tombs of the Kings ©
Caunos Tombs of the Kings
Marmaris Museum ©
Marmaris Museum
Siteler Sirinyer Cami ©
Siteler Sirinyer Cami

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Goreme National Park, explore the fascinating underground world of Uchisar Castle, get to know the fascinating history of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley), then do a tasting at Kocabag Winery, and finally explore the world behind art at Naile Art Gallery- Cappadocia Ebru Art Center. Keep things going the next day: enjoy unforgettable views with Royal Balloon and then explore the fascinating underground world of Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Goreme trip maker app .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Marmaris to Goreme in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Marmaris in January, expect Goreme to be little chillier, temps between 5°C and -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Uchisar, Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri
Highlights from your plan
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley) ©
Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri ©
Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri

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