16 days in Greece & Turkey Itinerary

16 days in Greece & Turkey Itinerary

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16 days in Greece & Turkey Itinerary

Start: Dhaka City, Bangladesh
Fly:  14 h 30 min
1
Fira, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Rhodes Town, Greece
— 2 nights
Ferry + Drive:  7 h
4
Manavgat, Turkey
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Antalya, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
6
Goreme, Turkey
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2 h 45 min
7
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly:  9 h 30 min
End: Dhaka City, Bangladesh


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2
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
On the 3rd (Fri), kick back and relax at Perissa Black Sand Beach, then delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, then stop by Oneiro Jewelry, and finally trek along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, explore the activities along Amoudi Bay, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Skaros Rock.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Fira tour builder site .

Dhaka City, Bangladesh to Fira is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Eastern European Time is minus 3 hours. April in Fira sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Oia, Imerovigli, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, Perissa Black Sand Beach, Akrotiri
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Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail ©
Skaros Rock ©
Skaros Rock
Perissa Black Sand Beach ©
Perissa Black Sand Beach

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 5th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, take a stroll through Plaka, and then take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum. On your second day here, admire the natural beauty at National Garden, don't miss a visit to Plateia Syntagmatos, admire the landmark architecture of Syntagma Station, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Greek Folk Musical Instruments, then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, and finally don't miss a visit to Erechtheion.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Fira to Athens in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. In April, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rhodes Town.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

2
nights
Rhodes Town, Greece

Rhodes Town ©
A conglomeration of many distinct architectural styles, Rhodes Town is the biggest urban center of the eponymous Greek island known for its golden beaches and relaxed way of life.
On the 7th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Street of the Knights, then take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights), and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Medieval City. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): kick back and relax at Agios Pavlos Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lindos Beach.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Rhodes Town trip itinerary site .

Getting from Athens to Rhodes Town by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. April in Rhodes Town sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Manavgat.

Things to do in Rhodes Town

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Lindos
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Medieval City ©
Medieval City
Agios Pavlos Beach ©
Agios Pavlos Beach

1
night
Manavgat, Turkey

Manavgat ©
Nestled between the Taurus Mountains and the sun-kissed beaches of the Mediterranean coastline, Manavgat serves as a regional center of tourism, offering easy access to a long stretch of sandy beaches.
On the 9th (Thu), explore the ancient world of Ancient Theater, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Apollo, and then examine the collection at Side Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Manavgat trip planning website .

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Rhodes Town to Manavgat in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, shuttle, flight, and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Rhodes Town in April since evenings lows in Manavgat dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Antalya.

Things to do in Manavgat

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Temple of Apollo ©
Temple of Apollo
Ancient Theater ©
Ancient Theater
Side Museum ©
Side Museum

2
nights
Antalya, Turkey

Antalya ©
Offering both sandy beaches packed with modern amenities and a historical town center filled with Roman ruins and Ottoman mosques, Antalya serves as one of the country's major tourist destinations.
On the 10th (Fri), take in the waterfront activity at Old City Marina, visit Kaleici, and then delve into the distant past at Hadrian's Gate. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Antalya Muzesi and then explore the ancient world of Perge Ancient City.

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Drive from Manavgat to Antalya in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Antalya, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Antalya

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Perge Ancient City ©
Perge Ancient City
Kaleici ©
Kaleici
Antalya Muzesi ©
Antalya Muzesi

2
nights
Goreme, Turkey

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.
On the 12th (Sun), see Off-Road Tours, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Goreme National Park, then Head underground at Uchisar Castle, and finally appreciate the views at Gulludere Vadisi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour and then get to know the fascinating history of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley).

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Goreme trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from Antalya to Goreme takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Antalya in April, with highs in Goreme at 22°C and lows at 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

4
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 Walking tours and Gulhane Park. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, contemplate the long history of Galata Tower, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Istanbul trip itinerary builder tool .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Goreme to Istanbul in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Goreme in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 9°C in Istanbul. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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