16 days in Turkey & Greece Itinerary

16 days in Turkey & Greece Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
2
Pamukkale, Turkey
— 1 night
3
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
4
Corfu Town, Greece
— 2 nights
5
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 2 nights
6
Fira, Greece
— 2 nights
7
Heraklion, Greece
— 3 nights


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3
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves asĀ a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, and enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Istanbul journey site.

Bengaluru, India to Istanbul is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Bengaluru to Istanbul, you'll gain 2.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

1
night
Pamukkale, Turkey

Pamukkale ©
A popular spa since the second century BCE, the modern city of Pamukkale continues to draw worldwide attention with its hot springs and travertines--naturally formedĀ calcite bathing pools.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Hierapolis and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Pamukkale trip planner.

Fly from Istanbul to Pamukkale in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 21st (Tue), visit Plaka, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of National Archaeological Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus, then go all around town with CityCab, and finally appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Athens trip builder site.

Do a combination of train and flight from Pamukkale to Athens in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Pamukkale to Athens due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

2
nights
Corfu Town, Greece

Corfu Town ©
Often called "Kastropolis" because of its majestic Venetian castle, Corfu Town once featured such extensive fortifications that a force of over 20,000 soldiers defended them.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): delve into the distant past at Old Fortress Corfu, make a trip to Spianada Square, and then see the interesting displays at Corfu Museum of Asian Art. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Corfu Donkey Rescue and then cool off at Aqualand Corfu Water Park.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Corfu Town driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Corfu Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Athens in July since evenings lows in Corfu Town dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Aqualand Corfu Water Park, Corfu Donkey Rescue
Highlights from your plan
Aqualand Corfu Water Park ©
Aqualand Corfu Water Park
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Panormos Beach and then take a stroll through Little Venice. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Mirsini Beach, kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, and then don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli).

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Mykonos Town trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Corfu Town to Mykonos Town by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and ferry. While traveling from Corfu Town, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Mykonos Town, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Panormos Beach
Highlights from your plan
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

2
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, then do a tasting at Boutari Winery, and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay, and then make a trip to Sunset in Oia.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Fira trip maker website.

Getting from Mykonos Town to Fira by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to catch the ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Fira

Wineries · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Oia, Boutari Winery
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

3
nights
Heraklion, Greece

Heraklion ©
Crete's largest city, Heraklion remains best known for its proximity to a sprawling Bronze Age archaeological site, once the center of a vanished Minoan civilization.
On the 29th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, contemplate the long history of The Palace of Knossos, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Winery Stilianou, then get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then take an in-depth tour of Historical Museum of Crete, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Heraklion route planning app.

Getting from Fira to Heraklion by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. July in Heraklion sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, The Palace of Knossos, Winery Stilianou
Highlights from your plan
Winery Stilianou ©
Winery Stilianou
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

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