16 days in Turkey, Greece & Amsterdam Itinerary

16 days in Turkey, Greece & Amsterdam Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
2
Pamukkale, Turkey
— 2 nights
3
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
4
Hersonissos, Greece
— 2 nights
5
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 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 as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Kids will enjoy Hagia Sophia Museum and Dolmabahce Palace. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, wander the streets of Ortakoy, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Istanbul day trip planning app.

Mumbai, India to Istanbul is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Turkey Time is minus 2.5 hours. In May, Istanbul is much colder than Mumbai - with highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

2
nights
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 formed calcite bathing pools.
On the 20th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Hierapolis, then stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Kaklik Cave. Keep things going the next day: take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then push the limits with an extreme tour.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Pamukkale tour itinerary tool.

Fly from Istanbul to Pamukkale in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Attractions like Acropolis of Athens and Plaka make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, explore the engaging exhibits at Hellenic Children's Museum, have some family-friendly fun at Limba RAGE ROOM, and explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Athens tour planner.

Getting from Pamukkale to Athens by combination of train and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Pamukkale to Athens is minus 1 hour. In May in Athens, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hersonissos.

Things to do in Athens

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

2
nights
Hersonissos, Greece

Hersonissos ©
Wholeheartedly dedicated to tourism, Hersonissos remains best known for its vibrant nightlife, its bars and clubs attracting partygoers from around the world.
On the 25th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, step off the mainland to explore Fortress Spinalonga, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Voulismeni.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Hersonissos online day trip planner.

You can fly from Athens to Hersonissos in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Athens in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Hersonissos, with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Fortress Spinalonga, Lake Voulismeni, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, Heraklion Archaeological Museum, The Palace of Knossos
Highlights from your plan
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos ©
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Fortress Spinalonga ©
Fortress Spinalonga

5
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Bring the kids along to Rijksmuseum and Vondelpark. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, explore the galleries of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), contemplate the long history of Anne Frank House, and partake in some friendly competition at Mystery City Games.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam travel planner.

Fly from Hersonissos to Amsterdam in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Hersonissos to Amsterdam is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Hersonissos in May, with highs in Amsterdam at 20°C and lows at 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
ARTIS ©
ARTIS
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

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