16 days in Turkey, Greece & Italy Itinerary

16 days in Turkey, Greece & Italy Itinerary

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Istanbul, Turkey
— 1 day
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Bandirma, Turkey
— 1 day
3
Izmir, Turkey
— 2 nights
4
Cesme, Turkey
— Few hours
5
Chios Town, Greece
— Few hours
6
Piraeus, Greece
— 1 night
7
Patras, Greece
— Few hours
8
Brindisi, Italy
— 1 night
9
Bari, Italy
— 3 nights
10
Patras, Greece
— 1 night
11
Athens, Greece
— 1 night
12
Emporios, Greece
— Few hours
13
Sirince, Turkey
— 2 nights

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): kick back and relax at Saklikoy and then stroll through Aqua Beach.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Istanbul. August in Istanbul sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Bandirma.

Things to do in Istanbul

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

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Bandirma, Turkey

Bandirma ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): examine the collection at Archeological Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bandirma trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Istanbul to Bandirma in 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Bandirma can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Izmir.

Things to do in Bandirma

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Archeological Museum ©
Archeological Museum

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Izmir, Turkey

Izmir ©
The birthplace of Homer, the ancient port city of Izmir boasts a colorful heritage that includes traces of Greek, Armenian, and Jewish cultures.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Hisar Mosque, learn about all things military at Izmir Muze Gemiler Mudurlugu, then steep yourself in history at Birgi Cakiraga Mansion, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Camii ve Kulliyesi. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Pirlanta Beach.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Izmir tour website.

Drive from Bandirma to Izmir in 3 hours. Traveling from Bandirma in August, things will get little chillier in Izmir: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. On the 13th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Cesme.

Things to do in Izmir

Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Sultan Camii ve Kulliyesi
Highlights from your plan
Hisar Mosque ©
Hisar Mosque
Sultan Camii ve Kulliyesi ©
Sultan Camii ve Kulliyesi

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Cesme, Turkey

Cesme ©
The ancient coastal town of Cesme has managed to preserve its natural beauty, even after many years as one of the most popular beach resorts in Turkey's Aegean Region.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): do a tasting at Gemici Winery and then pause for some serene contemplation at Ayios Haralambos Church.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Cesme day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Izmir to Cesme takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Izmir to Cesme is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Izmir in August: high temperatures in Cesme hover around 36°C and lows are around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Chios Town.

Things to do in Cesme

Historic Sites · Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Ayios Haralambos Church ©
Ayios Haralambos Church

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Chios Town, Greece

Chios Town
For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Chios Town road trip site.

Explore your travel options from Cesme to Chios Town with the Route module. August in Chios Town sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. On the 13th (Tue), you'll travel to Piraeus.

Things to do in Chios Town

Outdoors · Tours · Parks

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Piraeus, Greece

Piraeus ©
Piraeus is a port city in the region of Attica, Greece. On the 14th (Wed), kick back and relax at Vouliagmeni Beach, stroll through Asteras Glyfada Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Nicholas, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ieros Naos Agia Triada.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, read Piraeus trip maker website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Chios Town to Piraeus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 29°C. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Patras.

Things to do in Piraeus

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Asteras Glyfada Beach, Vouliagmeni Beach
Highlights from your plan
Vouliagmeni Beach ©
Vouliagmeni Beach
Church of Saint Nicholas ©
Church of Saint Nicholas
Ieros Naos Agia Triada ©
Ieros Naos Agia Triada

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Patras, Greece

Patras
Patras is Greece's third-largest city and the regional capital of Western Greece, in the northern Peloponnese, 215km west of Athens. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): get your game on at Legends of Greek Mythology.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Patras journey planning website.

Traveling by car from Piraeus to Patras takes 2.5 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Patras when traveling from Piraeus in August, with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Brindisi.

Things to do in Patras

Fun & Games

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Brindisi, Italy

Brindisi ©
Brindisi is a city in the region of Apulia in southern Italy, the capital of the province of Brindisi, on the coast of the Adriatic Sea. On the 16th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Palazzo Granafei Nervegna, explore the ancient world of Saint Pietro of Schiavoni Archeologica Area, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria degli Angeli, make a trip to Loggia di Palazzo Balsamo, then make a trip to Portico dei Cavalieri Templari, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museo Archeologico Provinciale Francesco Ribezzo.

Plan my day in Brindisi using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Patras to Brindisi takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Patras in August, expect nights in Brindisi to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bari.

Things to do in Brindisi

Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Saint Pietro of Schiavoni Archeologica Area ©
Castello Svevo di Brindisi ©
Castello Svevo di Brindisi
Chiesa di Santa Maria degli Angeli ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria degli Angeli

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nights
Bari, Italy

Bari ©
Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
Visit Gravina Di Puglia and Cattedrale di Ruvo di Puglia for their historical value. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cathedral Saint Maria Maggiore and Piazza Duomo. Change things up with these side-trips from Bari: Castello Venosa (in Venosa), La Cantina Frrud - Museo del Vino (in Altamura) and Materasum Ipogeo (in Matera). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cella di Padre Pio, contemplate the long history of S. Maria di Barsento, admire the striking features of Il Succorpo della Cattedrale di Bari, and don't miss a visit to Palazzo dell'Acquedotto Pugliese.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bari trip planner.

Traveling by car from Brindisi to Bari takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Patras.

Things to do in Bari

Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

San Giovanni Rotondo, Altamura, Sanctuary of Our Lady Queen of Anglona, Lido Zanzibar, Cattedrale di Ruvo di Puglia
Highlights from your plan
Piazza Duomo ©
Piazza Duomo
Cella di Padre Pio ©
Cella di Padre Pio
Sanctuary of Our Lady Queen of Anglona ©
Sanctuary of Our Lady Queen of Anglona

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Patras, Greece

Patras ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Castle of Patras and then stroll the grounds of Patras Mycenaean Park -Voundeni.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Patras trip maker website.

You can drive from Bari to Patras in 13.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Bari to Patras, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bari in August, expect nights in Patras to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 39°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Patras

Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Akoli Beach, The Garden of Heroes
Highlights from your plan
The Garden of Heroes ©
The Garden of Heroes
Castle of Patras ©
Castle of Patras
Museum of Science and Technology ©
Museum of Science and Technology

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night
Athens, Greece

Athens
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Athens trip builder.

Traveling by car from Patras to Athens takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Patras in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Athens, with lows of 29°C. You will leave for Emporios on the 23rd (Fri).

Things to do in Athens

Tours · Outdoors · Nightlife

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Emporios, Greece

Emporios
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Olympoi Village.

Plan a Emporios trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Athens to Emporios. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Sirince.

Things to do in Emporios

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Olympoi Village

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Sirince, Turkey

Sirince ©
On the 24th (Sat), kick back and relax at Pamucak Beach, admire the local landmark of Trajan's Fountain, delve into the distant past at Heracles Gate, then delve into the distant past at Baths of Varius, then explore the ancient world of Memmius Monument, and finally delve into the distant past at Magnesia Antik Kenti.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Sirince online day trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Emporios to Sirince. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Turkey Time (TRT) is 1 hour. While traveling from Emporios, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Sirince, ranging from highs of 41°C to lows of 26°C. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Sirince

Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Selcuk, Magnesia Antik Kenti
Highlights from your plan
Heracles Gate ©
Heracles Gate
Trajan's Fountain ©
Trajan's Fountain
Memmius Monument ©
Memmius Monument

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