17 days in Greece & Turkey Itinerary

17 days in Greece & Turkey Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Singapore, Singapore
Fly:  17 h
1
Goreme, Turkey
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Istanbul, Turkey
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
3
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
4
Fira, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
5
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Subway + Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: Singapore, Singapore

3
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.
Let the collections at Guray Museum and Cappadocia Art & History Museum capture your imagination. Goreme National Park and Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley) will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, look for gifts at Alaturca Taner, get engrossed in the history at Zelve Open Air Museum, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Goreme trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Goreme is an approximately 17- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Standard Time (SGT) to Turkey Time (TRT) is minus 5 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Singapore in November: high temperatures in Goreme hover around 16°C and lows are around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Zelve Open Air Museum, Alaturca Taner, Guray Museum, Cappadocia Art & History Museum
Highlights from your plan
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Balloon Rides
Off-Road Tours

5
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.
Head to Istiklal Street and Taksim Sanat Galerisifor plenty of shopping. Kids will appreciate attractions like Hagia Sophia Museum and Basilica Cistern. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum, take an in-depth tour of Rumeli Fortress, stop by Taksim Square, and wander the streets of Ortakoy.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Goreme to Istanbul takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect much warmer evenings in Istanbul when traveling from Goreme in November, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paraportiani Church, then don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), then stop by Mytho, and finally examine the collection at Aegean Maritime Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Mykonos Town trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Mykonos Town takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Mykonos Town is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Istanbul in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Mykonos Town: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Aegean Maritime Museum ©
Aegean Maritime Museum
Archaeological Museum of Mykonos ©
Archaeological Museum of Mykonos
Paraportiani Church ©
Paraportiani Church

2
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): browse the exhibits of Gabbiano Nero, view the masterpieces at Eduart Gjopalaj Workshop, browse the exhibits of Oria Gallery, then take in the exciting artwork at Mnemossyne Gallery, and finally look for gifts at Atlantis Books E.E.. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Museum of Prehistoric Thira, get a taste of the local shopping with MATI Art Gallery, explore the galleries of Asimis Kolaitou Art Gallery Santorini, then view the masterpieces at Tzamia - Krystalla Art Gallery Santorini, and finally view the masterpieces at Ernesto Workshop & Gallery.

To see where to stay and tourist information, refer to the Fira tour itinerary builder site.

Getting from Mykonos Town to Fira by ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in November, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Fira

Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Oia, Kamari
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Prehistoric Thira ©
Museum of Prehistoric Thira
MATI Art Gallery ©
MATI Art Gallery
Gabbiano Nero ©
Gabbiano Nero

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take a stroll through Ermou Street, then explore the galleries of Orlik Gallery, and then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus, take a stroll through Plaka, then view the masterpieces at Eleni Marneri Galerie, then explore the galleries of Technohoros Art Gallery, and finally take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Athens trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Fira to Athens takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. November in Athens sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 15°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

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