17 days in Turkey, Greece & Zurich Itinerary

17 days in Turkey, Greece & Zurich Itinerary

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17 days in Turkey, Greece & Zurich Itinerary

Start: Evansville, United States
Fly + Drive:  20​h 30​min
1
Goreme, Turkey
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  3​h
2
Istanbul, Turkey
— 5 nights
+3
Fly + Shuttle + Foot + Ferry:  7​h
3
Rhodes Town, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Evansville, United States

2
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.
On the 3rd (Fri), do a tasting at Kocabag Winery.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Goreme trip planner .

Evansville, USA to Goreme is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. Traveling from Evansville in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Goreme, with lows of 60°F. On the 4th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Wineries

Side Trip

Kocabag Winery
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Kocabag Winery ©
Kocabag Winery

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pub Crawl Istanbul as well as Bosphorus Cruise. Get some cultural insight at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Basilica Cistern. Visit Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Galata Tower for their historical value. There's more to do: hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Istanbul trip planning 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 July, you will find days in Istanbul are little chillier (84°F), and nights are a bit warmer (68°F). On the 9th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Rhodes Town.

Things to do in Istanbul

Tours Historic Sites Nightlife
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern

4
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Faliraki Beach and Anthony Quinn Bay. Head to Kallithea Springs and Olive Cornerfor plenty of shopping. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rhodes Town: Agathi Beach (in Haraki) and Acropolis of Lindos (in Lindos). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes and appreciate the extensive heritage of Medieval City.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Rhodes Town day trip tool .

Getting from Istanbul to Rhodes Town by combination of flight, shuttle, and ferry takes about 7 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Istanbul in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Rhodes Town, with lows of 75°F. On the 13th (Mon), you'll travel to Athens.

Things to do in Rhodes Town

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Faliraki, Acropolis of Lindos, Agathi Beach, Kallithea Springs
Highlights from your plan
Medieval City ©
Medieval City
Faliraki Beach ©
Faliraki Beach
Acropolis of Lindos ©
Acropolis of Lindos

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ermou Street as well as Temple of Olympian Zeus. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): wander the streets of Plaka.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Athens trip website .

You can fly from Rhodes Town to Athens in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and car. In July in Athens, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 75°F at night. On the 15th (Wed), you're off toZurich.

Things to do in Athens

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

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Old Town as well as Lake Zurich. On the 15th (Wed), take a stroll through Old Town.

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You can fly from Athens to Zurich in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. In July, Zurich is slightly colder than Athens - with highs of 78°F and lows of 59°F. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town

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