19 days in Greece & Turkey Itinerary

19 days in Greece & Turkey Itinerary

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Fira, Greece
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Athens, Greece
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Goreme, Turkey
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Fira, Greece

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Akrotiri and Ekklisia Panagia Platsani. You'll get in some beach time at Kamari Beach and Red Beach. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Perissa Black Sand Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay, take a memorable tour with Renieris Santorini Sailing Center, and make a trip to Sunset in Oia.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Fira trip planner.

Bengaluru, India to Fira is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -3.5 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Bengaluru in May: high temperatures in Fira hover around 28°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Fira

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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Highlights from your trip
Akrotiri ©
Must see
Akrotiri
4.1
Red Beach ©
Beach
Red Beach
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Kamari Beach ©
Beach
Kamari Beach
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Athens, Greece

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Acropolis of Athens and National Archaeological Museum. Do your shopping at Museum 'Atelier Spyros Vassiliou' and Technohoros Art Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to Mycenae (Archaeological Site Mycenae & Lion Gate), The Great Theatre of Epidaurus (in Epidavros) and Church of Panaghia (in Nafplio). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Plaka, appreciate the history behind Erechtheion, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Lycabettus, and take in nature's colorful creations at National Garden.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Athens tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Fira to Athens takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. May in Athens sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Plaka ©
Must see
Plaka
4.4
Acropolis Museum ©
Must see
Acropolis Museum
4.7

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Istanbul, Turkey

Queen of Cities

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Kapali Carsi and Mısır Çarşısı. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, steep yourself in history at Zeyrek Mosque, and explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern.

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

You can fly from Athens to Istanbul in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Istanbul is 1 hour. Traveling from Athens in May, expect Istanbul to be a bit cooler, temps between 25°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Highlights from your trip
Hagia Sophia ©
Must see
Hagia Sophia
4.7
Basilica Cistern ©
Must see
Basilica Cistern
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Goreme, Turkey

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Goreme National Park and Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley). Uchisar Castle and Goreme Open-Air Museum will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: get outside with Outdoor Activities, trot along with Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center, admire the striking features of Ortahisar Abdioglu Camii, and admire the verdant scenery at Gulludere Vadisi.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Goreme road trip planner.

Getting from Istanbul to Goreme by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Istanbul in May, Goreme is little chillier at night with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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Balloon Ride
Balloon Rides
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