21 days in Greece & Turkey Itinerary

21 days in Greece & Turkey Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  21 h 15 min
1
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
2
Fira, Greece
— 4 nights
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
3
Heraklion, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
4
Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly + Train:  6 h
5
Pamukkale, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
6
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly:  19 h 45 min
End: Sydney, Australia


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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.
On the 15th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, wander the streets of Little Venice, thenmake a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and finally take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Mykonos. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Platis Gialos Beach, make a trip to Rarity Gallery, thenmake a trip to Matoyianni Street, thenstop by T-bar Stores Mykonos, and finally kick back and relax at Elia Beach.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Mykonos Town trip maker website.

Sydney, Australia to Mykonos Town is an approximately 24-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Mykonos Town due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Sydney, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Mykonos Town, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Platis Gialos Beach, Elia Beach
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Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Elia Beach ©
Elia Beach

4
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for wineries, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, and get a tailor-made plan with Private Tours.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Fira planning app.

You can ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira in 2.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In August, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Oia, Akrotiri, Kamari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

3
nights
Heraklion, Greece

Heraklion ©
Crete's largest city, Heraklion remains best known for its proximity to a sprawling Bronze Age archaeological site, once the center of a vanished Minoan civilization.
Venture out of the city with trips to Matala beach (in Matala) and Reptisland (in Melidoni). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, admire the local landmark of Morosini Fountain (Lion's Fountain), go for a stroll along the water at Old Venetian Harbor, and get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Heraklion online route planner.

You can ride a ferry from Fira to Heraklion in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Heraklion

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, Matala beach, Reptisland, The Palace of Knossos
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Reptisland ©
Reptisland
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

4
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Change things up with a short trip to Archaeological Site Mycenae in Mycenae (about 1h 30 min away). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus, and wander the streets of Plaka.

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Fly from Heraklion to Athens in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. While traveling from Heraklion, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Athens, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Archaeological Site Mycenae
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

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 28th (Fri), admire the sheer force of Guney Selalesi, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, thenwitness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools, and finally explore the ancient world of Hierapolis. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery, take an in-depth tour of Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi, and then Head underground at Kaklik Cave.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Pamukkale trip planning app.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Athens to Pamukkale takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Pamukkale is 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Denizli
Highlights from your plan
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Kaklik Cave ©
Kaklik Cave

4
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.
Istanbul is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, get your game on at Tuzak, and take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Istanbul itinerary planner.

You can fly from Pamukkale to Istanbul in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Istanbul are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

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

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