27 days in Greece & Turkey Itinerary

27 days in Greece & Turkey Itinerary

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Corfu Town, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly
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Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nafplio, Greece
— 3 nights
Bus to Athens, Fly to Skala
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Skala, Greece
— 2 nights
Drive to Pesáda, Ferry to Tsilivi (Planos)
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Tsilivi (Planos), Greece
— 3 nights
Fly
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Mykonos Town, Greece
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Fira, Greece
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Heraklion, Greece
— 2 nights
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Fly to Rhodes, Ferry to Marmaris, Bus to Denizli, Taxi to Pamukkale
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Pamukkale, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
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Corfu Town, Greece

— 2 nights
Often called "Kastropolis" because of its majestic Venetian castle, Corfu Town once featured such extensive fortifications that a force of over 20,000 soldiers defended them.
Step out of Corfu Town to go to Nissaki and see Apollo Dive Center, which is approximately 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: cool off at Aqualand Corfu Water Park, admire the striking features of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, don't miss a visit to Spianada Square, and explore the historical opulence of Mon Repos Palace.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Corfu Town online driving holiday planner.

Paris, France to Corfu Town is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. In August, Corfu Town is somewhat warmer than Paris - with highs of 39°C and lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Athens.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Athens, Greece

— 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Athens online day trip planner.

Getting from Corfu Town to Athens by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. Traveling from Corfu Town in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Athens, with lows of 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Nafplio.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Nafplio, Greece

— 3 nights
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
Nafplio is known for historic sites, beaches, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site Mycenae, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Agios Spyridonas, admire the masterpieces at Nafplio National Gallery, and steep yourself in history at Citadel and Treasury of Atreus.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Nafplio itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Athens to Nafplio takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Nafplio when traveling from Athens in August, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Skala.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas

Side Trips

Skala, Greece

— 2 nights
Mass tourism has transformed the once-sleepy village of Skala into a modern seaside resort, its major attraction a well-developed beach that happens to be one of the longest and sandiest on the island of Cephalonia.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): relax in the rural setting at Dias Beekeeping, kick back and relax at Kanali Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Koroni Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Skala Beach, then stop by Mandola Concept Store, and then see what you can catch with Fishing Tourism Kefalonia Dimitrios-Efthimia.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, use the Skala trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Nafplio to Skala in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Skala when traveling from Nafplio in August, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Tsilivi (Planos).

Things to do in Skala

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Tsilivi (Planos), Greece

— 3 nights
A growing favorite with international vacationers, Tsilivi sits on the northern coast of Zakynthos.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tsilivi (Planos): Saint Nicholas Church (in Ano Vasilikos), Vasilikos (Gerakas Beach, Mario's Cave and Turtle Boat Trips, &more) and Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) (in Anafonitria). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Porto Roxa Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Porto Limnionas, indulge in some culinary diversions at Grampsas Winery, and take some stellar pictures from Bochali View Point.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Tsilivi (Planos) day trip site.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Skala to Tsilivi (Planos) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. August in Tsilivi (Planos) sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can fly to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Tsilivi (Planos)

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Mykonos Town, Greece

— 2 nights

Chora Mykonos

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, then stop by Little Venice, and then make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli). Keep things going the next day: see some colorful creatures with GoDive Mykonos PADI Diving Resort, then stroll through Panormos Beach, and then make a trip to Rarity Gallery.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Mykonos Town travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Tsilivi (Planos) to Mykonos Town by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Fira, Greece

— 3 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for nightlife, museums, and wineries. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and contemplate the long history of Ancient Thera.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Fira travel planning app.

You can ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September in Fira, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

Heraklion, Greece

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at CRETAquarium, and then take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Historical Museum of Crete, get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and then step into the grandiose world of Castello del Molo (Koules).

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Heraklion visit planner.

You can ride a ferry from Fira to Heraklion in 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trips

Pamukkale, Turkey

— 2 nights

Cotton Castle

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 10th (Fri), enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, then contemplate the long history of Hierapolis, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery, and then Head underground at Kaklik Cave.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Pamukkale trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, ferry, bus, and taxi from Heraklion to Pamukkale takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Turkey Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Istanbul.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Istanbul, Turkey

— 4 nights

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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Mosque, take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, and explore the world behind art at Chora Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Istanbul online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Pamukkale to Istanbul takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Istanbul can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

Greece travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.

Turkey travel guide

4.4
Ruins · Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites
Rich in culture and customs and brimming with hospitality, natural beauty, and historical heritage, Turkey serves as a crossroads between Asia and Europe. The landmass known as Anatolia on which Turkey thrives has been home to numerous civilizations and their faiths and cultures, as attested by the 13 World Heritage Sites and countless religious sites you'll find here. Relive the ancient world through the ruins, customs, and traditions that are among the nation's most precious heritages. Adventure-seekers have plenty do to here, including mountain climbing, scuba diving, rafting, and skiing. A holiday to Turkey is incomplete without a cup of Turkish coffee, the pinnacle of Turkish cuisine inscribed on the Intangible Cultural Heritage List.