30 days in Turkey & Greece Itinerary

30 days in Turkey & Greece Itinerary

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30 days in Turkey & Greece Itinerary

Start: Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Fly:  19​h
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Corfu Town, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
3
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 4 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
4
Fira, Greece
— 4 nights
ferry + taxi:  3​h 30​min
5
Chania Town, Greece
— 5 nights
+2
shuttle + Fly + bus:  6​h 45​min
6
Lindos, Greece
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Yogyakarta, Indonesia


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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Eyup Sultan Mosque and Rustem Pasha Mosque. Your inner history buff will appreciate Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Basilica Cistern. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower, steep yourself in history at Historic Areas of Istanbul, and wander the streets of Sultanahmet District.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Istanbul travel itinerary planner.

Yogyakarta, Indonesia to Istanbul is an approximately 19-hour flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Yogyakarta to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Yogyakarta in August: highs in Istanbul hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern

4
nights
Corfu Town, Greece

Corfu Town ©
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.
Visit Old Fortress Corfu and Church of Saint Spiridon for their historical value. Corfu Old Town and Corfu Museum of Asian Art are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Corfu Town's surroundings by going to La Grotta Beach (in Paleokastritsa) and Barbati Beach (in Barbati). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Monastery of Paleokastritsa, don't miss a visit to Vlacherna Monastery, contemplate the long history of Achilleion Museum, and explore the historical opulence of New Fortress.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Corfu Town day trip tool .

Fly from Istanbul to Corfu Town in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Istanbul to Corfu Town. While traveling from Istanbul, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Corfu Town, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can fly to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Corfu, Achilleion Museum, La Grotta Beach, Barbati Beach
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Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Corfu Old Town ©
Corfu Old Town
Monastery of Paleokastritsa ©
Monastery of Paleokastritsa

4
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.
Visit Panormos Beach and Paradise Beach for some beach relaxation. Get in touch with nature at Agios Sostis Beach and Kalo Livadi Beach. Go for a jaunt from Mykonos Town to Delos to see Archaeological Site of Delos about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Matoyianni Street, take a stroll through Little Venice, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint George, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Panayia Tourliani.

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Traveling by flight from Corfu Town to Mykonos Town takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Corfu Town in August, you will find days in Mykonos Town are little chillier (33°C), and nights are about the same (27°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Agios Sostis Beach, Kalo Livadi Beach, Panormos Beach, Paradise Beach, Archaeological Site of Delos
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Archaeological Site of Delos ©
Archaeological Site of Delos
Agios Sostis Beach ©
Agios Sostis Beach
Kalo Livadi Beach ©
Kalo Livadi Beach

4
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Get in touch with nature at Red Beach and Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail. Step off the beaten path and head to Ancient Thera and Skaros Rock. Step out of Fira with an excursion to SYMPOSION by La Ponta in Akrotiri--about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, do a tasting at Gaia Winery, enjoy the sand and surf at Vlychada Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Dominican Sisters.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Fira trip builder app .

Traveling by ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Chania Town.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Kamari, Vlychada Beach, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, Skaros Rock
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Ancient Thera ©
Ancient Thera
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail ©
Skaros Rock ©
Skaros Rock

5
nights
Chania Town, Greece

Chania Town ©
The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
Step off the beaten path and head to Monastery of Arkadi and Kastro Gramvoussas. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chania Venetian Lighthouse and The Holy Monastery of Preveli. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chania Town: St. Nicholas Church (in Georgioupolis), Rethymnon Old Town (in Rethymnon) and Frangokastello Beach (in Frangokastello). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site of Ancient Aptera, enjoy the sand and surf at Agii Apostoli Beach, see the interesting displays at Greek National Football Museum, and explore the activities along Lake Kournas.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Chania Town trip itinerary app .

Do a combination of ferry and taxi from Fira to Chania Town in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Lindos.

Things to do in Chania Town

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Rethymnon, Souda, Kastro Gramvoussas, Lake Kournas, German War Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Monastery of Arkadi ©
Monastery of Arkadi
Agii Apostoli Beach ©
Agii Apostoli Beach
Souda Bay War Cemetery ©
Souda Bay War Cemetery

6
nights
Lindos, Greece

Lindos ©
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
Step off the beaten path and head to Tsambika Beach and Monolithos Castle. Get some historical perspective at Village of Lindos and The Church of the Panagia. Explore Lindos' surroundings by going to Ancient Kamiros (in Kalavarda) and Epta Piges (in Kolympia). There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Pefkos Beach, make a trip to Monastery Tsambika, delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Lindos, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Agathi Beach.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Lindos tour planner.

Do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Chania Town to Lindos in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lindos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Rhodes, Monastery Tsambika, Stegna Beach, Epta Piges, Agathi Beach
Highlights from your plan
Castle of Monolithos ©
Castle of Monolithos
Agathi Beach ©
Agathi Beach
Stegna Beach ©
Stegna Beach

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