34 days in Greece, Turkey & Ibiza Town Itinerary

34 days in Greece, Turkey & Ibiza Town Itinerary

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34 days in Greece, Turkey & Ibiza Town Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  20​h
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  2​h 45​min
2
Goreme, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Antalya, Turkey
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Fethiye, Turkey
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Marmaris, Turkey
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Bodrum City, Turkey
— 3 nights
+3
Ferry + Foot + Bus + Fly:  9​h 45​min
7
Ibiza Town, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
8
Fira, Greece
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1​h 45​min
9
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
10
Izmir, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
11
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Melbourne, Australia

1
night
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.
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Melbourne, Australia to Istanbul is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Melbourne to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in July, things will get much hotter in Istanbul: highs are around 34°C and lows about 23°C. You'll set off for Goreme on the 23rd (Thu).

Things to do in Istanbul

Tours Nightlife Shopping

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, appreciate the extensive heritage of Goreme National Park, and then admire the masterpieces at Naile Art Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Guray Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley), then take an in-depth tour of Museu a Ceu Aberto de Goreme, and finally see Off-Road Tours.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Goreme road trip tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Istanbul to Goreme takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Istanbul in July since evenings lows in Goreme dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Goreme

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Naile Art Gallery, Guray Museum
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Balloon Rides
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park

3
nights
Antalya, Turkey

Antalya ©
Offering both sandy beaches packed with modern amenities and a historical town center filled with Roman ruins and Ottoman mosques, Antalya serves as one of the country's major tourist destinations.
Get out of town with these interesting Antalya side-trips: Side (Ancient Theater, Temple of Apollo, & more). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Kaleici, take in the waterfront activity at Old City Marina, take in the dramatic scenery at Lower Duden Waterfalls, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Antalya visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Antalya takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Goreme in July, with highs in Antalya at 41°C and lows at 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Fethiye.

Things to do in Antalya

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Manavgat
Highlights from your plan
Temple of Apollo ©
Temple of Apollo
Kaleici ©
Kaleici
Lower Duden Waterfalls ©
Lower Duden Waterfalls

4
nights
Fethiye, Turkey

Fethiye ©
A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
Change things up with these side-trips from Fethiye: Kaputas Beach (in Kas) and Babadag (in Oludeniz). There's still lots to do: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, explore the activities along Oludeniz, tour the pleasant surroundings at Calis Beach, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Fethiye trip planner .

You can drive from Antalya to Fethiye in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Antalya in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Fethiye, with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Marmaris.

Things to do in Fethiye

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Oludeniz, Kaputas Beach
Highlights from your plan
Oludeniz PlajI ©
Oludeniz PlajI
Babadag ©
Babadag
Parasailing & Paragliding

4
nights
Marmaris, Turkey

Marmaris ©
One of Turkey's major port towns and tourist resorts, Marmaris sits on the stretch of the Mediterranean coastline popularly known as the "Turkish Riviera." Nestled between verdant mountain ranges and the sea, Marmaris draws sailors and divers from around the globe, its marinas packed with private yachts and tour boats.
Explore Marmaris' surroundings by going to Go Karting, Hisaronu Tuirkey (in Hisaronu) and Iztuzu Beach 2 (in Dalyan). There's lots more to do: go for a stroll along the water at Marmaris Marina, see the interesting displays at Marmaris Balevi, kick back and relax at Marmaris Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Dalyan Nehri.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Marmaris trip maker .

Getting from Fethiye to Marmaris by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Bodrum City.

Things to do in Marmaris

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Icmeler, Iztuzu Beach 2, Go Karting, Hisaronu Tuirkey
Highlights from your plan
Iztuzu Beach 2 ©
Iztuzu Beach 2
Marmaris Marina ©
Marmaris Marina
Icmeler Beach ©
Icmeler Beach

3
nights
Bodrum City, Turkey

Bodrum City ©
More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
Here are some ideas for day two: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Bitez Beach, and then delve into the distant past at Bodrum Amphitheater.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Bodrum City itinerary website .

Getting from Marmaris to Bodrum City by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Marmaris in August, expect Bodrum City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 43°C and 29°C. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Bodrum City

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Castle of St. Peter ©
Castle of St. Peter
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Ibiza Town, Spain

Ibiza Town ©
As the island’s largest city and most-visited site, Ibiza is famous for its electric nightlife and lively Mediterranean culture.
On the 9th (Sun), wander the streets of Dalt Vila, then explore the historical opulence of Castell de Eivissa, then have some family-friendly fun at Kentucky Derby, and finally step off the mainland to explore Es Vedra. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Comte, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala Bassa, then enjoy the sand and surf at Platja de ses Salines, and finally take in the waterfront at Puerto de Ibiza.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Ibiza Town online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Bodrum City to Ibiza Town by combination of ferry and flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Bodrum City to Ibiza Town. While traveling from Bodrum City, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Ibiza Town, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cala Comte, Cala Bassa, Kentucky Derby
Highlights from your plan
Es Vedra ©
Es Vedra
Castell de Eivissa ©
Castell de Eivissa
Platja de ses Salines ©
Platja de ses Salines

2
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
On the 11th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do sightseeing your way with Private Tours, then delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach.

To find more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Fira trip planner.

You can fly from Ibiza Town to Fira in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August in Fira, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Ekklisia Panagia Platsani
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Helicopter Tours

5
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.
Explore Mykonos Town's surroundings by going to Agios Prokopios Beach (in Agios Prokopios) and Old Town (in Naxos Town). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Little Venice, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paraportiani Church, and examine the collection at Aegean Maritime Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Mykonos Town trip itinerary site .

Ride a ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. August in Mykonos Town sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Izmir.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Old Town, Panormos Beach, Elia Beach, Platis Gialos Beach
Highlights from your plan
Elia Beach ©
Elia Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach

2
nights
Izmir, Turkey

Izmir ©
The birthplace of Homer, the ancient port city of Izmir boasts a colorful heritage that includes traces of Greek, Armenian, and Jewish cultures.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): learn about all things military at Izmir Muze Gemiler Mudurlugu, then don't miss a visit to Tarihi Asansor, then make a trip to Saat Kulesi (Clock Tower), and finally take a stroll through Kemeralti Market.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Izmir trip planning website .

Fly from Mykonos Town to Izmir in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Traveling from Mykonos Town to Izmir, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, Izmir is a bit cooler than Mykonos Town - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Izmir

Neighborhoods Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Kemeralti Market ©
Kemeralti Market
Kordonboyu ©
Kordonboyu
Tarihi Asansor ©
Tarihi Asansor

2
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Hippodrome, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, then take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), and finally get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Istanbul trip tool .

Getting from Izmir to Istanbul by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Izmir in August, expect Istanbul to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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