36 days in Turkey & Greece Itinerary

36 days in Turkey & Greece Itinerary

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36 days in Turkey & Greece Itinerary

Start: Singapore, Singapore
Fly:  16 h 45 min
1
Goreme, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  5 h 30 min
2
Pamukkale, Turkey
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Selcuk, Turkey
— 4 nights
Train + Fly:  4 h 45 min
4
Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Nafplio, Greece
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Kalamata, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  6 h 15 min
7
Heraklion, Greece
— 1 day
Ferry:  2 h
8
Fira, Greece
— 3 nights
Ferry:  2 h 15 min
9
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
10
Istanbul, Turkey
— 6 nights
Fly:  14 h
End: Singapore, Singapore


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3
nights
Goreme, Turkey

Goreme ©
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Keslik Monastery (in Urgup) and Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri (in Derinkuyu). Spend the 2nd (Sat) exploring nature at Goreme National Park. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, don't miss a visit to Bezirhane Pottery, explore the fascinating underground world of Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, and take in the exciting artwork at Naile Art Gallery- Ebru Art Center.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Goreme trip builder .

Singapore, Singapore to Goreme is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Singapore Time (SGT) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in February; daily highs in Goreme reach 12°C and lows reach -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Uchisar, Urgup, Vaftizci Yahya Kilisesi, Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri, Bezirhane Pottery
Highlights from your plan
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Balloon Rides
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings ©
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): head outdoors with Pamukkale Balloons, witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools, and then soar above the sights with a balloon tour. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery, then steep yourself in history at Byzantine Church, then explore the ancient world of Hierapolis & Pamukkale, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Pamukkale Natural Park.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Pamukkale trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Goreme to Pamukkale by combination of taxi and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Balloon Rides

4
nights
Selcuk, Turkey

Selcuk ©
An ideal base camp for exploring the Aegean coastline, Selcuk draws big tourist crowds due to its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus.
Selcuk is known for historic sites, museums, theme parks, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Celsus Kutuphanesi, contemplate the long history of Ancient City of Ephesus, look for gifts at Sultan Carpet and Kilim, and see the interesting displays at TCDD Tren Muzesi.

To find out how to plan a trip to Selcuk, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Pamukkale to Selcuk in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In February in Selcuk, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Bibliotheque de Celsus ©
Bibliotheque de Celsus
Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu ©
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu

4
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Bring the kids along to Acropolis Museum and Acropolis of Athens. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Plaka, take in nature's colorful creations at National Garden, have fun and explore at Hellenic Children's Museum, and explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Athens online tour planner .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Selcuk to Athens in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Selcuk to Athens, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Selcuk in February, plan for a bit warmer nights in Athens, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

4
nights
Nafplio, Greece

Nafplio ©
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
Kids will enjoy Epidaurus Theater and Fortress Palamidi. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nafplio: Astros Beach (in Paralio Astros), Corinth (Acrocorinth, Apostolos Pavlos Church, & more) and Didyma Caves (in Kranidi). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site Mycenae, appreciate the extensive heritage of Nauplion Promenade, appreciate the history behind Kolokotroni Statue, and stop by FW Bags.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Nafplio trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Athens to Nafplio by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Athens in February; daily highs in Nafplio reach 14°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kalamata.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Corinth, Didyma Caves, Astros Beach, The Great Theatre of Epidaurus, Archaeological Site Mycenae
Highlights from your plan
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi
Akrokorinthos ©
Akrokorinthos

2
nights
Kalamata, Greece

Kalamata ©
Kalamata is the second most populous city of the Peloponnese peninsula, after Patras, in southern Greece and the largest city of the homonymous administrative region. On the 20th (Wed), make a trip to Aristomenous Square, stop by Local Moods, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Lera Moni Panagia Soumela, then explore the ancient world of Ancient Messini Stadium, and finally examine the collection at Victoria G. Karelias Collection of Greek Traditional Costumes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Church of Agioi Apostoloi, then have some family-friendly fun at inSpot Kalamatas, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kalamata Beach.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kalamata trip planner .

Getting from Nafplio to Kalamata by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Nafplio in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Kalamata: highs are around 19°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Kalamata

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Lera Moni Panagia Soumela, Ancient Messini Stadium
Highlights from your plan
inSpot Kalamatas ©
inSpot Kalamatas
Local Moods ©
Local Moods

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, then contemplate the long history of The Palace of Knossos, and then get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Heraklion itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kalamata to Heraklion. Traveling from Kalamata in February, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Heraklion, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Heraklion

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

The Palace of Knossos, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
Highlights from your plan
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos ©
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

3
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Attractions like Red Beach and KAMARA BEACH make great kid-friendly stops. When in Fira, make a side trip to see Eduart Gjopalaj in Kamari, approximately 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, stop by Sand Lily Boutique, explore the fascinating underground world of Zoodochos Pigi Cave, and catch a ride with Santorini Limousine.

Plan trip to Fira with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Ride a ferry from Heraklion to Fira in 2 hours. In February in Fira, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Kamari, Imerovigli, Akrotiri, Santorini Limousine, Castelli of Emporio
Highlights from your plan
Santorini Limousine ©
Santorini Limousine
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Kamari Beach ©
Kamari Beach

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.
Kids will enjoy Paradise Beach and Kapari Beach. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Aegean Maritime Museum, get a new perspective on things with Mykonos Paradise Cruises, view the masterpieces at Minima Gallery, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Virgin of St. Rosary.

Discover how to plan a Mykonos Town trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can ride a ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in February, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Tours Transportation

Side Trips

Mykonos, Rent a Boat Mykonos, Paradise Beach
Highlights from your plan
Rent a Boat Mykonos ©
Rent a Boat Mykonos
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Kapari Beach ©
Kapari Beach

6
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.
Attractions like Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Basilica Cistern make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, wander the streets of Ortakoy, and admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Istanbul route maker site .

Getting from Mykonos Town to Istanbul by combination of flight and train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mykonos Town to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Mykonos Town in March, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 14°C by day to 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern
Dolmabahce Palace ©
Dolmabahce Palace

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