43 days in Turkey, Spain & Greece Itinerary

43 days in Turkey, Spain & Greece Itinerary

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Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  20 h 15 min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 5 nights
Fly:  6 h
2
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
3
Seville, Spain
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Ronda, Spain
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Nerja, Spain
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Granada, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
7
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
8
Corfu Town, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
9
Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
10
Fira, Greece
— 4 nights
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
11
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  20 h 45 min
End: Melbourne, Australia

5
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, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Istanbul journey planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Istanbul is an approximately 23-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Istanbul, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in June, expect Istanbul to be much warmer, temps between 30°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Madrid.

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

4
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, walk around Parque del Retiro, and admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Madrid tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Istanbul to Madrid in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Madrid is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Istanbul in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Madrid, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Picnic Madrid ©
Picnic Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro

4
nights
Seville, Spain

A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
When in Seville, make a side trip to see Feria del Caballo in Jerez De La Frontera, approximately Jerez De La Frontera away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Plaza de España, don't miss a visit to Torre del Oro, see where the action happens at Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla, and take in nature's colorful creations at Parque de Maria Luisa.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Seville road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Seville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Seville can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Tours Wineries

Side Trip

Feria del Caballo
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

4
nights
Ronda, Spain

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Ronda is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: do a tasting at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, shop like a local with Scott Simpson Fine Art, take a memorable tour with Tours, and explore the stunning scenery at El Tajo de Ronda.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Ronda journey builder tool.

Traveling by car from Seville to Ronda takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Ronda are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Nerja.

Things to do in Ronda

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Reservatauro Ronda ©
Reservatauro Ronda

4
nights
Nerja, Spain

Nerja ©
Nerja is a municipality on the Costa del Sol in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. Nerja is known for nature, beaches, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Balcony of Europe, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa del Molino de Papel, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Nerja Book Centre, and enjoy the sand and surf at Papagayo Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Nerja trip planner.

Getting from Ronda to Nerja by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Ronda in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Nerja, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Playa de la Alberquilla ©
Playa de la Alberquilla
Balcony of Europe ©
Balcony of Europe
Fundación Cueva de Nerja ©
Fundación Cueva de Nerja

3
nights
Granada, Spain

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Granada is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Alhambra, make a trip to Plaza de San Nicolas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mezquita Mayor de Granada, and stop by Albayzin.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Granada online vacation builder.

Drive from Nerja to Granada in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Granada, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Generalife ©
Generalife

4
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, stop by El Barri Gòtic, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Barcelona tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Granada to Barcelona takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Granada in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Barcelona: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia

3
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.
Corfu Town is known for historic sites, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Corfu Museum of Asian Art, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Corfu, make a splash at Aqualand Corfu Water Park, and explore the historical opulence of Mon Repos Palace.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Corfu Town visit planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Corfu Town takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Barcelona in June: highs in Corfu Town hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Horseback Riding Tours, Aqualand Corfu Water Park, Corfu Donkey Rescue
Highlights from your plan
Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Corfu Donkey Rescue ©
Corfu Donkey Rescue

4
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, visit Plaka, and see the interesting displays at Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Athens trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Corfu Town to Athens takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology ©
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

4
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fira: Oia (Naval Maritime Museum & Mnemossyne Gallery). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, do a tasting at Boutari Winery, kick back and relax at Red Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Fira route builder app.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Fira takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. When traveling from Athens in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Fira: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can catch the ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Oia, Imerovigli, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, Boutari Winery
Highlights from your plan
Experience Horse Riding ©
Experience Horse Riding
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint George, don't miss a visit to Kapopoulos Fine Arts, examine the collection at Aegean Maritime Museum, stop by Mytho, thenmake a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and finally stop by Little Venice. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Paraportiani Church, thendon't miss a visit to Rarity Gallery, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Mykonos Town vacation site.

You can ride a ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Aegean Maritime Museum ©
Aegean Maritime Museum
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

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