10 days in Turkey & The Balkans Itinerary

10 days in Turkey & The Balkans Itinerary

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Istanbul, Turkey
— 5 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 3 nights

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Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Museum, explore the activities along Bosphorus Strait, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , and hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Istanbul travel tool.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Istanbul is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Turkey Time (TRT) is minus 5 hours. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in November: highs in Istanbul hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Istanbul

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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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Athens, Greece

Athens ©

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 historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Lycabettus, take a stroll through Monastiraki, and explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Athens takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Istanbul to Athens due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Istanbul in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Athens: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

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

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