19 days in Greece & Turkey Itinerary

19 days in Greece & Turkey Itinerary

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Fira, Greece
— 4 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 5 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
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Goreme, Turkey
— 5 nights

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Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Akrotiri and Ancient Thera. You'll get in some beach time at Kamari Beach and Perissa Black Sand Beach. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Red Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay, take a memorable tour with Renieris Santorini Sailing Center, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Fira trip planner.

Bengaluru, India to Fira is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -3.5 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Bengaluru in May: high temperatures in Fira hover around 28°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Fira

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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Akrotiri
4.1
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Beach
Red Beach
3.0
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Beach
Kamari Beach
3.7

5
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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Acropolis of Athens and National Archaeological Museum. Do your shopping at Museum 'Atelier Spyros Vassiliou' and Technohoros Art Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to Church of Panaghia (in Nafplio), Mycenae (Archaeological Site Mycenae & Lion Gate) and The Great Theatre of Epidaurus (in Epidavros). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion, delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens, and stop by Electra Raikos Exact Museum Copies.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Athens journey planner.

You can fly from Fira to Athens in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. May in Athens sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

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Plaka
4.4
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Acropolis Museum
4.7

4
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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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Kapali Carsi and Dolmabahce Sanat Galerisi. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hagia Sophia and Sultan Ahmed Mosque. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, stop by Mısır Çarşısı, and steep yourself in history at Historic Areas of Istanbul.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip planner.

You can fly from Athens to Istanbul in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Istanbul is 1 hour. Traveling from Athens in May, expect Istanbul to be slightly colder, temps between 25°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

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Hagia Sophia
4.7
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Basilica Cistern
4.4

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Goreme National Park and Uchisar Castle. Goreme Open-Air Museum and Ortahisar Abdioglu Camii will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Outdoor Activities, take a pleasant ride with Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center, appreciate the extensive heritage of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley), and take in the dramatic natural features at Fairy Chimneys.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Goreme tour builder app.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Goreme takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Istanbul in May since evenings lows in Goreme dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Balloon Ride
Balloon Rides
4.8

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