11 days in Turkey & Greece Itinerary

11 days in Turkey & Greece Itinerary

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Istanbul, Turkey
— 1 night
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Lindos, Greece
— 1 night
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Fira, Greece
— 1 night
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Naxos, Greece
— 1 night
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Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
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Corfu Town, Greece
— 1 night

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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.
On the 13th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, contemplate the long history of Hagia Sophia Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, get engrossed in the history at Chora Museum, then hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Istanbul online trip planner.

Cardiff, UK to Istanbul is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Cardiff to Istanbul, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Cardiff in August; daily highs in Istanbul reach 34°C and lows reach 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lindos.

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

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Lindos, Greece

Lindos ©
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Agios Pavlos Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Agathi Beach, and then steep yourself in history at The Church of the Panagia. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monastery Tsambika, then stroll through Tsambika Beach, and then kick back and relax at Lindos Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Lindos trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Istanbul to Lindos takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Istanbul to Lindos, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Lindos when traveling from Istanbul in August, with lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Fira.

Things to do in Lindos

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

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Agios Pavlos Beach ©
Agios Pavlos Beach
Agathi Beach ©
Agathi Beach
Lindos Beach ©
Lindos Beach

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Fira, Greece

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
On the 17th (Sat), trek along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, make a trip to Sunset in Oia, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Museum of Prehistoric Thira, learn about winemaking at Santo Winery, and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Fira trip itinerary maker site.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry from Lindos to Fira in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Naxos.

Things to do in Fira

Parks · Wineries · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Wine Tours & Tastings
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail ©
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail

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Naxos, Greece

Naxos ©
Zeus, the master of all gods from Greek mythology, allegedly grew up in a cave on Naxos, a small but fertile island in the South Aegean Sea.
On the 19th (Mon), look for gifts at Soocre Naxos®, then steep yourself in history at Old Town, then explore the ancient world of Naos tou Apollona - Portara, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Agios Prokopios Beach.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Naxos trip itinerary app.

Traveling by ferry from Fira to Naxos takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi. In August, daytime highs in Naxos are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Athens.

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Naos tou Apollona - Portara ©
Naos tou Apollona - Portara
Old Town ©
Old Town

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 20th (Tue), delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, and then take a stroll through Plaka.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Athens travel planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Naxos to Athens in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. When traveling from Naxos in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Athens: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): take a stroll through Corfu Old Town, expand your understanding of the military at Old Fortress Corfu, and then see the interesting displays at Achilleion Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Corfu Town online holiday maker.

You can fly from Athens to Corfu Town in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Athens in August, expect little chillier with lows of 25°C in Corfu Town. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

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Achilleion Museum ©
Achilleion Museum
Corfu Old Town ©
Corfu Old Town
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu

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