11 days in Turkey & Greece Itinerary

11 days in Turkey & Greece Itinerary

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11 days in Turkey & Greece Itinerary

Start: Cardiff, United Kingdom
train + Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
2
Pamukkale, Turkey
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Athens, Greece
— 1 night
subway + Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Heraklion, Greece
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h
5
Akrotiri, Greece
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h
6
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 1 night
Fly + train:  7​h
End: Cardiff, United Kingdom


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2
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 historic sites, museums, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), admire the masterpieces at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and admire the landmark architecture of Suleymaniye Cami .

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Cardiff, UK to Istanbul is an approximately 10-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Cardiff to Istanbul, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Cardiff in August, with highs in Istanbul at 34°C and lows at 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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.
On the 16th (Fri), explore the ancient world of Hierapolis, contemplate the long history of Byzantine Church, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery, and finally take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Pamukkale road trip tool .

Getting from Istanbul to Pamukkale by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Anatolia Cemetery ©
Anatolia Cemetery

1
night
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 17th (Sat), delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, then take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, then explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, and then wander the streets of Plaka.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Athens trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Pamukkale to Athens takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Eastern European Time is minus 1 hour. August in Athens sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Athens

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

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then steep yourself in history at The Palace of Knossos, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos.

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Do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Heraklion in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. While traveling from Athens, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Heraklion, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Heraklion

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, The Palace of Knossos
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The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos ©
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos

2
nights
Akrotiri, Greece

Akrotiri ©
Located on Santorini's southwestern coastline, the small village of Akrotiri sits just a short walk from one of Europe's most significant Bronze Age archaeological sites.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): kick back and relax at Caldera Beach, do a tasting at Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A., then stroll through Red Beach, and finally explore the ancient world of Akrotiri. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore by horseback at Santo Horse Riding, then do a tasting at Santo Winery, and then kick back and relax at Perissa Black Sand Beach.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Akrotiri road trip planning site .

You can ride a ferry from Heraklion to Akrotiri in 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Akrotiri are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Perissa Black Sand Beach, Santo Winery, Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A.
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Santo Horse Riding ©
Santo Horse Riding
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Paraportiani Church, then see the interesting displays at Aegean Maritime Museum, then wander the streets of Little Venice, and finally make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli).

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Mykonos Town trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by ferry from Akrotiri to Mykonos Town takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)
Paraportiani Church ©
Paraportiani Church

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