15 days in Greece & Turkey Itinerary

15 days in Greece & Turkey Itinerary

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Corfu Town, Greece
— 1 night
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Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
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Mykonos Town, Greece
— 1 night
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Fira, Greece
— 2 nights
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Heraklion, Greece
— 2 nights
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Pamukkale, Turkey
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Corfu Town, Greece — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): deepen your knowledge of military history at Old Fortress Corfu and then admire the landmark architecture of Corfu Museum of Asian Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Corfu Donkey Rescue, explore the historical opulence of New Fortress of Corfu, then get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Corfu, and finally explore the historical opulence of Mon Repos Palace.

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

London, UK to Corfu Town is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Corfu Town. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from London in September; daily highs in Corfu Town reach 32°C and lows reach 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can fly to Athens.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife
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Athens, Greece — 3 nights

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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, wander the streets of Monastiraki, and don't miss a visit to Plateia Syntagmatos.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Athens planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Corfu Town to Athens takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. In September, daytime highs in Athens are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Mykonos Town.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Mykonos Town, Greece — 1 night

Chora Mykonos

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 15th (Thu): examine the collection at Aegean Maritime Museum, then wander the streets of Little Venice, then make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and finally don't miss a visit to Rarity Gallery.

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town sightseeing planner.

Fly from Athens to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Athens in September: highs in Mykonos Town hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Fira.
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Fira, Greece — 2 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, and then surround yourself with nature on Santorini Sailing. On your second day here, get interesting insight from Tours, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kamari Beach, and then view the masterpieces at Eduart Gjopalaj Workshop.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Fira road trip site.

You can ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to Heraklion.
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Heraklion, Greece — 2 nights

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 18th (Sun): observe the fascinating underwater world at CRETAquarium, then explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, and then take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then take an in-depth tour of Historical Museum of Crete, and then explore the historical opulence of Castello del Molo (Koules).

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Heraklion trip site.

Traveling by ferry from Fira to Heraklion takes 2.5 hours. In September in Heraklion, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Pamukkale.
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Pamukkale, Turkey — 1 night

Cotton Castle

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools, and then explore the ancient world of Hierapolis.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Pamukkale trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, ferry, bus, and taxi from Heraklion to Pamukkale takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Heraklion to Pamukkale due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to fly to Istanbul.
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Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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Istanbul, Turkey — 4 nights

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 sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Mosque, get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, and hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Istanbul trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Pamukkale to Istanbul takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Istanbul can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping
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Greece travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.
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Turkey travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites · History Museums
Rich in culture and customs and brimming with hospitality, natural beauty, and historical heritage, Turkey serves as a crossroads between Asia and Europe. The landmass known as Anatolia on which Turkey thrives has been home to numerous civilizations and their faiths and cultures, as attested by the 13 World Heritage Sites and countless religious sites you'll find here. Relive the ancient world through the ruins, customs, and traditions that are among the nation's most precious heritages. Adventure-seekers have plenty do to here, including mountain climbing, scuba diving, rafting, and skiing. A holiday to Turkey is incomplete without a cup of Turkish coffee, the pinnacle of Turkish cuisine inscribed on the Intangible Cultural Heritage List.
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