17 days in Turkey & Greece Itinerary

17 days in Turkey & Greece Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
2
Goreme, Turkey
— 2 nights
3
Antalya, Turkey
— 2 nights
4
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
5
Fira, Greece
— 2 nights
6
Hersonissos, Greece
— 3 nights


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4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Little Hagia Sophia and Dolmabahce Palace. Visit Hagia Sophia Museum and Galata Tower for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, appreciate the history behind Sultanahmet Square, admire the landmark architecture of Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam, and get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul trip itinerary builder website.

Singapore, Singapore to Istanbul is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Singapore to Istanbul. Traveling from Singapore in April, things will get cooler in Istanbul: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Goreme National Park, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Fairy Chimneys, and then admire the verdant scenery at Gulludere Vadisi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley), thenexplore the fascinating underground world of Uchisar Castle, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Goreme tour planner.

Getting from Istanbul to Goreme by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Istanbul in April, expect little chillier with lows of °C in Goreme. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Uchisar Castle
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Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Uchisar Castle ©
Uchisar Castle
Fairy Chimneys ©
Fairy Chimneys

2
nights
Antalya, Turkey

Antalya ©
Offering both sandy beaches packed with modern amenities and a historical town center filled with Roman ruins and Ottoman mosques, Antalya serves as one of the country's major tourist destinations.
On the 23rd (Fri), wander the streets of Kaleici, go for a stroll along the water at Old City Marina, and then admire the sheer force of Lower Duden Waterfalls. On your second day here, delve into the distant past at Hadrian's Gate and then take in breathtaking views at Goynuk Canyon.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Antalya travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Antalya takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, Antalya is a bit warmer than Goreme - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Antalya

Parks Neighborhoods Nature

Side Trip

Goynuk Canyon
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Lower Duden Waterfalls ©
Lower Duden Waterfalls
Goynuk Canyon ©
Goynuk Canyon
Hadrian's Gate
Hadrian's Gate

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Erechtheion and Ancient Agora of Athens. Acropolis of Athens and Temple of Olympian Zeus will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Plaka, stroll through Mount Lycabettus, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kapnikarea, and visit Monastiraki.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Athens online trip builder.

Getting from Antalya to Athens by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Antalya to Athens. In April, daily temperatures in Athens can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Mount Lycabettus ©
Mount Lycabettus
Ancient Agora of Athens ©
Ancient Agora of Athens

2
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
On the 28th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Vlychada Beach, delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, and then kick back and relax at Perissa Black Sand Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Thu): do a tasting at Santo Winery, take in the dramatic natural features at Skaros Rock, and then hike along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Fira online trip maker.

You can fly from Athens to Fira in 3.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In April, daily temperatures in Fira can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hersonissos.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Santo Winery, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, Vlychada Beach, Perissa Black Sand Beach
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Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail ©
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail
Vlychada Beach ©
Vlychada Beach
Skaros Rock ©
Skaros Rock

3
nights
Hersonissos, Greece

Hersonissos ©
Wholeheartedly dedicated to tourism, Hersonissos remains best known for its vibrant nightlife, its bars and clubs attracting partygoers from around the world.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): observe the fascinating underwater world at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Lake Voulismeni, stroll through Stalis Beach, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Hersonissos trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Fira to Hersonissos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Fira in April, Hersonissos is little chillier at night with lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

The Palace of Knossos, Church of Saint Titus, Stalis Beach, Lake Voulismeni, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
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Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre ©
Stalis Beach ©
Stalis Beach
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos

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