19 days in Greece & Turkey Itinerary

19 days in Greece & Turkey Itinerary

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Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Goreme, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Pamukkale, Turkey
— 1 day
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Marmaris, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Rhodes Town, Greece
— 2 nights
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Oia, Greece
— 2 nights
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Fira, Greece
— 1 night
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Milos, Greece
— 1 night
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Paros, Greece
— 1 day
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Naxos, Greece
— 1 night
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Athens, Greece
— 2 nights

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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.
Eyüp Sultan Mosque has been added to your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , explore the activities along Bosphorus Strait, and take an in-depth tour of Chora Museum.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Istanbul trip itinerary builder site.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Istanbul is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul. While traveling from Kuala Lumpur, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Sultan Carpet, Pasabag and Goreme Open-Air Museum. On the 13th (Sun), enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, Head underground at Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, appreciate the extensive heritage of Goreme National Park, appreciate the views at Gulludere Vadisi, then make a trip to Avanos Oren Yeri, and finally don't miss a visit to Kaymakli Underground City. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Goreme Open-Air Museum, stroll through Pasabag, and then look for gifts at Sultan Carpet.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Goreme route planner.

You can fly from Istanbul to Goreme in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Istanbul in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Goreme: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Balloon Rides
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings ©
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings

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Pamukkale, Turkey

Pamukkale ©

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 15th (Tue): stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery, then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools, then explore the ancient world of Laodikeia, and finally delve into the distant past at Hierapolis.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, use the Pamukkale online itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from Goreme to Pamukkale takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Marmaris.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Anatolia Cemetery ©
Anatolia Cemetery

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Marmaris, Turkey

Marmaris ©
One of Turkey's major port towns and tourist resorts, Marmaris sits on the stretch of the Mediterranean coastline popularly known as the "Turkish Riviera." Nestled between verdant mountain ranges and the sea, Marmaris draws sailors and divers from around the globe, its marinas packed with private yachts and tour boats.
On the next day, kick back and relax at Iztuzu Beach 2, then look for gifts at Kurt Jewellery, and then go for a stroll along the water at Marmaris Marina.

To find reviews and tourist information, you can read our Marmaris route builder.

Getting from Pamukkale to Marmaris by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Rhodes Town.

Things to do in Marmaris

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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Iztuzu Beach 2 ©
Iztuzu Beach 2
Marmaris Marina ©
Marmaris Marina
Icmeler Beach ©
Icmeler Beach

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Rhodes Town, Greece

Rhodes Town ©
A conglomeration of many distinct architectural styles, Rhodes Town is the biggest urban center of the eponymous Greek island known for its golden beaches and relaxed way of life.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): stroll through Anthony Quinn Bay, then enjoy the sand and surf at Faliraki Beach, and then step into the grandiose world of Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Rhodes Town online road trip planner.

Getting from Marmaris to Rhodes Town by ferry takes about 2 hours. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time (TRT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Marmaris in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Rhodes Town, with lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Oia.

Things to do in Rhodes Town

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Faliraki Beach ©
Faliraki Beach
Anthony Quinn Bay ©
Anthony Quinn Bay

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Oia, Greece

Oia ©
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Oia's Main Street, do a tasting at Domaine Sigalas, explore the activities along Amoudi Bay, then don't miss a visit to Wave, and finally don't miss a visit to Sunset in Oia.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Oia trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Rhodes Town to Oia takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. On the 21st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Fira.

Things to do in Oia

Historic Sites · Wineries · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Ekklisia Panagia Platsani ©
Ekklisia Panagia Platsani
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay
Sunset in Oia ©
Sunset in Oia

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Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
On the 21st (Mon), kick back and relax at Red Beach, then delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, and then learn about winemaking at Santo Winery.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Fira trip itinerary planning site.

Fira is just a short distance from Oia. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Milos.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors · Beaches · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Santo Winery ©
Santo Winery

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Milos, Greece

Milos ©

Island of Colors

The result of thousands of years of volcanic activity, the island of Milos features a craggy coastline interspersed by shallow beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Kleftiko Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Firiplaka Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sarakiniko Beach.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Milos day trip planning app.

Traveling by ferry from Fira to Milos takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or fly. September in Milos sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Paros.

Things to do in Milos

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
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Kleftiko Beach ©
Kleftiko Beach
Sarakiniko Beach ©
Sarakiniko Beach

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Paros, Greece

Paros ©

Poor Man's Mykonos

Long ignored by tourists because of its reputation as a plain ferry hub, Paros today serves as one of the Aegean's major holiday destinations, luring travelers with its fashionable resort towns and quaint mountain villages.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Parikia Town, stroll through Martselo beach, steep yourself in history at Lefkes, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kolymbithres Beach, and finally take in the waterfront activity at Old Port of Naoussa.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Paros day trip tool.

Traveling by ferry from Milos to Paros takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can travel. In September, daytime highs in Paros are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Naxos.

Things to do in Paros

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Old Port of Naoussa ©
Old Port of Naoussa
Parikia Town ©
Parikia Town
Lefkes ©
Lefkes

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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.
You've now added Naos tou Apollona - Portara to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take a stroll through Kastro, take a stroll through Old Town, stop by Ta Axotica Gift Shop, explore the ancient world of Naos tou Apollona - Portara, then kick back and relax at Plaka Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Agios Prokopios Beach.

To plan Naxos vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by ferry from Paros to Naxos takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Naxos

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Beaches
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Naos tou Apollona - Portara ©
Naos tou Apollona - Portara
Kastro ©
Kastro

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens, then wander the streets of Plaka, then pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and finally take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): visit Monastiraki and then explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Athens journey maker website.

Getting from Naxos to Athens by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

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

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