10 days in Greece & Turkey Itinerary

10 days in Greece & Turkey Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Venice, Italy
Fly + Drive:  10 h 30 min
1
Aegina, Greece
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
3
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: Venice, Italy


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3
nights
Aegina, Greece

Aegina ©
Aegina is one of the Saronic Islands of Greece in the Saronic Gulf, 27km from Athens. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Temple of Aphaia and EKPAZ - Hellenic Wildlife Hospital ( But Not Functioning ). Let the collections at Archaeological Museum of Aegina and Musee Christos Capralos capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Marathonas Beach, kick back and relax at Moni Island Beach, admire the landmark architecture of The Tower of Markellos, and stop by Mourtzis Traditional Sweets.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Aegina trip planning tool.

Venice, Italy to Aegina is an approximately 10- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Venice in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Aegina: highs are around 39°C and lows about 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Athens.

Things to do in Aegina

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Temple of Aphaia ©
Temple of Aphaia
Agios Minas Monastery ©
Agios Minas Monastery

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 18th (Sat), delve into the lush surroundings at Dasoktima Tatoiou. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, kick back and relax at Glyfada Beach, and then stop by Monastiraki.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Athens trip planner.

You can drive from Aegina to Athens in 3.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Athens are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Athens

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Dasoktima Tatoiou, Glyfada Beach
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Glyfada Beach ©
Glyfada Beach
Monastiraki ©
Monastiraki
Temple of Olympian Zeus ©
Temple of Olympian Zeus

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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.
Do your shopping at Kapali Carsi and Istiklal Street. Take a break from the city and head to Solar Plajı and Florya Sahil Parkı. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, enjoy the sand and surf at Dalia Beach, get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Suma Beach.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Istanbul trip maker.

Fly from Athens to Istanbul in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Istanbul is 1 hour. In August, Istanbul is little chillier than Athens - with highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

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