10 days in Greece & Turkey Itinerary

10 days in Greece & Turkey Itinerary

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1
Aegina, Greece
— 3 nights
2
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
3
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights


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3
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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 Marathonas Beach. Let the collections at Archaeological Museum of Aegina and Musee Christos Capralos capture your imagination. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Moni Island Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Klima Beach, look for gifts at Fish Market, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church Saint Nicholas the Thalassinos.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Aegina online journey planner.

Venice, Italy to Aegina is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Venice in August; daily highs in Aegina reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Athens.

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Temple of Aphaia ©
Temple of Aphaia
Agios Minas Monastery ©
Agios Minas Monastery

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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.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Athens trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Aegina to Athens in 2.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or ride a ferry. In August, daytime highs in Athens are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

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

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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 Dalia Beach. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, enjoy the sand and surf at Suma Beach, get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, and admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, 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 °C and lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

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

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