14 days in Turkey & Greece Itinerary

14 days in Turkey & Greece Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
2
Lindos, Greece
— 1 night
3
Oia, Greece
— 2 nights
4
Heraklion, Greece
— 2 nights
5
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights


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3
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Hagia Sophia Museum and Basilica Cistern. And it doesn't end there: browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, stroll through Suma Beach, kick back and relax at Dalia Beach, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Little Hagia Sophia.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Istanbul tour itinerary builder app.

Venice, Italy to Istanbul is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Venice to Istanbul, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Istanbul are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lindos.

Things to do in Istanbul

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

1
night
Lindos, Greece

Lindos ©
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
On the 15th (Wed), explore the ancient world of Village of Lindos. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Agios Pavlos Beach, then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Lindos, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Church of the Panagia, and finally stroll through Lindos Beach.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Lindos road trip tool.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Istanbul to Lindos in 9.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Istanbul to Lindos. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Istanbul in August since evenings lows in Lindos dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Oia.

Things to do in Lindos

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks
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Village of Lindos ©
Village of Lindos
Lindos Beach ©
Lindos Beach
Acropolis of Lindos ©
Acropolis of Lindos

2
nights
Oia, Greece

Oia ©
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): stop by Aquamarine Jewelry, see the interesting displays at Museum of Prehistoric Thira, then explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, and finally stroll through Red Beach. On your second day here, make a trip to Sunset in Oia and then explore the activities along Amoudi Bay.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Oia driving holiday planner.

Getting from Lindos to Oia by combination of bus and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Oia

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Museum of Prehistoric Thira
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

2
nights
Heraklion, Greece

Heraklion ©
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.
On the 19th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Agia Pelagia Beach, then get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, take an in-depth tour of Historical Museum of Crete, and then kick back and relax at Stalis Beach.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Heraklion trip itinerary builder website.

Do a combination of taxi and ferry from Oia to Heraklion in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Heraklion

Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Stalis Beach, Agia Pelagia Beach
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Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
Historical Museum of Crete ©
Historical Museum of Crete
The Natural History Museum of Crete ©
The Natural History Museum of Crete

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Head to Ermou Street and Ermou Spirits Cava Pittaras Trade Beveragesfor plenty of shopping. We've included these beaches for you: Glyfada Beach and Voula Beach. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, take a stroll through Monastiraki, look for gifts at Canvas, and stop by Plaka.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Heraklion to Athens takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. When traveling from Heraklion in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Athens: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 29°C at night. On the 24th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Glyfada Beach
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

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