15 days in Turkey & Greece Itinerary

15 days in Turkey & Greece Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
2
Selcuk, Turkey
— 1 night
3
Marmaris, Turkey
— 2 nights
4
Rhodes Town, Greece
— 3 nights
5
Rethymnon, Greece
— 2 nights
6
Oia, 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.
Get outdoors at Solar Plajı and Suma Beach. Pierre Loti Tepesi and Little Hagia Sophia will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: stop by Ortakoy, explore the world behind art at Chora Museum, wander the streets of Istiklal Street, and admire the striking features of Rustem Pasha Mosque.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Istanbul trip itinerary maker website.

Venice, Italy to Istanbul is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Venice to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. In August in Istanbul, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Selcuk.

Things to do in Istanbul

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Florya Sahil Parkı ©
Florya Sahil Parkı
Pierre Loti Tepesi ©
Pierre Loti Tepesi
Little Hagia Sophia ©
Little Hagia Sophia

1
night
Selcuk, Turkey

Selcuk ©
An ideal base camp for exploring the Aegean coastline, Selcuk draws big tourist crowds due to its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): stop by La Tulip Art Gallery, explore the ancient world of Heracles Gate, don't miss a visit to Arcadian Way, thenexamine the collection at Camlik Locomotive Museum, and finally visit Sirince Koyu.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Selcuk trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Selcuk takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Istanbul in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Selcuk: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Marmaris.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Sirince Koyu
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Heracles Gate ©
Heracles Gate
Arcadian Way ©
Arcadian Way
Sirince Koyu ©
Sirince Koyu

2
nights
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 16th (Thu), stop by Latina Goldsmiths, stop by Kurt Jewellery, thenstop by Trust Gold & Diamonds, thenstop by Pasha Fine Jewelery, and finally examine the collection at Kapurcuk Kultur ve Gastronomi Evi.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Marmaris online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Selcuk to Marmaris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Selcuk in August: highs in Marmaris hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can ride a ferry to Rhodes Town.

Things to do in Marmaris

Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Icmeler
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Trust Gold & Diamonds ©
Trust Gold & Diamonds
Latina Goldsmiths ©
Latina Goldsmiths
Kurt Jewellery ©
Kurt Jewellery

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Mandraki Harbour and Street of the Knights. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Monastery Tsambika and Agathi Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to The Church of the Panagia (in Lindos), Stegna Beach (in Archangelos) and Marias House (in Embonas). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Nikolas Beach, get engrossed in the history at Kahal Kadosh Shalom Synagogue, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Filerimos Monastery, and steep yourself in history at Ancient Olympic Stadium - Rhodes.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Rhodes Town trip itinerary planning tool.

You can ride a ferry from Marmaris to Rhodes Town in 2 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Marmaris to Rhodes Town. Traveling from Marmaris in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Rhodes Town, with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Rhodes Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Filerimos, Kallithea, The Church of the Panagia, Monastery Tsambika, Agathi Beach
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Monastery Tsambika ©
Monastery Tsambika
Agathi Beach ©
Agathi Beach
Stegna Beach ©
Stegna Beach

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Rethymnon, Greece

Rethymnon ©
Rethymnon combines the old-fashioned charm of a small town with proximity to long sandy beaches with all the modern conveniences usually found in big tourist resorts.
On the 21st (Tue), delve into the distant past at Ancient Eleutherna, thenHead underground at Melidoni Cave, thenidentify plant and animal life at Reptisland, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Varkotopos Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at mariannas and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kourtaliotiko Gorge.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Rethymnon travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Rhodes Town to Rethymnon by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Rethymnon when traveling from Rhodes Town in August, with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Oia.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Melidoni, Varkotopos Beach, Kourtaliotiko Gorge
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Reptisland ©
Reptisland
Kourtaliotiko Gorge ©
Kourtaliotiko Gorge
Ancient Eleutherna ©
Ancient Eleutherna

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Oia, Greece

Oia ©
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Let the collections at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos and Cultural Village capture your imagination. Do your shopping at Atlantis Books E.E. and Aquamarine Jewelry. Go for a jaunt from Oia to Megalochori to see Venetsanos Winery about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: do a tasting at Domaine Sigalas, take in the exciting artwork at Mnemossyne Gallery, make a trip to The castle of St Nicholas, and take in the pleasant sights at Oia's Main Street.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Oia day trip planner.

Getting from Rethymnon to Oia by combination of ferry and taxi takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. In August in Oia, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Oia

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Fira, Oia's Main Street, Cultural Village, Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, Venetsanos Winery
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Venetsanos Winery ©
Venetsanos Winery
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Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos
Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist ©
Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist

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