15 days in Venice, Greece & Turkey Itinerary

15 days in Venice, Greece & Turkey Itinerary

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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Mykonos Town, Greece
— 1 day
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
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Goreme, Turkey
— 1 night
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Selcuk, Turkey
— 1 day
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Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
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Heraklion, Greece
— 1 night
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Oia, Greece
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Venice, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Venice is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Venice tour itinerary planning site.

Milan to Venice is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In August in Venice, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to fly to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 13:

Mykonos Town, Greece

— 1 day

Chora Mykonos

A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Rarity Gallery, make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), then enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Panormos Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Mykonos Town day trip planning site.

You can fly from Venice to Mykonos Town in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Venice in August since evenings lows in Mykonos Town dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can fly to Istanbul.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Istanbul, Turkey

— 3 nights

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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, take an in-depth tour of Chora Museum, and hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Istanbul online travel route planner.

You can fly from Mykonos Town to Istanbul in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Mykonos Town to Istanbul, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Istanbul can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Goreme, Turkey

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): look for gifts at Alaturca Taner, Head underground at Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Goreme trip planner.

Fly from Istanbul to Goreme in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Istanbul in August, expect nights in Goreme to be slightly colder, around 19°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 38°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Selcuk.

Things to do in Goreme

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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Selcuk, Turkey

— 1 day
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 19th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Bibliotheque de Celsus, delve into the distant past at Ephesus Terrace Houses, delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus, then explore the ancient world of Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House).

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Selcuk road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Selcuk takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Goreme in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Selcuk, with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Athens.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites
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Athens, Greece

— 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, see where the action happens at Panathenaic Stadium, and wander the streets of Plaka.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Athens visit planner.

You can fly from Selcuk to Athens in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Selcuk to Athens is minus 1 hour. In August, daytime highs in Athens are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to fly to Heraklion.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature
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Heraklion, Greece

— 1 night
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 23rd (Thu), explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, then take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Heraklion trip planner.

Getting from Athens to Heraklion by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Athens in August, you will find days in Heraklion are a bit cooler (34°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Oia.

Things to do in Heraklion

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Oia, Greece

— 2 nights
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, make a trip to Sunset in Oia, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Sand Lily Boutique and then delve into the distant past at Akrotiri.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Oia trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Heraklion to Oia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, daytime highs in Oia are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 25th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Oia

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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Greece travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.

Turkey travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites · History Museums
Rich in culture and customs and brimming with hospitality, natural beauty, and historical heritage, Turkey serves as a crossroads between Asia and Europe. The landmass known as Anatolia on which Turkey thrives has been home to numerous civilizations and their faiths and cultures, as attested by the 13 World Heritage Sites and countless religious sites you'll find here. Relive the ancient world through the ruins, customs, and traditions that are among the nation's most precious heritages. Adventure-seekers have plenty do to here, including mountain climbing, scuba diving, rafting, and skiing. A holiday to Turkey is incomplete without a cup of Turkish coffee, the pinnacle of Turkish cuisine inscribed on the Intangible Cultural Heritage List.