15 days in Venice, Turkey & Greece Itinerary

15 days in Venice, Turkey & Greece Itinerary

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Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly
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Selcuk, Turkey
— 1 night
Fly
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Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
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Drive to Rafina, Ferry to Mykonos, Drive to Paradise Beach
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Paradise Beach, Greece
— 2 nights
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Drive to Mykonos, Ferry to Santorini, Drive to Oia
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Oia, Greece
— 1 night
Taxi to Santorini, Ferry to Heraklion
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Heraklion, Greece
— 1 night
Fly

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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Doge's Palace and Gallerie dell'Accademia. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Piazza San Marco and Basilica di San Marco. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Venice travel planner.

Milan to Venice is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Venice are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Venice

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

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.
For shopping fun, head to Kapali Carsi or Adnan and Hasan. Hagia Sophia and Sultan Ahmed Mosque are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, see the interesting displays at Rahmi M. Koc Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , and admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Istanbul tour itinerary app.

Getting from Venice to Istanbul by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Turkey Time (TRT), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Selcuk.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 17:

Selcuk, Turkey

— 1 night
An ideal base camp for exploring the Aegean coastline, Selcuk draws big tourist crowds due to its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus.
On the 18th (Sat), delve into the distant past at Bibliotheque de Celsus, explore the ancient world of Ephesus Terrace Houses, then delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus, then delve into the distant past at Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, and finally contemplate the long history of Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House).

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Selcuk online day trip planner.

You can fly from Istanbul to Selcuk in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Istanbul in August: highs in Selcuk hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 18:

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Acropolis Museum and National Archaeological Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Acropolis of Athens and Ancient Agora of Athens. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Plaka, enjoy the sand and surf at Glyfada Beach, take a stroll through Monastiraki, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Cycladic Art.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Athens route maker tool.

You can fly from Selcuk to Athens in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and ferry; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Selcuk to Athens due to the time zone difference. In August in Athens, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Paradise Beach.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 18 — 21:

Paradise Beach, Greece

— 2 nights
Sun-drenched Paradise Beach remains largely responsible for Mykonos' nickname, the "Ibiza of Greece." Considered one of the island's major attractions, the beach draws a young crowd of hedonists with its bars and clubs, serving cold drinks and a party atmosphere.
On the 22nd (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Platis Gialos Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Panormos Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Elia Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Super Paradise Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Paradise Beach holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Athens to Paradise Beach takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Athens in August, you will find days in Paradise Beach are a bit cooler (33°C), and nights are about the same (27°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Oia.

Things to do in Paradise Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 21 — 23:

Oia, Greece

— 1 night
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani and then explore the activities along Amoudi Bay.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Oia trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Paradise Beach to Oia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. August in Oia sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Oia

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 24:

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 25th (Sat), explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Heraklion trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Oia to Heraklion in 3 hours. Another option is to fly. In August, daytime highs in Heraklion are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Heraklion

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 24 — 25:

Turkey travel guide

4.5
Architectural Buildings · History Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.

Greece travel guide

4.2
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.