15 days in Venice, Turkey & Greece Itinerary

15 days in Venice, Turkey & Greece Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
2
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
3
Selcuk, Turkey
— 1 night
4
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
5
Paradise Beach, Greece
— 2 nights
6
Oia, Greece
— 1 night
7
Heraklion, Greece
— 1 night


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Venice, Italy

Venice
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 San Giorgio Maggiore. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, steep yourself in history at Scala Contarini del Bovolo, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Venice trip maker app.

Milan to Venice is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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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.
For shopping fun, head to Kapali Carsi or Adnan and Hasan. Hagia Sophia Museum and Basilica Cistern are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, examine the collection at Rahmi M. Koc Museum, steep yourself in history at Galata Tower, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami .

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Istanbul road trip planner.

Fly from Venice to Istanbul in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Venice to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Selcuk.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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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.
On the 18th (Sat), delve into the distant past at Bibliotheque de Celsus, explore the ancient world of Ephesus Terrace Houses, thendelve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus, thendelve 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 °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites
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Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Bibliotheque de Celsus ©
Bibliotheque de Celsus
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu ©
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu

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Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Acropolis Museum and Museum of Cycladic Art. 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, admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Glyfada Beach.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Athens planning website.

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, daily temperatures in Athens can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Paradise Beach.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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Paradise Beach, Greece

Paradise Beach ©
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, thenenjoy 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 (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Oia.

Things to do in Paradise Beach

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Panormos Beach, Elia Beach, Platis Gialos Beach
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Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Elia Beach ©
Elia Beach
Platis Gialos Beach ©
Platis Gialos Beach

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Oia, Greece

Oia ©
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 °C and lows of °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
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Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay
Ekklisia Panagia Platsani ©
Ekklisia Panagia Platsani

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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 25th (Sat), explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, thenlearn 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. In August, daytime highs in Heraklion are °C, while nighttime lows are °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

The Palace of Knossos
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Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
The Natural History Museum of Crete ©
The Natural History Museum of Crete

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