16 days in Turkey & Greece Itinerary

16 days in Turkey & Greece Itinerary

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16 days in Turkey & Greece Itinerary

Start: Venice, Italy
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Antalya, Turkey
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Marmaris, Turkey
— 2 nights
ferry + taxi:  2​h
4
Lindos, Greece
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h
5
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  3​h
6
Paradise Beach, Greece
— 2 nights
Drive + ferry:  3​h
7
Oia, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Venice, Italy


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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.
Visit Basilica Cistern and Sultanahmet District for their historical value. You'll explore and learn at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church) and Topkapi Palace. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), contemplate the long history of Galata Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Suleymaniye Cami , and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip itinerary builder tool .

Venice, Italy to Istanbul is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Venice to Istanbul 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 your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Istanbul

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

2
nights
Antalya, Turkey

Antalya ©
Offering both sandy beaches packed with modern amenities and a historical town center filled with Roman ruins and Ottoman mosques, Antalya serves as one of the country's major tourist destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): browse the eclectic array of goods at Antalya Bazaar, kick back and relax at Konyaalti Beach, see the interesting displays at Antalya Muzesi, then take in the waterfront activity at Harbour District/ Antalya Marina, and finally take a stroll through Kaleici.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Antalya online trip itinerary builder .

Do a combination of train and flight from Istanbul to Antalya in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. While traveling from Istanbul, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Antalya, ranging from highs of 41°C to lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Marmaris.

Things to do in Antalya

Parks Outdoors Neighborhoods
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Konyaalti Beach ©
Konyaalti Beach
Kaleici ©
Kaleici
Antalya Muzesi ©
Antalya Muzesi

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), kick back and relax at Icmeler Beach, don't miss a visit to Ancient City Amos, explore the activities along Dalyan Nehri, then explore the ancient world of Dalyan, then delve into the distant past at Carian rock tombs, and finally explore the ancient world of Lycian Rock Tombs. Keep things going the next day: tour the water at your own pace with Marmaris Zeus Boat, buy something for everyone on your list at Grand Bazzar, kick back and relax at Marmaris Beach, stop by Latina Goldsmith, then take a stroll through Bar Street Marmaris, and finally explore the historical opulence of Marmaris Museum.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Marmaris day trip planning tool .

Getting from Antalya to Marmaris by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Antalya in August; daily highs in Marmaris reach 38°C and lows reach 24°C. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lindos.

Things to do in Marmaris

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Dalyan, Icmeler
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Icmeler Beach ©
Icmeler Beach
Iztuzu Beach ©
Iztuzu Beach
Marmaris Zeus Boat ©
Marmaris Zeus Boat

2
nights
Lindos, Greece

Lindos ©
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Village of Lindos. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Lindos Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Agathi Beach, kick back and relax at Agios Pavlos Beach (Saint Paul), delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Lindos, then view the masterpieces at Art Park Rhodes, and finally stop by Marias House.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Lindos trip planner .

Getting from Marmaris to Lindos by combination of ferry and taxi takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Marmaris in August since evenings lows in Lindos dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Lindos

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Marias House, Agathi Beach, Bee Museum, Dormition of Theotokos Church, Anthony Quinn Bay
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Village of Lindos ©
Village of Lindos
Lindos Beach ©
Lindos Beach
Agathi Beach ©
Agathi Beach

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum, wander the streets of Plaka, explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, then hunt for treasures at Monastiraki, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Ermou Street. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Kerannymi Greek Traditional Products, delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, then kick back and relax at Glyfada Beach, then stroll through Voula Beach, and finally see the interesting displays at Acropolis Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Athens online journey builder .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Lindos to Athens in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. August in Athens sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Paradise Beach.

Things to do in Athens

Neighborhoods Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Glyfada Beach
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National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): visit a coastal fixture at Armenistis Lighthouse, kick back and relax at Panormos Beach, experience rural life at Mykonos Vioma Organic Farm, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Paraga Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Paradise Beach trip maker app .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Athens to Paradise Beach in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, ferry, and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Athens in August: highs in Paradise Beach hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Oia.

Things to do in Paradise Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Panormos Beach, Armenistis Lighthouse, Mykonos Vioma Organic Farm, Paraga Beach
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Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Paraga Beach ©
Paraga 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): kick back and relax at Red Beach, delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, then stroll through KAMARA BEACH, then take some stellar pictures from Sunset in Oia, and finally look for gifts at Aquamarine Jewelry. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Mnemossyne Gallery, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, examine the collection at Museum of Prehistoric Thera, contemplate the long history of Ancient Thera, then stop by Oneiro Jewelry, and finally kick back and relax at Perissa Black Sand Beach.

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Do a combination of car and ferry from Paradise Beach to Oia in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Oia

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fira, Akrotiri, Kamari, Santo Winery, Perivolos
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Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
KAMARA BEACH ©
KAMARA BEACH

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