16 days in Turkey & Greece Itinerary

16 days in Turkey & Greece Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
2
Antalya, Turkey
— 2 nights
3
Marmaris, Turkey
— 2 nights
4
Lindos, Greece
— 2 nights
5
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
6
Paradise Beach, Greece
— 2 nights
7
Oia, Greece
— 2 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.
Visiting Selale Parkuru and Polonezkoy Tabiat Parki will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Hagia Sophia Museum and Topkapi Palace. The adventure continues: browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , explore the world behind art at Chora Museum, and contemplate the long history of Historic Areas of Istanbul.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul road trip planning tool.

Venice, Italy to Istanbul is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Venice to Istanbul. In August, daily temperatures in Istanbul can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Istanbul

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): hunt for treasures at Antalya Bazaar, enjoy the sand and surf at Konyaalti Beach, thenexamine the collection at Antalya Muzesi, thentake in the waterfront activity at Old City Marina, and finally take a stroll through Kaleici.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Antalya planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Antalya takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Istanbul in August: highs in Antalya hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Marmaris.

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Konyaalti Beach ©
Konyaalti Beach
Kaleici ©
Kaleici
Antalya Muzesi ©
Antalya Muzesi

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Icmeler Beach, don't miss a visit to Ancient City Amos, contemplate the waterfront views at Dalyan Nehri, explore the ancient world of Caunos Tombs of the Kings, thenexplore the ancient world of Carian rock tombs, and finally explore the ancient world of Lycian Rock Tombs. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Marmaris Zeus Boat, browse the different shops at Grand Bazzar, kick back and relax at Marmaris Beach, thenlook for gifts at Latina Goldsmiths, thenvisit Bar Street Marmaris, and finally explore the historical opulence of Marmaris Museum.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Marmaris trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Antalya to Marmaris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Antalya in August, with highs in Marmaris at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lindos.

Things to do in Marmaris

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Dalyan, Icmeler
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Icmeler Beach ©
Icmeler Beach
Marmaris Zeus Boat ©
Marmaris Zeus Boat
Iztuzu Beach 2 ©
Iztuzu Beach 2

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Lindos, Greece

Lindos ©
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
On the 18th (Sat), explore the ancient world of Village of Lindos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Lindos Beach, kick back and relax at Agathi Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Agios Pavlos Beach, delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Lindos, thentake in the exciting artwork at Art Park Rhodes, and finally stop by Marias House.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Lindos itinerary builder site.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Marmaris to Lindos in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Marmaris to Lindos. Traveling from Marmaris in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of °C in Lindos. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Lindos

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Anthony Quinn Bay, Dormition of Theotokos Church, Bee Museum, Valley of the Butterflies, Folklore House of Soroni Rhodes
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Village of Lindos ©
Village of Lindos
Lindos Beach ©
Lindos Beach
Acropolis of Lindos ©
Acropolis of Lindos

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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, stop by Plaka, thencontemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, thentake a stroll through Monastiraki, and finally don't miss a visit to Ermou Street. On the next day, stop by Kerannymi, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, enjoy the sand and surf at Glyfada Beach, thenkick back and relax at Voula Beach, and finally take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Athens day trip planning site.

You can fly from Lindos to Athens in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August in Athens, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Paradise Beach.

Things to do in Athens

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): enjoy the sea views from Armenistis Lighthouse, enjoy the sand and surf at Panormos Beach, learn about winemaking at Mykonos Vioma Organic Farm, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Paraga Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Paradise Beach travel itinerary 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, expect nights in Paradise Beach to be about the same, around °C, while days are a bit cooler, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Oia.

Things to do in Paradise Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Panormos Beach, Armenistis Lighthouse, Mykonos Vioma Organic Farm, Paraga Beach
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Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Paraga Beach ©
Paraga Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

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Oia, Greece

Oia ©
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 Red Beach, explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Kamari Beach, thenmake a trip to Sunset in Oia, and finally look for gifts at Aquamarine Jewelry. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Mnemossyne Gallery, examine the collection at Museum of Prehistoric Thira, explore the ancient world of Ancient Thera, look for gifts at Oneiro Jewelry, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Perissa Black Sand Beach, and finally learn about winemaking at Santo Winery.

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You can do a combination of car and ferry from Paradise Beach to Oia in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Oia

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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