8 days in Greece & Turkey Itinerary

8 days in Greece & Turkey Itinerary

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Start: Venice, Italy
Fly:  6 h 30 min
1
Oia, Greece
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
Selcuk, Turkey
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h
4
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: Venice, Italy


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1
night
Oia, Greece

Oia ©
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Mnemossyne Gallery and then look for gifts at Aquamarine Jewelry.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Oia trip builder site.

Venice, Italy to Oia is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Venice in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 24°C in Oia. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Oia

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Akrotiri
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Aquamarine Jewelry ©
Aquamarine Jewelry

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens, take a stroll through Plaka, and then take an in-depth tour of National Archaeological Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Athens trip itinerary maker tool.

Fly from Oia to Athens in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi and ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Selcuk.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

1
night
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 20th (Wed), delve into the distant past at Bibliotheque de Celsus, delve into the distant past at Ephesus Terrace Houses, steep yourself in history at Ancient City of Ephesus, thendelve into the distant past at Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House).

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Selcuk itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Selcuk takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. Traveling from Athens to Selcuk, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Athens in June, plan for little chillier nights in Selcuk, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Istanbul.

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

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 Hagia Sophia Museum and Sultanahmet District for their historical value. Topkapi Palace and Chora Museum will appeal to museum buffs. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, enjoy the sand and surf at Dalia Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Suma Beach, and contemplate the long history of Basilica Cistern.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul day trip website.

Fly from Selcuk to Istanbul in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Selcuk in June, plan for slightly colder days in Istanbul, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Beaches Parks
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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