10 days in Santorini, Athens & Istanbul Itinerary

10 days in Santorini, Athens & Istanbul Itinerary

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10 days in Santorini, Athens & Istanbul Itinerary

Start: San Francisco, United States
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Kamari, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: San Francisco, United States

2
nights
Kamari, Greece

Kamari ©
Kamari is a coastal village on the southeastern part of the Aegean island of Santorini, Greece, in the Cyclades archipelago with a population of approx. On the 24th (Wed), kick back and relax at Perissa Black Sand Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Beach, then delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at KAMARA BEACH.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kamari trip app .

San Francisco, USA to Kamari is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in July, with highs in Kamari at 86°F and lows at 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Kamari

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A., Perissa Black Sand Beach, Art Space
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Kamari Beach ©
Kamari Beach

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Acropolis of Athens and Erechtheion will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore and learn at National Archaeological Museum and Benaki Museum. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Plaka, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Cycladic Art, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kapnikarea, and explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Athens trip itinerary builder site .

You can fly from Kamari to Athens in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in July, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Athens

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

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica Cistern and Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya). Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Topkapi Palace and Sultan Ahmed Mosque. And it doesn't end there: browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, wander the streets of Ortakoy, admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern, and steep yourself in history at Galata Tower.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by flight from Athens to Istanbul takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, Istanbul is a bit cooler than Athens - with highs of 84°F and lows of 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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