13 days in Turkey & Greece Itinerary

13 days in Turkey & Greece Itinerary

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Fly
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Belek, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Drive to Antalya International Airport, Fly to Heraklion International Nikos Kazantzakis Airport, Drive to Hersonissos
3
Hersonissos, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly to Rhodes, Bus to Lindos
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Lindos, Greece
— 2 nights
Bus to Rhodes, Fly to Naxos Town
5
Naxos Town, Greece
— 1 night
Ferry
6
Fira, Greece
— 3 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey — 2 nights

Queen of Cities

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam and Mihrimah Sultan Camii. Family-friendly places like Hagia Sophia Mosque and Sultan Ahmed Mosque will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , and get engrossed in the history at Galata Tower.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Istanbul online tour planner.

Manchester, UK to Istanbul is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Manchester to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in September, you will find days in Istanbul are somewhat warmer (26°C), and nights are much warmer (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to fly to Belek.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Baths
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Belek, Turkey — 2 nights

Boasting some of the biggest golf courses in the country, Belek sits in a landscape of pine-covered hills pressed against the Mediterranean Sea.
On the 29th (Thu), get in on the family fun at The Land of Legends Theme Park.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Belek trip builder tool.

Fly from Istanbul to Belek in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Istanbul in September: highs in Belek hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 24°C. On the 30th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hersonissos.
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Theme Parks · Golf · Outdoors
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Hersonissos, Greece — 2 nights

Wholeheartedly dedicated to tourism, Hersonissos remains best known for its vibrant nightlife, its bars and clubs attracting partygoers from around the world.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, and then take in the waterfront activity at Old Venetian Harbor of Heraklion. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Lychnostatis Open Air Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Stalis Beach, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at CRETAquarium.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Hersonissos online tour itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Belek to Hersonissos with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Belek to Hersonissos. Traveling from Belek in September, things will get slightly colder in Hersonissos: highs are around 32°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Lindos.
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Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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Lindos, Greece — 2 nights

A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
On the 3rd (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Agathi Beach, then kick back and relax at Tsambika Beach, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monastery Tsambika. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Lindos Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Agios Pavlos Beach.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Lindos trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Hersonissos to Lindos takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Lindos when traveling from Hersonissos in October, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Naxos Town.
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Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites
Side Trips
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Naxos Town, Greece — 1 night

Naxos Town tops the itinerary of most visitors exploring the Aegean islands, drawing their attention with taverns, shops, beaches, and ancient ruins.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): kick back and relax at Agios Prokopios Beach, then take a stroll through Old Town, and then explore the ancient world of The Temple of Apollo – Portara.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Naxos Town day trip site.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Lindos to Naxos Town in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In October, daily temperatures in Naxos Town can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Fira.
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Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Fira, Greece — 3 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Bring the kids along to Akrotiri and Amoudi Bay. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Perivolos and Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Skaros Rock, contemplate the long history of Ancient Thera, surround yourself with nature on Santorini Sailing, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail.

For maps and tourist information, use the Fira day trip site.

Traveling by ferry from Naxos Town to Fira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In October, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites
Side Trips
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Turkey travel guide

4.4
Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites · History Museums
Rich in culture and customs and brimming with hospitality, natural beauty, and historical heritage, Turkey serves as a crossroads between Asia and Europe. The landmass known as Anatolia on which Turkey thrives has been home to numerous civilizations and their faiths and cultures, as attested by the 13 World Heritage Sites and countless religious sites you'll find here. Relive the ancient world through the ruins, customs, and traditions that are among the nation's most precious heritages. Adventure-seekers have plenty do to here, including mountain climbing, scuba diving, rafting, and skiing. A holiday to Turkey is incomplete without a cup of Turkish coffee, the pinnacle of Turkish cuisine inscribed on the Intangible Cultural Heritage List.
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Greece travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.
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