14 days in Greece, Italy & Istanbul Itinerary

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Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fira, Greece
— 1 night
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights


Istanbul, Turkey — 3 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.
Istanbul is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Mosque, snap pictures at Galata Koprusu, take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , and take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace.

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Toronto, Canada to Istanbul is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Toronto to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Toronto in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to fly to Athens.
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Spas
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Athens, Greece — 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion, then contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, then take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and finally explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at National Garden, then wander the streets of Plaka, then stop by Sandal Mania, and finally explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum.

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You can fly from Istanbul to Athens in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Istanbul to Athens. Traveling from Istanbul in November, you will find days in Athens are a bit warmer (22°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can fly to Fira.
Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Fira, Greece — 1 night

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): get into the urban bustle at Symposion by La Ponta, explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, and then awaken your taste buds at Santorini's Best Driver.

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Getting from Athens to Fira by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. November in Fira sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Rome.
Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trips
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Rome, Italy — 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, make a trip to Roman Forum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon.

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Traveling by flight from Fira to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Fira in November; daily highs in Rome reach 20°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Venice.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums
Side Trip
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Venice, Italy — 3 nights

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Padua (Ragione Palace, Piazza dei Signori, &more). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, don't miss a visit to Peggy Guggenheim Collection, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco.

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Traveling by flight from Rome to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rome in November, you will find days in Venice are slightly colder (15°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Side Trip
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Greece travel guide

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.

Santorini travel guide

Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.

Italy travel guide

Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.