13 days in Istanbul & Greece Itinerary

13 days in Istanbul & Greece Itinerary

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13 days in Istanbul & Greece Itinerary

Start: Denver, United States
Fly:  17​h
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
3
Fira, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
subway + Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Corfu Town, Greece
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Denver, United States


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2
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.
For shopping fun, head to Kapali Carsi or Istiklal Street. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Basilica Cistern. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, appreciate the extensive heritage of Sultanahmet District, explore the world behind art at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), and enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Istanbul route planning website .

Denver, USA to Istanbul is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Denver to Istanbul. Traveling from Denver in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Istanbul, with lows of 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern

3
nights
Mykonos Town, Greece

Mykonos Town ©
A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
Get a sense of the local culture at Little Venice and Dio Horia. We've included these beaches for you: Panormos Beach and Kapari Beach. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Agios Sostis Beach, and make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli).

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Mykonos Town trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Istanbul to Mykonos Town by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Istanbul in June since evenings lows in Mykonos Town dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kapari Beach, Panormos Beach, Elia Beach, Paradise Beach, Agios Sostis Beach
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

2
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
On the 27th (Sat), kick back and relax at Red Beach, then explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kamari Beach. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by the White, Santorini, steep yourself in history at Ancient Thera, explore the galleries of Eduart Gjopalaj Workshop, then learn about winemaking at Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A., and finally stroll through Perissa Black Sand Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Fira trip app .

You can ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. June in Fira sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 70°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kamari, Akrotiri, Perissa Black Sand Beach, Boutari Winery
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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.
Visit Acropolis of Athens and Archaeological Site Mycenae for their historical value. Acropolis Museum and Temple of Olympian Zeus are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Plaka, explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, delve into the distant past at Erechtheion, and make a trip to Ancient Agora of Athens.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens day trip site .

You can fly from Fira to Athens in 3.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. In June in Athens, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Archaeological Site Mycenae
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

1
night
Corfu Town, Greece

Corfu Town ©
Often called "Kastropolis" because of its majestic Venetian castle, Corfu Town once featured such extensive fortifications that a force of over 20,000 soldiers defended them.
On the 2nd (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Mon Repos Palace, delve into the distant past at Old Fortress Corfu, and then browse the exhibits of Corfu Museum of Asian Art.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Corfu Town online holiday maker .

Getting from Athens to Corfu Town by combination of subway and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Athens in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Corfu Town, with lows of 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Museums
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Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art
Mon Repos Palace ©
Mon Repos Palace

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