16 days in Istanbul & West Greece Itinerary

16 days in Istanbul & West Greece Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 6 nights
2
Glyfa, Greece
— 1 night
3
Olympia, Greece
— 2 nights
4
Kalavrita, Greece
— 1 night
5
Patras, Greece
— 2 nights

6
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 cultural itinerary includes sights like Hagia Sophia Museum and Sultanahmet District. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, shop like a local with Istiklal Street, admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, and get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Istanbul sightseeing planner.

Kansas City, USA to Istanbul is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Turkey Time (TRT), which is usually a 9 hour difference. While traveling from Kansas City, expect little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 72°F to lows of 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Glyfa.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

1
night
Glyfa, Greece

Glyfa ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): kick back and relax at Glyfa Beach, take in the waterfront activity at Port of Killini, and then explore the historical opulence of Kastro Chlemoutsi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Kourouta Beach and then stroll through Paralia Agia Marina.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Glyfa online visit planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Istanbul to Glyfa. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Istanbul to Glyfa due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Istanbul in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Glyfa: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Olympia.

Things to do in Glyfa

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Amaliada, Port of Killini, Kastro Chlemoutsi
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Paralia Agia Marina ©
Paralia Agia Marina
Kastro Chlemoutsi ©
Kastro Chlemoutsi

2
nights
Olympia, Greece

Olympia ©
Inhabited since prehistoric times, Olympia remains best known as the site of the original Olympic Games, held there for the first time in 776 BCE.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): experience rural life at Klio's Honey Farm, learn about winemaking at Olympia Land Winery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Kremasti, and finally get behind the scenes at Agriturismo Magna Grecia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of antiquity, explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site of Olympia, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Olympia, then appreciate the history behind Hermes by Praxiteles, and finally see the interesting displays at Archimedes Museum.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, you can read our Olympia trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Glyfa to Olympia by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September in Olympia, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kalavrita.

Things to do in Olympia

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

Monastery of Kremasti
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Olympia Land Winery ©
Olympia Land Winery
Archaeological Site of Olympia ©
Archaeological Site of Olympia

1
night
Kalavrita, Greece

Kalavrita ©
Kalavryta is a town and a municipality in the mountainous east-central part of the regional unit of Achaea, Greece. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Gorge of Vouraikos, stop by Tetramythos Wines, then pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Heroes of 1821, then pause for some serene contemplation at Mega Spilaio Monastery, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Municipal Museum of the Kalavryta Holocaust.

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Getting from Olympia to Kalavrita by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Olympia in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 54°F in Kalavrita. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Patras.

Things to do in Kalavrita

Nature · Parks · Museums
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Gorge of Vouraikos ©
Gorge of Vouraikos
Mega Spilaio Monastery ©
Mega Spilaio Monastery

2
nights
Patras, Greece

Patras ©
Patras is Greece's third-largest city and the regional capital of Western Greece, in the northern Peloponnese, 215km west of Athens. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Agios Andreas Church, learn about winemaking at Achaia Clauss Winery, appreciate the history behind The Statue of Cervantes, then enjoy the sand and surf at Xiliadou Beach, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Botsaris Tower.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Patras route builder site.

You can drive from Kalavrita to Patras in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Kalavrita in September, Patras is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Patras

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Naupactus, Xiliadou Beach
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Caravel Patisserie ©
Caravel Patisserie
Achaia Clauss Winery ©
Achaia Clauss Winery

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