22 days in Greece, Italy & Turkey Itinerary

22 days in Greece, Italy & Turkey Itinerary

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Istanbul, Turkey
— 1 night
2
Goreme, Turkey
— 2 nights
3
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
4
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 2 nights
5
Fira, Greece
— 3 nights
6
Palermo, Italy
— 1 night
7
Naples, Italy
— 4 nights
8
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights

1
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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and finally contemplate the long history of Serefiye Sarnici.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Istanbul trip planning website.

Orlando, USA to Istanbul is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Orlando to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Orlando in May; daily highs in Istanbul reach 71°F and lows reach 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay May 25 — 27:
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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Goreme, Turkey

Famed for its landscape of unusually shaped stone formations and churches cut into the natural rocks, Goreme sits in the central part of the country, an area originally settled during Roman times.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, then contemplate the long history of Goreme National Park, and then see Off-Road Tours. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Antikite Ottoman, get engrossed in the history at Goreme Open-Air Museum, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Love Valley.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Goreme travel website.

You can fly from Istanbul to Goreme in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Istanbul in May, expect little chillier with lows of 49°F in Goreme. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Goreme

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Antikite Ottoman
Find places to stay May 27 — 29:
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Off-Road Tours
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Balloon Rides

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, wander the streets of Plaka, steep yourself in history at Ancient Agora of Athens, and explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Athens online vacation builder.

Getting from Goreme to Athens by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Goreme to Athens, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Goreme in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Athens, with lows of 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 1:
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Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology ©
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

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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.
On the 2nd (Wed), make a trip to Rarity Gallery, take a stroll through Little Venice, then make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paraportiani Church. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Aegean Maritime Museum, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, then learn about winemaking at Mykonos Vioma Organic Farm, and finally take a tour by water with GoDive Mykonos PADI Diving Resort.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town trip maker app.

You can fly from Athens to Mykonos Town in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and ferry. Traveling from Athens in June, expect nights in Mykonos Town to be about the same, around 69°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Neighborhoods · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

Ano Mera
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GoDive Mykonos PADI Diving Resort ©
GoDive Mykonos PADI Diving Resort
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Aegean Maritime Museum ©
Aegean Maritime Museum

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Fira, Greece

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for wineries, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, hike along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, steep yourself in history at Ancient Thera, and take in the dramatic natural features at Skaros Rock.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Fira day trip planning website.

Ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June, daytime highs in Fira are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Palermo.

Things to do in Fira

Parks · Tours · Wineries

Side Trips

Imerovigli, Akrotiri, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, Boutari Winery, Amoudi Bay
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 6:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

1
night
Palermo, Italy

The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): make a trip to Quattro Canti, don't miss a visit to Cattedrale di Palermo, then admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Conte Federico, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Inferiore della Cappella Palatina, and finally savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

Plan trip to Palermo with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Fira to Palermo takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Fira to Palermo is minus 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Naples.

Things to do in Palermo

Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 7:
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Food Tours
Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo
Palazzo Conte Federico ©
Palazzo Conte Federico

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nights
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Naples: Amalfi (Duomo di Sant'Andrea & Museo della Carta), Wine Tours & Tastings (in Sorrento) and Ravello (Le Ville di Ravello, Villa Cimbrone Gardens, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Naples online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Palermo to Naples by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Tours · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

Ravello, Amalfi, Pompeii Archaeological Park, Oplonti Villa di Poppea Ruins, Wine Tours & Tastings
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 11:
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Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli ©
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
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, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, make a trip to Piazza Navona, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Rome online road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Naples to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. On the 15th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 15:
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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