10 days in Greek Isles & Istanbul Itinerary

10 days in Greek Isles & Istanbul Itinerary

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Heraklion, Greece
— 1 night
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Fira, Greece
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Mykonos Town, Greece
— 1 night
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Corfu Town, Greece
— 2 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 1 night
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Heraklion, Greece

— 1 night
Crete's largest city, Heraklion remains best known for its proximity to a sprawling Bronze Age archaeological site, once the center of a vanished Minoan civilization.
On the 8th (Sat), learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then look for gifts at Nerium Oleander, and finally explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos.

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Newark, USA to Heraklion is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Newark to Heraklion. Traveling from Newark in October, expect Heraklion to be a bit warmer, temps between 75°F and 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

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Fira, Greece

— 4 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for nightlife, museums, and wineries. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, steep yourself in history at Ancient Thera, and stroll through Red Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Fira trip website.

Traveling by ferry from Heraklion to Fira takes 2.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

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Mykonos Town, Greece

— 1 night

Chora Mykonos

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Paraportiani Church, don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and then take a stroll through Little Venice.

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Getting from Fira to Mykonos Town by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in October, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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Corfu Town, Greece

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of New Fortress, deepen your knowledge of military history at Old Fortress Corfu, and then make a trip to Spianada Square. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of Corfu Museum of Asian Art and then wander the streets of Corfu Old Town.

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Traveling by flight from Mykonos Town to Corfu Town takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in October, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Istanbul.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
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Istanbul, Turkey

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip planner.

Getting from Corfu Town to Istanbul by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Turkey Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Corfu Town in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Istanbul, with lows of 73°F. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

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