10 days in Turkey & Greece Itinerary

10 days in Turkey & Greece Itinerary

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10 days in Turkey & Greece Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  9​h
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h
3
Akrotiri, Greece
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h
4
Heraklion, Greece
— Few hours
Fly + subway:  3​h
5
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: New Delhi, India


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3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Basilica Cistern and Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya). Popular historic sites such as Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Suleymaniye Cami are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, steep yourself in history at Little Hagia Sophia, admire the masterpieces at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), and enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Istanbul sightseeing planner .

New Delhi, India to Istanbul is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in May; daily highs in Istanbul reach 25°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Mykonos Town.

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Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

2
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 4th (Tue), stroll through Panormos Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paraportiani Church, and finally make a trip to Rarity Gallery.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Mykonos Town sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Istanbul to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Istanbul to Mykonos Town. Traveling from Istanbul in June, Mykonos Town is a bit warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Panormos Beach, Paradise Beach
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Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Paraportiani Church ©
Paraportiani Church

1
night
Akrotiri, Greece

Akrotiri ©
Located on Santorini's southwestern coastline, the small village of Akrotiri sits just a short walk from one of Europe's most significant Bronze Age archaeological sites.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): kick back and relax at Perissa Black Sand Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Beach, and then delve into the distant past at Akrotiri.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Akrotiri trip maker app .

Ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Akrotiri in 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Akrotiri are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Perissa Black Sand Beach
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Perissa Black Sand Beach ©
Perissa Black Sand Beach

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hours
Heraklion, Greece

Heraklion ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): steep yourself in history at The Palace of Knossos.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Heraklion online visit planner .

You can ride a ferry from Akrotiri to Heraklion in 2 hours. In June in Heraklion, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Heraklion

Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Palace of Knossos
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The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, and then delve into the distant past at Erechtheion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kapnikarea, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, then wander the streets of Plaka, and finally explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Athens trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and subway from Heraklion to Athens takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

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