6 days in Turkey & Greece Itinerary

6 days in Turkey & Greece Itinerary

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Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fira, Greece
— 2 nights


Istanbul, Turkey

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Rahmi M. Koc Museum, admire the striking features of Rustem Pasha Mosque, take in the spiritual surroundings of Little Hagia Sophia, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and finally wander the streets of Beyoglu. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Istanbul Archaeological Museum, delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, pause for some photo ops at Sultanahmet Square, then admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Mosque, and finally admire the striking features of Eyüp Sultan Mosque.

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London, UK to Istanbul is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Turkey Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from London in September, plan for much warmer nights in Istanbul, with lows around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Fira.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Fira, Greece

— 2 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Explore hidden gems such as Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist and Epilekton. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, see the interesting displays at Cultural Village, make a trip to Karavolades Stairs, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Dominican Sisters.

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Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Fira takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Istanbul to Fira, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Istanbul in September: highs in Fira hover around 82°F, while lows dip to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Fira

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Spas

Side Trips

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Turkey travel guide

Ruins · Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites
Rich in culture and customs and brimming with hospitality, natural beauty, and historical heritage, Turkey serves as a crossroads between Asia and Europe. The landmass known as Anatolia on which Turkey thrives has been home to numerous civilizations and their faiths and cultures, as attested by the 13 World Heritage Sites and countless religious sites you'll find here. Relive the ancient world through the ruins, customs, and traditions that are among the nation's most precious heritages. Adventure-seekers have plenty do to here, including mountain climbing, scuba diving, rafting, and skiing. A holiday to Turkey is incomplete without a cup of Turkish coffee, the pinnacle of Turkish cuisine inscribed on the Intangible Cultural Heritage List.

Greece travel guide

Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.