23 days in Turkey, Spain & Greece Itinerary

23 days in Turkey, Spain & Greece Itinerary

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Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  26 h
1
Ibiza Town, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  11 h 45 min
3
Kythira, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
+2
Subway + Fly + Taxi:  6 h
5
Pamukkale, Turkey
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 45 min
6
Gallipoli, Turkey
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
7
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2 h 45 min
8
Urgup, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: Sydney, Australia

3
nights
Ibiza Town, Spain

Ibiza Town ©
As the island’s largest city and most-visited site, Ibiza is famous for its electric nightlife and lively Mediterranean culture.
On the 22nd (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Cala d'en Serra Beach, kick back and relax at S'Arenal Petit, stroll through S'Arenal Gros, kick back and relax at Cala Xarraca, then kick back and relax at Cala Llenya, and finally get your game on at Kentucky Derby. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Sa Pedrera, see the interesting displays at Necropolis del Puig des Molins, examine the collection at Museo Puget, explore the historical opulence of Castell de Eivissa, then wander the streets of Dalt Vila, and finally see the interesting displays at Ibiza Museum of Contemporary Art.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Ibiza Town trip builder tool.

Sydney, Australia to Ibiza Town is an approximately 26- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Sydney to Ibiza Town, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in August: highs in Ibiza Town hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Portinatx, Kentucky Derby
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Castell de Eivissa ©
Castell de Eivissa
Dalt Vila ©
Dalt Vila
Necropolis del Puig des Molins
Necropolis del Puig des Molins

3
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Take a break from the city and head to Fenals Beach and Llevant Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Vila Vella (Old Town) and Barri de Gracia. Venture out of the city with trips to Tarragona (Catedral Basilica Metropolitana Primada de Tarragona & Pont del Diable), Scuba & Snorkeling (in Tossa de Mar) and Salou (Capellans Beach & Illuminated Fountain). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Las Ramblas, kick back and relax at Playa de la Pineda, walk around Parc Guell, and admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip planner.

Getting from Ibiza Town to Barcelona by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 25°C. You will leave for Kythira on the 27th (Thu).

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Salou, Tarragona, Tossa de Mar, Fenals Beach, Playa de la Pineda
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Barri de Gracia ©
Barri de Gracia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Vila Vella (Old Town) ©
Vila Vella (Old Town)

3
nights
Kythira, Greece

Kythira ©
Do some cultural sightseeing at Water Mills Milopotamos and Palaiochora Castle. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kythira Beach Canal and Melidoni Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kythira trip maker website.

Explore your travel options from Barcelona to Kythira with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Kythira

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Melidoni Beach ©
Melidoni Beach
Firi Ammos Beach ©
Firi Ammos Beach
Kythira Beach Canal ©
Kythira Beach Canal

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 30th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Theater of Dionysus.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Athens visit app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kythira to Athens. In August, daytime highs in Athens are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nature
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka
Erechtheion ©
Erechtheion

2
nights
Pamukkale, Turkey

Pamukkale ©
A popular spa since the second century BCE, the modern city of Pamukkale continues to draw worldwide attention with its hot springs and travertines--naturally formed calcite bathing pools.
Visiting Pamukkale Thermal Pools and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Hierapolis and Karahayit. Venture out of the city with trips to Keloglan Magarasi (in Denizli) and Aphrodisias (in Geyre). There's much more to do: Head underground at Kaklik Cave, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, witness a stunning natural landmark at kirmizi su, and admire the sheer force of Guney Selalesi.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Pamukkale trip itinerary builder tool.

You can do a combination of subway, flight, and taxi from Athens to Pamukkale in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, flight, and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Turkey Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Gallipoli.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Denizli, Aphrodisias
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Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

2
nights
Gallipoli, Turkey

Gallipoli
The Gallipoli peninsula is located in the southern part of East Thrace, the European part of Turkey, with the Aegean Sea to the west and the Dardanelles strait to the east.Gallipoli is the Italian form of the Greek name "Καλλίπολις" (Kallípolis), meaning "Beautiful City", the original name of the modern town of Gelibolu. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Eceabat Tarihe SaygI Aniti, pause for some photo ops at Seyit Onbasi Monument, then witness the site of a historic battle at Gallipoli Battlefield, then contemplate the long history of Anzac Cove, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Gallipoli National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bolayir Gazi Suleymanpasa Camii, enjoy the sand and surf at Bolayir Plaji, stroll the grounds of Fransiz Mezarligi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at BayraklI Baba Turbesi, then make a trip to Azaplar Camii, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Gelibolu Mevlevihanesi.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Gallipoli trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pamukkale to Gallipoli takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. September in Gallipoli sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Gallipoli

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Eceabat
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Gallipoli National Park
Gallipoli National Park
Anzac Cove ©
Anzac Cove
BayraklI Baba Turbesi ©
BayraklI Baba Turbesi

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.
Hagia Sophia Museum and Chora Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Istanbul Archaeological Museum and Beyoglu. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, get to know the fascinating history of Sultanahmet District, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Istanbul trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gallipoli to Istanbul takes 3.5 hours. When traveling from Gallipoli in September, plan for little chillier days in Istanbul, with highs around 26°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Urgup.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

2
nights
Urgup, Turkey

Urgup ©
A comfortable base for exploring the historical region of Cappadocia in the central part of the country, Urgup remains best known for its striking architecture of stone-cut buildings.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): do a tasting at Turasan Sarapcilik, learn about winemaking at Mahzen Şarap Evi, get engrossed in the history at Zelve Open Air Museum, take in the dramatic natural features at Pasabag, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Goreme National Park, and finally do a tasting at Kocabag Winery. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Antikite Ottoman, explore the ancient world of Mazi Yeralti Sehri, appreciate the views at Gomeda Vadisi, then examine the collection at Cappadocia Art & History Museum, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally examine the collection at Urgup Museum.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Urgup holiday maker website.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Istanbul to Urgup in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Istanbul in September: highs in Urgup hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Urgup

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Goreme National Park, Kocabag Winery, Ortahisar Kalesi, Zelve Open Air Museum
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Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Pasabag ©
Pasabag
Gomeda Vadisi ©
Gomeda Vadisi

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