23 days in Turkey, Spain & Greece Itinerary

23 days in Turkey, Spain & Greece Itinerary

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Ibiza Town, Spain
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Kythira, Greece
— 3 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
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Pamukkale, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Gallipoli, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
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Urgup, Turkey
— 2 nights

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Ibiza Town, Spain

Ibiza Town ©

Party Capital of Europe

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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Necropolis del Puig des Molins, see the interesting displays at Museo Puget, explore the historical opulence of Castell de Eivissa, visit Dalt Vila, then see the interesting displays at Ibiza Museum of Contemporary Art, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Puerto de Ibiza.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ibiza Town trip itinerary builder tool.

Sydney, Australia to Ibiza Town is an approximately 27-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Ibiza Town due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in August, expect nights in Ibiza Town to be warmer, around 26°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 35°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

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Castell de Eivissa ©
Castell de Eivissa
Dalt Vila ©
Dalt Vila
Necropolis del Puig des Molins
Necropolis del Puig des Molins

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©

Jewel of the Mediterranean

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 Capellans Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Vila Vella (Old Town) and Scuba & Snorkeling. Venture out of the city with trips to Tarragona (Catedral Basilica Metropolitana Primada de Tarragona & Pont del Diable), Playa de la Pineda (in La Pineda) and Salou (Illuminated Fountain & Llevant Beach). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, take a stroll through Las Ramblas, and walk around Parc Guell.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Ibiza Town to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. You will leave for Kythira on the 27th (Thu).

Things to do in Barcelona

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Barri de Gracia ©
Barri de Gracia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Vila Vella (Old Town) ©
Vila Vella (Old Town)

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Kythira, Greece

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

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kythira visit planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Barcelona to Kythira. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Kythira

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
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Melidoni Beach ©
Melidoni Beach
Firi Ammos Beach ©
Firi Ammos Beach
Kythira Beach Canal ©
Kythira Beach Canal

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Athens, Greece

Athens ©

The Birthplace of Democracy

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 maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Athens road trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Kythira to Athens with the Route module. In August, daytime highs in Athens are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka
Anafiotika ©
Anafiotika

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Pamukkale, Turkey

Pamukkale ©

Cotton Castle

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 Hierapolis will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Kaklik Cave and kirmizi su. Venture out of the city with trips to Keloglan Magarasi (in Denizli) and Aphrodisias (in Geyre). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Karahayit, get outside with Outdoor Activities, admire the sheer force of Ornaz Vadisi, and do a tasting at Pamukkale Winery.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Pamukkale holiday maker.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Athens to Pamukkale in 8 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Athens to Pamukkale due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Gallipoli.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Aphrodisias ©
Aphrodisias

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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. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of BayraklI Baba Turbesi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Azaplar Camii, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gelibolu Mevlevihanesi.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Gallipoli planning tool.

You can drive from Pamukkale to Gallipoli in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Gallipoli

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

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

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Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul

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.
Hagia Sophia and Ortakoy are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Istanbul Archaeological Museum and Halic. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, explore the world behind art at Chora Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , and steep yourself in history at Galata Tower.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Istanbul holiday website.

Drive from Gallipoli to Istanbul in 3.5 hours. When traveling from Gallipoli in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Istanbul, with highs around 26°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Urgup.

Things to do in Istanbul

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Eminonu Square
Eminonu Square
Hagia Sophia ©
Hagia Sophia
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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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.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Urgup holiday maker website.

Fly from Istanbul to Urgup in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. 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 · Museums

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Pasabag ©
Pasabag
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Zelve Open Air Museum ©
Zelve Open Air Museum

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