45 days in Turkey & Greece Itinerary

45 days in Turkey & Greece Itinerary

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Istanbul, Turkey
— 15 nights
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Bodrum City, Turkey
— 11 nights
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Kos Town, Greece
— 8 nights
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Mykonos Town, Greece
— 9 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey — 15 nights

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.
On the 20th (Wed), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Hagia Sophia Mosque, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , and delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Istanbul trip maker.

Melbourne, Australia to Istanbul is an approximately 23-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Melbourne to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in July: high temperatures in Istanbul hover around 34°C and lows are around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Bodrum City.
Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods
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Bodrum City, Turkey — 11 nights

More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
Explore Bodrum City's surroundings by going to Datca (Oda Sanat Art Boutique & Knidos Antik Kenti), Gokceler Kanyonu (in Milas) and Oren PlajI (in Oren). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Castle of St. Peter, stroll through Mor Plaj, look for all kinds of wild species at Aquapro Dive Center, and kick back and relax at Yahsi Beach.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Bodrum City vacation planning website.

You can fly from Istanbul to Bodrum City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Istanbul in July; daily highs in Bodrum City reach 41°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Kos Town.
Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 10:

Kos Town, Greece — 8 nights

Situated on a tiny island big on history and culture, Kos Town sits in an area dotted with well-preserved ancient ruins.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kos Town: Kardamena Beach (in Kardamena), Kefalos (Agios Stefanos Beach & Exotic Beach) and LynnYannYoga (in Mastichari). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Therma Beach, explore the historical opulence of Kos Town Castle, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tigaki Beach, and make a trip to Hippocrates Tree.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Kos Town trip builder site.

You can ride a ferry from Bodrum City to Kos Town in 1.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bodrum City to Kos Town. When traveling from Bodrum City in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Kos Town, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to fly to Mykonos Town.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites
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Find places to stay Aug 10 — 18:

Mykonos Town, Greece — 9 nights

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.
Mykonos Town is known for sightseeing, nightlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Little Venice, enjoy the sand and surf at Elia Beach, stroll through Platis Gialos Beach, and get outside with GoDive Mykonos PADI Diving Resort.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Kos Town to Mykonos Town in 5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Mykonos Town can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites
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Find places to stay Aug 18 — 27:

Turkey travel guide

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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

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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.

Mykonos travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Nightlife
Island of the Winds
Local tradition claims that Mykonos, the trendiest of the Cyclades group of islands, came into existence from the petrified bodies of giants killed by the mythological hero Hercules. Named after the grandson of the god Apollo, this cosmopolitan "Ibiza of Greece" offers modern tourists a blend of glamour and simplicity. Be prepared for hip and loud dance clubs along the coastline and quieter areas farther from the water. Avoid cruise ship crowds thronging the narrow streets by exploring the small villages located in the center of the island. The easiest way to discover the island's golden beaches is by guided boat tour, private car, or motorcycle.