22 days in Turkey, Cyprus & Greece Itinerary

22 days in Turkey, Cyprus & Greece Itinerary

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1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
2
Pamukkale, Turkey
— 2 nights
3
Goreme, Turkey
— 3 nights
4
Paphos, Cyprus
— 3 nights
5
Ayia Napa, Cyprus
— 2 nights
6
Matala, Greece
— 1 night
7
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
8
Delphi, Greece
— 2 nights

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Rahmi M. Koc Museum and Saint Pierre Church. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Hagia Sophia Museum and Suleymaniye Cami . Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, enjoy breathtaking views from KIz Kulesi, steep yourself in history at Galata Tower, and admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Istanbul route website.

Newark, USA to Istanbul is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Newark to Istanbul. Traveling from Newark in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of °F in Istanbul. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools, thendelve into the distant past at Hierapolis, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery. Here are some ideas for day two: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Pamukkale online vacation maker.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Pamukkale takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
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Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Anatolia Cemetery ©
Anatolia Cemetery

3
nights
Goreme, Turkey

Goreme ©
Famed for its landscape of unusually shaped stone formations and churches cut into the natural rocks, Goreme sits in the central part of the country, an area originally settled during Roman times.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): enjoy unforgettable views with Royal Balloon, thensteep yourself in history at Goreme National Park, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Fairy Chimneys, and finally explore the galleries of Zelve Open Air Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Gore Harabeleri, appreciate the views at Gulludere Vadisi, thenget to know the fascinating history of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley), and finally step into the grandiose world of Uchisar Castle.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Goreme travel route planner.

Fly from Pamukkale to Goreme in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in Goreme sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Paphos.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Uchisar Castle, Gore Harabeleri, Zelve Open Air Museum
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Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Uchisar Castle ©
Uchisar Castle
Zelve Open Air Museum ©
Zelve Open Air Museum

3
nights
Paphos, Cyprus

Paphos ©
The legendary birthplace of the Greek goddess Aphrodite and the capital of western Cyprus, the city of Paphos showcases an abundance of archaeological, architectural, and historical sites.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Coral Bay. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Agios Neophytos Monastery and Church of Agia Kyriaki and post St. Paul. Venture out of the city with trips to Limassol City (Kourion & Kolossi Castle). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at The House of Dionysus and examine the collection at Byzantine Museum.

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Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Goreme to Paphos takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Goreme to Paphos due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Goreme in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Paphos, with highs around °F, while nights are much hotter with lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ayia Napa.

Things to do in Paphos

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Limassol City, Coral Bay
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Agios Neophytos Monastery ©
Agios Neophytos Monastery
Church of Agia Kyriaki and post St. Paul ©
Church of Agia Kyriaki and post St. Paul
The House of Dionysus ©
The House of Dionysus

2
nights
Ayia Napa, Cyprus

Though Ayia Napa boasts archaeological sites and the largest water park in Europe, the city is best known as a party hub.
On the 15th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Nissi Beach, take some stellar pictures from Cape Greco National Forest Park, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Konnos Bay, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Profitis Elias. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): kick back and relax at Makronissos Beach and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Ayia Napa itinerary tool.

You can drive from Paphos to Ayia Napa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Matala.

Things to do in Ayia Napa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Protaras
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Makronissos Beach ©
Makronissos Beach
Church of Profitis Elias ©
Church of Profitis Elias

1
night
Matala, Greece

Matala ©
A low-key tourist resort known for its ancient cliffside caves, Matala boasts a rich history that spans over 2,000 years.
On the 17th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Red Sand Beach (Kokkini Ammos), thenenjoy the sand and surf at Matala beach, and then delve into the distant past at Palace of Faistos.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Matala journey maker website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ayia Napa to Matala. Traveling from Ayia Napa in November, expect nights in Matala to be about the same, around °F, while days are little chillier, around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Matala

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Palace of Faistos
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Red Sand Beach (Kokkini Ammos) ©
Red Sand Beach (Kokkini Ammos)
Palace of Faistos ©
Palace of Faistos
Matala beach ©
Matala beach

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nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Explore hidden gems such as Mount Lycabettus and Erechtheion. Popular historic sites such as Acropolis of Athens and Ancient Agora of Athens are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Agios Eleftherios Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kapnikarea, and explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, use the Athens route planner.

You can fly from Matala to Athens in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around °F in November, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Delphi.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Ancient Agora of Athens ©
Ancient Agora of Athens

2
nights
Delphi, Greece

Delphi ©
Ancient Greeks revered Delphi as the center of their universe, building an impressive sanctuary to Apollo in order to mark this sacred spot.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Delphi Archaeological Museum, thenexplore the ancient world of Delphi, and then contemplate the long history of Temple of Apollo In Delphi. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tholos.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Delphi journey planning site.

You can drive from Athens to Delphi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Athens in November since evenings lows in Delphi dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites Museums
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Delphi ©
Delphi
Temple of Apollo In Delphi ©
Temple of Apollo In Delphi
Delphi Archaeological Museum ©
Delphi Archaeological Museum

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