10 days in Greece & Istanbul Itinerary

10 days in Greece & Istanbul Itinerary

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10 days in Greece & Istanbul Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Corfu Town, Greece
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Rhodes Town, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Fira, Greece
— 1 night
ferry + taxi:  3​h 30​min
4
Chania Town, Greece
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
5
Paros, Greece
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Naxos, Greece
— 1 night
7
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: New Delhi, India

1
night
Corfu Town, Greece

Corfu Town ©
Often called "Kastropolis" because of its majestic Venetian castle, Corfu Town once featured such extensive fortifications that a force of over 20,000 soldiers defended them.
On the 3rd (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Kaiser's Throne, then see the interesting displays at Achilleion Museum, then deepen your knowledge of military history at Old Fortress Corfu, and finally wander the streets of Corfu Old Town.

To find out how to plan a trip to Corfu Town, use our trip itinerary maker.

New Delhi, India to Corfu Town is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Eastern European Time is minus 3 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from New Delhi in October: high temperatures in Corfu Town hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rhodes Town.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nature

Side Trips

Achilleion Museum, Kaiser's Throne
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Kaiser's Throne ©
Kaiser's Throne
Corfu Old Town ©
Corfu Old Town
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu

2
nights
Rhodes Town, Greece

Rhodes Town ©
A conglomeration of many distinct architectural styles, Rhodes Town is the biggest urban center of the eponymous Greek island known for its golden beaches and relaxed way of life.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Tsambika Beach, kick back and relax at Lindos Beach, and then kick back and relax at Agios Pavlos Beach. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Ancient Kamiros, take a stroll around Kallithea Springs, then contemplate the long history of Street of the Knights, then get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights), and finally make a trip to Mandraki Harbour.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rhodes Town trip planner .

Fly from Corfu Town to Rhodes Town in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Corfu Town in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 22°C in Rhodes Town. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Rhodes Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Lindos, Kallithea Springs, Tsambika Beach, Ancient Kamiros
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Tsambika Beach ©
Tsambika Beach
Street of the Knights ©
Street of the Knights
Lindos Beach ©
Lindos Beach

1
night
Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Skaros Rock, see the interesting displays at Museum of Prehistoric Thira, examine the collection at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, then learn about winemaking at Venetsanos Winery, then do a tasting at Santo Winery, and finally enjoy the sea views from Akrotiri LightHouse.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Fira trip itinerary maker website .

You can fly from Rhodes Town to Fira in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or ride a ferry. In October, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Chania Town.

Things to do in Fira

Museums Wineries Nature

Side Trips

Santo Winery, Akrotiri LightHouse, Venetsanos Winery, Skaros Rock, Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos
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Skaros Rock ©
Skaros Rock
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos ©
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos
Santo Winery ©
Santo Winery

1
night
Chania Town, Greece

Chania Town ©
The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
On the 7th (Mon), kick back and relax at Agii Apostoli Beach, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then make a trip to Chania Venetian Lighthouse, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum of Crete.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Chania Town trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Fira to Chania Town takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Paros.

Things to do in Chania Town

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Agii Apostoli Beach ©
Agii Apostoli Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Chania Venetian Lighthouse ©
Chania Venetian Lighthouse

1
night
Paros, Greece

Paros ©
Long ignored by tourists because of its reputation as a plain ferry hub, Paros today serves as one of the Aegean's major holiday destinations, luring travelers with its fashionable resort towns and quaint mountain villages.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): go for a stroll along the water at Old Port of Naoussa, steep yourself in history at Lefkes, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Panayia Ekatondapiliani Cathedral, then step off the mainland to explore Parikia Town, and finally step into the grandiose world of Frankish Castle.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Paros route maker site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Chania Town to Paros in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Naxos.

Things to do in Paros

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Lefkes ©
Lefkes
Parikia Town ©
Parikia Town
Panayia Ekatondapiliani Cathedral ©

1
night
Naxos, Greece

Naxos ©
Zeus, the master of all gods from Greek mythology, allegedly grew up in a cave on Naxos, a small but fertile island in the South Aegean Sea.
On the 9th (Wed), kick back and relax at Plaka Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Agios Prokopios Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agia Anastasia Farmakolytria & Panagia Theoskepasti, then take a stroll through Old Town, and finally delve into the distant past at Portara.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Naxos trip planner .

You can drive from Paros to Naxos in 2 hours. In October in Naxos, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Naxos

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Plaka Beach ©
Plaka Beach
Old Town ©
Old Town
Portara ©
Portara

2
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.
On the 10th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Istanbul Arkeoloji Muzesi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Yeni Camii, then examine the collection at Rahmi M. Koc Museum, and finally indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Istanbul road trip planner .

You can fly from Naxos to Istanbul in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Naxos to Istanbul. Traveling from Naxos in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 26°C in Istanbul. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Merkez Eyup Sultan Camii
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Istanbul Arkeoloji Muzesi ©
Istanbul Arkeoloji Muzesi
Yeni Camii ©
Yeni Camii
Rahmi M. Koc Museum ©
Rahmi M. Koc Museum

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