21 days in Croatia, Turkey & Greek Isles Itinerary

21 days in Croatia, Turkey & Greek Isles Itinerary

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21 days in Croatia, Turkey & Greek Isles Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles, United States
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h
2
Goreme, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
3
Kamari, Greece
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
4
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
5
Split, Croatia
— 3 nights
6
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
7
Hvar, Croatia
— 3 nights
+3
ferry + foot + bus + Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles, United States

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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , and admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Istanbul trip planner .

Los Angeles, USA to Istanbul is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Istanbul is 11 hours. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in May, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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.
On the 17th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Museu a Ceu Aberto de Goreme and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Goreme National Park. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Turquoise Rugs & Bags, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and then explore the striking landscape at Fairy Chimneys.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Goreme journey maker app .

You can fly from Istanbul to Goreme in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Istanbul in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Goreme, with lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kamari.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Balloon Rides
Museu a Ceu Aberto de Goreme ©
Museu a Ceu Aberto de Goreme

2
nights
Kamari, Greece

Kamari ©
Kamari is a coastal village on the southeastern part of the Aegean island of Santorini, Greece, in the Cyclades archipelago with a population of approx. On the 20th (Wed), kick back and relax at Red Beach, then delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kamari Beach. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Ancient Thera, get great views at Sunset in Oia, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kamari online trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Kamari takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Goreme to Kamari. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Kamari when traveling from Goreme in May, with lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Kamari

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Oia
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Kamari Beach ©
Kamari Beach
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

2
nights
Mykonos Town, Greece

Mykonos Town ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Platis Gialos Beach, then take a stroll through Little Venice, and then don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli). On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, don't miss a visit to Rarity Gallery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paraportiani Church, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Elia Beach.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Mykonos Town using our trip planner.

Getting from Kamari to Mykonos Town by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in May, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Split.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Elia Beach, Platis Gialos Beach
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Platis Gialos Beach ©
Platis Gialos Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

3
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Split is known for historic sites, adventure, parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Diocletian's Palace, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, steep yourself in history at Old Split, and identify plant and animal life at Marjan Park.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Split vacation planning app .

You can fly from Mykonos Town to Split in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Mykonos Town to Split due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mykonos Town in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Split, with lows of 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to catcht the bus to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Church Of St. Roch
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Wine Tours & Tastings

3
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Dubrovnik is known for historic sites, nature, museums, nightlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Walls of Dubrovnik, race across the water with a speed boat tour, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and get great views at Minceta Fortress.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Dubrovnik online trip itinerary builder .

You can take a bus from Split to Dubrovnik in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Dubrovnik can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Sat) before leaving for Hvar.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours Neighborhoods Outdoors
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Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Old Town ©
Old Town
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum

3
nights
Hvar, Croatia

Hvar ©
The Croatian island of Hvar serves as a picturesque location for a Mediterranean holiday, with a range of offerings from quiet coves to a lively medieval town.
Hvar is known for nightlife, nature, adventure, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Spanjola, head off the coast to Pakleni Otoci, kick back and relax at Dubovica, and step into the grandiose world of Tvrdalj Castle.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hvar itinerary builder .

Ride a ferry from Dubrovnik to Hvar in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in May, and nighttime lows around 59°F. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Tvrdalj Castle
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Pakleni Otoci ©
Pakleni Otoci
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery

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