16 days in Greece, New York City & Istanbul Itinerary

16 days in Greece, New York City & Istanbul Itinerary

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New York City, United States
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Athens, Greece
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Hydra, Greece
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Oia, Greece
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Athens, Greece
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New York City, United States — 1 night

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take in the pleasant sights at The High Line and then go for a walk through Central Park.

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Fort Lauderdale to New York City is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Fort Lauderdale in June; daily highs in New York City reach 80°F and lows reach 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Athens.
Parks
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Athens, Greece — 3 nights

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Step out of Athens with an excursion to Archaeological Site Mycenae in Mycenae--about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, wander the streets of Plaka, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kapnikarea.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Athens tour app.

Getting from New York City to Athens by flight takes about 12.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Athens is 7 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hydra.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
Side Trip
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Hydra, Greece — 3 nights

Hydra is one of the Saronic Islands of Greece, located in the Aegean Sea between the Saronic Gulf and the Argolic Gulf. Hydra is known for beaches, museums, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore by horseback at Harriets Hydra Horses, enjoy the sand and surf at Bisti Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Agios Nikolaos Beach, and explore the world behind art at Historical Archive - Museum of Hydra.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Hydra trip itinerary maker tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Athens to Hydra. In July, daily temperatures in Hydra can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Oia.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 7:

Oia, Greece — 3 nights

Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): make a trip to Sunset in Oia, then explore the activities along Amoudi Bay, and then take an in-depth tour of Naval Maritime Museum Oia Santorini. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, then kick back and relax at Red Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kamari Beach.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Oia trip builder website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hydra to Oia. While traveling from Hydra, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Oia, ranging from highs of 86°F to lows of 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Istanbul.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Side Trips
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Istanbul, Turkey — 3 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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Mosque, make a trip to Sogukcesme Sokak, take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , and contemplate the long history of Historic Areas of Istanbul.

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Do a combination of bus and flight from Oia to Istanbul in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Oia to Istanbul is 1 hour. Traveling from Oia in July, Istanbul is little chillier at night with lows of 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can fly to Athens.
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Athens, Greece

Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Museum of Cycladic Art.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Athens trip planner.

You can fly from Istanbul to Athens in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Istanbul to Athens due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Istanbul in July; daily highs in Athens reach 91°F and lows reach 75°F. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to New York City.
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New York City, United States — 1 night

On the 13th (Wed), get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

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Traveling by flight from Athens to New York City takes 12.5 hours. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Athens to New York City due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Athens in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in New York City: temperatures range from 86°F by day to 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Tours · Outdoors
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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.

Santorini travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.