15 days in Turkey, Venice & Santorini Itinerary

15 days in Turkey, Venice & Santorini Itinerary

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1
Venice, Italy
— 5 nights
2
Fira, Greece
— 2 nights
3
Marmaris, Turkey
— 2 nights
4
Goreme, Turkey
— 2 nights

5
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dorsoduro and Scuola Grande di San Rocco. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Palazzo Te (in Mantua) and Verona (Ponte Pietra & Ponte Scaligero (Ponte di Castelvecchio)). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Cannaregio, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, explore the activities along Canal Grande, and visit Campo Santa Margherita.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Venice online driving holiday planner.

Sydney, Australia to Venice is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 9 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in December; daily highs in Venice reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Fira.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Verona, Palazzo Te
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Dorsoduro ©
Dorsoduro
Cannaregio ©
Cannaregio

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Fira, Greece

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Step out of the city life by going to Perivolos and Skaros Rock. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail and Amoudi Bay. And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Santo Winery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and explore the fascinating underground world of Zoodochos Pigi Cave.

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You can fly from Venice to Fira in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Venice in December; daily highs in Fira reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Marmaris.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Wineries Nature

Side Trips

Santorini, Imerovigli, Oia, Kamari, Santo Winery
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail ©
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail
Perivolos ©
Perivolos

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Marmaris, Turkey

Marmaris ©
One of Turkey's major port towns and tourist resorts, Marmaris sits on the stretch of the Mediterranean coastline popularly known as the "Turkish Riviera." Nestled between verdant mountain ranges and the sea, Marmaris draws sailors and divers from around the globe, its marinas packed with private yachts and tour boats.
Visiting Icmeler Beach and Dalyan Nehri will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Iztuzu Beach 2 and Siteler Sirinyer Cami. The adventure continues: go for a stroll along the water at Marmaris Marina and see the interesting displays at Kapurcuk Kultur ve Gastronomi Evi.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Marmaris travel route planner.

Getting from Fira to Marmaris by combination of flight and ferry takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Turkey Time (TRT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Marmaris when traveling from Fira in December, with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Marmaris

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Iztuzu Beach 2, Icmeler Beach
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Iztuzu Beach 2 ©
Iztuzu Beach 2
Icmeler Beach ©
Icmeler Beach
Dalyan Nehri ©
Dalyan Nehri

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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 27th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Fairy Chimneys, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and then do a tasting at Turasan Sarapcilik. On your second day here, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then get to know the fascinating history of Goreme National Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Goreme attractions app.

You can fly from Marmaris to Goreme in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Marmaris in December, plan for colder days and a bit cooler nights in Goreme: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. On the 28th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Goreme

Outdoors Tours Nature

Side Trip

Urgup
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Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Fairy Chimneys ©
Fairy Chimneys
Off-Road Tours

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