25 days in Glasgow, Greek Isles & Istanbul Itinerary

25 days in Glasgow, Greek Isles & Istanbul Itinerary

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25 days in Glasgow, Greek Isles & Istanbul Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Corfu Town, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
3
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
4
Fira, Greece
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h
5
Heraklion, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
6
Lindos, Greece
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  9​h 15​min
7
Istanbul, Turkey
— 6 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Buenos Aires, Argentina

3
nights
Glasgow, United Kingdom

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Change things up with these side-trips from Glasgow: Penrith (The Toffee Shop & Laser Wars UK). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, take an in-depth tour of The Tenement House, take in the spiritual surroundings of Glasgow Cathedral, and bet on your favorite at Glasgow Tigers Speedway.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Glasgow trip planner.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Glasgow is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Buenos Aires to Glasgow is 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Penrith, Glen Coe
Find places to stay Jun 27 — 30:
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Glasgow Tigers Speedway ©
Glasgow Tigers Speedway
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum ©
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe

3
nights
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.
Step out of Corfu Town to go to Kavos and see Speed Boats Tours, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Corfu Museum of Asian Art, look for gifts at MiNiMiS, delve into the distant past at Old Fortress Corfu, and make a splash at Aqualand Corfu Water Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Corfu Town online sightseeing planner .

Fly from Glasgow to Corfu Town in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 2 hours. While traveling from Glasgow, expect warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Corfu Town, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to fly to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Aqualand Corfu Water Park, Speed Boats Tours, Corfu Donkey Rescue
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 3:
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Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Speed Boats Tours

3
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.
Mykonos Town is known for nightlife, beaches, museums, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Little Venice, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Mykonos Brewing Company, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, and stroll through Paradise Beach.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Mykonos Town route planner .

Traveling by flight from Corfu Town to Mykonos Town takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and ferry. While traveling from Corfu Town, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Mykonos Town, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Mykonos Brewing Company, Paradise Beach, Panormos Beach
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Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

3
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for nightlife, museums, spas, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, Head underground at Zoodochos Pigi Cave, enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Fira online trip maker .

You can ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kamari, Oia, Akrotiri, Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

2
nights
Heraklion, Greece

Heraklion ©
Crete's largest city, Heraklion remains best known for its proximity to a sprawling Bronze Age archaeological site, once the center of a vanished Minoan civilization.
On the 10th (Fri), do a tasting at Winery Stilianou, explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Heraklion trip tool .

You can ride a ferry from Fira to Heraklion in 2 hours. July in Heraklion sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lindos.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Winery Stilianou, The Palace of Knossos, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
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Winery Stilianou ©
Winery Stilianou
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

2
nights
Lindos, Greece

Lindos ©
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
On the 12th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Lindos Beach and then explore the ancient world of Village of Lindos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Ancient Kamiros, enjoy the sand and surf at Tsambika Beach, and then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Lindos.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, read Lindos trip builder tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Heraklion to Lindos in 5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Lindos can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Lindos

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Tsambika Beach, Ancient Kamiros
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 13:
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Village of Lindos ©
Village of Lindos
Lindos Beach ©
Lindos Beach
Acropolis of Lindos ©
Acropolis of Lindos

6
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 museums, historic sites, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), admire the masterpieces at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower, and hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip maker .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Lindos to Istanbul in 9.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Istanbul when traveling from Lindos in July, with lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 20:
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Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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