11 days in Turkey, Greece & Kochi (Cochin) Itinerary

11 days in Turkey, Greece & Kochi (Cochin) Itinerary

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11 days in Turkey, Greece & Kochi (Cochin) Itinerary

Start: Kochi (Cochin), India
Fly:  13​h
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
2
Naxos, Greece
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Paros, Greece
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
4
Fira, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
5
Kochi (Cochin), India
— 2 nights
End: Kochi (Cochin), India


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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): wander the streets of Sultanahmet District, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), then delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami . Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, then contemplate the long history of Galata Tower, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Eyup Sultan Mosque, and finally take a stroll through Ortakoy.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Istanbul online trip itinerary planner .

Chennai, India to Istanbul is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Chennai to Istanbul, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Chennai, expect much colder days and little chillier nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Naxos.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Sultanahmet District ©
Sultanahmet District

2
nights
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 10th (Tue), stroll through Agios Prokopios Beach, then take a stroll through Kastro, then contemplate the long history of Old Town, and finally explore the ancient world of Portara. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Mikri Vigla Beach and then kick back and relax at Plaka Beach.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Naxos trip planner .

You can fly from Istanbul to Naxos in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Istanbul to Naxos, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Istanbul, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Naxos, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Paros.

Things to do in Naxos

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

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.
On the 12th (Thu), stroll through Parikia Town, tour the pleasant surroundings at Aliki Beach, and then kick back and relax at Piso Aliki Beach.

Make your Paros itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Naxos to Paros in 2 hours. In September in Paros, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Fira.

Things to do in Paros

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Parikia Town ©
Parikia Town
Aliki Beach ©
Aliki Beach
Piso Aliki Beach ©
Piso Aliki Beach

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nights
Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, do a tasting at Gavalas Winery, then learn about winemaking at Venetsanos Winery, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Three Bells of Fira, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Church Of Candlemas Of The Lord, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, then step into the grandiose world of Byzantine Castle Ruins, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Fira trip planner .

Traveling by car from Paros to Fira takes 6.5 hours. In September in Fira, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Fira

Historic Sites Wineries Spas

Side Trips

Oia, Megalochori, Akrotiri
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Spas
Venetsanos Winery ©
Venetsanos Winery

2
nights
Kochi (Cochin), India

Kochi (Cochin) ©
A flourishing port city and magnet for the spice trade since the 15th century, Kochi (Cochin) proudly bears its distinct international influence and local Keralan culture.
St. Antony's Shrine and Edappally Church Complex will appeal to history buffs. Relax by the water at Marari Beach and Cherai Beach. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiva Temple, pause for some serene contemplation at Vallarpadam Church, and don't miss a visit to Kadamattom Chruch.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary builder app .

You can fly from Fira to Kochi (Cochin) in 16.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to India Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Fira in September, Kochi (Cochin) is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Marari Beach, Shiva Temple Ernakulam
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Edappally Church Complex ©
Edappally Church Complex
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach

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