12 days in Romania, Greece & Istanbul Itinerary

12 days in Romania, Greece & Istanbul Itinerary

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12 days in Romania, Greece & Istanbul Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly + Drive:  15​h 15​min
1
Sinaia, Romania
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Bucharest, Romania
— 1 night
3
Thessaloniki, Greece
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Chania Town, Greece
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Rethymnon, Greece
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Rhodes Town, Greece
— 2 nights
+3
ferry + foot + shuttle + Fly:  6​h 45​min
7
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Mumbai, India


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1
night
Sinaia, Romania

Sinaia ©
Named after the monastery around which it was built, Sinaia is a mountain resort and popular holiday destination for Romanians and foreigners alike.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sinaia Monastery, explore the historical opulence of Peles Castle, and then explore the historical opulence of Pelisor Castle.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Sinaia visit planner .

New Delhi, India to Sinaia is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Sinaia is minus 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Bucharest.

Things to do in Sinaia

Historic Sites
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Sinaia Monastery ©
Sinaia Monastery
Pelisor Castle ©
Pelisor Castle
Peles Castle ©
Peles Castle

1
night
Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest ©
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): get a new perspective on nature at Grigore Antipa National Museum of Natural History, admire the landmark architecture of Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti", walk around Herăstrău Park, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally make a trip to Stavropoleos Monastery.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Bucharest holiday planner.

Getting from Sinaia to Bucharest by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Bucharest

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Herăstrău Park ©
Herăstrău Park
Stavropoleos Monastery ©
Stavropoleos Monastery

1
night
Thessaloniki, Greece

Thessaloniki ©
A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Ladadika District, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, don't miss a visit to White Tower of Thessaloniki, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rotunda, then don't miss a visit to Aristotelous Square, and finally contemplate the long history of Hagios Demetrios.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Thessaloniki trip maker tool .

You can fly from Bucharest to Thessaloniki in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Bucharest in October; daily highs in Thessaloniki reach 24°C and lows reach 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Chania Town.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Ladadika District ©
Ladadika District
Hagios Demetrios ©
Hagios Demetrios
Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki ©

2
nights
Chania Town, Greece

Chania Town ©
The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): kick back and relax at Falassarna Beach, then explore the different monuments and memorials at German War Cemetery, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Seitan Limania Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas Church, then enjoy the sand and surf at Agii Apostoli Beach, then enjoy the sea views from Chania Venetian Lighthouse, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Chania Town trip planning site .

Fly from Thessaloniki to Chania Town in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Thessaloniki in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Chania Town, with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Chania Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

German War Cemetery, St. Nicholas Church, Falassarna Beach, Seitan Limania Beach
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Falassarna Beach ©
Falassarna Beach
Agii Apostoli Beach ©
Agii Apostoli Beach
St. Nicholas Church ©
St. Nicholas Church

1
night
Rethymnon, Greece

Rethymnon ©
Rethymnon combines the old-fashioned charm of a small town with proximity to long sandy beaches with all the modern conveniences usually found in big tourist resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Arkadi, enjoy the sand and surf at Gerani Beach, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Holy Monastery of Preveli.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Rethymnon trip maker website .

Getting from Chania Town to Rethymnon by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In October, daily temperatures in Rethymnon can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Rhodes Town.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Gerani Beach
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Monastery of Arkadi ©
Monastery of Arkadi

2
nights
Rhodes Town, Greece

Rhodes Town ©
A conglomeration of many distinct architectural styles, Rhodes Town is the biggest urban center of the eponymous Greek island known for its golden beaches and relaxed way of life.
On the 9th (Wed), learn about winemaking at Emery Winery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tsambika Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lindos Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Agios Pavlos Beach. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights), then contemplate the long history of Street of the Knights, then take a stroll around Kallithea Springs, and finally steep yourself in history at Ancient Kamiros.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Rhodes Town route planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Rethymnon to Rhodes Town in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In October, daily temperatures in Rhodes Town can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Rhodes Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lindos, Tsambika Beach, Kallithea Springs, Ancient Kamiros, Emery Winery
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Tsambika Beach ©
Tsambika Beach
Street of the Knights ©
Street of the Knights
Lindos Beach ©
Lindos Beach

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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): stroll around Gulhane Park, take an in-depth tour of Istanbul Arkeoloji Muzesi, then appreciate the history behind Sultanahmet Square, and finally let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Pierre Loti Tepesi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eyup Sultan Mosque, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Merkez Eyup Sultan Camii, examine the collection at Rahmi M. Koc Museum, then contemplate the long history of Little Hagia Sophia, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rustem Pasha Mosque.

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Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Rhodes Town to Istanbul takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry, bus, flight, and shuttle. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Rhodes Town in October, Istanbul is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 26°C. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Merkez Eyup Sultan Camii
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Istanbul Arkeoloji Muzesi ©
Istanbul Arkeoloji Muzesi
Yeni Camii ©
Yeni Camii
Rahmi M. Koc Museum ©
Rahmi M. Koc Museum

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