10 days in The Balkans Itinerary

10 days in The Balkans Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey trip planner

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Fly to Milas Bodrum International Airport, Drive to Bodrum City
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Bodrum City
— 1 day
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Istanbul
— 4 nights
Fly
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
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Antalya
— 2 nights
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Bodrum City

— 1 day

St.-Tropez of Turkey

More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): look for gifts at Gallery Mustafa, then do a tasting at Vinbodrum, and then take advantage of the amenities at Mor Plaj.

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Multan, Pakistan to Bodrum City is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Multan to Bodrum City due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Multan in March, with highs in Bodrum City at 22°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Bodrum City

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trip

Istanbul

— 4 nights

Queen of Cities

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Viaport Marina. Let the collections at Topkapi Palace and Chora Museum capture your imagination. Your inner history buff will appreciate Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Suleymaniye Cami . There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Ortakoy, stop by Taksim Square, get a taste of the local shopping with Istiklal Caddesi, and take an in-depth tour of Galata Tower.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Istanbul visit planner.

Fly from Bodrum City to Istanbul in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bodrum City in March, expect nights in Istanbul to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Goreme, Cappadocia

— 2 nights
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 12th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Mahzen Şarap Evi, then do a tasting at Kocabag Winery, then get to know the fascinating history of Goreme National Park, and finally stop by Cappadocia Dowry Carpet. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Goreme Open-Air Museum, learn about winemaking at Turasan Sarapcilik, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally admire the striking features of Ortahisar Abdioglu Camii.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Goreme vacation app.

Getting from Istanbul to Goreme by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Istanbul in March, Goreme is slightly colder at night with lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites · Wineries · Spas · Museums

Side Trips

Antalya

— 2 nights
Offering both sandy beaches packed with modern amenities and a historical town center filled with Roman ruins and Ottoman mosques, Antalya serves as one of the country's major tourist destinations.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Lower Duden Waterfalls, do a tasting at Likya Saraplari, and then take a stroll through Kaleici.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Antalya online tour builder.

Fly from Goreme to Antalya in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In March, Antalya is a bit warmer than Goreme - with highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Antalya

Neighborhoods · Wineries · Nature · Parks

Cappadocia travel guide

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History Museums · Historic Walking Areas · Geologic Formations
The region of Cappadocia reveals fascinating tales of civilizations long past with its honeycombed hills characterized by geological rarities, including two World Heritage Sites. Sedimentary rocks formed in lakes and ignimbrite deposits from erupted volcanoes left soft rock formations scattered across the land, which were then carved out to create houses, churches, and monasteries in 300 CE. Explore these rock houses on your own or on a tour, or take in the topography from above on a hot air balloon ride. Complete your holiday with a hike along the trails and marvel at the dusky orange panorama and accordion-shaped valleys.