13 days in The Balkans Itinerary

13 days in The Balkans Itinerary

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Antalya
— 1 night
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Kas
— 2 nights
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Oludeniz
— 1 night
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Pamukkale
— 1 night
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Sirince
— 1 night
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Goreme, Cappadocia
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Istanbul
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Antalya

— 1 night
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Lower Duden Waterfalls, Perge Ancient City and Kaleici. On the 17th (Tue), delve into the distant past at Hadrian's Gate, then wander the streets of Kaleici, and then admire the sheer force of Lower Duden Waterfalls.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Antalya day trip app.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Antalya is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from Dammam in September, expect Antalya to be a bit cooler, temps between 36°C and 24°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Wed) before leaving for Kas.

Things to do in Antalya

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature

Kas

— 2 nights
An unspoiled fishing village for most of its existence, Kas now serves as a mostly quiet tourist town, located on the southern section of the country's Mediterranean coastline.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Lions Tomb as well as Likya Diving Center. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at TahtalI Dagi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head off the coast to Kekova Island, then don't miss a visit to Lions Tomb, and then stroll through Kaputas Beach.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kas trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Antalya to Kas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Kas when traveling from Antalya in September, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Kas

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Oludeniz

— 1 night
Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Blue Lagoon as well as The Lycian Way. On the 20th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at The Lycian Way and then take a stroll through Old Town.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Oludeniz road trip tool.

Drive from Kas to Oludeniz in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, daily temperatures in Oludeniz can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. On the 21st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Pamukkale

— 1 night

Cotton Castle

A popular spa since the second century BCE, the modern city of Pamukkale continues to draw worldwide attention with its hot springs and travertines--naturally formed calcite bathing pools.
To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Pamukkale trip planner.

You can drive from Oludeniz to Pamukkale in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Sun) before leaving for Sirince.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours

Sirince

— 1 night
Your day by day itinerary now includes Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) as well as Temple of Hadrian. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): delve into the distant past at Temple of Hadrian, explore the ancient world of Memmius Monument, then delve into the distant past at Baths of Varius, then delve into the distant past at Trajan's Fountain, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House).

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Sirince trip site.

You can drive from Pamukkale to Sirince in 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Sirince can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Mon) before leaving for Goreme.

Things to do in Sirince

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Goreme, Cappadocia

— 3 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.
You've now added Turkiye Balloons to your itinerary. On the next day, enjoy unforgettable views with Turkiye Balloons.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Goreme trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sirince to Goreme. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Sirince in September since evenings lows in Goreme dip to 13°C. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Istanbul

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Nuruosmaniye Camii and then take a stroll through Beyoglu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sokollu Mehmet Pasha Mosque, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Little Hagia Sophia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Seyh Mustafa Devati Turbesi, then examine the collection at Ural Ataman Classic Car Museum, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Belgrad Forest.

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Traveling by flight from Goreme to Istanbul takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Goreme in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Istanbul, with highs around 26°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Antalya Province travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Waterfalls
Once a land of ancient cities, Antalya Province lies along the Mediterranean coast and is now home to Turkey's largest international sea resort. Tour the narrow, cobbled streets and historical houses in the province's eponymous city, or pay a visit to the World Heritage Site of Xanthos. Ancient cities and ruins scattered throughout the province give it its historical character. The 657 km (408 mi) long shoreline offers plenty of space to relax along its immaculate beaches and ports. Fill your holiday itinerary with a yacht tour, game of golf, rock climbing, and bird-watching.