15 days in The Balkans Itinerary

15 days in The Balkans Itinerary

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Selcuk
— 4 nights
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Kusadasi
— 1 night
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Pamukkale
— 2 nights
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Fethiye
— 2 nights
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Kas
— 1 night
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Kekova
— 1 night
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Antalya
— 3 nights
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Selcuk

— 4 nights
An ideal base camp for exploring the Aegean coastline, Selcuk draws big tourist crowds due to its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus.
Take a break from Selcuk with a short trip to Magnesia Antik Kenti in Germencik, about 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Ancient City of Ephesus, delve into the distant past at Heracles Gate, get a dose of the wild on Troy Tours, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House).

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Selcuk route builder.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Selcuk is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Johannesburg to Selcuk is 1 hour. Traveling from Johannesburg in November, expect Selcuk to be little chillier, temps between 22°C and 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Kusadasi.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Kusadasi

— 1 night
Unreservedly dedicated to tourism, Kusadasi sits on the Aegean coastline and acts as a gateway to the ancient city of Ephesus, one of the country's major Greco-Roman archaeological sites.
To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kusadasi travel itinerary planner.

Kusadasi is very close to Selcuk. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Selcuk to Kusadasi due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Kusadasi when traveling from Selcuk in November, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Kusadasi

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Pamukkale

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and then make a trip to Tripolis Antik Kenti. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Guney Selalesi, push the limits with an extreme tour, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery, and finally explore the ancient world of Hierapolis.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Pamukkale road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Kusadasi to Pamukkale takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kusadasi to Pamukkale due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Fethiye.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Fethiye

— 2 nights
A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): kick back and relax at Blue Lagoon, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then admire the ancient design of Lycian D Spa & Turkish Bath, and finally test your team's savvy at Hotel Room Escape. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Can BaharatcIlIk Cihan Zor, then stroll through Oludeniz PlajI, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Lycian Way.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Fethiye road trip planning tool.

Getting from Pamukkale to Fethiye by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In November, daily temperatures in Fethiye can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kas.

Things to do in Fethiye

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

Kas

— 1 night
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.
On the 15th (Sun), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, relax and rejuvenate at The Field for Yoga Therapies Nature By Beste Sabir, and then browse the exhibits of Atelier Thalia.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kas trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Fethiye to Kas by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. November in Kas sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kekova.

Things to do in Kas

Outdoors · Tours · Shopping · Spas

Kekova

— 1 night
Kekova, also named Caravola, is a small Turkish island near Demre district of Antalya province which faces the villages of Kaleköy and Üçağız . Your day by day itinerary now includes Kekova Mevlut Yachting. Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Island of Kekova, take a tour by water with Kekova Mevlut Yachting, and then explore the ancient world of Sunken City Ruins of Simena.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kekova day trip planner.

Kekova is just a short distance from Kas. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Kekova

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Antalya

— 3 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.
On the 17th (Tue), examine the collection at Antalya Muzesi, admire the sheer force of Lower Duden Waterfalls, and then delve into the distant past at Perge Ancient City. On your second day here, wander the streets of Kaleici, then go for a stroll along the water at Old City Marina, and then explore the ancient world of Hadrian's Gate.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Antalya trip maker.

Traveling by car from Kekova to Antalya takes 3.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Antalya can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Antalya

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Izmir Province travel guide

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Ruins · Beaches · Landmarks
İzmir Province represents a land where undulating mountains fading into the indigo sky serve as a backdrop to lush green vineyards. Its abudance of ancient ruins and location on the Aegean coast make this Mediterranean province a prime holiday destination. The province boasts a fascinating history, having been ceded to the Greeks following World War I, only to be later reclaimed in the Turkish War of Independence. The coastal towns, ancient cities, warm climate, and superb local fish and herb cuisine are among the delights of this vacation spot.