20 days in The Balkans Itinerary

20 days in The Balkans Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey travel route planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Dalaman International Airport, Drive to Fethiye
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Fethiye
— 4 nights
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Antalya
— 4 nights
Drive
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Konya
— 1 night
Drive
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 4 nights
Fly
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Istanbul
— 6 nights
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Fethiye

— 4 nights
A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
Change things up with these side-trips from Fethiye: Kas (Kaputas Beach & Lions Tomb), Dalyan (Dalyan Special Environmental Protection Area & Iztuzu Beach 2) and Babadag (in Oludeniz). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Oludeniz PlajI, stop by Anadolu el Sanatlari, explore the activities along Oludeniz, and trek along The Lycian Way.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Fethiye online trip itinerary maker.

Karachi, Pakistan to Fethiye is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Karachi to Fethiye, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Karachi in June, you will find days in Fethiye are a bit cooler (35°C), and nights are much colder (20°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Antalya.

Things to do in Fethiye

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Antalya

— 4 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Antalya: Alanya (Alanya Kalesi, Kleopatra Beach, &more), Side (Ancient Theater, Temple of Apollo, &more) and Hip-Notics Cable Ski (in Cakis). Next up on the itinerary: visit Kaleici, take in the dramatic scenery at Lower Duden Waterfalls, explore the ancient world of Hadrian's Gate, and see some colorful creatures with Blue World Diving Center.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Antalya online road trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Fethiye to Antalya takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daytime highs in Antalya are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Konya.

Things to do in Antalya

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Konya

— 1 night

City of Whirling Dervishes

The Anatolian city of Konya is overrun with intellectual students, cultural events, and historical sites.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ates Baz-i Veli Turbesi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Aziziye Cami, then browse the exhibits of Mevlana Muzesi, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Serafettin Camii.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Konya trip planner.

Getting from Antalya to Konya by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Antalya in June, expect Konya to be a bit cooler, temps between 31°C and 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Goreme.

Things to do in Konya

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Goreme, Cappadocia

— 4 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 duringĀ Roman times.
Go for a jaunt from Goreme to Derinkuyu to see Kaymakli Underground City about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Goreme National Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Fairy Chimneys, make a trip to Pasabag, and appreciate the views at Gulludere Vadisi.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Goreme road trip app.

You can drive from Konya to Goreme in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Goreme, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Istanbul

— 6 nights

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves asĀ a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia, explore the activities along Bosphorus Strait, hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, and take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Istanbul trip builder website.

You can fly from Goreme to Istanbul in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Istanbul when traveling from Goreme in June, with lows around 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

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.