21 days in Balikesir Province Itinerary

21 days in Balikesir Province Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Balikesir Province vacation planner

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Cunda Island
— 6 nights
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Edremit
— 7 nights
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Balikesir
— 7 nights
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Cunda Island

— 6 nights
Cunda Island is known for beaches, nightlife, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Taksiyarhis Cunda Ayvalik Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi, appreciate the extensive heritage of Devil's Feast, get your bearings at Sevim & Necdet H. Kent Library, and enjoy the sand and surf at Badavut Beach.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cunda Island driving holiday planning website.

Istanbul to Cunda Island is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Cunda Island is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Istanbul in June: high temperatures in Cunda Island hover around 36°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Edremit.

Things to do in Cunda Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Edremit

— 7 nights
Edremit is a district in Balıkesir Province, Turkey, as well as the central city of that district, on the west coast of Turkey, not far from the Greek island of Lesbos.It is situated at the tip of the gulf with the same name (Gulf of Edremit), with its town centre a few kilometres inland, and is an important centre of trade, along with the other towns that are situated on the same gulf (namely Ayvalık, Gömeç, Burhaniye and Havran). Change things up with these side-trips from Edremit: Gure (Pinarbasi Piknik Alani & Kazdagi Muzesi), Altinoluk (Sahinderesi Kanyonu & Blue Zest Aqua Park) and Oren (Oren Beach & Martin Lounge). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Zeus AltarI, don't miss a visit to Anit Agac, contemplate the waterfront views at Hasan Boguldu Goleti, and explore the striking landscape of KazdaglarI Milli ParkI.

For ratings and other tourist information, read our Edremit trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Cunda Island to Edremit in an hour. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cunda Island to Edremit due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Edremit can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Balikesir.

Things to do in Edremit

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Balikesir

— 7 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Balikesir: Erdek (Kapidag Yarimadasi & Kirazli Manastiri), Archeological Museum (in Bandirma) and Kuscenneti Milli Parki (in Manyas).

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Balikesir trip planner.

Drive from Edremit to Balikesir in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Edremit in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Balikesir, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Balikesir

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Balikesir Province travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Beaches · Specialty Museums
Balıkesir Province is a province in midwestern Turkey, having coastlines on both the Sea of Marmara and the Aegean. Its adjacent provinces are Çanakkale to the west, İzmir to the southwest, Manisa to the south, Kütahya to the southeast, and Bursa to the east. The provincial capital is Balıkesir City. Most of the province lies in the Marmara Region except the southern parts of Bigadiç Edremit, Kepsut, İvrindi, Savaştepe and Sındırgı districts and ones of Ayvalık, Burhaniye, Dursunbey, Gömeç and Havran, that bound the Aegean Region.Kaz Dağı, known also as Mount Ida, is located in this province.Balıkesir province is famous for its olives, thermal spas, and clean beaches, making it an important tourist destination. The province also hosts immense deposits of kaolinite and borax, with some open-pit mines. The Kaz mountains are also threatened with the expansion of gold mining using cyanide which puts the villagers' lives, the agricultural economy, and tourism at risk.Sites of interestBalıkesir is home to a number of natural attractions, including Kuş Cenneti (bird sanctuary) National Park; the bays of Erdek, Bandırma, and Edremit; Ayvalık's coastal beaches; Şeytan Sofrası, Marmara Islands, Alibey (Cunda) Island; the Erdek and Gönen open-air museums; Pamukçu-Bengi, Balya Dağ, Hisar, Hisarköy (Asarköy), Karağaç (Uyuz), Kepekler hot springs, Dutluca Village mineral springs, and Zeytinli Ada hot springs and mineral water springs.

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