25 days in The Balkans Itinerary

25 days in The Balkans Itinerary

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Kutahya
— 1 night
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Afyonkarahisar
— 2 nights
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Isparta
— 2 nights
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Antalya
— 2 nights
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Kas
— 2 nights
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Fethiye
— 3 nights
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Datca
— 4 nights
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Didim
— 4 nights
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Pamukkale
— 3 nights
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Civril
— 1 night
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Kutahya

— 1 night
Kütahya is a city in western Turkey with 237,804 inhabitants (2011 estimate), lying on the Porsuk river, at 969 metres above sea level. Your day by day itinerary now includes DumlupInar Sehitligi, Kutahya Ciniciler Carsisi and Jeoloji Muzesi. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): stop by Kutahya Ciniciler Carsisi, learn more about the world around you at Jeoloji Muzesi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of DumlupInar Sehitligi, and finally explore the ancient world of Aizonai Antik Kenti-2000 Yıllık Antik Roma Köprüsü.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kutahya travel route builder site.

Istanbul to Kutahya is an approximately 4-hour car ride. Traveling from Istanbul in June, Kutahya is little chillier at night with lows of 13°C. On the 16th (Wed), you'll travel to Afyonkarahisar.

Things to do in Kutahya

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Afyonkarahisar

— 2 nights
You've added Afyonkarahisar Museum, Baskomutan Tarihi Milli Parki, Frig Vadisi Tabiat Parki, and other attractions to your itinerary.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Afyonkarahisar online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kutahya to Afyonkarahisar in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Isparta.

Things to do in Afyonkarahisar

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Isparta

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Hizirbey Camii, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Egirdir, and then explore the ancient world of Sagalassos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Burdur Saat Kulesi, examine the collection at Archeological Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at The Village of Kuyucak.

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Drive from Afyonkarahisar to Isparta in 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Isparta are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Antalya.

Things to do in Isparta

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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 21st (Mon): see the interesting displays at Antalya Muzesi, stop by Kaleici, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Lower Duden Waterfalls.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Antalya trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Isparta to Antalya takes 2 hours. Traveling from Isparta in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Antalya: highs are around 36°C and lows about 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kas.

Things to do in Antalya

Neighborhoods · Museums · Nature · Parks

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): kick back and relax at Kaputas Beach, don't miss a visit to Lions Tomb, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Patara Plajı. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Island of Kekova, then step off the mainland to explore Kekova Island, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hidayet koyu.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kas sightseeing planner.

Drive from Antalya to Kas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Kas are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Fethiye.

Things to do in Kas

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Fethiye

— 3 nights
A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fethiye: Dalyan (Dalyan Cami & Iztuzu Beach 2). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Oludeniz PlajI, explore the fascinating underground world of Mavi Magara, explore the striking landscape of Saklikent Milli Parki, and stop by Can BaharatcIlIk Cihan Zor.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Fethiye vacation planning site.

You can drive from Kas to Fethiye in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Datca.

Things to do in Fethiye

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Datca

— 4 nights
Datça is a district of Muğla Province in south-west Turkey, and the center town of the district. Change things up with these side-trips from Datca: Marmaris (Marmaris Balevi, Marmaris Atlantis Waterpark, &more), Icmeler Beach (in Icmeler) and Bodrum City (Avenue Bodrum, Castle of St. Peter, &more). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Knidos, make a trip to Can Yucel'in Evi, stop by Oda Sanat Art Boutique, and enjoy the sand and surf at HayItbuku PlajI.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Datca trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fethiye to Datca takes 3 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Fethiye in June since evenings lows in Datca dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to drive to Didim.

Things to do in Datca

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Didim

— 4 nights
Didim is a small town, popular seaside holiday resort, and district of Aydın Province on the Aegean coast of western Turkey, 123km from the provincial capital city of Aydın. Change things up with these side-trips from Didim: Adaland (in Kusadasi) and Selcuk (Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), Ephesus Museum, &more). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Temple of Apollo, see what you can catch with Flying Fish, stroll through Altinkum Beach, and explore the galleries of Cafe Olive.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Didim day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Datca to Didim takes 3 hours. In July in Didim, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Didim

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Pamukkale

— 3 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.
Explore Pamukkale's surroundings by going to Aphrodisias (in Geyre), Tripolis Antik Kenti (in Denizli) and Lake Salda (in Burdur). There's much more to do: take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools, explore the fascinating underground world of Kaklik Cave, delve into the distant past at Hierapolis, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

Before you visit Pamukkale, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Didim to Pamukkale in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Civril.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Civril

— 1 night
To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Civril online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Pamukkale to Civril takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. You'll set off for home on the 9th (Fri).

Things to do in Civril

Nature · Parks

Afyonkarahisar District travel guide

4.2
Shopping Malls · Sacred & Religious Sites · Outdoor Activities

Isparta Province travel guide

3.8
Bodies of Water · National Parks · Wildlife Areas
Isparta Province is a province in southwestern Turkey. Its adjacent provinces are Afyon to the northwest, Burdur to the southwest, Antalya to the south, and Konya to the east. It has an area of 8,993 km² and a population of 448,298 up from 434,771 (1990). The provincial capital is Isparta.The province is well known for its apples, sour cherries, grapes, roses and rose products, and carpets. The best fertile lands are in the area named Uluborlu. The province is situated in the Göller Bölgesi (Lakes Area) of Turkey's Mediterranean Region and has many freshwater lakes.DistrictsIsparta province is divided into 13 districts (capital district in bold): AksuAtabeyEğirdirGelendostGönenIspartaKeçiborluŞarkikaraağaçSenirkentSütçülerUluborluYalvaçYenişarbademli

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Antalya Province travel guide

4.2
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.

Denizli Province travel guide

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Hot Springs · Ruins · Theaters
Denizli Province entices tourists with its warm climate, strong biblical connections, ancient ruins, and relaxing springs. The area is home to hillside Pamukkale, a World Heritage Site made up of stunning calcified terraces, pools, and hot springs that visitors can explore. The name Pamukkale translates to "Cotton Castle," a nod to the crucial cotton and woollen cloth trading that the province thrived on in the past. Beyond the sprawling grassy meadows, red-colored thermal waters feed the many popular spas here. The area is renowned nationwide for its own rare breed of cock, distinguished by its red crown. Denizli has also witnessed an unusually high number of UFO sightings, which led to the creation of a museum dedicated to the topic.