7 days in Canakkale & Balikesir Itinerary

7 days in Canakkale & Balikesir Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkish Aegean Coast trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Canakkale
— 4 nights
Drive
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Balikesir
— 2 nights
Drive

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Canakkale

— 4 nights
A center of landmarks from Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman eras, Canakkale showcases natural beauty and myth.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Canakkale: Bozcaada (Bozcaada, Alaybey Camii, &more), Eceabat (Gallipoli Battlefield & 57. Piyade Alayi Sehitligi) and Assos (Behramkale, Athena Temple, &more). There's still lots to do: witness the site of a historic battle at Troy (Truva), kick back and relax at Kabatepe Kumsali, view the masterpieces at Rhapsodos Mozaik, and appreciate the history behind Canakkale Truva Heykeli.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Canakkale holiday planning site.

Istanbul to Canakkale is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Balikesir.

Things to do in Canakkale

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Balikesir

— 2 nights
On the 3rd (Fri), examine the collection at Tahtakuslar Museum and then kick back and relax at SarImsaklI PlajI. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zagnos Pasa Camii, then examine the collection at Rahmi Koc Museum, and then see the interesting displays at BalIkesir National Forces Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Balikesir day trip planning website.

You can drive from Canakkale to Balikesir in 3 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Balikesir when traveling from Canakkale in September, with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Balikesir

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches