7 days in The Balkans Itinerary

7 days in The Balkans Itinerary

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Fethiye, Turkey
— 1 night
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Kekova, Turkey
— 1 night
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Kas, Turkey
— 1 night
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Marmaris, Turkey
— 1 night
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Pythagorion, Greece
— 1 night
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Kusadasi, Turkey
— 1 night
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Fethiye, Turkey

— 1 night
A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and then explore the activities along Oludeniz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): take in breathtaking views at Saklikent Milli Parki.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Fethiye trip planner.

Ankara to Fethiye is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Ankara, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Fethiye, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kekova.

Things to do in Fethiye

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Kekova, Turkey

— 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 . On the 18th (Wed), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kekova online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fethiye to Kekova takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kas.

Things to do in Kekova

Outdoors · Tours

Kas, Turkey

— 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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): kick back and relax at Kaputas Beach, then make a trip to Lions Tomb, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kas day trip planner.

Kas is just a stone's throw from Kekova. August in Kas sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Marmaris.

Things to do in Kas

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Marmaris, Turkey

— 1 night
One of Turkey's major port towns and tourist resorts, Marmaris sits on the stretch of the Mediterranean coastline popularly known as the "Turkish Riviera." Nestled between verdant mountain ranges and the sea, Marmaris draws sailors and divers from around the globe, its marinas packed with private yachts and tour boats.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): kick back and relax at Icmeler Beach and then take in the waterfront activity at Marmaris Marina.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Marmaris day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Kas to Marmaris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Marmaris are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Pythagorion.

Things to do in Marmaris

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Pythagorion, Greece

— 1 night
On the 21st (Sat), delve into the distant past at Heraion of Samos, enjoy the sand and surf at Psili Ammos Beach, then don't miss a visit to Samos, and finally stroll through Lemonakia Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Pythagorion trip itinerary website.

Getting from Marmaris to Pythagorion by car takes about 13.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Turkey Time (TRT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Pythagorion when traveling from Marmaris in August, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kusadasi.

Things to do in Pythagorion

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kusadasi, Turkey

— 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.
On the 22nd (Sun), stroll through Ladies Beach and then catch a ride with Kusadasi Ephesus Taxi Service.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kusadasi online trip planner.

You can drive from Pythagorion to Kusadasi in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Kusadasi can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Kusadasi

Parks · Outdoors · Transportation · Beaches
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Northeast Aegean Islands travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Castles
Although many travelers use the Northeast Aegean Islands merely as a jumping-off point for the nearby coastline of Turkey, they provide an ideal destination for vacationers seeking an alternative experience in the Greek islands. The group includes five big and eight small islands, scattered across the northeastern part of the Aegean Sea. Not as well known to foreign travelers, these islands draw mostly domestic visitors and retain a strong Greek identity, marked by traditional village life and age-old religious festivals. If you don't want to spend your entire time on a single island, use well-connected Lesbos as a base, and split your time between the group's smaller members.